Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wah Wah Jones

Wallace Clayton "Wah Wah" Jones

July 14, 1926
Harlan, KY

July 27, 2014
Lexington, KY

1943-44 Harlan High School - Kentucky (High School)
1944-45 Harlan High School - Kentucky (High School)
1945-46 University of Kentucky (College)
1946-47 University of Kentucky (College)
1947-48 University of Kentucky (College)
1948 United States (Olympics)
1948-49 University of Kentucky (College)
1949-50 Indianapolis Olympians (NBA)
1950-51 Indianapolis Olympians (NBA)
1951-52 Indianapolis Olympians (NBA)

Jones played basketball, football and baseball at UK, and was the first Wildcat to have his number retired. After playing for three seasons for Indianapolis, Jones became a sheriff and ran unsuccessfully for congress. He later started BlueGrass Tours, a company that chartered buses for tourists, and also the UK teams for games within driving distance.

He married Edna Ball and they had a son and two daughters.

ESPN Obituary
NCAA Obituary


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