St. Xavier High School
Named an All-Stater for three years, Mike led the St. Xavier Tigers to a KHSAA Championship Title in 1962. Averaging 24 points a game his senior season, he was named Mr. Kentucky Basketball in 1962. Able to dribble, shoot, and rebound with ease, Silliman earned the nickname ‘The Gentle Giant’. He went on to have an outstanding career at West Point and was a starter on the 1968 Olympic Team that won the gold medal.