Corky Withrow-Central City (Senior) *
Roger Newman-Central City (Senior)
***Harry Todd-Earlington (Freshman)
Charlie Osborne-Flat Gap (Senior)
Donnis Butcher-Pikeville (Senior)
****Billy Ray Lickert-Lexington Lafayette
E.A. Couch-Carr Creek (Senior)
(names are not in any type of order)
Kentucky did not have a 1st or 2nd all-state
team at this time. There was only one all-state team that consisted of 10-12 players. Kentucky began the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd
all-state teams in 1958 or 1959.
to high school all-American team.
**Kelly Coleman of Wayland was named Kentucky's
Mr. Basketball & the first National High School Player of the Year.
Coleman of Wayland High School is the only high school player from Kentucky to be named the National High School Player
of the Year. Corky Withrow of Central City High School opted to play major league baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.
***Harry Todd of Earlington High School is
first player named to all-state teams
all 4 years of high school.
****Billy Ray Lickert of Lexington Lafayette High School is named to the
1960 all-American team at the University of Kentucky and spent 8 years in the NBA.
The 1955-56 basketball season
first & only year in the history of the
KHSAA that there were three first team
all-state members from the same high
school in the same year.
And they did not come from the
winning state championship team.
Henderson City's Byron Pinson, David Eakins
& Pascal Benson are also the only players in KHSAA
history to be named to all-district, all-regional,
and all-state teams in the same year
from the same high school.
The year was 1956.
This has never occurred before the 1955-56
season and has not happened since.