Owensboro High School
Playing for the Owensboro High “Red Devils” from 1945 through 1949, Cliff Hagan broke all his high school scoring records. With great quickness, strength and a picture-perfect hook shot, the 6″4″ center led his ’49 Red Devil Team to a State Championship win over Lexington Lafayette.
His title-game performance – including 41 points – is still regarded as one of the “Sweet Sixteen’s” greatest all-around performances.
Three times named as “First-Team All-State,” Cliff would go on to win an NCAA championship, an NBA Championship and then served as Athletics Director at his Alma-Mater – the University of Kentucky.