The honors keep rolling in for local basketball standouts Jordan Brock and Blair Green, who were both named to the Louisville Courier-Journal and Lexington Herald-Leader all-state teams.
Brock, a junior guard who averaged 19.6 points per game last season in leading the Lady Dragons to a 27-5 record and a 13th Region championship, was the top vote getter on the 10-girl second team on the Herald Leader all-state squad.
Green, a sophomore guard who averaged 19.6 points and led Harlan County to a 29-3 mark and a runner-up finish in the 13th Region, was two spots behind Brock on the second team, ranking 13th statewide.
Brock and Green were the only 13th Region players on the first, second or third teams based on voting from coaches around the state. Honorable mention selections from the region included North Laurel’s Kayla Bruner, Harlan’s Emma Bianchi, Whitley County’s Sierra Feltner, Williamsburg’s Lillie Hall, Harlan’s Brooklyn Massingill and Corbin’s Jaclyn Jewell.
Harlan County will have Miss Basketball candidates the next two years, Brock in 2017 and Green in 2018. Brock is the third-ranked player from the Class of 2017 on the Herald-Leader list, behind only Butler’s Jaelynn Penn and Murray’s Maddie Waldrop. Green is third on the Class of 2018 list, behind Mercer County’s Seygan Robins and Ashland’s Mykassa Robinson.
Green was a second-team selection on the Courier-Journal team, and Brock led the third team. Bruner was the only 13th Region player on the honorable mention list.
Brock is the fourth-ranked junior on the C-J list, trailing Penn, Franklin County’s Princess Stewart and Bullitt East’s Lindsey Duvall. Stewart and Duvall were second-team selections on the Courier-Journal team. Penn was selected on the first team.
Greer is the sixth-ranked sophomore on the C-J team. Robins was on the first team, along with Simon Kenton’s Ally Niece and Ashland’s Robinson. Murray’s Macey Turley and Sacred Heart’s Grace Berger were just ahead of Green on the second team.
Reach John Henson at 606-909-4134