Former Kentucky Standout and NBA Player, Rex Chapman, Speaks to MCSH Students

Rex Chapman, former Kentucky and NBA standout, talks to Mercer County Senior High School Students on Opening Day Rex Chapman, former basketball standout at the University of Kentucky and NBA, spoke to Mercer County Senior High School students at an opening day assembly to kick off the new school year. Chapman talked to the students about the importance of school, setting goals and working hard. He also addressed the opioid epidemic and shared his own story of struggle and addiction. After a 15 year bout, Chapman is now four years clean and is using his experiences and recovery to bring awareness of opioid addiction.

Chapman, was a high school basketball star at Apollo High in Owensboro, Kentucky. He was heavily recruited by many universities. In 1986, he signed with the University of Kentucky and became a star with the Kentucky Wildcats where he was named to the All-SEC Team during his freshman and sophomore years. Chapman amassed a total of 1,073 points in only two years at Kentucky before opting to enter the NBA draft. Chapman left the University with the nickname "King Rex," and that title remains in place today.
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