The Kentucky Lion’s Eye Foundation revealed the finalists for the 2018 Miss Basketball award Friday morning.
Eighteen girls made the final ballot, which was to be released to voters — coaches, members of the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches and select members of the media — later on Friday.
Every region or co-region player of the year earned a spot on the final ballot for Miss Basketball voting; the winner will be announced March 13 during a ceremony at the Lexington Center prior to the 101st Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen.
Mashayla Cecil was nominated as Player of the Year in the 11th Region. Cecil, a Paul Laurence Dunbar star, is averaging 25.3 points (ninth best in the state) and 3.3 rebounds per game. Earlier this week she became the all-time leading scorer in Fayette County girls’ basketball history.
Mercer County star Seygan Robins was one of three girls nominated who’s signed with the University of Louisville. Molly Lockhart (Butler) and Mykasa Robinson (Ashland Blazer) also have signed with U of L.
University of Kentucky signee Blair Green, a 3,000-point scorer at Harlan County, was nominated out of the 13th Region.
Macie Gibson, the Owsley County star who’s leading the state in per-game scoring (31.1) and rebounding (17.2), was named co-Player of the Year in the 14th Region along with Lee County’s Hannah Kash, who’s fourth in scoring at 27 points per game.
GIRLS’ REGION PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Only the players below are eligible for Miss Basketball voting
1st: Macey Turley, Murray
2nd: Trinitee Jackson, Christian County
3rd: Caitlin Simon, Edmonson County
4th: Amaya Lasley, South Warren
5th: Marly Walls, Nelson County
6th: Molly Lockhart, Butler
7th: Grace Berger, Sacred Heart
8th: Shelby Harmeyer, Simon Kenton
9th: Lexi Held, Cooper
10th: Taylor Clos, Campbell County
11th: Mashayla Cecil, Paul Laurence Dunbar
12th: Seygan Robins, Mercer County
13th: Blair Green, Harlan County
14th: Macie Gibson, Owsley County; Hannah Kash, Lee County
15th: Summer Rose, Shelby Valley
16th: Madison Darnell, Russell; Mykasa Robinson, Ashland Blazer