Kentucky basketball Hall of Famer Mike Pratt dies aged 73

Kentucky basketball Hall of Famer Mike Pratt dies aged 73

Kentucky basketball Hall of Famer Mike Pratt dies aged 73

Kentucky basketball Hall of Famer Mike Pratt dies aged 73

LEXINGTON, Ky. Kentucky basketball Hall of Famer and radio analyst Mike Pratt died Thursday after a battle with cancer.

He was 73.

Born in Dayton, Ohio, Pratt played for Kentucky from 1966 to 1970. He was a first-team All-SEC roster twice. As a senior, Pratt was named a Converse second-team All-American after averaging 19.3 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

Pratt played two seasons for the Kentucky Colonels in the American Basketball Association before embarking on a coaching career. As an assistant coach, he helped Charlotte to the 1977 NCAA Final Four.

Pratt later served as Charlotte’s head coach for four seasons, a 56-52 record.

Mike Pratt broadcasts the Kentucky vs. Indiana match.  March 23, 2012

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In October 2001, Pratt was appointed as the color analyst for men’s basketball for the British radio network. He continued his duties alongside play-by-play man Tom Leach for the past several years while undergoing cancer treatments.

Pratt also hosted a radio show in Louisville with fellow Kentucky basketball legend Dan Issel, with whom he played for both the UK and the Colonels.