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Mike Silliman to be inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame

Legendary Former Tiger Mike Silliman is among 16 others who will be inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame tomorrow. He is a member of the 4th class that will go into the hall during a ceremony starting at 5:30 PM at the State Theater in Elizabethtown, KY.

The late Silliman was an all-time great for Tiger Basketball who led the program to their last state championship in 1962. He was named Mr. Basketball that year and had a great career including being named to the All-State team 3 times.

Mike played in college under a young Bobby Knight at Army where his jersey was retired last year followed by a short stint in the NBA playing for the Buffalo Braves. He was also the captain of the 1968 Olympic team that captured gold during the summer olympics.

Kentucky Basketball Hall of Fame Inducts Mike Silliman

Mike Silliman

Mike Silliman

Former Tiger Mike Silliman will be posthumously inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame. The three-time All-State athlete led the Tigers to a KHSAA championship in 1962 and earned Mr. Kentucky Basketball honors.

Mike went on to have an outstanding career at West Point and was posthumously inducted into the Army Sports Hall of Fame. He captained the 1968 Olympic team, coached by Bobby Knight, to a gold medal and earned three All-American honors. His jersey was retired at West Point this past January.

The induction reception begins at 5:30 PM at the Historic State Theatre Complex in Elizabethtown on Thursday, July 11th and the program starts at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $30.  For details on how to get tickets, for the venue’s address or to see a list of the other inductees which includes several former UK stars, click here.