Scott County standout Cooper Robb has been named the fifth recipient of the Wah Wah Jones Award.
Robb is the starting point guard for the Scott County boys’ basketball team, a starting defensive back for the school’s football team and starts in the infield for the Cardinals’ baseball team. He has signed a scholarship to play basketball at Charlotte.
The Wah Wah Jones Award, named for the former Harlan and University of Kentucky star, is annually presented to a male athlete who excels in multiple sports for his high school while also performing well in the classroom and in the community. Jones, who died in 2014, was an All-American in basketball and football while at UK.
Robb will be honored during the 2018 Mr. and Miss Basketball ceremony on Tuesday, March 13, at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington. He was selected from a pool of 10 nominees.
The senior has been part of two baseball teams that reached the KHSAA state tournament, was named to the boys’ Sweet Sixteen all-tournament team and was part of three regional-championship football teams. He also owns the Scott County record for interceptions in a single season (11).
“I have to say that one of Cooper’s greatest accomplishments is his ability to bring the “big 3” coaches together to plan around each other on when they can utilize him,” Scott County Athletic Director D.T. Wells said in a news release. “But in essence Cooper’s biggest accomplishment for me is that he represents all of the sports he plays for and our athletic department and school with class. He is a top-notch person and student athlete.”
WAH WAH JONES AWARD WINNERS
2014: Blake Ellis (Russell County)
2015: Justin Graham (Rowan County)
2017: Noah Busroe (Harlan)
2018: Cooper Robb (Scott County)