Mike Pratt, Kentucky basketball Hall of Famer, dies at 73

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

He was 73.

A Dayton, Ohio, native, Pratt played for Kentucky from 1966 to 1970. He was a two-time first-team All-SEC selection. As a senior, Pratt was named a Converse second-team All-American after averaging 19.3 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

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

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

Mike Pratt broadcasts the Kentucky versus Indiana game.  Mar.  23, 2012

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In October 2001, Pratt was named the men’s basketball color analyst for the UK radio network. He continued his duties alongside play-by-play man Tom Leach in recent years while undergoing cancer treatments.

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

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