High school Basketball

Christian County's Hickey is Mr. Basketball

Earned MVP honorsin Sweet Sixteen

March 30, 2011 


Christian County's Anthony Hickey averaged 18 points, 4.6 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 3.8 steals this season and led his Colonels to a state tournament championship.

JONATHAN PALMER — Jonathan Palmer

Anthony Hickey, whose spectacular performance led Christian County to the Sweet Sixteen championship 10 days ago, has been named Mr. Basketball.

The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation sponsors the award, which is based on coaches' votes.

Hickey, a 5-foot-11 senior guard, was MVP of the state tournament after totaling 90 points, 29 rebounds, 26 steals and 19 assists in four games. Christian County beat Rowan County for the championship.

Hickey averaged 18 points, 4.6 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 3.8 steals this season.

He is still undecided on college but has scholarship offers from Western Kentucky, Nebraska, Wright State, Florida International, Mississippi State, Southern Illinois and Murray State.

Hickey was also a star quarterback in football and led the Colonels to the Class 5A state finals, where they lost to Highlands.

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