Frank Ramsey’s basketball career has a more interesting trajectory than most. While he helped the University of Kentucky to an NCAA Championship under legendary head coach Adolph Rupp as a sophomore, he lost his entire senior season because of a point shaving scandal (not involving him) and was actually drafter by the Celtics before he returned to Kentucky for a final year.
In Ramsey’s final year of eligibility, the Wildcats went undefeated. However, since at the time graduate students weren’t allowed to play the NCAA tournament, Ramsey, and his two graduate student teammates who had also made the same decision, could not play, and the Wildcats instead chose to not accept their tournament invitation.
Even after his turbulent time at Kentucky things didn’t get quite normal for Ramsey. After his first year with the Boston Celtics, there was a Frank Ramsey appearance in – of all things – the military. However, when Ramsey returned from the military, he helped lead the Celtics to seven NBA Championships in his eight years.
**Frank Ramsey Speaker**
Perhaps one of the most interesting Frank Ramsey speaker topics would be a discussion of his experience of abandoning professional basketball to help America defeat the Axis Powers in World War II.
**Frank Ramsey Appearance**
In addition to playing basketball, there was a brief Frank Ramsey appearance as a head coach when he coached the Kentucky Colonels for 67 games of the ABA’s 1970-71 season.
**Frank Ramsey Endorsement**
Perhaps the most notable Frank Ramsey endorsement is his support of the “sixth man” role. In fact, Ramsey is often considered the first NBA “sixth man,” and it was from that position that he helped his Celtics to seven national championships.
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