Future Cat Derek Willis named finalist for Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball award

Derek Willis - AP Photo
Derek Willis – AP Photo

Bullitt East High School teammates Derek Willis and Rusty Troutman and Trinity’s Darryl Hicks were among the five finalists named Wednesday for Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball award.  Willis, Troutman and Hicks join Madison Central’s Dominique Hawkins and Montgomery County’s Omar Prewitt as finalists for the award sponsored by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation.

Christian Academy’s China Dow was named among the five finalists for the Miss Basketball award, joining Marion County teammates Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, Madison Central’s Larryn Brooks and Owensboro Catholic’s Becca Greenwell.

The winners will be announced March 29 during a ceremony at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel in Louisville.

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