Fabulous Five (Kentucky Wildcats)

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The Fabulous Five was the nickname applied to the 1947–1948 University of Kentucky men's basketball team that won 36 of 39 games and were national collegiate champions. In the summer of 1948, all five starters along with their coach, Adolph Rupp, were part of the gold medal winning United States team at the Summer Olympics.

Those five players were Ralph Beard, Alex Groza, Wallace 'Wah Wah' Jones, Cliff Barker and Kenny Rollins. All but Rollins were also members of the 1948-1949 University of Kentucky men's basketball team, which also won the national championship.

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