Two-time UK basketball champion Barstable dies Saturday

Dale Barnstable, a two-time Kentucky men’s basketball national champion and World War II veteran, died Saturday morning at the age of 93. 

Barnstable was the sixth man on Kentucky’s “Fabulous Five” team in 1948 and moved into the starting lineup for the 1949 championship. The Antioch, Illinois native scored 635 points in his career as a Wildcat and played in 129 games in four seasons (1947-50) under head coach Adolph Rupp. Barnstable was selected in the seventh round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics but did not play in the NBA.

“Dale Barnstable came to Kentucky after serving our country in World War II, playing an important role on two national championship teams,” UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said in a UK press release. “Our thoughts, prayers and condolences are with the Barnstable family.”