Remembering basketball great Ed Davender

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky basketball legend Ed Davender was laid to rest Thursday.

Davender, 49, died last week after suffering a massive heart attack.

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He played for the Wildcats from 1984-1988.

Davender finished his career ranked 11th on the all-time scorer’s list. He’s the only Wildcat to score more than 1,600 points and have more than 400 assists. A heart murmur kept him from going pro.

Visitation was held at the First Baptist Chuch Bracktown followed by the funeral.



Davender will be buried at the Lexington Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been set up at Central Bank.

Watch the video to see what his former teammates had to say about the great player.