... in 1986, Kenny "Sky" Walker was selected fifth in the NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. The Kentucky All-American was most known for his Slam Dunk championship moreso than his actual NBA playing career, but "Sky" represented the Cats well nonetheless. Walker was the highest pick from Kentucky since Sam Bowie in 1984 and only Jamal Mashburn has gone as high since. After making All-SEC four times and All-American twice, Walker went through five coaches in five years. Ultimately, knee injuries limited Walker's success, ending his career in Washington.