Phil Cox, Kentucky’s 1981 Mr. Basketball, in his days starring at Cawood High School. Cox, now 54, will be inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame in Elizabethtown this weekend.
Phil Cox, Kentucky’s 1981 Mr. Basketball, in his days starring at Cawood High School. Cox, now 54, will be inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame in Elizabethtown this weekend. Herald-Leader file photo
Phil Cox, Kentucky’s 1981 Mr. Basketball, in his days starring at Cawood High School. Cox, now 54, will be inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame in Elizabethtown this weekend. Herald-Leader file photo

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I am a native Kentuckian, a graduate of North Hardin High School (Radcliff) and the University of Kentucky. I came to the Herald-Leader in the glamorous position of agate clerk on Aug. 27, 1990. Since that time, I’ve worked as small-college beat reporter, sports enterprise/investigative reporter and, since August, 2001, as a full-time sports columnist.