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Coaches pick Kentucky’s top 10 preseason girls’ basketball players

Butler’s Jaelynn Penn drives through the Franklin County defense for a shot, Sunday, March 13, 2016, during the KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 basketball final in Highland Heights, Ky.
Butler’s Jaelynn Penn drives through the Franklin County defense for a shot, Sunday, March 13, 2016, during the KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 basketball final in Highland Heights, Ky. AP

Preseason Top 10 Players

(Year, height, last year’s PPG in parentheses)

1. Jaelynn Penn, Butler (Sr., 5-10, 14.2) — Coaches’ favorite for Miss Basketball is headed to Indiana and rated as a five-star prospect by ESPN.

2. Lindsey Duvall, Bullitt East (Sr., 5-10, 18.7) — Louisville signee, also an ESPN five-star, overcame surgery after tumor was discovered on her knee last November.

3. Seygan Robins, Mercer County (Jr., 5-10, 16.2) — Class of 2018 standout who has committed to Louisville, led Titans in scoring, shooting, assists and steals in 2015.

4. Mykasa Robinson, Ashland Blazer (Jr., 5-7, 18.8) — Among the schools the 13th-ranked junior nationally is considering is Colorado, where older sister Alexis plays.

5. Grace Berger, Sacred Heart (Jr., 5-10, 14.4) — Indiana commit was a second-team All-State selection last season.

6. Jada Stinson, Elizabethtown (Sr., 5-7, 14.1) — She shot nearly 40 percent from long range and was 52 percent overall as a junior.

7. Princess Stewart, Franklin County (Sr., 5-9, 17.3) — Front-runner for 11th Region Player of the Year honors played most minutes of any Flyer in Sweet Sixteen last season.

8. Blair Green, Harlan County (Jr., 6-0, 19.6) — Harlan County, which opened in 2008, has reached four region finals but has not made a Sweet Sixteen.

9. Ally Niece, Simon Kenton (Jr., 5-9, 20.9) — Division I prospect could eclipse 3,000 career points before career with Pioneers is through.

10. Maddie Waldrop, Murray (Sr., 6-2, 14.5) — All-State first-teamer is expected to return in January after undergoing offseason ACL surgery.

Coaches’ next 10: Kristen Mayo, East Carter; Macey Turley, Murray; Jordan Brock, Harlan; Mackenzie Coleman, Metcalfe County; Teri Goodlett, Butler; Grace White, Grayson County; Tasia Jeffries, Butler; Emmie Harris, Boyle County; Amaya Lasley, South Warren; Hannah Langhi, Marshall County

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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