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2023 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Candidates

Congratulations to the following Kentucky senior student athletes who have been selected as the 2023 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball candidates as well as the Regional Players of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches.

Miss KY Basketball Candidates:

1st Region: Destiny Thomas, McCracken County

2nd Region: Taylor Guess, Crittenden County

3rd Region: Adylan Ayer, Daviess County

4th Region: Meadow Tisdale, Bowling Green

5th Region: Emma Filiatreau, Bethlehem

6th Region: Haley Dillman, Bullitt Central

7th Region: Jakayla Thompson, duPont Manual

8th Region: Grace Brewer, Walton-Verona

9th Region: Whitney Lind, Cooper

10th Region: Brianna Byars, George Rogers Clark

11th Region: Kylee Dennis, Sayre High School

12th Region: Ayden Smiddy, Southwestern
Timberlynn Yeast, Mercer County

13th Region: Emily Sizemore, North Laurel

14th Region: Courtney Hoskins, Leslie County
Abby Maggard , Hazard

15th Region: Kensley Feltner, Lawrence County

16th Region: Haven Ford, Rowan County


Mr. KY Basketball Candidates:

1st Region: Jack McCune, McCracken County

2nd Region: TaMarcus Eaves, Madisonville North Hopkins
Gerard Thomas, Henderson County

3rd Region: Brian Griffith, Owensboro Catholic

4th Region: Chappelle Whitney, Warren Central

5th Region: Carson Childress, LaRue County

6th Region: Keith Robinson, Pleasure Ridge Park

7th Region: Gabe Sisk, Ballard

8th Region: Teagan Moore, Owen County

9th Region: Evan Ipsaro, Covington Catholic
Jacob Meyer, Holy Cross

10th Region: Terrell Henry, Mason County
Jerone Morton, George Rogers Clark

11th Region: Jaylen Davis, Madison Central
Reece Potter, Lexington Catholic

12th Region: Kyle Stephens, McCreary Central

13th Region: Reed Sheppard, North Laurel

14th Region: Sawyer Thompson, Wolfe County

15th Region: Rylee Samons, Pikeville High School

16th Region: Zachary Otis, Bath County


Congratulations to our 2023 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Candidates and KABC Regional Players of the Year! We are looking forward to celebrating you on March 19th at the 2023 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony, presented by the Madden Foundation.

Special THANKS to Christi Thomas and to Rupp Arena for allowing us to come in and make this presentation!

THANK YOU to ALL of our wonderful sponsors and supporters who help to make this a great event: The Madden Foundation, Community Trust Bank, Louisville Downtown Lions Club, Morgan Stanley, Kentucky Circuit Courts’ Trust for Life, Lexington Lions Club, UK Advanced Eye Care, Paul Miller Ford, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, Republic Bank, Ad-Venture Promotions, Jostens, Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame, Audio Visual Techniques and our partners at PrepSpin, KHSAA and the Kentucky Assocation of Basketball Coaches!