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Madison’s Robert Brooks, 1970

Posted on January 9, 2015 | in Uncategorized | by
Madison High School basketball star Robert Brooks talked with his high school coach Ray Vencill about his college futurein this 1970 photo. Coach Vencill led Madison to consecutive 11th Region championships in 1969 and 1970. In 1970, the underdog Purples nearly pulled off an upset in the state title game as they fell to powerful Male High School of Louisville 70-69 and finished as Kentucky's state runner-up. Forward Robert Brooks was named Kentucky's Mr. Basketball.Published in the Lexington Herald March 27, 1970.

Madison High School basketball star Robert Brooks talked with his high school coach, Ray Vencill, about his college future in this 1970 photo. Vencill led Madison to consecutive 11th Region championships in 1969 and 1970. In 1970, the underdog Purples were state title runners-up, nearly pulling off an upset in the state title game, falling 70-69 to powerful Male High School of Louisville. Brooks, a forward, scored 32 points in the title game. He was named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball and played at Eastern Kentucky University. Published in the Lexington Herald on March 27, 1970.

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