Knox Central High School senior Markelle Turner was named the 51st District Player of the Year while his coach, Tony Patterson, was choses as the Coach of the Year, in a polling of 13th Region media members.
Turner, one of the state's top talents, averages 22 points per game to go with 4.3 rebounds. He has hit more than 50 3-pointers for the Panthers.
Patterson was picked as the top coach after leading Knox Central to an undefeated 3-0 record against district opponents. Overall, the Panthers are 24-5, which includes an 11-2 mark against region rivals.
Knox Central sophomore Zach Patterson was named the district's Breakthrough Player of the Year. Patterson averages five points and two rebounds per game while hitting nearly 50 percent of his shots in a top reserve role for the highly-ranked Panthers.
Junior center Nick Martin, along with junior guards Jaylen Adams and Dane Imel, joined Turner and Lynn Camp's Tanner Boggs on the All 51st District Team.
Boggs was the district's top scorer with an average of 25.2 points per game. He hit over 50 3-pointers and pulled down 6.3 rebounds per night for a team that made history with a trip to the All A Classic state championships a few weeks ago.
Below is a complete list of all winners for the entire 13th Region, which includes districts 49 through 52.
In total, 18 members of various media outlets that cover 13th Region teams cast a ballot. The Barbourville Mountain Advocate was one of those.
Winners of the boys' 13th Region Media Awards will be announced Saturday, March 3 at halftime of the 13th Region girls' championship game. The girls' region awards will be handed out at halftime of the boys' game on Monday, March 5.
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