(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 his junior and senior year. Jerry Thruston’s family is well known in Owensboro for their contribution to the storied Red Devil basketball tradition.