UofL legend Phil Rollins passes away

UofL legend Phil Rollins passes away
UofL legend Phil Rollins passed away earlier this week (Source: UofL Athletics)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Phil Rollins, a starting guard on UofL’s 1956 NIT Championship team, passed away Monday.

The Wickliffe, Kentucky, native scored 1,060 points in his Cards career.

Rollins was inducted into the UofL Athletic Hall of Fame in 1979 and his #9 is one of 20 former Cards who have their names and jerseys on display in the rafters of the KFC Yum! Center.

He was drafted by Philadelphia and played three seasons in the NBA for four different teams.

Phil Rollins was 87.

His Funeral Service will be at Noon Monday, February 15, 2021, at Pearson’s 149 Breckenridge Lane with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Sunday, February 14, 2021, from 11 am to 4 pm.

Memorials gifts may be made to the National Parks Conservation Association, National Wildlife Federation, or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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