South Oldham High School’s Jo Griffin and Trimble County’s Kaylee Clifford have been named the Eighth Region Players of the Year in a vote of the region’s basketball coaches.
A 6-foot-1 senior guard, Griffin is averaging 21.5 points and 4.6 rebounds for South Oldham and is shooting 44.2 percent (57 of 129) from 3-point range. On Saturday he announced he will be a preferred walk-on at the University of Louisville.
A 5-11 senior guard, Clifford is averaging 19.3 points and 9.0 rebounds and shooting 35 percent (35 of 100) from 3-point range.
Walton-Verona’s Grant Brannen was named boys Coach of the Year, and Owen County’s Robert Osborne took girls Coach of the Year honors.
Here are the complete All-Eighth Region teams:
* Boys: Jo Griffin, Devin Young (South Oldham); Cobe Penny (Anderson County); Jalen Henry (North Oldham); Charles Cochran, Dominique Turner (Collins); Mason Wilson (Gallatin County); Kemryn Jenkins (Eminence); Brennan Stanley (Williamstown); Ismail Jones, Zach Larimore, Jackson Gibson (Oldham County); J.C. Hawkins (Simon Kenton); Zach Clinkenbeard, Dieonte Miles (Walton-Verona).
* Girls: Kaylee Clifford, Shelbe Black (Trimble County); Ally Niece, Shelby Harmeyer, Madi Meier (Simon Kenton); Sammy Rogers, Alorra Sims (Anderson County); Alex Clifton (Owen County); Michaela Kennedy (Williamstown); Sydney Herold (South Oldham); Alyssa Howie (Spencer County); Olivia Federle (Collins); Kaylee Terrell (Gallatin County); Brooke Perry (Walton-Verona); Hannah Renfro (Collins).
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