Kenneth Herman "Kenny" Rollins (September 14, 1923 – October 9, 2012) was an American professional basketball player. He competed at the 1948 London Olympics and was a member of the University of Kentucky's "Fabulous Five" who won the 1948 NCAA Tournament. 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.
|Born||September 14, 1923|
|Died||October 9, 2012 (aged 89)|
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||168 lb (76 kg)|
|High school||Wickliffe |
|College||Kentucky (1942–1943, 1946–1948)|
|NBA draft||1948 / Round: -- / Pick: --|
|Selected by the Fort Wayne Pistons|
|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 Basketball-Reference.com|
His brother, Phil, played for the University of Louisville and spent 3 seasons in the NBA.
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.
BAA/NBA career statisticsEdit
|GP||Games played||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game|
|PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Kenny Rollins Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
- "All-Time Kentucky Team (Starting PG): #12 Ralph Beard". straitpinkie.com. Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- Former Wildcat Rollins dead at 89
- Kenny Rollins, former member of UK Fabulous 5, dies at 89 | Sports | Kentucky.com Retrieved November 14, 2014.