2019 Candidates Announced for Miss and Mr. Basketball

Posted at 6:45 PM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 18:46:32-05

LOUISVILLE – Today the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation announced the candidates for Kentucky’s 2019 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:
2019 Miss KY Basketball Candidates 

Region 1: Elizabeth Curtis – Murray

Region 2: Karlie Keeney– Webster County

Region 3: Kayla Young – Breckinridge County

Region 4: Sarah Sutton – Allen County – Scottsville

Region 5: Maddie Wood – Marion County

Region 6: Emma Ralph – Bullitt East

Region 7: Nila Blackford – DuPont Manual

Region 8: Jaclynn Ruble – Anderson Co.

Region 9: Zoie Barth – Highlands

Region 9: Lauren Schwartz – Ryle

Region 10: Madison Kellione – Harrison County

Region 11: Maaliya Owens – Scott County

Region 12: Emma King – Lincoln County

Region 13: Raegan Hubbard – North Laurel

Region 14: Jada Higgins – Knott County Central

Region 15: Anna Keeton – Paintsville

Region 16: Savannah Wheeler – Boyd County

2019 Mr. KY Basketball Candidates 
Region 1: Conner Guthrie – MayfieldRegion 2: Dekeyvan “Kyky” Tandy – University Heights

Region 3: Kobe Poole – Breckinridge County

Region 4: Jackson Harlan – Clinton County

Region 5: Trevon Smith – Taylor County

Region 6: Blake Butler – Jeffersontown

Region 7: David Johnson – Trinity (Louisville)

Region 8: Dieonte Miles – Walton Verona

Region 9: Tahj Harding – Newport

Region 10: Dontaie Allen – Pendleton County

Region 11: Isaiah Cozart – Madison Central

Region 11: Michael Moreno – Scott County

Region 11: Kyle Rode – Lexington Christian Academy

Region 12: Carter Baughman – Mercer County

Region 13: JJ Ramey – South Laurel

Region 14: Noah Back – Perry County Central

Region 15: Brady Whitaker – Magoffin County

Region 16: Korbin Spencer – Elliott 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 Tuesday, March 5th in Lexington, KY at the Lexington Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom.

 All basketball fans are invited to attend the 2019 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 8th  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 prevent and cure blindness.  For more information contact KLEF at 502-583-0564.