USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the 2015-16 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Kentucky Girls Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2015-16 season.
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COACH OF THE YEAR
Larry Just, Butler (Louisville)
Just guided 31-5 Butler to a furious finish, winning the final 14 games and the school’s second state championship in three years. The Bearettes mauled Franklin County, 62-36, in the finale, but the biggest victory may have come in the quarterfinals, where they avenged an earlier 23-point loss to top-ranked Elizabethtown.
Player of the Year
Erin Boley, F/C, Elizabethtown, 6-2, Sr.
The Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year, Boley led the Panthers to a 30-5 record in the final season of her brilliant career, averaging 24.2 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 2.7 assists per game. The Notre Dame commit was also a finalist for the Naismith Award and played in the McDonald’s All-American game. She finished with 3,325 career points, seventh on the state’s all-time list.
Whitney Creech, G, Jenkins, 5-8, Sr.
The state’s all-time leading scorer averaged a Chamberlain-like 50.3 points per game, to go with 14.4 rebounds and 3.3 steals.
BriAnna Burbridge, F, Frankfort, 6-1, Sr.
The state’s leading scorer in the non-Creech division, Burbridge grabbed 16.0 rebounds per game to go with her 33.6 points.
Mykasa Robinson, G, Blazer (Ashland), 5-4, So.
Robinson had the first quadruple-double in school history and finished the season with averages of 18.8 points and 6.6 rebounds.
Princess Stewart, G, Franklin County (Frankfort), 5-7, Jr.
Stewart led the Flyers (31-5) all the way to the state finals, contributing 17.3 points, 3.0 assists and 2.9 assists per contest.
Kaylee Cotton, G/F, McCreary Central (Stearns), 5-10, Sr.
Allyson Niece, G, Simon Kenton (Independence), 5-8, So.
Jaelynn Penn, G, Butler (Louisville), 5-10, Jr.
Maddie Waldrop, F, Murray, 6-2, Jr.
Emma Young, G, East Jessamine (Nicholasville), 5-9, Sr.