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Class of 2003
This two sport, star athlete roamed the halls of Mount Gilead High from 1999-2003. Selvey, who played both basketball and baseball, loomed over opponents standing at 6â€™5â€™â€™ 185lbs. Selvey is best know for what has now become heralded as â€œThe shot heard around the worldâ€ in Mt.Gilead. With a close game between the #6 ranked River Valley Vikings and #7 ranked Mt.Gilead Indians Selvey hit a fall away shot to give the Indians the lead. The crowd roared as Selvey raised the roof going back down the court to play defense. This play was nominated for several awards including an ESPY, â€œShot of the Yearâ€ and the â€œAre You Serious Babyâ€ awards. Selveyâ€™s best sport was baseball where he was a 3 year letter winner at first base. Fans around Mt.Gilead compared him to none other than the great major leaguer Jim Thome for his power at the plate and ability to make difficult plays in the field look simple. Selveyâ€™s range was so large that the coach would usually put the teamâ€™s worst fielder at second base because he knew Selvey could cover him. Joe Ruhl, former head coach during Selveyâ€™s tenure, said â€œOne time in practice Selvey hit the ball so hard it went over the trees! He always hit the cover off the ball!â€ Selvey has now moved on to becoming the youngest head varsity basketball coach in recent memory around central Ohio. He reigns as the head man for the Danville Blue Devils.