Two mountain natives named to Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame

PIkeville wins their first-ever state All "A" Championship.
PIkeville wins their first-ever state All "A" Championship.(Courtney Layne Brewer/WYMT)
Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 4:24 PM EDT
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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Mr. Basketball 2010 Elisha Justice and former Buckhorn star Peggy Gay have been named to the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

Justice won a state title with Shelby Valley in 2010 and was named Sweet 16 MVP. He went on to play college basketball at Louisville.

As the current head coach of the Pikeville boys’ basketball team, Justice has led the Panthers to a state All “A” title and three 15th Region championships.

Peggy Gay played for one year when girls’ basketball was reinstated by the KHSAA. She averaged 35 points and 16 rebounds per game and was named first-team All-State by the Lexington Herald.

Gay went on to play for EKU and became the program’s first 1,000-point scorer.

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