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Ralph Richardson – Russell County – Mr. KY Basketball 1958

Ralph Richardson was a Co-Mr. Kentucky Basketball in 1958. This was the only year that two Mr. KY Basketball recipients were announced, the other was Harry Todd.

Ralph averaged 34 points, 20 rebounds, and 8 blocked shots a game during his senior season in 1958 for Russell County High School. He went on to have an excellent career at Eastern Kentucky University. To list all of his awards and accolades would take several pages.

What you might not know about Ralph is that to this day he is still very involved with the Mr and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony. In ‘normal years’ it is usually about this time, a few weeks before the event, that KY Lions Eye Foundation staff get a visit from Ralph delivering a truckload of silent auction items that he has solicited throughout the year to help support the fundraising efforts of the Foundation. We greatly appreciate everything that Ralph and his wife Jan do for the Foundation – not only during basketball season but throughout the year!