Young named regional player of the year
Lincoln County guard Ryan Young has been voted the 12th Region boys player of the year by the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches members in the region. Young and regional coach of the year Rob Jones of McCreary Central will be honored Friday afternoon at the Boys Sweet Sixteen at halftime of the second quarterfinal.
Young is the first player from the Advocate’s coverage area to win this award since Joe White of Mercer County in 2003.
In addition, former Casey County coach Jack Stanford has been selected to the KABC Court of Honor. Stanford will also be recognized Friday afternoon at the state tournament, between the first and second quarterfinals.
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On the subject of Young, he has postponed any serious consideration of where he’ll play collegiate sports until after Lincoln’s season concludes, and the Patriots’ Sweet Sixteen trip has delayed that even further.
Young said after Lincoln won the 12th Region Tournament that he plans to sit down with his family “a couple of weeks after the season” to consider his options.