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Silver Grove Star Corey Pelle to Be Inducted Into West Liberty U's Hall of Fame

Corey Pelle was a star basketball player at Silver Grove High School and continued to shine in his collegiate career at West Liberty University in West Virginia.

On Saturday, November 16, Pelle will be inducted into West Liberty's Athletic Hall of Fame.

While Pelle was a member of the Hilltoppers squad, West Liberty won 33 straight games and went to its first NCAA Division II semifinals.

He averaged 26.5 points in two Elite Eight games (D-II's tournament emphasizes the Elite Eight, where as Division I emphasizes the Final Four). He was the only NCAA men's basketball player at any level with 200 assists and 100 steals int he 2011 season, setting school records with 102 steals and 211 assists.

That year he was also named the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and Atlantic Region Player of the Year, and Atlantic Region Tournament most valuable player. 

West Liberty averaged 111.3 points per game that season and beat its opponents by an average of nearly 30 points each game.

Pelle still holds West Liberty's career records in steals and assists and ranks among the leading scorers in Hilltoppers history with 1,953 points.

Following his time at West Liberty, Pelle played one season of professional basketball in Slovakia before returning to Kentucky.

He is now a member of the Silver Grove city council, owns a landscaping business, and works as a fireman/EMT. He and his wife Maggie, and their daughter Fancesca live in Silver Grove.

-Staff report

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