Kentucky Players Chosen High School State Players of the Year

65 Players Chosen
Note: This list is based on incomplete information. Lists come from state athletic and coaching organizations, along with local news media and other sponsored groups. Any assistance is appreciated. Some states name a Player of the Year for different classes within the state.
A separate list for Gatorade State Players of Year is available here.
Players with an (*) transferred from Kentucky.

StateNotesHeightPositionHometown (High School)
Bill Lickert1957Kentucky-6-3F-GLexington, KY (Lafayette)
Bernard Butts (*) 1959Florida-6-0GNorth Miami Beach, FL (Hialeah)
Pat Doyle1959Kentucky-6-2F-GCalvert City, KY (North Marshall)
Randy Embry1961Kentucky-5-11GOwensboro, KY (High)
Mike Casey1966Kentucky-6-4GSimpsonville, KY (Shelby County)
Jimmy Dan Conner1971Kentucky-6-4F-GLawrenceburg, KY (Anderson County)
Mike Flynn1971Indiana-6-3GJeffersonville, IN (High)
Kevin Grevey1971Ohio(Co-MVP)6-5FHamilton, OH (Taft)
Bob Guyette1971IllinoisClass A6-9COttawa, IL (Marquette)
Mike Phillips1973
Ohio-6-10CManchester, OH (High)
Jack Givens1974Kentucky-6-4FLexington, KY (Bryan Station)
Rick Robey1974LouisianaAP6-10F-CNew Orleans, LA (Brother Martin High)
Kyle Macy1975Indiana-6-3GPeru, IN (High)
Jay Shidler1976IllinoisClass A6-1GLawrenceville, IL (High)
Lavon Williams1976Four CornersUtah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico6-6FDenver, CO (Manual)
Dirk Minniefield1979Kentucky-6-3GLexington, KY (Lafayette)
Jim Master1980Indiana-6-5GFort Wayne, IN (Paul Harding)
Todd May (*) 1982Kentucky-6-8FVirgie, KY (Pike County)
Roger Harden1982Indiana-6-1GValparaiso, IN (High)
Kenny Walker1982GeorgiaAtlanta Tip-Off Club6-8FRoberta, GA (Crawford County Comprehensive)
Winston Bennett1983Kentucky-6-7FLouisville, KY (Male)
Cedric Jenkins1984GeorgiaClass AA6-11FDawson, GA (Terrell County)
Eric Manuel (*) 1985GeorgiaAtlanta Tip-Off Club6-6GMacon, GA (Southwest)
Rex Chapman1986Kentucky-6-5GOwensboro, KY (Apollo)
LeRon Ellis (*) 1987California-6-10CTustin, CA (Mater Dei)
John Pelphrey1987Kentucky-6-7F-GPaintsville, KY (High)
Richie Farmer1988Kentucky-6-0GManchester, KY (Clay County)
Chris Mills (*) 1988
California-6-7FLos Angeles, CA (Fairfax)
Jamal Mashburn1990New York-6-8FBronx, NY (Cardinal Hayes)
Rodrick Rhodes (*) 1992New Jersey-6-6FJersey City, NJ (St. Anthonys)
Tony Delk1992TennesseeClass AAA6-1GBrownsville, TN (Haywood)
Jared Prickett1992West Virginia-6-9FFairmont, WV (Fairmont West)
Jeff Sheppard1992GeorgiaAtlanta Tip-Off Club6-4GPeachtree City, GA (McIntosh)
Allen Edwards1994Florida-6-5G-FMiami, FL (Miami Senior)
Ron Mercer1994
TennesseeClass A
Class AA
6-7FNashville, TN (Goodpasture Christian)
Oliver Simmons (*) 1995
TennesseeClass AA
Class AA
6-8FNashville, TN (Lipscomb)
Tayshaun Prince1998California-6-9G-FCompton, CA (Dominguez)
Marvin Stone (*) 1999Alabama-6-10F-CHuntsville, AL (Grissom)
Jason Parker (*) 1999
North CarolinaAssociated Press
Associated Press
6-8F-CCharlotte, NC (West Charlotte)
Gerald Fitch2000GeorgiaAAAA6-3GMacon, GA (Westside)
Josh Carrier2001Kentucky-6-4GBowling Green, KY (High)
Chuck Hayes2001CaliforniaD-I6-6FModesto, CA (Modesto Christian)
Kelenna Azubuike2001
OklahomaTulsa World and Ok. Coaches Association
Tulsa World and Ok. Coaches Association
6-5G-FTulsa, OK (Victory Christian)
Brandon Stockton2002Kentucky-5-9GGlasgow, KY (High)
Bobby Perry2003North CarolinaAAA - NCHSAA6-8FDurham, NC (Hillside)
Ramon Harris2006Alaska4A6-6FAnchorage, AK (West)
Patrick Patterson2006West VirginiaState6-8F-CHuntington, WV (High)
Darius Miller2008Kentucky-6-7FMaysville, KY (Mason County)
Jon Hood2009Kentucky-6-7G-FMadisonville, KY (North Hopkins)
Brandon Knight2009
FloridaDairy Farmers
Dairy Farmers
6-3GFort Lauderdale, FL (Pine Crest)
Terrence Jones2009
6-9FPortland, OR (Jefferson)
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist2011New JerseyStar-Ledger6-7FSomerdale, NJ (St. Patrick)
Archie Goodwin2011ArkansasArkansas Gazette-Democrat6-5GLittle Rock, AR (Sylvan Hills)
Alex Poythress2012TennesseeAAA6-8FClarksville, TN (Northeast)
Aaron Harrison2013TexasTexas Association of Basketball Coaches6-6GRichmond, TX (Travis)
Dominique Hawkins2013Kentucky-6-0GRichmond, KY (Madison Central)
Trey Lyles2014Indiana-6-10FCamby, IN (Arsenal Tech (Indianapolis, IN))
Karl-Anthony Towns2014New JerseyStar-Ledger6-11CMetuchen, NJ (St. Joseph)
Isaiah Briscoe2015New JerseyNJ.com6-3GUnion, NJ (Roselle Catholic (Newark, NJ))
Kevin Knox2017Florida-6-9FTampa, FL (Tampa Catholic)
Nick Richards2017New JerseyNJ.com6-11CKingston, JM (The Patrick School (Hillside, NJ))
Ashton Hagans2018Georgia-6-3GCartersville, GA (Newton)
Tyrese Maxey2019TexasTexas Association of Basketball Coaches (6A)6-3GGarland, TX (South Garland)
Dontaie Allen (*) 2019Kentucky-6-6G-FFalmouth, KY (Pendleton County)
Brandon Boston2020California-6-7GNorcross, GA (Sierra Canyon (CA) High)

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