BURGIN — By action of the Kentucky General Assembly, Ky. 152 in Mercer County will be designated the Jack Coleman Sr. Memorial Highway. The portion of roadway is from milepoint 10.976 to mile point 18.894.
The sign will be unveiled in a ceremony 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Burgin School gymnasium. Members of Coleman’s family and Rep. Kim King also will attend.
Coleman was born in Mercer County and played basketball for the University of Louisville from 1947 to 1949. After averaging 14 points per game in his final season, Coleman was drafted by the Rochester Royals of the National Basketball Association.
He played for nine seasons in the NBA with the Rochester Royals and the St. Louis Hawks, amassing 6,271 points, 5,186 rebounds and 1,749 assists. He won NBA championships with the Rochester Royals in 1951 and the St. Louis Hawks in 1958.
He also represented the Rochester Royals in the 1955 NBA All-Star Game.