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List of Kentucky "Mr. Basketball" award winners

The Kentucky "Mr. Basketball" honor recognizes the top high school senior basketball player in the state of Kentucky. The first Kentucky Mr. Basketball was "King" Kelly Coleman of Wayland High School in 1956. The winner of the Mr. Basketball award wears #1 on his jersey in the summer all-star series against the Indiana High School All-Stars. 1940 was the first year for the Kentucky/Indiana High School All-Star Series, that year, the Indiana All-Stars defeated the Kentucky All-Stars 31-29.

Award winners

Professional teams listed are teams known, or teams that drafted the player.
Year Player High School College Professional team(s)
1956 Kelly Coleman Wayland Kentucky/Kentucky Wesleyan New York Knicks, Baltimore (Eastern Industrial League, 1960), Chicago Majors (American Basketball League, 1961)
1957 Billy Ray Lickert Lafayette Kentucky Los Angeles Lakers
1958 Harry Todd Earlington Western Kentucky University Pittsburgh Rens (ABL), Heidelburg Celtice (Germany)
1959 Pat Doyle North Marshall Kentucky
1960 Jeff Mullins Lafayette Duke St. Louis Hawks, San Francisco/Golden State Warriors
1961 Randy Embry Owensboro Kentucky
1962 Mike Silliman St. Xavier Army New York Knicks, 1968 United States Olympic Team
1963 Mike Redd Seneca Kentucky Wesleyan/United States Marine Corps Boston Celtics
1964 Wes Unseld Seneca Louisville Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets
1965 Butch Beard Breckinridge County Louisville Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle SuperSonics, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks
1966 Mike Casey Shelby County Kentucky Chicago Bulls
1967 Jim McDaniels Allen County Western Kentucky Carolina Cougars, Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Lakers, Kentucky Colonels, Buffalo Braves
1968 Terry Davis Shelby County Western Kentucky
1969 Ron King Central Florida State Golden State Warriors, Kentucky Colonels
1970 Robert Brooks Madison Eastern Kentucky
1971 Jimmy Dan Conner Anderson County Kentucky Phoenix Suns, Virginia Squires, Kentucky Colonels
1972 Jerry Thruston Owensboro Kansas State/Mercer Golden State Warriors
1973 Wesley Cox Male Louisville Golden State Warriors
1974 Jack Givens Bryan Station Kentucky Atlanta Hawks
1975 Dom Fucci Tates Creek Kentucky (baseball scholarship) Chicago White Sox
1976 Darrell Griffith Male Louisville Utah Jazz
1977 Jeff Lamp Ballard Virginia Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, Hamby Rimini (Italian Serie A, 1986), Hitachi Venezia (Italian Serie A2, 1989), Reyer Venezia (Italian Serie A2, 1990)
1978 Doug Schloemer Holmes Cincinnati
1979 Dirk Minniefield Lafayette Kentucky Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics
1980 Ervin Stepp Phelps Eastern Kentucky/Alice Lloyd
1981 Phil Cox Cawood Vanderbilt
1982 Todd May Virgie Kentucky/Wake Forest/Pikeville San Antonio Spurs
1983 Winston Bennett Male Kentucky Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat
1984 Steve Miller Henry Clay Western Kentucky
1985 Tony Kimbro Seneca Louisville
1986 Rex Chapman Apollo Kentucky Charlotte Hornets, Phoenix Suns]]
1987 John Pelphrey Paintsville Kentucky
1988 Richie Farmer Clay County Kentucky
1989 Allan Houston Ballard Tennessee Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, 2000 United States Olympic Team
1990 Dwayne Morton Central Louisville Golden State Warriors, Hapoel Eliat (Ligat Ha'al (Israel Premier League), 1996), Florida Beachdogs (Continental Basketball Association, 1996), Newcastle (British Basketball League, 1997), Bayer Giants Leverkusen (German Basketball Bundesliga, 1998), London (British Basketball League, 1999), Hitachi Honson (JBL Super League, 2000), Hitachi Sunrockers (JBL Super League, 2001), Indiana Legends (American Basketball Association, 2002), CSKA Sophia (Bulgarian First A1 League, 2003), Los Mina (Dominican Republic District National League, 2003), JA Vichy Auvergne (Ligue Nationale de Basketball ProA, 2004), Anjo Basket Club Angers (Ligue Nationale de Basketball ProB, 2005), Constituyentes de San Cristobal (Dominican Republic LIDOBA, 2005), BC Levski Ekopetrolium Sofia (Bulgarian First A1 League, 2006), Balkan (Bulgarian First A1 League, 2007)
1991 Jermaine Brown Fairdale Tennessee/Georgetown (KY) Milton Keynes (British Basketball League, 2002)
1992 Tick Rogers Hart County Louisville Ironi Ramat-Gan (Ligat Ha'al (Israel Premier League), 2005), Maccabi Hadera (Israel National League, 2006), Hapoel Beer-Sheva (Israel National League, 2007)
1993 Jason Osborne Male Louisville Oklahoma City Cavalry (Continental Basketball Association, 1996), Louisville Eagles (United Professional Basketball League, 2003), Club Sportivo Ben Hur (Liga Nacional de Básquetbol, 2005), Peñarol Mar del Plata (Liga Nacional de Básquetbol, 2007)
1994 Elton Scott Marion County West Virginia Kentucky Coyotes (United Professional Basketball League, 2003)
1995 Charles Thomas Harlan Minnesota/Eastern Kentucky
1996 Daymeon Fishback Greenwood Auburn Columbus Riverdragons (NBA Development League, 2001)
1997 Brandon Davenport Owensboro Morehead State/Gardner-Webb/Lindsey Wilson
1998 J. R. VanHoose Paintsville Marshall North Charleston Lowgators (NBA Development League, 2002), West Virginia Miners (United Professional Basketball League, 2002), West Virginia Wild (International Basketball League, 2006)
1999 Rick Jones Scott County Vanderbilt/Murray State Houston Blaze (Texas Professional Basketball League, 2005)
2000 Scott Hundley Scott County Vanderbilt
2001 Josh Carrier Bowling Green Kentucky
2002 Brandon Stockton Glasgow Kentucky Louisville Gamblers/Estill Express (Kentucky Basketball Developmental League, 2007)
2003 Ross Neltner Ft. Thomas Highlands LSU/Vanderbilt
2004 Chris Lofton Mason County Tennessee
2005 Domonic Tilford Jeffersontown Cincinnati/ New Mexico Junior College/South Alabama
2006 Walt Allen South Laurel Presbyterian College
2007 Steffphon Pettigrew Elizabethtown Western Kentucky
2008 Darius Miller Mason County Kentucky

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