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03-12-2007, 06:42 PM
Top 10 players in the 15th since 1980

Tubby Hater
03-12-2007, 06:54 PM
1. John Pephrey
2. JR Vanhoose
3. Jeremy Hall
4. Keith Adkins
5. Todd Tackett
6. David Martin
7. Todd Conley
8. Bart Williams
9. Thomas Jenkins
10. Roger Horne

This is really hard

Hoops Lover
03-12-2007, 07:24 PM
Any list without J.J. Hylton from Belfry is incomplete.

NEXT
03-12-2007, 08:23 PM
Any list without J.J. Hylton from Belfry is incomplete.

Amen to that.

NEXT
03-12-2007, 08:24 PM
1. John Pephrey
2. JR Vanhoose
3. Jeremy Hall
4. Keith Adkins
5. Todd Tackett
6. David Martin
7. Todd Conley
8. Bart Williams
9. Thomas Jenkins
10. Roger Horne

This is really hard

Who are those 2 guys?

More Cowbell
03-12-2007, 08:37 PM
Where's Todd May on the list?

Space Cowboy
03-12-2007, 08:54 PM
Todd May has to be in the top10.

Evil Twin
03-12-2007, 09:58 PM
Where's Todd May on the list?

This is a very hard list but I definitely think that he should be on there. He was a dominant force, he is probably in the top 3.

Some others to be considered... Jerry Pelphrey, J J Hylton, Jody Thompson, Brian Lyon (I think that all of these guys had great HS careers in the 15th and went on to sign with D-1 schools.) Again, hard list to actually limit to 10.

rooster
03-13-2007, 02:44 AM
Craig Ratliff, Ervin Stepp

FOX SPORTS
03-13-2007, 02:53 AM
Todd May
Ervin Stepp
John Pelphrey
JR Vanhoose
Jody Thompson
Craig Ratliff
JJ Hylton
Jeremy Hall
Keith Adkins
Todd Tackett
Todd Conley
Bart Williams
Thomas Jenkins
Rodney Rowe

B-Ball Historian
03-13-2007, 04:42 AM
First and foremost: TODD MAY and the rest as follows:
2.) Ervin Stepp
3.) John Pelphrey
4.) Jeremy Hall
5.) Jody Thompson
6.) JR Vanhoose
7.) Rodney Rowe
8.) Keith Adkins
9.) Gerald Osborne
10.) Chris Slater

hootie
03-13-2007, 04:56 AM
1. John Pephrey
2. JR Vanhoose
3. Jeremy Hall
4. Keith Adkins
5. Todd Tackett
6. David Martin
7. Todd Conley
8. Bart Williams
9. Thomas Jenkins
10. Roger Horne

This is really hard


I don't think that thomas jenkins should be on there. His teammate Jeremy Hall should be though. I don't think Todd Tackett should be on there either.

blueman
03-13-2007, 05:24 AM
Todd May
John Pelphrey
Joey Couch
Mike Minix
Keith Adkins
J.R. Vanhoose
Todd Tackett
Jeremy Hall
J.J. Hilton
Jody Thompson

Another Asssist
03-13-2007, 06:07 AM
It is always amazing how everyone does a good job at being an unbiased homer and remains objective in their picks on these type of topics. NOT!

HazzBeen
03-13-2007, 07:18 AM
1. Ervin Stepp
2. Todd May
3. J.R. Vanhoose
4. John Pelphrey
5. Jody Thompson
6. Todd "Heff"' Conley
7. Jeremy Hall
8. Bart Williams
9. J.J. Hylton
10. Tie Thomas Jenkins and Todd Tackett

Honarable Mention
Pikeville: Chris Slater, Doug Powers, Johnny Hale
Pike Central: Jamie Hamilton, Brad Lowe
Paintsville: Brian Lyon, Keith Adkins, Josh "Motor"McKenzie, Craig Ratliff
Allen Central: Todd Howard
Phelps: Shawn Clusky, Brandon Layne
SV/Virgie: Mitch Harris, Rodney Rowe, Bowling,
Feds Creek/Millard/Elkhorn/East Ridge: Fuller brothers, B.J. Ratliff, Bill Bevins
Johnson Central: McCarty
Sheldon Clark: Not sure either
Belfry: Jamie Case, Hager, Maynard, Barry Crum
Betsy Layne: Not sure
South Floyd: Michael Hall, not sure

BoondockSaint
03-13-2007, 08:12 AM
1. Todd May
2. Ervin Stepp
3. J.J. Hylton
4. Todd Conley
5. Jeremy Hall
6. J.R. VanHoose
7. John Pelphrey
8. Jody Thompson


I'll leave it at 8 because these guys stood out above all others in my opinion.

mcharles3
03-13-2007, 08:58 AM
1. Ervin Stepp
2. Todd May
3. J.R. Vanhoose
4. John Pelphrey
5. Jody Thompson
6. Todd "Heff"' Conley
7. Jeremy Hall
8. Bart Williams
9. J.J. Hylton
10. Tie Thomas Jenkins and Todd Tackett

Honarable Mention
Pikeville: Chris Slater, Doug Powers, Johnny Hale
Pike Central: Jamie Hamilton, Brad Lowe
Paintsville: Brian Lyon, Keith Adkins, Josh "Motor"McKenzie, Craig Ratliff
Allen Central: Todd Howard
Phelps: Shawn Clusky, Brandon Layne
SV/Virgie: Mitch Harris, Rodney Rowe, Bowling,
Feds Creek/Millard/Elkhorn/East Ridge: Fuller brothers, B.J. Ratliff, Bill Bevins
Johnson Central: McCarty
Sheldon Clark: Not sure either
Belfry: Jamie Case, Hager, Maynard, Barry Crum
Betsy Layne: Not sure
South Floyd: Michael Hall, not sure


I think you throw Mike Fannin and Brian Charles from phelps it the honorable mention category

HazzBeen
03-13-2007, 10:19 AM
I think you throw Mike Fannin and Brian Charles from phelps it the honorable mention category


Thanks for the help!:D I could use some more for the other schools. I don't remember much before 1990.

Big Jim
03-13-2007, 10:22 AM
Any list from Paintsville that Jerry Pelphrey is NOT listed in the top 5 of those players is making a mistake. he was a flat out stud who played D-1 for 4 successful years including being a starter on the big 4-13 upset of ETSU over Arizona in the '92 tourney. It's important in my evaluation, not only did a player go to college, but did they stay and did they perform?

Lema was a stud.

HazzBeen
03-13-2007, 10:27 AM
Yeah I forgot him. Thanks!

RattleSnake
03-13-2007, 03:18 PM
1. Ervin Stepp
2. Todd May
3. J.R. Vanhoose
4. John Pelphrey
5. Jody Thompson
6. Todd "Heff"' Conley
7. Jeremy Hall
8. Bart Williams
9. J.J. Hylton
10. Tie Thomas Jenkins and Todd Tackett

Honarable Mention
Pikeville: Chris Slater, Doug Powers, Johnny Hale
Pike Central: Jamie Hamilton, Brad Lowe
Paintsville: Brian Lyon, Keith Adkins, Josh "Motor"McKenzie, Craig Ratliff
Allen Central: Todd Howard
Phelps: Shawn Clusky, Brandon Layne
SV/Virgie: Mitch Harris, Rodney Rowe, Bowling,
Feds Creek/Millard/Elkhorn/East Ridge: Fuller brothers, B.J. Ratliff, Bill Bevins
Johnson Central: McCarty
Sheldon Clark: Not sure either
Belfry: Jamie Case, Hager, Maynard, Barry Crum
Betsy Layne: Not sure
South Floyd: Michael Hall, not sure

I like this list. You could throw Rusty Tackett into SF for their honorable mention.

Wyatt Earp
03-13-2007, 03:33 PM
I always thought it was difficult to pick ten or so players in a period of time and many think that the best players were the only one's that put up high numbers in scoring. The best players on many team's are the one's that do not get alot of publicity. Henry Webb played at McDowell in 1989 and as far as players from the 80's he was as good as any and better than most. David Martin who is now a Doctor and has his office in Pikeville played at Prestonsburg and then went on to Alice LLoyd to play in college. I thought the most complete player that I have seen in the region was J.R. Vanhoose. He rebounded at state record pace, scored when he wanted and handed out many assists. He also was tough to score on and winning the state tournament wasn't bad either. The list brings back the names of some really good scorers from the past and they should be remembered because of the history of the region they helped to keep going. Just a few thoughts from an old geezer.

madskillz
03-13-2007, 05:23 PM
Todd May
Ervin Stepp
John Pelphrey
rodney rowe
JR Vanhoose
Jody Thompson
Craig Ratliff
JJ Hylton
Jeremy Hall
Keith Adkins
Todd Tackett
Todd Conley
Bart Williams
Thomas Jenkins

phs1986
03-13-2007, 05:27 PM
I don't know many from other schools BUT I can list a few from Phelps back in the day....

Ervin Stepp
Craig Smith
Frankie Smith
Brian Charles
Mike Fannin
Jerry Ratliff
Pete Maynard

All of these played at different times and some together in the 80's. Shawn Clusky and Brandon Layne both were in the 90's.

Tubby Hater
03-13-2007, 05:55 PM
My bad, I totally forgot about Todd May and I was thinking Ervin graduated in 79 but it was 80. To answer the question about who Roger Horne and David Martin were. Roger Horne was on the 87 AC team that lost in the regional finals to Paintsville. He was probably the best shooter in AC history and didnt have a 3 point line. He put up 36 on Magoffin the regional semifinal and with 3 point line many say he would have had around 50. David Martin was the center on the Pburg 88 team that won the region. He is now a DR at PMC. Also on that list you could include Henry Webb of McDowell

PHS95
03-13-2007, 06:59 PM
First and foremost: TODD MAY and the rest as follows:
2.) Ervin Stepp
3.) John Pelphrey
4.) Jeremy Hall
5.) Jody Thompson
6.) JR Vanhoose
7.) Rodney Rowe
8.) Keith Adkins
9.) Gerald Osborne
10.) Chris Slater

Chris Slater, I agree, HAS to be on that list.... with Todd may number one.... I also agree with Jody Thompson.... he was a monster to play against, from what I hear!

DortonWildcat5
03-13-2007, 07:21 PM
I like this list. You could throw Rusty Tackett into SF for their honorable mention.

I don't think you can mention SV without mentioning Jeremy Johnson or Shannon Akers. They may not be on the top ten list overall, but definitely on the SV top 10. Jeremy played when Hef played and they had some great battles.

thepharmacist
03-13-2007, 07:27 PM
Any list of top players from Belfry From 1980 on should include

JJ Hylton
Stevin Staton
Shawn Hager
Mark Williamson
Gary Smith
Troy Rutherford
Rod Runyon
Todd Ball
Kenny Blackburn
Glenn Jude
Jimmy Bevins
Toe Marcum
Mikey Scott
Jim Dotson
Denny Paul May
Mike Hatfield (Both of them)
Scott Thomas
Barry Crum

Hylton is definite top 10

Staton is definite honorable mention

The rest of this list falls somewhere below those depending on who you are talking to. LOL

mcharles3
03-14-2007, 03:42 AM
My bad, I totally forgot about Todd May and I was thinking Ervin graduated in 79 but it was 80. To answer the question about who Roger Horne and David Martin were. Roger Horne was on the 87 AC team that lost in the regional finals to Paintsville. He was probably the best shooter in AC history and didnt have a 3 point line. He put up 36 on Magoffin the regional semifinal and with 3 point line many say he would have had around 50. David Martin was the center on the Pburg 88 team that won the region. He is now a DR at PMC. Also on that list you could include Henry Webb of McDowell

Phelps won the region in 88

Tubby Hater
03-14-2007, 06:40 PM
Your right Pburg won it in 89, they beat McDowell

ComeFlyWithMe
03-14-2007, 07:26 PM
I have to say that Todd May, Rodney Rowe, and JR Vanhoose have to be in the top 5.

More Cowbell
03-15-2007, 04:47 PM
I remember seeing Todd May play for Pikeville College in the 80's, and even there it was like watching a man amongst boys.