NAME: Ricardo Johnson
SCHOOL: Holmes High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2010
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Winning KY state championship
PARENTS: Mom Coretta Johnson
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Bruce Behanan
FUTURE GOAL: “Get a college degree”
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: A Mr. Kentucky Basketball candidate, Ricardo leads the defending Kentucky state champion Bulldogs (36-2). The state title was the first in school history and only the second basketball state championship in NKY history. The 36 victories set a school record for a single season. Ricardo averaged 11 ppg-6 rpg last season and has started strong this season with 21 points vs. St. Henry and 19 points vs. Memphis Central. Ricardo has earned numerous honors, including last season NKY Player of the Year, Regional Player of the Year, 1st team all-state (Lexington Herald Leader) and MVP of the state tournament. He was also named NKY’s Defensive Player of the Year. Ricardo is an honor roll student (Holmes’ 2009 English Student of the Year) who is active in community service, and will play basketball on scholarship next season at Ohio University. His favorite athlete is Kevin Hart, favorite entertainer is O.J. Mayo, and most-like-to-meet is Rhianna.
COACH’S QUOTE -- “Ricardo is an even better person than a ball player.
He is a very well-rounded person who is a leader in our school.” – David Henley, Basketball Coach
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