Added to the long list of outstanding eastern Kentucky sharp shooters and high-scorers is the name of Clay County High’s Richie Farmer. Playing for the Tigers from 1984 through 1988, Richie let his teams to an incredible 3 State Tournament Title Games during his 5 trips to the “Sweet Sixteen.” Along the way he broke numerous scoring records.
His career was capped off by a 1987 State Championship in which he earned the Tourney’s “Most Valuable Player” award. Following the championship year, Richie gave a legendary 52 point performance against Ballard High in the 1988 title game. Three times he earned selection to the “All-State” team.
His senior season Richie was named Kentucky’s “Mr. Basketball”.