Kenny “Sky” Walker is one of the all time Big Blue legends. He was a two time SEC player of the year and still ranks second all time among Kentucky scoring leaders, and he’s still a radio host today in Lexington, Kentucky. But he never quite lived up to the hype as the fifth pick of the 1986 draft for the New York Knicks.
If you aren’t a Kentucky fan and know Walker’s name, it’s probably because he won the 1989 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, but it’s never a good thing if that’s in the first sentence of your NBA bio. Walker averaged 7.7 points a game in five seasons with the Knicks before playing a couple seasons in Spain and then returning to join the Washington Bullets. He never really found his way in the NBA.