Jones: At least 6, likely many more banners warranted at Bud Walton Arena

Marvin Delph (from left) and Ron Brewer present a framed replica banner to their former teammate Sidney Moncrief during a ceremony unveiling a matching banner in the rafters of Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville during halftime a game against Mississippi State on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. (Ben Goff/NWA Democrat-Gazette)

When walking onto the court of Rupp Arena for the first time, your eyes are diverted upward.

The rafters of Kentucky’s basketball home are lined with more than 40 banners that have the names of former players, coaches and contributors to the Wildcats’ storied past.