Owensboro Apollo High School
From 1982 through 1986 no one in Kentucky played high school ball with more flair and athleticism than Rex Chapman of Owensboro Apollo High. Packing gymnasiums wherever his Eagles played, the Owensboro native excited the crowds with feats of athletic ability seldom seen on basketball courts.
In his Junior season of 1985 “King Rex” led his team to the quarterfinals of the “Sweet Sixteen.” His list of individual honors is long and includes “Kentucky Mr. Basketball” for 1986, “Gatorade State Player of the Year,” “Parade All-American,” “A.P. Player of the Year” and “McDonalds’s All-American” in his Senior year.