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Bernard King
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Bernard King


The leader of the "Ernie and Bernie Show" at Tennessee (along with future TNT analyst Ernie Grunfeld), Bernard King (right) dazzled Knoxville as an 18-year-old. He tallied 26.4 ppg, 12.3 rpg and shared the SEC Player of the Year honors with Kentucky's Kevin Grevey. In 2007, the Volunteers retired King's number 53.

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