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Paul Laurence Dunbar high-scoring senior Hollingsworth named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball


Taveion Hollingsworth, a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, has been named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball for the 2016-17 season.

Taveion Hollingsworth

He received the award at a March 14 banquet at the Lexington Center prior to the opening of this week’s KHSAA Boys’ State Tournament at Rupp Arena.

Last year, Taveion led Dunbar to its first Sweet Sixteen championship. As a senior, he averaged 28.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, and closed out his high school career with 2,495 points.

Taveion, the city’s all-time leading scorer in boys’ basketball, is the first Lexington player to win Mr. Basketball since 1984.

He has signed to play college ball at Western Kentucky University next season.

From FCPS Communications


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