By LARRY VAUGHT
Kentucky has an outstanding group of high school senior girls basketball players this year that is going to make the Miss Basketball voting really difficult.
A strong case could be made for at least five players, including Kentucky signee Blair Green of Harlan County. The 6-1 Green has scored 3,005 points and grabbed 1,064 points in her career.
“Not only is Blair an elite athlete here in the mountains and in the country, she is a tremendous leader and role model for our area,” said Debbie Green, Blair’s coach and mother.
She is averaging 26 points per game and has played everything from point guard to center for Harlan County. She’s shooting FIFTY EIGHT percent from the field and EIGHTY SIX percent at the foul line.
“She is also one of the most unselfish players you will see in averaging four assists per game. She is one of the hardest workers and players you will watch,” the Harlan County coach said.
“She brings the same effort, attitude and passion no matter her day, how she feels or her opponent. She also has a great respect for her coaches, teammates, opponents and officials.”
Obviously, Debbie Green is a bit biased. But she should be just like the coaches of the other elite players in Kentucky are.
“Blair is beyond proud and excited to play at the University of Kentucky over the next four years and represent our mountains,” Debbie Green said. “She would love to represent our mountains as 2018 Miss Kentucky Basketball!”