Western Kentucky signee Taveion Hollingsworth was selected as Kentucky's Mr. Basketball on Tuesday evening.
The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 28.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game for Lexington Dunbar this season. A 55 percent shooter from the field, Hollingsworth finished among the state's top 10 scorers this winter and finished his career as the all-time scoring record for Lexington players with 2,495 points.
Also selected as the Region 11 Player of the Year, the incoming Hilltopper led Dunbar to its first state title as a junior, earning Sweet 16 MVP honors in the process.
Rated as a Scout.com three-star prospect, Hollingworth is part of a WKU recruiting class that is ranked No. 11 nationally and the only Conference USA program in the top 25.
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Hollingsworth becomes the sixth Hilltopper to earn the statewide honor. WKU's other Kentucky Mr. Basketball honorees are Steffphon Pettigrew (2007), Steve Miller (1984), Terry Davis (1968), Jim McDaniels (1967) and Harry Todd (1958).