Christian County guard Anthony Hickey was named Kentucky Mr. Basketball Tuesday, becoming the first Colonel boys player to win the honor.
Hickey will wear the No. 1 jersey for Kentucky this summer in their annual all-star series against Indiana. Games are set for June 10 at Bellarmine University and June 11 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Hickey averaged 18 points, 4.7 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 4 steals during his senior season. He was named Sweet 16 MVP in helping lead Christian County to their first ever state basketball title. Last week, he was named Associated Press Player of the Year.
Hickey is the third player from the Second Region to be named Mr. Basketball, joining Madisonville's Jon Hood in 2009 and Earlington's Harry Todd in 1958.