Kentucky Players Chosen Gatorade State Players of Year

47 Players Chosen
Note: Beginning in 1985-86, Gatorade began naming state players of the year for each state along with the District of Columbia. A separate list for State Players of Year from other services is available here.
Players with an (*) transferred from Kentucky.

PlayerYear Chosen (State)HeightPositionHometown (High School)
Rex Chapman1986 (Kentucky)6-5GOwensboro, KY (Apollo)
Terry Shigg (*) 1986 (South Dakota)6-2GRapid City, SD (Central)
LeRon Ellis (*) 1987 (California)6-10CTustin, CA (Mater Dei)
Eric Manuel (*) 1987 (Georgia)6-6GMacon, GA (Southwest)
Deron Feldhaus1987 (Kentucky)6-7FMaysville, KY (Mason County)
Chris Mills (*) 1988 (California)6-7FLos Angeles, CA (Fairfax)
Richie Farmer1988 (Kentucky)6-0GManchester, KY (Clay County)
Andre Riddick1991 (New York)6-9CNew York, NY (Bishop Loughlin)
Rodrick Rhodes (*) 1992 (New Jersey)6-6FJersey City, NJ (St. Anthonys)
Tony Delk1992 (Tennessee)6-1GBrownsville, TN (Haywood)
Jared Prickett1992 (West Virginia)6-9FFairmont, WV (West)
Jeff Sheppard1993 (Georgia)6-4GPeachtree City, GA (McIntosh)
Antoine Walker1994 (Illinois)6-8FChicago, IL (Mount Carmel)
Wayne Turner1995 (Massachusetts)6-2GBoston, MA (Beaver Country Day)
Myron Anthony (*) 1997 (Florida)6-7FNeptune Beach, FL (Fletcher)
Michael Bradley (*) 1997 (Massachusetts)6-10CWorcester, MA (Burncoat)
Marvin Stone (*) 1999 (Alabama)6-10F-CHuntsville, AL (Grissom)
Marquis Estill1999 (Kentucky)6-9F-CRichmond, KY (Madison Central)
Jason Parker (*) 1999 (North Carolina)6-8F-CCharlotte, NC (West Charlotte)
Brandon Stockton2002 (Kentucky)5-9GGlasgow, KY (High)
Adam Williams (*) 2004 (West Virginia)6-4GSt. Albans, WV (High)
Ramon Harris2006 (Alaska)6-6FAnchorage, AK (West)
Patrick Patterson2006 & 2007 (West Virginia)6-8F-CHuntington, WV (High)
Darius Miller2008 (Kentucky)6-7FMaysville, KY (Mason County)
Jon Hood2009 (Kentucky)6-7G-FMadisonville, KY (North Hopkins)
Brandon Knight2009 & 2010 (Florida and National Player of Year)6-3GFort Lauderdale, FL (Pine Crest)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist2009 & 2011 (New Jersey)6-7FSomerdale, NJ (St. Patrick)
Ryan Harrow (*) 2010 (Georgia)6-2GMarietta, GA (Walton)
Kyle Wiltjer (*) 2011 (Oregon)6-9FPortland, OR (Jesuit)
Archie Goodwin2012 (Arkansas)6-5GLittle Rock, AR (Sylvan Hills)
Alex Poythress2012 (Tennessee)6-8FClarksville, TN (Northeast)
Dominique Hawkins2013 (Kentucky)6-0GRichmond, KY (Madison Central)
Devin Booker2013 (Mississippi)6-6GGrand Rapids, MI (Moss Point (High), MS)
Karl-Anthony Towns2013 (New Jersey)
2014 (New Jersey and National Player of Year)
6-11CMetuchen, NJ (St. Joseph)
Trey Lyles2014 (Indiana)6-10FCamby, IN (Arsenal Tech (Indianapolis, IN))
Bam Adebayo2015 (North Carolina)6-9CLittle Washington, NC (High Point Christian)
Malik Monk2016 (Arkansas)6-4GLepanto, AR (Bentonville High)
De'Aaron Fox2016 (Texas)6-3GKaty, TX (Cypress Lakes)
Ashton Hagans2018 (Georgia)6-3GCartersville, GA (Newton)
C.J. Fredrick (*) 2018 (Kentucky)6-3GCincinnati, OH (Covington (KY) Catholic)
Keldon Johnson2018 (Virginia)6-6FSouth Hill, VA (Park View)
Tre Mitchell2019 (Connecticut)6-9CPittsburgh, PA (Elizabeth (PA) Forward)
Oscar Tshiebwe2019 (Pennsylvania)6-9CLubumbashi, CG (Kennedy Catholic)
Chris Livingston2021 (Ohio)
2022 (Virginia)
6-6FAkron, OH (Buchtel)
Reed Sheppard2022 (Kentucky)6-3GLondon, KY (North Laurel)
Cason Wallace2022 (Texas)6-4GRichardson, TX (High)
D.J. Wagner2023 (New Jersey)
2022 (New Jersey)
6-4GCamden, NJ (High)

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