Finalists for Kentucky’s 2020 Mr. and Miss Basketball revealed

Finalists are also Regional Players of the Year

Courtesy: Pendleton County’s Dontaie Allen won last season

LOUISVILLE (KLEF) – Today the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation announced the candidates for Kentucky’s 2020 Mr. and Miss Basketball. As part of a partnership between the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation (KLEF) and the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches (KABC) the following Kentucky senior student athletes have been selected as Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball candidates and Regional Players of the Year:

2020 Miss KY Basketball Candidates

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Region 1: Charlee Settle – Calloway County

Region 2: Emilee Hope – Henderson County

Region 3: Hannah McKay – Owensboro Catholic

Region 3: Kendall Wingler – Meade County

Region 4: Elizabeth Bertram – Barren County

Region 5: Whitney Hay – Elizabethtown

Region 6: Taziah Jenks – Mercy

Region 7: Erin Toller – Sacred Heart

Region 7: Shelby Calhoun – Christian Academy of Louisville

Region 8: Maggie Jones – Simon Kenton

Region 9: Maddie Scherr – Ryle

Region 10: Kennedy Igo – George Rogers Clark

Region 11: Malea Williams – Scott County

Region 12: Lauren Lee – Casey County

Region 13: Alley Collett – South Laurel

Region 13: Amerah Steele – South Laurel

Region 14: Lexy Meyers – Leslie County

Region 15: Katie Ball – Belfry

Region 16: Julia Parker – Ashland Blazer

2020 Mr. KY Basketball Candidates

Region 1: Jackson Sivills – McCracken County
Region 2: Kenny White – Madisonville North Hopkins
Region 3: Kaeveon Mitchell – Breckinridge County
Region 4: Dre Boyd – Warren Central
Region 5: Alex Matthews – John Hardin
Region 5: JJ Traynor – Bardstown
Region 6: Trey Minter – Butler
Region 7: Tyren Moore – Male
Region 8: Dayvion McKnight – Collins
Region 9: Grant Disken – Covington Catholic
Region 10: Amirion Joyce – Bourbon County
Region 11: Marques Warrick – Henry Clay
Region 12: Brayden Sebastian – Garrard County
Region 13: Matt Cromer – South Laurel
Region 14: Joe Benton – Estill County
Region 15: Cody Potter – Shelby Valley
Region 16: Sam O’Keefe – Lewis County

The male and female with the most votes from the final ballot will be named Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball at the awards ceremony on Sunday, April 5th in Lexington, KY in the Griffin Gate Marriott’s Grand Ballroom.
All basketball fans are invited to attend the 2020 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony. Tickets are on sale now at For questions or to purchase a table (seats 10) call KLEF directly at 1-502-583-0564 or 1-800-232-5308.
The 9th Annual Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony serves as a fundraiser for the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation, who has announced Mr. Kentucky Basketball since 1954 and Miss Kentucky Basketball since 1976.

KLEF’s mission is to provide vision services through education, detection, prevention, treatment and empowerment. Through collaborative partnerships we enable greater independence and increased quality of life for all Kentuckians while focusing on children and adults in financial need.

For more information contact KLEF at 502-583-0564 or visit

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas