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King Kelly Coleman

Kentucky's Greatest Basketball Legend

Retail Price: $21.95

In a state where the love of basketball itself is legendary, there are its rare heroes who also, through the dispassionate lens of history, rise to legendary status. When that legend rises so far above the others as to acquire mythical or rather, folk hero, proportions – and then enigmatically vanishes- you have King Kelly Coleman.

This shy, humble mountain boy blessed with extraordinary talent and drive captured Kentucky’s hearts and its all-time record books with performances that have yet to be equaled – even half a century later. Never before in print, the authorized King Kelly Coleman story, is told by award-winning author Gary P. West, from actual interviews and information from Coleman himself.

“…A portrayal of who is arguably the best high school player to ever have played the game of basketball in the Bluegrass.” – Larry Conley, University of Kentucky Wildcats, 1964 – 1966

Kelly Coleman was one of the most exciting players in Kentucky’s history, and his legendary feats are still being talked about today. This book sets the records and stories straight.” – Joe B. Hall, Former head basketball coach, University of Kentucky

A must read for the basketball fan who wants to know the real story about Kentucky’s greatest basketball legend, King Kelly Coleman.” – Wes Strader, Veteran announcer of the Boys Sweet 16 Basketball Tournament and Western Kentucky University

“…The greatest prep basketball player in history.” – Adolph Rupp, Former head basketball coach, University of Kentucky


Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
About The Author

Gary P. West  Gary P. West has simple criteria when it comes to writing books. “I only take on a project that I will enjoy writing about and I only write about something I think people will enjoy reading,” he says. West grew up in Elizabethtown, Kentucky and attended Western Kentucky University before graduating from the University of Kentucky in 1967 with a journalism degree. At U.K. he was a daily sports editor for the Kentucky Kernel. Throughout his extensive career he has served as executive director of the Hillt Learn More about Gary P. West
Book Details
Author: Gary P. West
Pages: 192 pages
Product Dimensions: 6x9
ISBN: 978-0-9773198-0-0
Cover Type: Hardcover
Case Quantity: 30

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