Some of the Outstanding Ohio Miami Valley
Basketball Players and Their High Schools

Dwight Anderson
   Born 12/28/60 in Dayton, Ohio, 6' 3", 185 lb., high school - Roth, college - Kentucky and ended at University of Southern California,
   pro career: 1982 - 1983 Denver NBA, 4.2 ppg. 

Mark Baker
    Dunbar HS, Toronto NBA 1998-9

Gary Bradds
   Greenview HS, Baltimore NBA 1964-66, Oakland ABA 1967-69, Washington NBA 1969-70, Carolina & Texas ABA 1970-1

Barry Clemens
   Xenia HS, New York NBA1965-6, Chicago NBA 1966-69, Seattle NBA 1969-72, Cleveland NBA 1972-74, Portland NBA 1974-76.

Bobby Colburn
   Stivers HS, Dayton Metros, NBL 1935-36, Dayton Suchers 1941, Dayton Aviators 1944, Dayton Aviators 1945. (record incomplete)

"Butch" Carter
   Middletown HS, Los Angeles NBA 1980-81, Indiana NBA 1981-84, New York NBA 1984-85, New York - Philadelphia NBA 1985-86

Jason Collier
   Springfield Catholic HS, San Antonio NBA (can find no record of this)

Cain Dilaboa
   Springboro HS, Swiss professional league

Wayne Embry
   Cincinnati NBA 1958-66, Boston NBA 1966-68, Milwaukee NBA 1968-69
   [Wayne Embry was born in Springfield, Ohio (1937). He was a three-year letter winner at Tecumseh High School before entering Miami University of Ohio in 1954. At Miami, he lead the team in points scored in 1957 and 1958 and served as the team captain. He was the fourth player in Miami University's history to have his jersey (#23) retired. ~ Update from Bradley Watson]

Bill Edwards
   Carlisle HS, Philadelphia NBA 1993-94

Lionel Garrett
   Dayton Fairview HS, Harlem Globetrotters

Chuck Grigsby
   Stivers HS, New York NBA 1954-55

Earl "Red" Gardner
   Oakwood HS coach, Minneapolis BAA 1948-49

Ron Harper
   Kiser HS, Cleveland NBA 1986-89, Cleveland-LA Clippers 1989-90, LA Clippers 1990-94, Chicago NBA 1994-99, LA Lakers 1999-00

Johnny Green
   Dunbar HS, New York NBA 1959 - 65, New York-Baltimore NBA 1965 - 66, Baltimore NBA 1966-67, San Diego- Philadelphia NBA 1967-68,
   Philadelphia NBA 1968-69, Cincinnati NBA 1969-72, KC-Omaha 1972-73

Bill Hosket, Sr.
   Stivers HS, Dayton Metros NBL 1935-36, Waterloo Wonders 1940, Dayton Suchers 1941 (record incomplete)

Bill Hosket, Jr.
   Belmont HS, New York NBA 1968-70, Buffalo NBA 1970-72

Bobby Joe Hooper
   Simon Kenton HS, Indiana ABA 1968-69

Joe Kitchen

  • 1956 --Graduated Stivers - 3 Year Starter, All City Senior Year
  • 1957 --Freshman Scholastic award and high scorer for UofL Freshman team
  • 1958 - Louisville defeated Kentucky in Evanston IL in Regional NCAA Final Returned to Louisville as their first Final 4 team. Other finalists were West Virginia, Cincinnati, and eventual winner, California
  • 1961-1966 USAF, on Select B-52 crew, attained rank of Captain after only 2 1/2 years. Starter on 97th Wing - 2nd Air Force team.
  • 1966 - Returned to Louisville to begin business career.
  • 1991 - Retired after successful business career as VP Lantech Inc. Had several other business involvements including a successful weekly newspaper which was acquired by a large media company in 1989.
  • 1992 - Present -- Joe Kitchen Scholarship Fund is started. A full scholarship is awarded to a rising basketball junior for contributions made in the community, and on the floor. Additional funds offer basketball camp scholarships and enrichment programs to disadvantaged youth.
  • 1993 - Inducted into University of Louisville Athletic Hall of Fame
  • 1999 -- Joe Kitchen Pavilion dedicated in center of University of Louisville sports complex

Phil Lumpkin
   Roth HS, Portland NBA 1974-75, Phoenix NBA 1975-76

Norm Lee
   Roosevelt HS, Harlem Globetrotters

Jerry Lucas
   Middletown HS, Cleveland ABL 1961-62 Cincinnati NBA 1963-69, Cincinnati-San Francisco NBA 1969-70, San Francisco NBA 1970-71,
   New York NBA !971-74

Don May
   Belmont HS, New York NBA 1968-70, Buffalo NBA 1970-71, Atlanta NBA 1971-72, Atlanta-Philadelphia NBA 1972-73,
   Philadelphia NBA 1973-74, KC-Omaha NBA 1974-75

Ann Meyers
   Chaminade-Julienne HS, Dayton WPBL

Don Mieneke
   Wilbur Wright HS, Fort Wayne NBA (first NBA Rookie-of-the-Year) 1952-55, Rochester NBA 1956-57, Cincinnati NBA 1957-58

Jim Morgan
Jim started at guard at Stivers High School as a sophomore and Stivers won the City and District Championships. An All-City player, his 1953 team, was the number one ranked team in the state. After high school Jim played at the University of Louisville and was one of the few players to score over 1000 points. He averaged 18.1 points per game. Jim was noted for his long outside shooting. He would have scored many more points if the three point shot would have been in effect. In his junior year Louisville won the NIT by beating Dayton in the finals. Jim's was inducted into the University of Louisville's Athletic Hall of Fame and his jersey was retired and hangs in the rafters at Freedom Hall. After college Jim was offered a contract to play in the NBA with the Rochester Royals but declined as he was hired to teach and coach basketball at Stebbins High School. At Louisville, he became interested in horses and he resigned at Stebbins to become a horse trainer. Jim is the All Time leading trainer in races won and money won in Ohio. He also won many stakes in Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan and Florida. Jim still has over thirty horses running in Ohio and Kentucky.
Reported by Ed Tate

Bud Olsen
Bud Olsen was a basketball and baseball player for Belmont High School and graduated in the class of 1958. He was a 6' 7 1/2 " center and earned All-City in both 1957 and 1958. He was an All-State player in 1958 and earned the White Allen Award as the areas best player. Bud also played in the North-South game and was on the Ohio All Star Team. He received a scholarship to the University of Louisville and was a three year letterman in both Basketball and baseball. He was the Basketball teams Most Valuable Player, Captain and third team All-American in 1962. He is one of the few players to have scored 1,000 points in his career at Louisville. Bud was the eleventh player drafted in 1962 by the NBA's Cincinnati Royals. He played eight years of professional basketball with Louisville, Cincinnati, Seattle, Boston, Detroit and the Kentucky Colonels. He scored 1,935 points in 453 games during his pro career. He was also an assistant coach with the Kentucky Colonels in 1973-74 and director of officials and security of the NBA in 1975-76. Bud was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame and the University of Louisville Hall of Fame. His #13 jersey was retired in 2002. 
Reported by Ed Tate

Jim Paxson, Sr.
   Springfield Catholic HS, Minneapolis NBA 1956-57, Cincinnati NBA 1957-58

Jim Paxson, Jr.
   Alter HS, Portland NBA 1978-87, Portland-Boston NBA 1987-88, Boston NBA 1988-90

John Paxson
   Alter HS, San Antonio NBA 1983-85, Chicago NBA 1985-93

Frankie Sanders
   Born 1/23/57 in Dayton, Ohio, 6' 6'', 200 lb., high school - Stivers, college - Southern, pro career:
   1978 - 1979 San Antonio NBA, 6.0 ppg,
   1978 - 1979 Boston NBA, 5.5 ppg,
   and 1980 - 1981 Kansas City NBA, 3.8 ppg.

Harry Schwab
   Dayton Kellys NBL 1929 (record incomplete)

Don Smith
   Born Oct 10, 1951, ht-6' wt.-160, high school - Dayton Roth, college - University of Dayton, pro 1974-75 Philadelphia, 5.2 ppg.

Cedric Toney
   Wilbur Wright HS, Atlanta- Phoenix NBA1985-86, New York NBA 1987-88, Indiana NBA 1988-89, Atlanta-Sacramento NBA 1989-90,
   Cleveland NBA 1993-94

Al Tucker, Sr.
   Roosevelt HS, Harlem Globetrotters

Al Tucker, Jr.
   Jefferson HS and his College was Oklahoma Baptist. He was a 6'7" All American and led his team to a National Championship.
   He was drafted in the NBA first round in 1967 and was the sixth pick by Seattle. 

Tamika Williams
   Chaminade-Julienne HS, Minnesota WNBA

Dave Zeller
   Tecumseh HS and Miami U., played two years for the Cincinnati Royals. He is still a basketball coach at Piqua, Ohio.

Jack Zimmerman
   Alter HS, Washington Generals

 

 

Researchers: John R. Schleppi, Ed Tate and Mike Peters

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