Wisconsin Boys Basketball POY: Kevon Looney

Wisconsin Boys Basketball POY: Kevon Looney

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Wisconsin Boys Basketball POY: Kevon Looney

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THE WINNER: Kevon Looney

THE BASICS

School: Hamilton (Milwaukee)
Grade: Senior
Position: Forward
Height: 6-foot-9
Weight: 190 pounds

Athletic achievement: He averaged 27.9 points, 12.7 rebounds, 8.0 blocks, 7.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game this past season, leading the Wildcats (17-6) to the Division 1 sectional quarterfinals. A McDonald’s High School All-American Game selection, Looney shot 60 percent from the field, 43 percent from 3-point range and 77 percent from the free throw line. Named the state's 2014 Mr. Basketball by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association, he participated in the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team October Mini-Camp this past fall.

Academic excellence: Looney has maintained a 3.34 GPA.

Exemplary character: In addition to donating his time as a youth basketball instructor and peer tutor, he has volunteered extensively on behalf of the Running Rebels Community Organization and the Milwaukee Violence Free Zone Initiative.

THE PRAISE

“Kevon was the most difficult matchup in the City Conference for any team,” said Tyler Podoll, head coach of rival Bay View. “This year, we held him to three points in the first half, and he exploded against great defense for 16 in the third quarter. He made NBA-range 3-pointers and wing jumpers and transition dunks and broke the game open. That was a constant for four years against many teams.”

THE FUTURE: Looney has signed with UCLA.

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