King Kelly Coleman

Author: Gary P. West
Publisher: Steward & Wise Press
ISBN: 9780977319800
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Never before in print, the authorized King Kelly Coleman story, as told by award-winning author Gary P. West, from actual interviews and information from Coleman himself.

The Big O

Author: Oscar Robertson
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781579547646
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... citing a home-court advantage as the cause of the lopsided record. To this day
the series is still going, one game played in each state, and each contest is sold
out and played before a totally partisan audience. As it happens, in 1955, the
same year the series went to two games, Kentucky also started naming black
players to the squad. In 1956, my senior year, the series was being billed by
reporters as a battle between opposites — me and "King" Kelly Coleman, a
braggadocious ...

Who Da Man

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Publisher: Tim Johnson
ISBN: 0692013229
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Featured Player Kelly Coleman (New York, '60) is still considered by some to be
the best high school player ever to come out of Kentucky, which means to those
people that he was the best high school player ever. The 6'3" guard certainly had
the props for such a claim, averaging 46.3 PPG as a high school senior. His fame
grew so large that he was nicknamed "King" Kelly Coleman (and he deserved it
more than that usurper "King" Rex Chapman). Originally intending to play his ...

Remembering The 40 S

Author: Truman Fields
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781438997834
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Everyone wanted to see Kelly, the nation's best player, do his magic. The Wasps
fans came to the tournament in droves. They were especially proud of their team
and favorite son. One Wayland fan hired a plane in Lexington to drop leaflets that
read, “KING KELLY COLEMAN, WORLD'S BEST BASKETBALL PLAYER.” The
nickname stuck. Bluegrass basketball fans were more than upset. The stage was
set for the Wayland Wasps and their high-school basketball King. The angry True
 ...

Floyd County

Author: Lisa Perry
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738585727
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As a senior at Wayland High School in 1955, Kelly Coleman was the focal point
of a lot of attention for his basketball prowess. Called "the greatest high school
player who ever lived" by Adolph Rupp, the legendary basketball coach at the
University of Kentucky, Coleman averaged 46.8 points per game his senior year.
Recruited by many colleges and universities, "King" Kelly Coleman went on to
have an outstanding career at Kentucky Wesleyan University before going on to
a brief ...

The Kentucky Encyclopedia

Author: John E. Kleber
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813159016
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During his life, Coleman received numerous awards and honorary degrees,
including doctor of letters from Eastern Kentucky University, doctor of literature
from University of Kentucky (1949), and doctor of law from Transylvania
University (1969). Coleman married Burnetta (Zumwalt) Mullen on October 15,
1930. He died on May 4, 1983, and was buried in the Lexington cemetery. See J.
Winston Coleman, Jr., The Squire's Memories (Lexington, Ky., 1976). COLEMAN,
KELLY. “King” ...

Scandals Of 51

Author: Charles Rosen
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781888363913
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At the same time, a Kentucky schoolboy named "King" Kelly Coleman was
tearing up the state, averaging 46.8 points a game in his senior year at Wayland
High School. Adolph Rupp called Coleman the greatest high school player he
had ever seen. "He's a combination," said the Baron, "of Cliff Hagan and Frank
Ramsey." Wayland High School won so often and by such huge margins that
gamblers took to betting on how many points Coleman would score. One night,
the coach of ...

Legacies Of Kentucky Mountain Basketball

Author: Harold Kelley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935001751
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Legacies of Kentucky Mountain Basketball … is about the golden era of high school basketball in Kentucky (the mid-1950s), high school basketball that was as close to the original game as we will ever see again … good, fundamental ...

Faces Of Kentucky

Author: Freda C. Klotter
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813171753
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could gain statewide respect for their play, as had such white players as “King
Kelly Coleman before them. Only later would both males and females have a
tournament. Kentucky's state high school basketball tournament is called the “
Sweet 16.” The sixteen teams are from both large and small schools, from all
areas of the state. Kentucky is one of the last states where all teams play together
. Interest in the tournament really grew because of one championship game in
1928.