(2–19-23) 18 Kentucky girls’ high school basketball seniors who earned region player of the year honors on Friday and earn a nomination for the 2023 Miss Basketball award.

The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation (KLEF) in partnership with the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches (KABC), the KLEF conducts a survey each year of coaches and media for the region player of the year awards in advance of a separate vote later this month by the same for Miss Basketball.

2023 Miss 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).

Thomas, Guess and Ayer

  • 1st Region: Destiny Thomas, McCracken County, 5-10 forward, 18.5 ppg (Murray State).
  • 2nd Region: Taylor Guess, Crittenden County, 5-9 guard, 23.3 ppg (Undecided).
  • 3rd Region: Adylan Ayer, Daviess County 5-7 guard, 19.5 ppg (Maryville).
  • 4th Region: Meadow Tisdale, Bowling Green, 5-11 forward, 13.2 ppg (Northern Kentucky).
  • 5th Region: Emma Filiatreau, Bethlehem, 6-0 center, 17.6 ppg (Oklahoma State — equestrian).
  • 6th Region: Haley Dillman, Bullitt Central, 5-10 guard, 15.2 ppg (Undecided).
  • 7th Region: Jakayla Thompson, Manual, 5-8 guard, 15 ppg (Buffalo).
  • 8th Region: Grace Brewer, Walton-Verona, 5-10 forward, 18.9 ppg (Undecided).
  • 9th Region: Whitney Lind, Cooper, 6-2 forward, 17.7 ppg (Lehigh).
  • 10th Region: Brianna Byars, George Rogers Clark, 5-11 forward, 15 ppg (Cincinnati).
  • 11th Region: Kylee Dennis, Sayre, 5-11 guard, 27.8 ppg (Southern Indiana).
  • 12th Region: Ayden Smiddy, Southwestern, 5-6 guard, 14.9 ppg (Cumberlands); Timberlynn Yeast, Mercer County, 5-9 guard, injured as senior, 20.9 ppg as a junior (Buffalo).
  • 13th Region: Emily Sizemore, North Laurel, 5-7 guard, 16.5 ppg (Undecided).
  • 14th Region: Courtney Hoskins, Leslie County, 5-7 guard, 16.8 ppg (Kentucky Christian); Abby Maggard, Hazard, 5-9 guard, 24.4 ppg (Alice Lloyd).
  • 15th Region: Kensley Feltner, Lawrence County, 5-9 forward, 29.2 ppg (Belmont).
  • 16th Region: Haven Ford, Rowan County, 5-7 guard, 25.8 ppg (Murray State).

Ford, Feltner and Maggard