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Rose remembered as typical ‘Kentucky boy’

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by jerry tipton
Lexington Herald-Leader
Robert Gayle Rose — one of 43 former Kentucky players, coaches and contributors to have a retired jersey hanging in Rupp Arena — died on Nov. 12. Ten days earlier was his 84th birthday.
Rose played for UK in the early 1950s. A 6-foot guard, he started and averaged 6.7 points for Kentucky’s unbeaten (25-0) team in the 1953-54 season. That remains the only unbeaten team in UK basketball history.
Rose started and averaged 7.4 points as a senior in 1954-55.


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