(2-18-23) Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball has recognized the state’s best boys’ player since 1954. It’s an award for seniors, and the criteria for winning is up to the individual voter — some showing deference to outstanding senior seasons while others use their ballot to recognize overall career achievements.

This year’s list includes 16 regions and 20 players comprise the list.

2023 Mr. Kentucky Basketball Finalists

The 2023 KABC region players of the year with school, height, position, this season’s points per game through Wednesday and (college choice).

Thompson, Henry and Childress

  • 1st Region: Jack McCune, McCracken County, 6-4 forward, 18.6 ppg (Undecided).
  • 2nd Region: TaMarcus Eaves, Madisonville, 6-5 guard, 19.9 ppg (Undecided); Gerard Thomas, Henderson County, 6-3 guard, 18.4 ppg (Undecided).
  • 3rd Region: Brian Griffith, Owensboro Catholic, 5-10 guard, 21.2 ppg (Undecided).
  • 4th Region: Chappelle Whitney, Warren Central, 6-5 forward, 16.7 ppg (Undecided).
  • 5th Region: Carson Childress, LaRue County, 6-1 guard, 14.6 ppg (Campbellsville — golf).
  • 6th Region: Keith Robinson, Pleasure Ridge Park, 6-4 guard, 18.9 ppg (Undecided).
  • 7th Region: Gabe Sisk, Ballard, 6-6 guard, 23.4 ppg (Undecided).
  • 8th Region: Teagan Moore, Owen County, 6-5 forward, 30.9 ppg (Western Kentucky).
  • 9th Region: Evan Ipsaro, Covington Catholic, 5-11 guard, 25.2 ppg (Miami of Ohio); Jacob Meyer, Covington Holy Cross, 6-3 guard, 36.8 ppg (Undecided).
  • 10th Region: Terrell Henry, Mason County, 6-4 guard, 17.6 ppg (Undecided); Jerone Morton, George Rogers Clark, 6-4 guard, 19.8 ppg (Morehead State).
  • 11th Region: Reece Potter, Lexington Catholic, 7-0 center, 18.1 ppg (Miami of Ohio); Jaylen Davis, Madison Central, 6-5 guard, 22 ppg (Undecided).
  • 12th Region: Kyle Stephens, McCreary Central, 6-4 forward, 20.9 ppg (Undecided).
  • 13th Region: Reed Sheppard, North Laurel, 6-3 guard, 21.8 ppg (Kentucky).
  • 14th Region: Sawyer Thompson, Wolfe County, 6-2 guard, 21.7 ppg (Undecided).
  • 15th Region: Rylee Samons, Pikeville, 6-6 forward, 23.4 ppg (Tennessee Tech).
  • 16th Region: Zachary Otis, Bath County, 5-10 guard, 27 ppg (Undecided).

Otis, Thomas and Moore