Fmr. UK & Shelby Co. player, Charles Hurt dies at 55

SHELBY CO., Ky. (WHAS11) – One of UK's most popular basketball players has died.

Charles Hurt, who played in the dream game that matched UK and UofL for the first time in a quarter century, is dead at the age of 55.

Hurt was a star out of Shelby County High School.

Hurt played for Coach Joe B. Hall.

Jack Goose Givens tells the Lexington Herald Leader, Hurt died on Friday after a long battle with Leukemia.

Hurt recently received stem cell transplants.

In 2012, he became an assistant coach at Shelby County High.

 


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