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Allan Houston – Ballard – Mr. KY Basketball 1989

It was 31 years ago when Mr. Kentucky Basketball 1989, Allan Houston from Ballard High School led his team to become the 1988 KHSAA State Champions, beating Mr. Kentucky Basketball 1988 Richie Farmer’s Clay County team.  Allan Houston went on to have an excellent career at the University of Tennessee where his jersey is retired and he remains the the 2nd leading scorer in school history.  After college, Houston was drafted in the first round by the Detroit Pistons in the 1993 NBA draft, and averaged 8.5 points per game in his rookie year.

In 1996, after his rookie contract expired, Houston signed as a free agent with the New York Knicks, for whom he played for the next nine seasons.

In 2008, Houston was hired by the New York Knicks as assistant to the president for basketball operations and in 2010, Houston was promoted to the position of assistant general manager.