Whitesburg KY

Former Wildcat Casey remembered at funeral


Several hundred mourners gathered in central Kentucky to say goodbye to former Kentucky basketball player Mike Casey.

The guestbook for Casey’s funeral held Tuesday at Shelby County High School read like a Who’s Who of Kentucky basketball.

Casey, who lived in Shelbyville, died April 9 at the age of 60. He was the state’s Mr. Basketball in 1966 and the leading scorer at Kentucky in the 1967-68 season.

Among those attending Tuesday’s service were former Wildcats coach Joe B. Hall and former players Winston Bennett and Josh Carrier.

Hall was an assistant coach when Casey played for the Wildcats. He called Casey an aggressive competitor with no weaknesses and said he would really be missed.

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