I can still see Charles Hurt coming right at me.
At least it seemed he was coming my way.
Hurt was a freshman at the University of Kentucky back on Dec. 15, 1979. He’d not been quite as hyped as his UK classmates Sam Bowie, Derrick Hord or Dirk Minniefield, Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball from the previous spring. But I knew of Charles Hurt.
How could anyone from Anderson County not know of this incredible 6-foot-6 athlete who’d had his way against the Bearcats during his high school career at Shelby County.