Kenny Rollins

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Kenny Rollins
Personal information
Born (1923-09-14)September 14, 1923
Charleston, Missouri
Died October 9, 2012(2012-10-09) (aged 89)
Greencastle, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 168 lb (76 kg)
Career information
High school Wickliffe (Wickliffe, Kentucky)
College Kentucky (1942–1943, 1946–1948)
NBA draft 1948 / Round: -- / Pick: --
Selected by the Fort Wayne Pistons
Playing career 1948–1953
Position Point guard
Number 16, 4
Career history
19481950 Chicago Stags
1950–1951 Louisville Alumnites
1952–1953 Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Career BAA and NBA statistics
Points 817 (4.9 ppg)
Rebounds 45 (1.0 rpg)
Assists 344 (2.0 apg)
Stats at

Kenneth Herman "Kenny" Rollins (September 14, 1923 – October 9, 2012) was an American basketball player who competed at the 1948 London Olympics and was a member of the University of Kentucky's "Fabulous Five" who won the 1948 NCAA Tournament.[1] His college career was interrupted by service in the United States Navy during World War II. He was voted to the All-SEC and All-SEC Tourney teams following his junior and senior seasons.

His brother, Phil, played for the University of Louisville and spent 3 seasons in the NBA.


A jersey honoring Rollins hangs in Rupp Arena.

Born in Charleston, Missouri, Rollins played high school basketball in Wickliffe, Kentucky. He later played professionally for the Chicago Stags of the BAA and the NBA, the Louisville Alumnites of the National Professional Basketball League and the Boston Celtics of the NBA. He died in October 2012 in Greencastle, Indiana where he had lived with his son since 2004.[2][3]


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