Madisonville native and former Kentucky Wildcat and Boston Celtic great Frank Ramsey, known as the original “Sixth Man” died Sunday at age 86. Ramsey played for the Wildcats from 1950-54 and was a three time All American. He was the sixth man on the 1951 national championship team and was part of the 1954 team that went 25-0 and declined an invitation to the NIT.
He played for the Boston Celtics following college and won seven NBA titles. Ramsey also coached one season for the ABA’s Kentucky Colonels in 1970-71. He was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1981.
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