Johnson, Larry(born: 1954)
Born in Morganfield, KY, Larry Johnson was a 6'3" guard who played high school basketball in Union County, KY; he was the first of three African Americans from Union County recruited by the University of Kentucky (UK). (The other two players were Dwane Casey and Fred Cowan.) Johnson played at UK from 1973-1977, scoring a total of 850 points in 112 games, and was a member of the 1976 NIT Championship team. Johnson was chosen by the Buffalo Braves [now the Los Angeles Clippers] in the second round of the 1977 NBA draft and played for one year. For more see Larry Johnson at the Basketball Reference website; and C. Hallstaff, "UK Basketball 100 Years: top 100 players of all time," Courier-Journal (Louisville), 11/24/2002.