Four from 11th Region named Kentucky All-Stars

April 17, 2014 

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Lafayette's Jackson Davis put in two of his 32 points to go with 31 rebounds as Lexington Catholic defeated Lafayette 83-80 to win the 43rd district championship on Friday February 28, 2014. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

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  • Kentucky All-Stars

    BOYS

    Quentin Snider Ballard

    Christen Cunningham Cordia

    Jackson Davis Lafayette

    Tra Edwards Hopkinsville

    Jordan Green Henry Clay

    Christian Hudson Hazard

    Justin Johnson Perry Co. Central

    Kelan Martin Ballard

    Chris McGraw Western

    Chris Porter-Bunton Warren Central

    Nick Ruthsatz Covington Catholic

    Keon Williams John Hardin

    Head coach: Chris O'Hearn (Mason Co.); Assistant coaches: James Haire (Elizabethtown), Brad Cox (Mason Co.).

    GIRLS

    Ivy Brown LaRue Co.

    Makenzie Cann Anderson Co.

    Danielle Lawrence Butler

    Javonna Layfield Ballard

    Eriel McKee Anderson Co.

    Essence Gray Danville

    Jamie Castle Magoffin Co.

    Abby Owings Simon Kenton

    Raven Merriweather Sacred Heart

    Brooke Todd Paul Dunbar

    Sarah Cooley Lafayette

    Shalika Smith Glasgow

    Head coach: Jennifer Parsons (Corbin); Assistant coaches: Scott Sivills (Calloway Co.), Christy Clark (Butler Co.).

Jackson Davis of Lafayette and Jordan Green of Henry Clay were among 12 high school seniors named Thursday to the Kentucky All-Stars boys' basketball team that will play the Indiana All-Stars in a series of games this summer.

The girls' Kentucky All-Stars also feature two players from the 11th Region in Paul Laurence Dunbar's Brooke Todd and Lafayette's Sarah Cooley.

The boys will be led by Mr. Basketball Quentin Snider of Ballard and the girls by Miss Basketball Ivy Brown of LaRue County. Both will wear No. 1 on their jersey when Kentucky plays against Indiana.

The games are scheduled for June 13 at Transylvania's Beck Center and June 14 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

The Bluegrass Sports Commission named the teams Thursday in conjunction with the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation and the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches.

"This is one of the most prestigious honors for a high school basketball player in Kentucky," said Terry Johnson, executive director of the Bluegrass Sports Commission. "This is a very talented group of student-athletes and we know they will make the commonwealth proud."

Davis averaged 25 points and 14 rebounds this season and was a finalist for Mr. Basketball for Lafayette. Davis is considering Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Columbia, Creighton and Vanderbilt.

Green led Henry Clay in scoring three years in a row, and finished his career second on the program's all-time points list with 1,718. He has committed to play at Western Kentucky University.

Todd averaged 13.1 points and 12.8 rebounds for Dunbar this season. Cooley scored 9.6 points per game as a senior for Lafayette — surpassing 1,000 points for her career — in helping lead the Generals to their first Sweet Sixteen appearance in 30 years.

The Kentucky boys have lost 11 consecutive games to Indiana and trail the series — which began in 1940 — 89-42. The Hoosiers swept last season's games 114-60 in Louisville and 84-77 in Indianapolis.

The Indiana All-Stars will be led this year by University of Kentucky signee Trey Lyles of Arsenal Tech in Indianapolis.

The Kentucky girls trail their series with Indiana 41-35. The teams split last summer, with Kentucky winning 84-78 in Louisville and falling 100-86 the next night in Indianapolis.

Tickets for the games in Lexington are on sale now. Prices are $20 for a reserved bench seat and $30 for a reserved chairback seat. One ticket is good for both games.

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