(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 would later become one of the “Unforgettables” at the University of Kentucky under Coach Rick Pitino. John is currently coaching basketball at the University of Florida.