Reggie Hanson: Former University of Kentucky and Boston Celtics Basketball Player from Pulaski County

Reggie Hanson, born October 6, 1968 is a retired American professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He also worked as an assistant coach for the University of South Florida Bulls and later became the head coach for Japan’s Shimane Susanoo Magic. Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Hanson moved to Somerset with his mother at the age of 12 and graduated high school in Pulaski County, where he was a state champion and received All-State honors. In 1986, he was named Most Valuable Player during their team’s championship run in the Sweet Sixteen tournament.

Despite being an All-SEC player at Kentucky under coach Rick Pitino, Hanson had to endure the Wildcats facing probation when he was there.

Hanson played 8 games for the Celtics in two ten-day contracts, scoring 6 points in 26 minutes. Prior to Paul Pierce, he was the last Celtic to wear #34.

Hanson is a business coach and author of the book “10 Life Lessons: Learned as a Student Athlete.”  He resides in Tampa Florida.