Vernon Hatton

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Vernon Hatton
Vernon Hatton.jpg
Hatton from the 1958 Kentuckian
Personal information
Born (1936-01-13) January 13, 1936 (age 83)
Owingsville, Kentucky
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolLafayette (Lexington, Kentucky)
CollegeKentucky (1955–1958)
NBA draft1958 / Round: 2 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Cincinnati Royals
Playing career1958–1962
Number11, 20, 52, 17
Career history
1958Cincinnati Royals
19581961Philadelphia Warriors
1961Chicago Packers
1961–1962St. Louis Hawks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points1,244 (5.5 ppg)
Rebounds531 (2.4 rpg)
Assists318 (1.4 apg)
Stats at

Vernon Hatton (born January 13, 1936) is an American basketball player. He played collegiately at the University of Kentucky under coach Adolph Rupp. He is considered a Kentucky basketball legend largely due to a memorable half-court shot he made to force a third overtime in a victory over Temple University. He was voted an honorable mention All-American his senior year and scored 30 points to lead the Kentucky Wildcats over Elgin Baylor-led Seattle in winning the 1958 NCAA men's basketball championship.

A jersey honoring Hatton hangs in Rupp Arena.

He was drafted 9th overall in the 1958 NBA draft by the Cincinnati Royals. He played four years in the NBA, mainly for the Philadelphia Warriors.