Hall of Fame

Basketball will no doubt be something Kentuckians from every generation will have in common. It stirs memories that span decades and will forever prove to be a conversation piece over which they can reminisce together and yes, even allow for some friendly debate.

For nearly 100 years, High School Basketball has been a source of every community's identity, character, and spirit, from the smallest town to the largest city. Understanding the value and contributions of the men and women who played and coached the game the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame has been established.

News & Upcoming Events

2017 (July) Inductees

The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame completed its six-year effort to recognize 100 players, coaches, and contributors with the announcement of the 2017 Class. 

These members will be formally inducted July 22 in Elizabethtown: 

Erin Boley - Elizabethtown

Robert Brooks - Richmond Madison

Darel Carrier - Bristow

Lisa Collins - Laurel County

Phil Cox - Cawood

Kyra Elzy - Oldham County

Manuel Forrest - Louisville Moore

Coach Joe Harper - Brodhead, Monticello and Wayne County

Kenneth Kuhn - Louisville Male

Charlie Osborne - Flat Gap

Valerie Owens Combs - Louisville Butler

Harold Sergent - Ashland

Mary Taylor Cowles - Marshal County

Coach Greg Todd - Berea and Lexington Catholic

Jack Upchurch - Wayne County

Bobby Washington - Dunbar

Coach Russell Williamson - Inez

Coach Ray Vencill - Richmond Madison and Elizabethtown High

In the Spotlight...The Cecilian Bank!

The Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame extends a very sincere thanks to our local Cecilian Bank for its tax credit purchase from the National Parks Service. The tax credit was a result of the restoration of our 19th century Church Building. The purchase will provide necessary cash flow to complete displays and exhibits for a July opening date this year. Again, many thanks to Greg Pawley and all the good people at The Cecilian Bank for "closing the deal."

2017 Induction Ceremony

The 2017 KHSBHF induction ceremony will be held on July 22nd at the State Theater in Elizabethtown. The reception is at 5:30 and the induction ceremony is at 7:30.