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Ervin Stepp – Phelps – Mr. KY Basketball 1980


It was 40 years ago when Mr. Kentucky Basketball 1980, Ervin Stepp from Phelps High School scored 75 points in one game, and this was before the 3 point shot was introduced to high school basketball.  Stepp is the only player in the history of Kentucky high school basketball to average more than 50 points a game for an entire season. He also tops the record field goal attempts in one season with 943,  and has the top two records for field goals made with 545 in 1980 and 478 in 1979.  In fact you can find Ervin Stepp’s name 37 times in the KHSAA’s Boys Basketball Record Book.