LEXINGTON, Ky, (KT) — Dayvion McKnight was named Kentucky Mr. Basketball and Maddie Scherr was tabbed Miss Basketball Sunday.
McKnight, a 6-foot-2 guard and Western Kentucky University signee, averaged 20 points and 8.1 rebounds per game as a senior, leading Collins High School to a 27-7 record and an 8th Region title. He ended his prep career as the school’s all-time leader in points (1,897), rebounds (1.040), assists (600) and steals (329).
The announcement was made Sunday by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation on its Facebook page.
“It means a lot,” McKnight said. “Coming from a small town, we don’t really have players do what I’ve been doing.”
Scherr led Ryle to a state championship as a junior and helped guide the Raiders to a 23-11 record and a 9th Region title. Scherr, who will play her collegiate basketball at Oregon, averaged 15.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.1 steals per contest last season.
“It’s a huge honor,” she said. “Since I was in fifth grade, I knew about Miss Basketball. It’s finally here and it feels surreal.”
PAST MR. BASKETBALL WINNERS
2019: Dontae Allen, Pendleton County
2018: Trevon Faulkner, Mercer County
2017: Taveion Hollingsworth, Paul Laurence Dunbar
2016: Carson Williams, Owen County
2015: Camron Justice, Knott County Central
2014: Quentin Snider, Ballard
2013: Dominique Hawkins, Madison Central
2012: Nathan Dieudonne, Trinity
2011: Anthony Hickey, Christian County
2010: Elisha Justice, Shelby Valley
2009: Jon Hood, Madisonville
2008: Darius Miller, Mason County
2007: Steffphon Pettigrew, Elizabethtown
2006: Walt Allen, South Laurel
2005: Domonic Tilford, Jeffersontown
2004: Chris Lofton, Mason County
2003: Ross Neltner, Highlands
2002: Brandon Stockton, Glasgow
2001: Josh Carrier, Bowling Green
2000: Scott Hundley, Scott County
1999: Rick Jones, Scott County
1998: J.R. VanHoose, Paintsville
1997: Brandon Davenport, Owensboro
1996: Daymeon Fishback, Greenwood
1995: Charles Thomas, Harlan
1994: Elton Scott, Marion County
1993: Jason Osborne, Male
1992: Tick Rogers, Hart County
1991: Jermaine Brown, Fairdale
1990: Dwayne Morton, Central
1989: Allan Houston, Ballard
1988: Richie Farmer, Clay County
1987: John Pelphrey, Paintsville
1986: Rex Chapman, Apollo
1985: Tony Kimbro, Seneca
1984: Steve Miller, Henry Clay
1983: Winston Bennett, Male
1982: Todd May, Virgie
1981: Phil Cox, Cawood
1980: Ervin Stepp, Phelps
1979: Dirk Minniefield, Lafayette
1978: Doug Schloemer, Holmes
1977: Jeff Lamp, Ballard
1976: Darrell Griffith, Male
1975: Dom Fucci, Tates Creek
1974: Jack Givens, Bryan Station
1973: Wesley Cox, Male
1972: Jerry Thruston, Owensboro
1971: Jimmy Dan Conner, Anderson County
1970: Robert Brooks, Madison
1969: Ron King, Central
1968: Terry Davis, Shelby County
1967: Jim McDaniels, Allen County
1966: Mike Casey, Shelby County
1965: Butch Beard, Breckinridge County
1964: Wes Unseld, Seneca
1963: Mike Redd, Seneca
1962: Mike Silliman, St. Xavier
1961: Randy Embry, Owensboro
1960: Jeff Mullins, Lafayette
1959: Pat Doyle, North Marshall
1958: Harry Todd, Earlington
1958: Ralph Richardson, Russell County
1957: Billy Ray Lickert, Lafayette
1956: Kelly Coleman, Wayland
1955: Kenny Kuhn, Male
1954: Vernon Hatton, Lafayette
PAST MISS BASKETBALL WINNERS
2019: Savannah Wheeler, Boyd County.
2018: Seygan Robins, Mercer County.
2017: Lindsey Duvall, Bullitt East
2016: Erin Boley, Elizabethtown
2015: Maci Morris, Bell County.
2014: Ivy Brown, LaRue County.
2013: Makayla Epps, Marion County.
2012: Sydney Moss, Boone County.
2011: Sara Hammond, Rockcastle County.
2010: Sarah Beth Barnette, LCA
2009: A’dia Mathies, Iroquois
2008: Tia Gibbs, Butler
2007: Rebecca Gray, Scott County.
2006: Arnika Brown, Christian County.
2005: Carly Ormerod, Sacred Heart
2004: Crystal Kelly, Sacred Heart
2003: Megen Gearhart, West Carter
2002: Erica Hallman, Holmes
2001: Katie Schwegmann, Bishop Brossart
2000: Jenni Benningfield, Assumption
1999: Jody Sizemore, Leslie County.
1998: Beth Vice, Montgomery County.
1997: Rachel Byars, Union County.
1996: Jaime Walz, Highlands
1995: Ukari Figgs, Scott County.
1994: Laurie Townsend, Apollo
1993: Brandi Ashby, Webster County.
1992: Becky McKinley, Bullitt East
1991: Ida Bowen, Sheldon Clark
1990: Kim Mays, Knox Central
1989: Lisa Harrison, Southern
1988: Kim Pehlke, Doss
1987: Mary Taylor, Marshall County.
1986: Kris Miller Owensboro Catholic
1985: Brigette Combs, Whitesburg
1984: Carol Parker, Marshall County.
1983: Clemette Haskins, Warren Central
1982: Connie Goins, Western Hills
1981: Lillie Mason, Olmstead
1980: Lisa Collins, Laurel County.
1979: Beth Wilkerson, Paris
1978: Irene Moore, Breathitt County.
1977: Geri Grigsby, McDowell
1976: Donna Murphy, Newport