Posted On: 09/3/21 9:20 AM

Their 17u AAU seasons are over with and we’re 6 weeks away from the start of their Senior seasons but this may be the most wide open Mr Basketball race we’ve seen in years thanks to lots of transfers and pretty underwhelming recruiting for the class overall. There is no clear cut favorite right now so instead of naming a favorite, I’ll give my opinion on which players will be named regional Player of the Year and become Mr Basketball nominees.

Favorites to Win:

1st Region - Noah Dumas Noah Dumas 5'10" | PG McCracken County | 2022 State KY *

2nd Region - Kale Gaither Kale Gaither 5'10" | PG Madisonville-North Hopkins | 2022 State KY , Madisonville-North Hopkins*

3rd Region - JiAirius Webb JiAirius Webb 6'7" | PF Owensboro Catholic | 2022 State KY , Owensboro Catholic

4th Region - Turner Buttry Turner Buttry 5'11" | PG Bowling Green | 2022 State KY , Bowling Green or Cade Stinnett Cade Stinnett 6'3" | SF Greenwood | 2022 State KY , Greenwood

5th Region - James Jewell James Jewell 6'6" | PF Marion County | 2022 State KY , Marion County or Andrew Mason Andrew Mason 6'4" | SF Bardstown | 2022 State KY , Bardstown*

6th Region - Darien Lewis Darien Lewis 5'11" | PG Fern Creek | 2022 State KY , Fern Creek

7th Region - Maker Bar Maker Bar 6'9" | PF Ballard | 2022 State KY , Ballard

8th Region - Brant Smithers Brant Smithers 6'1" | CG Walton-Verona | 2022 State KY , Walton-Verona

9th Region - Mitchell Rylee Mitchell Rylee 6'8" | C Covington Catholic | 2022 State KY , Covington Catholic

10th Region - Justin Becker Justin Becker 6'6" | SF Robertson County | 2022 State KY , Robertson County

11th Region - Jack Gohmann Jack Gohmann 6'3" | SG Lexington Catholic | 2022 State KY , Lexington Catholic

12th Region - Luke Imfeld Luke Imfeld 6'1" | SG Boyle County | 2022 State KY ,

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