Current's jersey is retired

By SUSAN RIDDELL State Journal Sports Writer Published:

It was a banner night for Frankfort High senior Chris Current in more ways than one.

Not only did Current turn in a double-double in Friday night's senior night win over a ranked team, but Current became the first Panther to have his jersey retired in over 30 years.

Current was honored prior to the game against Covington Catholic, along with seniors Clinton Hall, Aaron Jones and Jared Hack.

But Current, 6-4 senior guard, received an extra honor when a banner was unveiled bearing his name and a No. 21 jersey, already hung on the walls of F.D. Wilkinson Gym.

It was an honor Current was not expecting.

"I'm still kind of in shock that it's up there on the wall," Current said Friday night after the win. "I don't know that I've had that kind of a career to deserve it, but it's a really nice honor."

Frankfort coach Scott Chalk indicated Current's jersey retirement was, in fact, well deserved.

"I'd say he's pretty worthy of it," Chalk said of Current, who currently stands at 2,057 points. "What he's done for this school is quite an accomplishment. He's the school's all-time leading scorer and this is a 100-year-old school."

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