The TSSAA handed out its annual Mr. and Miss Basketball awards to its Division II winners Saturday at Lipscomb University.
There were six finalists from the Midstate, but none were selected as Mr. or Miss Basketball.
Baylor’s Kaleigh Clemons beat out two Midstate freshman finalists in Ensworth’s Jordyn Cambridge and Brentwood Academy’s Sydni Harvey to take home the Division II-AA Miss Basketball award.
Harvey averaged 10 points per game while leading Brentwood Academy to the state championship. Cambridge is a two-year starter who posted averages of 16.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Briarcrest junior Micah Thomas was selected as the Division II-AA Mr. Basketball, earning more votes than Ensworth junior Jordan Bone and Brentwood Academy freshman point guard Darius Garland.
A two-year starter, Bone averaged 17.2 points in leading his team to the state semifinals. Garland averaged 13 points in his first year with Brentwood, helping the Eagles to the DII-AA state title.
The Division II-A Mr. Basketball award went to another player who beat out two other Midstate talents. Senior Justin Wertner of St. George’s Independent School earned the honor over Davidson Academy’s Dakota Quinn and Franklin Road Academy’s Kenny Cooper.
Cooper averaged 17.4 points for the Panthers as a junior, while Quinn, a senior, averaged 15.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game for Davidson Academy.
The girls Division II-A Miss Basketball recipient was Kaylan Pugh of St. Mary’s Episcopal School, who beat out Webb School of Knoxville’s Micah Scheetz and Anna Jones of the University School of Jackson.
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