Mike Pratt Obituary: Mike Pratt, long-time UK basketball radio analyst & fmr. Wildcat, has died

Mike Pratt Obituary: Mike Pratt, the long-lasting UK b-ball radio examiner and previous Wildcat, passed on Thursday night because of complexities from malignant growth.. ESPN Radio host Bob Valvano affirmed the news on Twitter. Pratt was 73.

Mike Pratt Obituary: The Dayton local came to Lexington in the fall of 1966 in the wake of being enrolled by Joe B. Lobby and would later be named a second group Converse All-American, a double cross first group All-SEC entertainer and aided lead the Wildcats to three SEC titles (1968-70).

As a UK player, Pratt scored 1,358 focuses, pulled down 718 bounce back and had 32 twofold pairs in 81 profession games.

Mike Pratt Obituary: Pratt enjoyed two years with the ABA Kentucky Colonels prior to getting into the training positions with Lee Rose at UNC-Charlotte. As a collaborator with the 49ers in 1977, Charlotte progressed to the Final Four.

Mike Pratt Obituary: At the point when Rose, a previous mentor at Transy mentor withdrew for Purdue after the 1978 season, Pratt turned into the UNCC lead trainer. Pratt directed the Niners for four seasons prior to leaving the sidelines for the transmission corner.

Pratt was a TV ball expert working for ESPN, Fox Sports, as well as the Charlotte Hornets TV Network.

Mike Pratt Obituary: In 2001, Pratt joined “The Voice of the Wildcats” Tom Leach as variety examiner for the UK Network, where he helped paint the image through the 2022-2023 season.

“Mike was only the ideal person to be sitting in that seat,” said Leach. “He was so great at the particular employment. He was learned, legitimate, and fair.”

Mike Pratt Obituary: Jim Host, pioneer behind Host Communications and a sturdy in sports promoting and broadcasting, lauded the group of Leach and Pratt.

“The best! The best!” said Host. “You can’t have an incredible transmission, particularly a radio station, without having spectacular science.”

In 2009, Pratt was enlisted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame and after a year into the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame.

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