Kentucky Players Chosen North-South All-Americans

9 Players Chosen
Note: Players with an (*) transferred from Kentucky.
The North-South Cage Commission held an All-Star game every year between 1949 and 1956 in Murray Kentucky. High school seniors from throughout the country were nominated to attend. The top five who excelled in the game were chosen to the Chuck Taylor All-Star squad. (Signified with a CT) One player was chosen as the Player of the Year. (CT POY) For more information about this event, please see the following link.

PlayerYear
Chosen
HeightPositionHometown (High School)
Gayle Rose1950
(CT POY)
6-0GParis, KY
George Cooke19516-0GMaysville, KY
Woody Preston19516-2FPikeville, KY
Jerry Bird1952
(CT)
6-6FCorbin, KY
Phil Grawemeyer19526-7FLouisville, KY (Manual)
Earl Adkins1953
(CT POY)
6-4GAshland, KY (High)
Billy Ray Cassady19546-2F-GInez, KY
Vernon Hatton1954
(CT)
6-3GLexington, KY (Lafayette)
Roger Newman19566-4F-GGreenville, KY


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