Brooklynn Miles (Franklin Co.) and Ben Johnson (Lexington Catholic) named 2021 Miss and Mr. Kentucky Basketball by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation.

Brooklynn Miles (Franklin Co.) and Ben Johnson (Lexington Catholic) named 2021 Miss and Mr. Kentucky Basketball by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation.

Brooklynn Miles (Franklin Co.) and Ben Johnson (Lexington Catholic) were named the 2021 Miss and Mr. Kentucky Basketball recipients by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation during the 2021 VIRTUAL Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony.

Representatives arrived at the doorsteps of the winners to present them with their trophies.  Miles and Johnson both have had terrific high school careers and will be playing division one basketball in the fall.  Miles has signed to play at the University of Tennessee and Johnson at Bellarmine University.

During the virtual event ceremony all candidates were recognized and several awards were presented including:

Ralph Beard Lifetime Achievement Award – Coach Rodney Woods, Wayne County

Founders Coaching Award – Coach Nell Fookes, Boone County (retired)

Kentucky All-Star Hall of Fame Inductee – Coach Sally Zimmerman, Shelby County (retired)

Kentucky All-Star Hal of Fame Inductee – George Fant, 2011 KY All-Star

Donna LJ Murphy Award – Sofia Allen, Scott High School

Wallace C. “Wah Wah” Jones Award – Jackson Green, West Jessamine High School

William “Mr. Wildcat” Bill Keightley Award – Tucker Bradley – Meade County High School

2020-21 KHSAA Regular Season Stats Leaders
Scoring Leaders:
BreAnna Tincher, Jackson City High School
Kelly Niece, Simon Kenton High School

Field Goal Leaders:
Gracie Merkle, Bullitt East High School
Darian Clay, Hancock County High School

Free Throw Leaders
Rachel Bush, Greenup County High School
Turner Buttry, Bowling Green High School

Three Point Leaders:
Keelee King, Rockcastle County High School
Ben Varga, St. Xavier High School

Rebounding Leaders:
Calista Collins, Lyon County High School
Bol Kuir, Belfry High School

In March the Kentucky Lions  Eye Foundation announced the candidates for Kentucky’s 2021 Mr. and Miss Basketball.  As part of a partnership between the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation (KLEF) and the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches (KABC) the following Kentucky senior student athletes have been selected as Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball candidates and KABC Regional Players of the Year:
KABC Regional Players of the Year /
2021 Miss KY Basketball Candidates

Region 1: Cayson Conner – Marshall CountyRegion 2: Sadie Wurth – Henderson County

Region 3: Aleigha Mucker – Breckinridge County

Region 4: Lucy Patterson – Warren East

Region 5: Ella Thompson – Bethlehem

Region 6: Tiarra East – Butler

Region 7: Taylor Price – Louisville Central

Region 8: Brynna Blackburn – South Oldham

Region 9: Brie Crittendon – Ryle

Region 10: Mya Meredith – Scott High

Region 11: Brooklynn Miles – Franklin County

Region 12: Macey Blevins – Wayne County

Region 13: Mikkah Siler – Williamsburg

Region 14: Lexy Lynch – Owsley County

Region 15: Katie Moore – Floyd Central

Region 16: Harley Paynter – Boyd County

KABC Regional Players of the Year /
2021 Mr. KY Basketball Candidates
Region 1 Co-Candidate: Noah Dumas – McCracken County

Region 1 Co-Candidate: Zion Harmon – Marshall County

Region 2: Destin Allen – Webster County

Region 3: Nash Divine – Muhlenberg County

Region 4: Isaiah Mason – Bowling Green

Region 5: Jaquias Franklin – Elizabethtown

Region 6: Devin Perry – DeSales

Region 7: Cameron Pope – Male

Region 8: Kelly Niece – Simon Kenton

Region 9: Sam Vinson – Highlands

Region 10: Grant Profitt – Scott High

Region 11: Ben Johnson – Lexington Catholic

Region 12: Kade Grundy – Somerset

Region 13: Jevonte Turner – Knox Central

Region 14: Jaz Johnson – Wolfe County

Region 15: Isaiah May – Johnson Central

Region 16: Mason Moore – Rowan County

The 10th  Annual Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony serves as a fundraiser for the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation, who has announced Mr. Kentucky Basketball since 1954 and Miss Kentucky Basketball since 1976.KLEF’s mission is to provide vision services through education, detection, prevention, treatment and empowerment.  Through collaborative partnerships we enable greater independence and increased quality of life for all Kentuckians while focusing on children and adults in financial need.

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