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Beth Wilkerson Hammond – Paris – Miss KY Basketball 1979

    It was 40 years ago when Miss Kentucky Basketball 1979, Beth Wilkerson Hammond, was also recognized as a 1st team Parade All-American. She was selected by the state’s sportswriters as Kentucky’s Female Athlete of the Year, a member of the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Team, and a recipient of the national ‘Hertz #1 Award’. She… Continue reading Beth Wilkerson Hammond – Paris – Miss KY Basketball 1979

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Elisha Justice – Shelby Valley – 2010 Mr. KY Basketball

  Ten years ago, senior Elisha Justice's Shelby Valley team kicked off their season with a win over Paul Laurence Dunbar 74-52.  Later in the season Elisha was named 2010 Mr. Kentucky Basketball.  Elisha still holds the state record for the most steals (540) in his four year career at Shelby Valley.  The team went… Continue reading Elisha Justice – Shelby Valley – 2010 Mr. KY Basketball

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Jenni Benningfield – Assumpton – Miss KY Basketball 2000

  On December 3, 1999, Jenni Benningfield's Assumption team kicked off their season with a huge win over Christian Academy of Louisville 68-22.  Later in the season Jenni was named the 2000 Miss Kentucky Basketball.  In her four seasons at Assumption High School, the basketball team compiled a 118-17 record and she averaged 22.5 points… Continue reading Jenni Benningfield – Assumpton – Miss KY Basketball 2000

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2020 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony Moving to Griffin Gate Marriott

The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation will host the 9th Annual Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at the Griffin Gate Marriott in Lexington, KY.  Previously, this event was held the Tuesday prior to the Boys Sweet Sixteen tournament at the Lexington Center.  Due to the construction currently taking place… Continue reading 2020 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony Moving to Griffin Gate Marriott

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2019 Ralph Beard Lifetime Achievement Award

The 2019 Ralph Beard Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Derek Anderson, 1992 Kentucky All-Star and graduate of Doss High School.  Anderson played college basketball at the Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky. In 1996, Anderson helped the University of Kentucky win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship as part of a team that featured… Continue reading 2019 Ralph Beard Lifetime Achievement Award

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2019 Mr. and Miss KY Basketball Candidates

Congratulations to the following Kentucky senior student athletes who have been selected as the 2019 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball candidates. Miss Kentucky Basketball  Region 1: Elizabeth Curtis - Murray Region 2: Karlie Keeney– Webster County Region 3: Kayla Young – Breckinridge County Region 4: Sarah Sutton - Allen County - Scottsville Region 5: Maddie… Continue reading 2019 Mr. and Miss KY Basketball Candidates