(I hope that headline got some people's attention.)
Angel McCoughtry will be inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame tonight. She'll join the inductees below from the Class of 2012:
Rick Robey (a University of Kentucky basketball player who played eight years in the NBA)
Bobby Watson (another UK/NBA player)
Lee Corso (ESPN announcer and former Louisville head football coach)
Homer Rice (former assistant head coach at Kentucky who became an administrator at Georgia Tech)
Hugh Durham (Louisville native who led two different basketball schools to the Final Four)
Seth Hancock (owner of Claiborne Farm where Secretariat pulled stud duty)
Churchill Downs (the famous horse track)
The Hall of Fame display is actually at Louisville's KFC Yum! Center, where they've undoubtedly heard of Angel McCoughtry.
I'd be surprised if McCoughtry actually attends her induction - doesn't Atlanta have a game tonight? But I'm glad that my home state (even though I wasn't born there) is honoring McCoughtry, and now McCoughtry can be a part of the roll of honor that includes Roy Bowling, the former head girls basketball coach at Laurel County High School. When the state of Kentucky revived the girls state basketball championship, the Cardinals (not the Louisville Cardinals) won three straight championships from 1977-79 and Laurel County must have won about seventy straight games.
I saw them play. McCoughtry could have definitely made that team. Congratulations, Angel!