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Elisha Justice – Shelby Valley – 2010 Mr. KY Basketball


Ten years ago, senior Elisha Justice’s Shelby Valley team kicked off their season with a win over Paul Laurence Dunbar 74-52.  Later in the season Elisha was named 2010 Mr. Kentucky Basketball.  Elisha still holds the state record for the most steals (540) in his four year career at Shelby Valley.  The team went on to win the KHSAA State Tournament in 2010.  After high school, Elisha played for the University of Louisville for two seasons before transferring to Pikeville College to end his college career.  He is now the head coach at Pikeville High School, leading his team to back to back State Tournament appearances in his first two years of coaching.