Wayne Golden – Region 6
Louisville Shawnee High School
The 1973 Kentucky high school basketball season was dominated by the Shawnee Indians with a 34-2 record and a Sweet 16 championship. The Indians went on the war path early and never let up with warrior guards Wayne Golden and Ronnie Daniel leading the way. Golden, a scoring machine, averaged 30+ points per game while setting a Jefferson County single game scoring record with an 84 point game. Wayne earned All-State, All-State Tournament and All-American honors in 1973, his senior year. He scored 26 points in the state championship game where Shawnee won over powerful Louisville Male. Wayne Golden and his running mate, Ronnie Daniel, may arguably have been the best guard combo in state history. He went on to a stellar college career at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, becoming an All-American as a member of the 1977 Division II National Championship team.