On Saturday, January 9 at 12:00 noon, 2016, in the historic Frankfort Convention Center, where greatness is validated and champions crowned, Kentucky’s best will challenge Indiana’s best for 2016 high school basketball supremacy. The format, the best of five games, will determine the winner of the 2016 Challenge Cup. Ten great teams with numerous college prospects will compete for state bragging rights. This midwinter state competition played in the heartland of basketball, Frankfort Convention Center, has all the markings of a special event for the two greatest basketball states in America. The 2016 Hall of Fame Challenge Cup will be played in support of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame and the Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame. The KIC is a unique competition with an emphasis on teams representing their schools, communities, and states.
The first two years of the event have seen Kentucky dominate, winning seven of the ten games against their Indiana counterparts, claiming the traveling trophy for the Bluegrass State, and contributing the proceeds to the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame and the Wounded Warrior Relief Program.
Frankfort Convention Center
January 9, 2016
Game 1 - Franklin County High School vs. Columbus North High School (G)
Game 2 - Madison Southern High School vs. Wood Memorial High School (B)
Game 3 - Cooper High School vs. Jay County High School (B)
Game 4 - Dunbar High School vs. New Albany High School (B)
Game 5 - Owen County High School vs. Forest Park High School (B)
**Games will run concurrently beginning at 12:00 Noon EST (25 minutes between games)**
School Spirit Award
A gift of $500 will be awarded to one school from each state, that shows the most "pep" during the Challenge Cup! The money is intended to help fund the school's prom. The team, cheerleaders, crowd and band will be taken into consideration for this award.
We greatly appreciate the following Kentucky schools for selflessly making this event possible in 2014 and 2015. Historic Freedom Hall in Louisville hosted the Challenge Cup in 2014 and the 2015 games were played in the historic New Castle Fieldhouse in Indiana.
Elizabethtown High School
Ballard High School
Hopkinsville High School
Covington Catholic High School
Scott County High School
Newport Catholic High School
Wayne County High School
Southwest Pulaski High School
Media passes / Contact
Frankfort Convention Center Executive Director
502-564-5335 ext. 173
Chris Slater – Technology / Media
Jason Howell – Officials
Lea Prewitt – Stats
Honorary Team Captains
ONE OF THE MOST DECORATED PLAYERS IN KENTUCKY BASKETBALL HISTORY, KENNY DAVIS HAS HAD SUCCESS AT EVERY LEVEL. A HIGH SCHOOL ALL STATE PLAYER, THREE TIME COLLEGE ALL AMERICAN, AND A THREE TIME AAU ALL AMERICAN RANKS HIM AS ONE OF THE BEST TO EVER HIT THE HARDWOOD IN THE “HOOPS CRAZY” BLUEGRASS STATE.
ONE OF ONLY TWO PLAYERS IN KENTUCKY COLLEGE BASKETBALL HISTORY TO SCORE MORE THAN 3,000 POINTS IN HIS CAREER, DAVIS STILL HOLDS THE SINGLE SEASON AND CAREER RECORDS AT HIS ALMA MATER GEORGETOWN COLLEGE. HE ALSO RANKS AS THE ONLY PLAYER EVER TO EARN THE TITLE OF “SINGLE SEASON SCORING CHAMPION” AT BOTH THE HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE LEVEL IN KENTUCKY. “HALL OF FAME’S” AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE AND NATIONAL LEVEL HAVE INDUCTED HIM AS A MEMBER . HE HAS LITERALLY TOURED THE WORLD PLAYING BASKETBALL AND HIS TRAVELS HAVE TAKEN HIM TO FIVE CONTINENTS AND TWENTY SIX DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.
A MEMBER OF THE 1970 WORLD UNIVERSITY AND 1971 PAN AMERICAN TEAM, HIS BIG BREAK CAME IN 1972 WHEN HE WAS NAMED “CAPTAIN” OF THE U.S.A. OLYMPIC TEAM THAT COMPETED FOR THE GOLD MEDAL IN MUNICH WEST GERMANY.