The 2019 male inductee is Coach Ed Diddle. Coach Diddle was the inaugural coach of the Kentucky All-Stars and coached from 1940 to 1956. Diddle became the first coach in history to coach 1,000 games at one school, Western Kentucky University. When he retired in 1964, he was the winning-est coach in college basketball history… Continue reading 2019 Kentucky All-Star Hall of Fame
The 2019 female inductee is Carly Ormerod Bell, 2005 Miss Kentucky Basketball from Sacred Heart High School. She led Sacred Heart to three consecutive state championships from 2002 through 2004, scoring 1,789 career points. She went on to play at the University of Kentucky and is now a Physician's Assistant specializing in orthopedics at the… Continue reading 2019 Kentucky All-Star Hall of Fame
The 2019 Founders Coaching Award goes to Coach Randy Napier, Perry County Central High School Girls Basketball Coach since 1994. Coach Napier began his career at MC Napier High School in 1980. He moved to Perry County Central in 1994 where he is still currently coaching. In 2017 Coach Napier became the winning-est girls' coach… Continue reading 2019 Founders Coaching Award
The 2019 Ralph Beard Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Derek Anderson, 1992 Kentucky All-Star and graduate of Doss High School. Anderson played college basketball at the Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky. In 1996, Anderson helped the University of Kentucky win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship as part of a team that featured… Continue reading 2019 Ralph Beard Lifetime Achievement Award
Congratulations to the following Kentucky senior student athletes who have been selected as the 2019 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball candidates. Miss Kentucky Basketball Region 1: Elizabeth Curtis - Murray Region 2: Karlie Keeney– Webster County Region 3: Kayla Young – Breckinridge County Region 4: Sarah Sutton - Allen County - Scottsville Region 5: Maddie… Continue reading 2019 Mr. and Miss KY Basketball Candidates
The Sixth Annual Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones Award will be presented to Kilian Ledford from Harlan Independent High School during the 2019 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony on March 5th in the Bluegrass Ballroom of the Lexington Center in Lexington, KY starting at 5 PM. Eighteen nominees were submitted from across the state… Continue reading 2019 “Wah Wah” Jones Award Winner
The Fifth Annual Donna Murphy Award will be presented to Maaliya Owens of Scott County High School during the 2019 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony on March 5th in the Bluegrass Ballroom of the Lexington Center in Lexington, KY starting at 5 PM. Nominations were submitted from across the state for this prestigious… Continue reading 2019 Donna LJ Murphy Award Winner
More information will be posted soon regarding the 2019 Mr. and Miss KY Basketball Awards Ceremony. Tickets will be available in December, 2018.