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Mr. Basketball's from the Mountains

By: Jeff Archer
By: Jeff Archer

For those of you wondering how many Kentucky Mr. Basketball award winners have been from the mountains, the answer is 10.

For those of you wondering how many Kentucky Mr. Basketball award winners have been from the mountains, the answer is 10.  Here is a complete list:

1956 - King Kelly Coleman (Wayland) (Note: 1st Mr. Basketball in the state)
1980 - Ervin Stepp (Phelps)
1981 - Phil Cox (Cawood)
1982 - Todd May (Virgie)
1987 - John Pelphrey (Paintsville)
1988 - Richie Farmer (Clay Count)
1995 - Charles Thomas (Harlan)
1998 - J.R. VanHoose (Paintsville)
2006 - Walt Allen (South Laurel)
2010 - Elisha Justice (Shelby Valley)

Congratulations to Elisha Justice... and all those that came before him.  Who will be next from the Mountains?

~ Jeff Archer

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