Save the date! You are invited…
The 2021 Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is scheduled for August 14th at 7:00 P.M. at the Historic State Theater, Elizabethtown.
Tickets are $20.00 and available at the HOF office Wednesday-Saturday until the event or by calling 270-234-8354. Tickets will be available at the door.
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Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame
Corbin High School
Frank Selvy was an outstanding player for the Corbin Redhounds in 1949 and 1950. He would be named to the All-State Team in 1950 while leading Corbin to a third place finish in the Sweet 16. Frank was a sleeper recruit that woke up Coach Adolph Rupp when he watched him play at the East-West All Star Game in 1950. University of Kentucky followed with a scholarship offer, but Frank was loyal to his Furman commitment. The rest is basketball history! He had a stellar All-American college career and a 100 point scoring game. Frank Selvy is the Kentucky player who got away and found fertile ground in South Carolina. He was the number one draft choice for the Minneapolis Lakers and would one day play in the Los Angeles Laker backcourt with Jerry West. Welcome home, Frank Selvy, to the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
Coach Rodney Woods
Wayne County High School
An All-State player at Lone Jack High School in 1971, Rodney Woods would go on to a stellar career at Tennessee and as point guard he directed the Ernie and Bernie Show for Coach Ray Mears’ Volunteers. As good as Rodney was as a player, he may have become a better coach. He is Kentucky’s fifth all-time winningest coach with over 800+ wins and has twice been named Kentucky Coach of the Year. Coach Woods has been at Wayne County 37 years and counting, averaging 20+ wins per season taking the Cardinals to nine Sweet 16 tournaments. His career has taken him from Lone Jack to the University of Tennessee to Wayne County and has now brought him to the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
Louisville Doss High School
Derek Anderson was a “show stopper” on the basketball court throughout his career. He was an all-around talent whose athleticism was off the charts. Derek was a two time All Stater at Louisville Doss where he started for four years. He would leave Kentucky briefly signing with Ohio State but returned and enjoyed an electric career at UK under Coach Rick Pitino. A Doss Dragon who flew high and mighty over basketball courts across the land, welcome, Derek Anderson, to your new home, the home of legends, the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
Maytown High School
A two time All-State player in 1970 and 1971, Pat also made the All-State Tournament Team in 1969 as a sophomore for the Maytown Wildcats. The Tallent family is a part of Kentucky high school basketball history. The four brothers Bill, Bob, Mike, and Pat helped put Maytown in Floyd County on the Kentucky basketball map. Pat at 6’3” was arguably one of Kentucky’s greatest shooters. He was a high school All-American and went on to have an outstanding career at George Washington playing for his brother Bob who was the head coach. Pat also excelled in the game of golf winning the 2014 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship and the 2015 British Senior Amateur Championship. Pat is part of a talented family where the youngest learned from his brothers and now enters the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame where he will be honored as one of Kentucky’s greatest.
Horse Cave High School
Clarence Wilson was a premier player in the Kentucky Athletic League rom 1942-1945, leading Horse Cave to a 65-1 record and two state titles. The Tigers under the tutelage of Coach Stone Thomas were also national runner-ups 1945. Clarence would go on to a distinguished career at Tennessee A/I before choosing to become a member of the Harlem Globetrotters, choosing basketball over baseball for his professional career. He was a Globetrotter from 1949-1964, the longest tenure of any Trotter of his time. Clarence Wilson and the Horse Cave Tigers story would require a movie to accurately depict their greatness. A Kentucky “treasure”, the Hall of Fame welcomes to your new team!
Coach Bill Brown
Louisville Southern High School
Coach Bill Brown was Kentucky Coach of the Year in 1987 when his Louisville Southern Trojans won Sweet 16 State Championship. His teams would win 447 games while losing only 116, and 84% winning percentage. Coach Brown’s teams won 20 or more games for 13 consecutive seasons from 1981-1993. They were district champions 14 times, regional winners 10 times, and captured the ultimate prize in 1987. He is a Louisville legend known not only for his coaching skills but for his professionalism and personality. Coach Bill Brown joins his 1989 Miss Basketball Player, Lisa Harrison, in the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame. He is now a member of the legendary Hall of Fame coaching staff.
Lexington Lafayette High School
As a Lafayette General under the tutelage of Coach Ralph Carlisle, Bob Mulcahy would lead the Generals to the state title in 1950. A two time All-Stater in 1949 and 1950, he would further his basketball career at the University of Kentucky. If it wasn’t enough to be a high school star, he would double down as a high school coach at Louisville Seneca leading the Redskins to consecutive state championships in 1963 and 1964. He went on to coach at the collegiate level. A Kentucky icon, Bob joins his many friends as a member of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
Lexington Lafayette High School
Dirk Minniefield joins his former Lafayette coach Jock Sutherland in the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame. Dirk would lead the Generals to a 36-1 season and a state championship in 1979. His flashy all-around game was well suited for the fast and furious Lafayette team that was but a win away from going undefeated. Dirk was three time All-State player, 1979 Mr. Basketball, and an All-American his senior year. The 1979 Lafayette team was “one for the ages”. A charismatic coach, an All-American guard, and a team with flair are rarely seen at the high school level. Dirk Minniefield would go on to a successful basketball career at the University of Kentucky and will always live in the hearts and minds of Kentucky basketball fans. Welcome, Dirk Minnifield, to the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
Sara Patterson Hammond Barham
Rockcastle County High School
Sara Patterson Hammond Barham would launch the Rockcastle County Rockets to new heights during her
ascent into stardom from 2009-2011. A three time All-State performer, she would lead the Rockets to a state title in 2011 while garnering the coveted Miss Basketball award that same year. Rockcastle County’s record over her four year career was 130 wins/32 losses. Her senior year the Rockets were 36-1. She would receive a basketball scholarship to the University of Louisville where she distinguished herself athletically and academically. During her four year career, Sara would play in 15 NCAA tournament games, the most in school history, and led the Cardinals to a national runner-up finish in 2013. Sara Patterson Hammond Barham now joins the greatest players in Kentucky history as a 2021 inductee into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
Brewers High School
Barney Thweatt was the team captain for the last unbeaten Kentucky high school basketball state champion. The 1948 Brewers Redmen completed their season with a perfect 36-0 record defeating mighty Maysville in the final championship game. He was named to the 1947 All-State Team and All-State Tournament Team. He would go on to become a star player for both Memphis and Murray State Universities. A stellar coaching career would follow at Oldham County and Paducah Tilghman. Barney Thweatt’s basketball accomplishments were astounding, but it was his character and leadership skills that were equally impressive. Hypothetically speaking, if the Hall of Fame inductees were a team, Barney would arguably be selected as captain!
Coach Tim Riley
Warren Central High School
Coach Tim Riley’s coaching career is still ongoing for the Owensboro Catholic Aces where he won the 3rd region title in 2019, the first in the school’s history, and repeated winning the title again in 2020. Championships seem to be a common theme for Coach Riley having won 13 district titles, 10 regional crowns and the ultimate prize, the KHSAA Sweet 16 state championship at Warren Central High School in 2004. During his 15 year tenure there, his Dragons “set fire” to the 4th region with thirteen 20+ win seasons. A personable yet highly competitive mentor, Coach Tim Riley adds another class act to the coaching ranks of the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
Sarah Elliott Cannon
Jackson County High School
Sarah Elliott, 6’-6 inch post player played for Jackson County high school graduating in 2004. She led the Lady Generals to 2002 KHSAA state finals. Sarah scored 2,731 career points and pulled down 1,843 career rebounds. She also had 821 career blocks. Sarah played at the University of Kentucky where she averaged 11.3 points and 6 rebounds per game. She also played one year of professional basketball in Poland.