UK, Laurel County great Lisa Collins dies at 59

One of the all-time great mountain basketball players has passed away. Lisa Collins, the Laurel County executive who led the county to unprecedented success in the late 1970s, died at the age of 59.

Readers should be aware that the cause and funeral details for Lisa Collins could not be included in this article. Lisa Collins’s obituary will be published online by her family in the near future and will contain funeral services, dates, and burial arrangements.

The early life of late great Lisa Collins

Former Laurel County standout Lisa Collins, who led Laurel County to three consecutive girls’ Sweet Sixteen titles from 1977-to 1979, was among the final 18 inductees into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame centennial class, announced during a press conference Tuesday at the Lexington Marriott Griffin Gate.

Collins, the 1980 Miss Basketball winner was thrilled with the induction. 

“When you’re younger you sometimes don’t get the full grasp of good things that happen to you, either personally or as a team,” Collins told the Lexington Herald-Leader. “But when you are older and it’s a little farther away and something like this comes up, it just reminds you that you were part of something great and how many people it took to get you there.” She added that it was “cooler than I could have ever imagined.”

Lady Cardinals

While at Laurel County Collins helped lead Lady Cardinals to three straight state titles and a 124-9 record. Her final team lost to Pulaski County in the region finals in 1980. As a freshman, her two free throws in the final seconds of the 1977 Kentucky High School State Tournament gave Laurel County its first state title. She was named to the All-American First Team by Parade Magazine in 1980. She finished with 1,840 career points, 385 assists, and 401 rebounds.

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After high school, she signed up to play with the University of Kentucky where she graduated in 1984. She was inducted into the first class of the Laurel County Sports Hall of Fame in 1994.

However, the details about the birth date, place and many personal early days of great Collins are not available to our sources.

The net worth of Lisa Collins

The net worth earnings were unknown and still unavailable.

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The personal relationship of Lisa is not to be found on any Wikipedia or social media platform.

The career of late Collins

A four-year star with the Wildcats from 1980-to 1984, Collins (pictured) played in 115 career games for the UK scoring 952 points. The native of Corbin, Ky., started in the UK as a guard before switching over to play a hybrid guard/forward. During her senior season, Collins scored a career-best 32 points against Vanderbilt with 15 made field goals, which ranks as the seventh most field goal made in a game in program history. Collins also ranks eighth all-time in program history in career field-goal percentage.

A key player of the Laurel County girls’ basketball dynasty, Collins led the Cardinals to three KHSAA State Championships in 1977, 1978, and 1979, scoring 140 career points in the Sweet Sixteen. Collins was a member of the KHSAA All-Tournament Team in 1979 and earned all-state honors in 1978, 1979, and 1980, capping off her career by being named Miss Kentucky Basketball in 1980.


The education qualification of Collins is not available.

Social media

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Some interesting facts about Lisa Collins

Real NameLisa Collins
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