Gr. Gr. Gr. Grandsons of Reuben May (1800-1840)
Fred T. May
2001 twenty-three men were elected
Tallent brothers Bob,
Mike and Pat
A total of twenty-three men were honored by GWU as members of the All-[20th] Century Men's Basketball Team, and three of them were the Tallent brothers of Maytown [Langley] KY. The most famous honoree was Arnold (Red) Auerbach - class of 1940 - and coach of the Boston Celtics teams that won nine NBA titles in 10 years.
Bob Tallent 69:
Bob Tallent played basketball for the University of Kentucky under the legandary coach Adolf Rupp through his Junuor year of college. He graduated from Maytown, KY High School in 1964 and was a member of the UK team known as "Rupp's Runts" because the two tallest members of the team were only 6'5". He was a sophomore when they played in the finals of the 1966 NCAA Championship, which they lost in one of the most famous games in history to Texas Western, a team from El Paso, Tx with mostly black athletes. The movie "Glory Road" tells the story from the perspective of the Texas Western Miners. Among his teammates at UK were Pat Riley and Louie Dampier, All-American players who had professional basketball careers, and Larry Conley, who had a career in sports broadcasting.
Hometown: [Maytown] Langley, Ky.; resides: Arlington, Va. Played one superb season (1969) at GW after transferring from Kentucky. Definitely a "shooting guard," he set single season marks for scoring average (28.9), field goals (284), field goals attempted (677) and consecutive free throws (41). After his MVP season and first team All- Southern Conference selection, he was drafted by teams in the NBA and ABA. While a knee injury ended his playing career.
Bob later coached the George Washington University Colonials for seven seasons (74-81), including a 20-victory season in 1976. He was elected to the GW Athletic Hall of Fame in 1990.
of his most significant statistics at UK are from his last year in
Lexington [1966-67] when he played in 19 games, had 72 rebounds and
made a total of 240 points.
High Points: 28 - | Notre Dame - 12/31/1966 |
During his Junior year in 1967 he was dismissed from the UK team following a dispute with coach Rupp after a loss to Tennessee. He transferred to George Washington University in Washington, DC and played his Senior season in 1968-69. UK's loss was GWU's gain.