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Harry Todd – Earlington – Mr. KY Basketball 1958

Harry Todd was named Mr. Basketball in 1958 along with Ralph Richardson.  A 6’8” center, Todd led his team to the 1956 state tournament where he made the all-state tournament team as a sophomore.  As a senior, he averaged 30 points and 20 rebounds.  He received first team all-state honors in 1956, 1957, and 1958. … Continue reading Harry Todd – Earlington – Mr. KY Basketball 1958

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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… Continue reading Ralph Richardson – Russell County – Mr. KY Basketball 1958

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Carol Parker – Marshall County – Miss KY Basketball 1984

  It was on this date in 1984, when Carol Parker’s 20 points and Rona Poe’s 19 led Marshall County past Belfry 55-53 in the Girls' Sweet 16 finals at EKU. Howard Beth’s Marshals finished 34-0, the first unbeaten state champ since Laurel County went 36-0 in 1979.  Parker scored a total of 94 points… Continue reading Carol Parker – Marshall County – Miss KY Basketball 1984

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JR VanHoose – Paintsville – Mr. KY Basketball 1998

  It was on this date in 1997, when Jonathan "JR" VanHoose had a game which included 15 blocks against Sheldon Clark High School, as a junior playing for Paintsville.  VanHoose is one of only a few players who have participated in four consecutive boys’ state tournaments.  Following the championship in 1996, his Paintsville team… Continue reading JR VanHoose – Paintsville – Mr. KY Basketball 1998

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Quentin Snider – Ballard – Mr. KY Basketball 2014

    It was 6 years ago this week when Mr. Kentucky Basketball 2014, Quentin Snider passed Allan Houston as Ballard High School’s all-time scorer in a game against Eastern High School.  He needed 27 points coming into the game, he ended the game with 30.  Snider, known for his 3 point abilities, made 337… Continue reading Quentin Snider – Ballard – Mr. KY Basketball 2014

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Connie Goins – Western Hills – 1982 Miss KY Basketball

  Happy Birthday to Miss KY Basketball 1982 Connie Goins!  Connie is listed in the KHSAA Basketball Record Book 4 times for her amazing free throw abilities and for scoring 2,928 points during her career at Western Hills High School.  Goins went on to play for Duke where she was a four-time All-ACC Honor Roll… Continue reading Connie Goins – Western Hills – 1982 Miss KY Basketball

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Geri Grigsby – McDowel – 1977 Miss KY Basketball

  One of the first female high school superstars in the modern era of Kentucky High School Basketball, high-scoring Geri Grigsby of the “McDowell High “Dare-Devils” amassed a three-season total of 4,385 points on her way to earning 3 First Team “All-State” honors.  Her 49.8 senior season scoring average is still a state and national record… Continue reading Geri Grigsby – McDowel – 1977 Miss KY Basketball

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Lisa Collins – Laurel County – 1980 Miss KY Basketball

It was 40 years ago when Lisa Collins from Laurel County was named 1980 Miss Kentucky Basketball.  Prior to that, Lisa's team had won three consecutive KHSAA State Championships in 1977, 1978 & 1979.  She scored 140 Sweet Sixteen career points. Lisa was named a three time All-Stater and was a member of the KHSAA… Continue reading Lisa Collins – Laurel County – 1980 Miss KY Basketball

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Sydney Moss – Boone County – 2012 Miss KY Basketball

Did you happen to watch the College Football Championship game last night?  Even if you didn't you have probably heard the name Thaddeus Moss today, because of his performance for LSU during the national title game against Clemson.  But did you know that his big sister, Sydney, had many all-star performances on the basketball court… Continue reading Sydney Moss – Boone County – 2012 Miss KY Basketball