Kentucky redshirt junior guard Dillon Pulliam was named to the Southeastern Conference’s Men’s Basketball Community Service team on Thursday. Pulliam is UK’s representative on the 14-man team that honors players’ exemplary service to their communities.
This marks the 20th year for the SEC Community Service Team for men’s basketball. All 21 league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004. The team honors student-athletes beyond the field for their on-going efforts in the community.
Pulliam has been a mainstay in the community since his arrival on campus in 2015. He spent countless hours serving in any capacity he can.
The Cynthiana, Kentucky, native spent his summer break serving on a mission trip to Belize in August of 2017.
Pulliam has delivered gifts, served dinner and sang Christmas carols to families in the Lexington community every holiday season in his three years at Kentucky. He is an annual participant in UK’s Back Pack Program with God’s Pantry to help pack and distribute lunches to students across the city. During the God’s Pantry delivery over the years, he has played kickball and other activities with students.
In September, Pulliam and his teammates helped raise more than $1 million along with the Red Cross in a Hurricane Harvey tel-e-thon.
Other initiatives he’s been a part of include: serving Thanksgiving lunch at the Salvation Army and serving as a guest speaker at local elementary schools.
Pulliam is a two-time member of the All-SEC Academic Team and has appeared on the Dean’s List. The Wildcats have won more than 70 games with Pulliam on the roster, including two SEC regular-season and tournament titles.
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