The Gatorade State Boys Basketball Players of the Year were selected based on athletic production and impact in the 2015-16 fall season. Each winner also demonstrated high academic achievement and exemplary personal character, including volunteerism, sportsmanship and community leadership.
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THE WINNER: Kyle Guy
School: Lawrence Central (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Weight: 150 pounds
Athletic achievement: He averaged 23.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game while shooting nearly 60 percent from inside the arc this past season, leading the Bears (19-7) to the Class 4A sectional final. A 2016 McDonald’s All-American Game selection and an Indiana Mr. Basketball finalist, Guy is the nation’s No. 24 recruit in the Class of 2016 as rated by ESPN. He scored 31 points on 12-for-18 shooting in Lawrence Central’s season-ending loss to Southport in the sectional final.
Academic excellence: Guy has maintained a B average.
Exemplary character: A devoted parishioner of his church community, he has volunteered locally on behalf of an elementary school literacy-outreach program and as a youth basketball coach.
“Kyle Guy is the best shooter and scorer I have seen in my 28 years of coaching,” said Lawrence Central High head coach Al Gooden. “He can shoot the three-pointer, hit the pull-up jumper and get to the basket to finish. He is also a great team leader and an outstanding young man.”
THE FUTURE: Guy has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball on scholarship at the University of Virginia this fall.