HERMITAGE - Taylor Hall, a 6-1 junior from Morristown West, has been named a finalist for the Class AAA Miss Basketball for the state of Tennessee.
Hall averages 22 points and 12 rebounds per game, leading the Lady Trojans to this year's District 2-AAA championship. She has 17 double-doubles in 25 gams.
The Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards will be presented to the top girls and boys in four classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association in Murfreesboro prior to the championship game awards presentation for each class, respectively.
A statewide committee of sportswriters selected winners based on performance during the 2008-2009 regular season. Academics and character were also taken into consideration.
High school head basketball coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists.
The presentation of the Miss Basketball Awards for Division I, Classes A, AA, and AAA will be given during each championship awards ceremony for each class on Saturday, March 14, at the Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.
The presentation of the Mr. Basketball Awards for Division I, Classes A, AA, and AAA will be given during each championship awards ceremony for each class on Saturday, March 21, at the Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.
Here are the finalists for the Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards.
All finalists will be invited to Murfreesboro to appear at the annual awards ceremony.
*Class A Miss Basketball: Kayla Christopher, Oliver Springs; Andrea Hobson, McEwen; Laken Leonard, Jackson County.
*Class AA Miss Basketball: Lashay Davis, Upperman; Chassidy Fussell, Obion County; Lauren March, Marshall County.
*Class AAA Miss Basketball: Taylor Hall, Morristown West; Jasmine Hassell, Wilson Central; Jasmine James, Bartlett.
*Division II-A Miss Basketball: Lauren Avant, Lausanne; Alexandria Black, Harding Academy; Jodie Brown, St. Andrew's-Sewanee.
*Division II-AA Miss Basketball: Marie Carpenter, Ensworth; Faith Dupree, Webb School of Knoxville; Jessica Goswitz, Webb School of Knoxville.
*Class A Mr. Basketball: Reginald Buckner, Manassas; Wes Long, Summertown; Jeremy Sexton, Temple.
*Class AA Mr. Basketball: Chase Dunn, Livingston Academy; John Jenkins, Station Camp; Casey Prather, Jackson North Side.
*Class AAA Mr. Basketball: Kerry Hammonds, Siegel; Joe Jackson, White Station; Drew Kelly, Centennial.
*Division II Mr. Basketball: Marlon Brown, Harding Academy; Meiko Lyles, University School of Nashville; Bobby Parks, St. George's.
*Division II-AA Mr. Basketball: Brendan Connolly, Father Ryan; Leslie McDonald, Briarcrest; Gary Pope, Ensworth.