Top 10 High school players in KHSAA history

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    I think the list starts with Coleman and would also include Unseld, Farmer, Lofton, and Houston. The other five would be debatable.
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    Anyone remember Mike Redd of Seneca.......early 60's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NKUisgr8 View Post
    I assume you mean males?
    I think that's obvious for two reasons.

    1. This is the males section.
    2. No female would come close?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEERFAN View Post
    I think the list starts with Coleman and would also include Unseld, Farmer, Lofton, and Houston. The other five would be debatable.
    Chris Lofton? As top 5 ?

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    No, in all honesty if Jake would have hit that shot against BG an argument could be made that he had the single best 3 weeks in khsaa history.

    My real list would include, Coleman, Unseld, Griffith, Farmer (bcos of what all he meant to the state of kentucky; not bcos he was a top 5 overall talent).

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    Manuel Forrest

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    LOL!!! ...This could go on forever! Nice topic though. Hearing all the different names brings back memories.

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    Frank Selvey

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIPTON BASH View Post
    Chris Lofton? As top 5 ?
    I should have clarified those aren't my rankings 1-5, just five I believe should be in top consideration for the top 10.

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    I don't know what kind of player he was at Carr Creek but Glen Combs played college at Virginia Tech and was drafted to the NBA in 1968. He didn't play NBA though, instead opting to play his entire career in the ABA. He played in three league All Star games and helped win one ABA championship in 1971 with the Utah Stars. He led the league in 3-point baskets made in'71-72 season. He scored 7,666 points in his pro career.

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    Jermaine Brown - Fairdale - State Tournament MVP 1990 and 1991. Only four schools have won back-to-back state championships since 1918. Henry Clay won three in a row when there was only one high school in Lexington.

    But...it's hard to argue MOST of the other candidates.

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    Mike Redd might have been the second best guard of all-time behind Ralph Beard.

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    Generational problems abound, but just like with Cowens, Tom Thacker of Covington's William Grant High School went on to win an NCAA championship (Cincinnati), an ABA championship (Pacers), and an NBA Championship (Celtics), the only guy to ever pull off that feat. He may very well have been one of the 10 greatest high school talents ever in Kentucky (his post high school accomplishments would indicate that to be the case), but because of segregation issues I think his opportunity to play in the same leagues as white schools, or in the Sweet Sixteen, were limited. He should be in the discussion though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Mitchell View Post
    Generational problems abound, but just like with Cowens, Tom Thacker of Covington's William Grant High School went on to win an NCAA championship (Cincinnati), an ABA championship (Pacers), and an NBA Championship (Celtics), the only guy to ever pull off that feat. He may very well have been one of the 10 greatest high school talents ever in Kentucky (his post high school accomplishments would indicate that to be the case), but because of segregation issues I think his opportunity to play in the same leagues as white schools, or in the Sweet Sixteen, were limited. He should be in the discussion though.
    The Bold is not true at all!

    Covington Grant won the Ninth Region and Thacker went on to play in the Sweet Sixteen in the following years.

    Thacker, Tom Porter
    Birth Year : 1939
    Born in Covington, KY, Tom P. Thacker played basketball at William Grant High School there from 1955 to 1959. The 6'2" guard/forward scored 36 points in his final game, a loss to Olive Hill during the state high school tournament.

    Won the Ninth Region while Thacker attended and played
    1958 Covington Grant
    1959 Covington Grant

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    My list begins with Ralph Beard. I'll have to think about the rest.

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