University of Kentucky Athletics Director tweeted that former Wildcat Todd Svoboda is at the Markey Cancer Center battling bone cancer.
#BBN, please keep former Cat Todd Svoboda and his family in your thoughts and prayers as he battles bone cancer at the Markey Cancer Center.
— Mitch Barnhart (@UKMitchBarnhart) June 10, 2014
In many ways, the full extent of Kentucky’s reemergence was symbolized last Saturday by Todd Svoboda, a 6-foot-9-inch, 215-pound senior.
Svoboda is a walk-on. He transferred from Northern Kentucky despite being told by the Kentucky coach, Rick Pitino, in no uncertain terms that he wouldn’t receive a minute of playing time. His sole function was to be practice fodder for Jamal Mashburn, Rodrick Rhodes and the Wildcats’ other scholarship players.