Dickie Prater

(Pikeville High School, 1946-1950) One of the greatest shooters ever to come out of the mountains, Dickie Prater led the Pikeville Panthers to consecutive KHSAA state tournament appearances in 1949 and 1950.He scored over 2,000 career points, averaging 29 points per game his senior year. He was selected to the Louisville Invitational All-Tournament team in…

Ukari Figgs

(Scott County High School, 1991-1995) Named Miss Kentucky Basketball in 1995, Ukari was also named All-State in 1994 and 1995. She was named the Most Valuable Player of the ’95 KHSAA State Tournament which her Scott County Cardinals won. Her thirty-three (33) assists for the ’95 tournament (11 in one game) puts her among the…

Jerry Thruston

(Owensboro High School, 1969-1972) Jerry led the Owensboro Red Devils to a KHSAA State Championship in 1972. Named to the KHSAA All-Tournament teams of 1971 and 1972, he was also given the honor of being named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball in 1972. Jerry, known for his athleticism and versatile game, received first team All-State recognition in…

Mike Silliman

(St. Xavier High School, 1958-1962) Named an All-Stater for three years, Mike led the St. Xavier Tigers to a KHSAA Championship Title in 1962. Averaging 24 points a game his senior season, he was named Mr. Kentucky Basketball in 1962. Able to dribble, shoot, and rebound with ease, Silliman earned the nickname ‘The Gentle Giant’.…

Travis Ford

(Madisonville High School, 1985-1989) Scoring 2,676 points and dishing out 677 assists during his high school career are part of the reasons Travis received All-State recognition for the 1987, 1988, and 1989 seasons. He was named to the KHSAA All-Tournament Team in 1989, while also receiving accolades as a Parade and McDonald’s All-American. Travis became…

Jimmy Dan Conner

(Anderson County High School, 1967-1971) Jimmy Dan was named Mr. Kentucky Basketball in 1971 while also receiving Parade All-American honors that same year. He was named first team All-State in both 1970 and 1971. While leading the Anderson County Bearcats to a runner-up finish in the 1971 Sweet 16 and being named to the all-tournament…

John Pelphrey

(Paintsville High School, 1983-1987) John Pelphrey led the Paintsville Tigers to Sweet 16 appearances in 1985, 1986, and 1987. He scored 2,497 career points and garnered 1318 rebounds. For his efforts, he was named All-State his sophomore through senior years. He was named Mr. Kentucky Basketball as well as a Parade All-American in 1987. He…

Bobby Rascoe

(Daviess County High School, 1954-1958) Bobby was named to the KHSAA All-Tournament team in 1957 and 1958. He also received recognition as a High School All-American in 1958. Scoring 103 points in the 1958 state tournament makes Bobby among the great scoring leaders in Sweet 16 history. He also received All-State team recognition in 1957…

Jeff Mullins

(Lafayette High School, 1956-1960) In the legendary history of Lafayette High School basketball, Jeff Mullins is recognized as one of its greatest players. He was an All-State performer in 1959 and 1960 and is considered one of the “purest” shooters in Kentucky basketball history. He was named Mr. Kentucky Basketball in 1960. His success at…

Winston Bennett

(Male High School, 1979-1983) Winston was one of the most powerful and physical athletes to ever play high school basketball in Kentucky. A fierce competitor, his rebounding and defense were equal to his outstanding offensive skills. He was named All-State in 1981, 1982, and 1983. In 1983 he was named Mr. Kentucky Basketball and a…

Jermaine Brown

(Fairdale High School, 1987-1991) Jermaine’s outstanding play was a key factor in bringing KHSAA Championships to Fairdale High School in 1990 and 1991. He was also named first team All-State in 1990 and 1991. During his junior and senior seasons, Jermaine was named the KHSAA Sweet 16 Most Valuable Player. Scoring over 2,000 career points…

Lillie Mason

(Olmstead High School, 1977-1981) Lillie averaged 34 points and 15 rebounds as a senior at Olmstead High School. She scored over 2,500 points while shooting 67% from the field and 84% from the free throw line. She was named to the All-State team in 1980 and 1981, as well as to the Parade and Converse…

Coach John Bill Trivette

(Pikeville High School, 1943-1960) One of Kentucky’s most innovative basketball coaches, Coach Trivette developed a full court pressing defense in the early 1950’s that made defense an offensive weapon. He started the East-West All-Star game in Pikeville, Kentucky, in 1949 which was the first state-wide All-Star series. He took his “pressing Panthers” throughout the state…

Coach Jock Sutherland

(Lafayette High School, 1955-1979) In the early part of his long career, Coach Sutherland was tagged as being the ‘Quickest Thinking Coach in America’. He is one of the very few to have taken three different teams to the KHSAA State Championships; Gallatin County in 1959, Harrison County in 1966, and Lafayette in 1979. Coach…

Coach Ron Bevars

(North Hardin High School, 1975-2013) A career spanning 38 years, and coaching over 1,150 games, has made Coach Bevars one of the five winningest coaches in Kentucky basketball history. He has achieved over 800 victories, all at North Hardin High School. His teams have won 12 KHSAA Regional Championships. They were KHSAA State Tournament semi-finalists…

Coach Earle Jones

(Maysville High School, 1931-1955) Coach Jones had a record of 470 wins with only 80 losses for his career. His teams made several trips to the KHSAA State Tournament winning a total of 19 tournament games. The Bulldogs were State Champions in 1947, and he was named Coach of the Year. Coach Earle Jones was…