- Associated Press - Saturday, March 1, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Larry Kenon has become the ninth Memphis men’s basketball player to have his jersey retired.

Memphis hung Kenon’s No. 35 jersey from the rafters beside that of Larry Finch during halftime of Saturday’s game with No. 7 Louisville.

Kenon was a junior college transfer when the 6-foot-9 forward came to the Tigers, and the man called “Dr. K” averaged 20.1 points and 16.7 rebounds per game during the 1972-73 season for coach Gene Bartow. Those Tigers lost to Bill Walton and UCLA in the national championship game.

He played four seasons in the ABA and then in the NBA with the Nets, Denver and Indiana over a 10-year professional career.

He joins Forest Arnold, Win Wilfong, Finch, Ronnie Robinson, John Gunn, Keith Lee, Elliot Perry and Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway.



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