It may or may not be common knowledge that Matt Heissenbuttel at 13 letters has the longest name (i.e. the longest name put on a jersey) in UK basketball history. However, this season UK has a player, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who now takes the top spot in name length. (If you count the hyphen) There is little doubt that Kidd-Gilchrist will be more remembered in Kentucky lore than Heissenbuttel. He will surely eclipse Heissenbuttel in every statistical category except years on the team. But I have a question for UK fans. Should he eclipse Heissenbuttel in the record books for name length? In my opinion the hyphen is an unfair advantage. It allows Kidd-Gilchrist two have two last names combined into one, but even with that advantage, the hyphen, which isn’t actually a letter, only gives Kidd-Gilchrist a 1 character advantage.
Let’s put it to a vote. If you are a UK fan, vote here. Then please send your friends here to vote as well. The more votes, the more accurately we reflect the opinion of the Big Blue Nation.