The 2023 Lexington Herald-Leader All-State Boys’ Basketball Team is here
The Herald-Leader is proud to announce its 2023 All-State Boys’ Basketball Teams as voted on by high school coaches across the commonwealth.
North Laurel’s Reed Sheppard, who last week was named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball, tops our list of All-State players for the second year in a row as the Herald-Leader’s Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year.
Sheppard, a 6-3 point guard signed to play with Kentucky, appeared on all 140 coaches’ ballots and got 67 player of the year votes.
Lyon County’s Travis Perry, a 6-2 junior who this season surpassed “King” Kelly Coleman on the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s all-time career points list, finished second in our All-State voting and got 42 player of the year votes.
Joining them on the Herald-Leader’s first team are George Rogers Clark’s Jerone Morton, Covington Holy Cross’ Jacob Meyer, Warren Central’s Kade Unseld and Chappelle Whitney, Covington Catholic’s Evan Ipsaro, Owen County’s Teagan Moore, Ballard’s Gabe Sisk and Lexington Catholic’s Reece Potter.
The Herald-Leader All-State Teams are based on coaches’ selections in a statewide survey conducted by the Lexington Herald-Leader/Kentucky.com. Players are listed in order of point totals based on coaches’ votes. There are three teams of 10 players, plus 20 honorable mentions.
Reed Sheppard, North Laurel
2023 Ky. Mr. Basketball. Kentucky signee.
Travis Perry, Lyon County
Career points leader in KHSAA history.
Jerone Morton, George Rogers Clark
Morehead State signee. 10th Region POY.
Jacob Meyer, Covington Holy Cross
State’s leading scorer each of last 2 seasons.
Kade Unseld, Warren Central
Scored 17 in state title game for the champs.
Chappelle Whitney, Warren Central
4th Region POY. Sweet 16 MVP.
Evan Ipsaro, Covington Catholic
Miami of Ohio signee. Co-9th Region POY.
Teagan Moore, Owen County
8th Region POY. Western Kentucky signee.
Gabe Sisk, Ballard
Reported 7 DI offers, including Western Kentucky.
Reece Potter, Lexington Catholic
Miami (Ohio) signee. co-11th Region POY.
Jasper Johnson, Woodford County
Trent Noah, Harlan County
Jaylen Davis, Madison Central
Rylee Sammons, Pikeville
Jack Edelen, Male
Ayden Evans, Elizabethtown
Ty Price, Butler County
Terrell Henry, Mason County
Armelo Boone, Fredrick Douglass
Malachi Moreno, Great Crossing
Zander Carter, Ashland Blazer
Zach Otis, Bath County
Blake Reed, Bracken County
Brian Griffith, Owensboro Catholic
Dallas Roberts, North Oldham
Cyr Malonga, Evangel Christian
Gerard Thomas, Henderson County
Sam Parrish, George Rogers Clark
Cole Edelen, Male
Dylan Hammonds, Grant County
Kenyon Goodin, Collins; Sawyer Thompson, Wolfe County; Jack McCune, McCracken County; Rheyce Deboard, Ashland Blazer; Austin Sperry, Breathitt County; Kai Simpson, Frederick Douglass; Brett Decker, Central Hardin; Trent Edwards, George Rogers Clark; Keith Robinson, Pleasure Ridge Park; Kenyata Carbon, Owensboro; Walter Campbell, Western Hills; Brady Robinson, Betsy Layne; Aydan Hamilton, Campbell County; Ethan Cooper, Garrard County; Gabe Dynes, Simon Kenton; Marcus Eaves, Madisonville; Demetris “Meechie” White, Male; Jhaden Vaughn, Trigg County; Luke Hale, Martin County; Ryan Davidson, North Laurel.
Methodology: Our annual All-State survey was emailed to all 276 KHSAA boys’ basketball coaches in Kentucky using their email registered with the KHSAA. Multiple attempts were made to encourage every school to participate. Coaches were asked to select their top 10 players and points were assigned based on a player’s position on the ballot (10 points for Player of the Year, nine points for No. 2, eight points for No. 3, etc.), and tabulated across all ballots received. The top 50 players receiving votes made our All-State list. This year, 140 coaches participated.
Voters: Adair County, Anderson County, Apollo, Ashland Blazer, Augusta, Ballard, Bardstown, Barren County, Beechwood, Belfry, Bell County, Berea, Bethlehem, Betsy Layne, Bracken County, Breathitt County, Brown, Bryan Station, Bullitt Central, Bullitt East, Butler County, Calvary Christian, Campbell County, Campbellsville, Carlisle County, Central Hardin, Christian Academy-Louisville, Covington Catholic, Cumberland County, Danville, Daviess County, Dawson Springs, DeSales, East Carter, East Jessamine, Eastern, Estill County, Evangel Christian, Fairdale, Fleming County, Floyd Central, Frankfort, Franklin County, Gallatin County, Garrard County, George Rogers Clark, Grant County, Graves County, Grayson County, Great Crossing, Greenwood, Harlan County, Harrison County, Hazard, Henderson County, Henry Clay, Highlands, Highlands Latin, Holy Cross (Covington), Iroquois, Johnson Central, Kentucky Country Day, Knott County Central, Knox Central, Lafayette, LaRue County, Lee County, Leslie County, Letcher County Central, Lexington Catholic, Lexington Christian, Lincoln County, Logan County, Lyon County, Madison Central, Madison Southern, Madisonville, Male, Marion County, Martin County, Mason County, McCracken County, McCreary Central, McLean County, Menifee County, Mercer County, Metcalfe County, Middlesboro, Model, Monroe County, Montgomery County, North Hardin, North Laurel, North Oldham, Owen County, Owensboro, Owensboro Catholic, Paducah Tilghman, Paintsville, Pendleton County, Perry County Central, Pikeville, Pleasure Ridge Park, Prestonsburg, Raceland, Rockcastle County, Rose Hill Christian, Rowan County, Russell, Russellville, Ryle, Sayre, Scott, Scott County, Shelby County, Simon Kenton, Somerset, South Laurel, South Oldham, Southwestern, Spencer County, St. Henry District, St. Xavier, Tates Creek, Todd County Central, Trigg County, Trinity (Whitesville), Waggener, Walton-Verona, Warren Central, Washington County, Wayne County, W.E.B. DuBois, Webster County, West Jessamine, Western Hills, Whitley County, Williamsburg, Wolfe County, Woodford County.