Ervin Stepp – Region 15
Phelps High School
During Ervin Stepp’s junior season in 1979 at Phelps High School, he averaged 47 points, eleven rebounds and five assists per game. His points per game average led the nation and broke the state record previously held by King Kelly Coleman. He amassed 1,275 that season, shot 60% from the field, 87% from the foul line and selected first team All-State. Stepp’s senior season shattered his previous records as he led the nation in scoring again with an average of 53.7 points per game along with ten rebounds and five assists per game. He had a high game of 75 points while his low game was 34 points. He also set the state record for the most free throws made in one season with 357, a mark that still stands and ranks second nationally. Ervin Stepp was named Mr. Basketball in 1980, selected to the Converse All-American team, named Kentucky Athlete of the Year by the Hertz Corp. and was chosen First Team All-State in every poll.