Kennedy Igo wins KABC 10th Region Player of the Year

As Kennedy Igo’s high school basketball career nears its end, Igo continues to rack up awards.

The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches selected Igo as the 10th Region Player of the Year Friday morning.

Along with winning the award for the region’s best player, Igo will go on to become a finalist for the state’s Miss Basketball award.

Igo is the Lady Cardinals’ leading scorer this season at 13.8 points per game, putting her fifth in the region in points per game.

Not only is Igo one of the region’s leaders in points scored, but she’s also eighth in the region in 3-point percentage and second in the region in field goal percentage.

Her next stop in her basketball career will be Northern Kentucky University, the school she signed her letter of intent to attend in November.

Before she gets there, Igo has unfinished business to attend to as a Cardinal. Igo and the Lady Cardinals have completed the first of their team’s goals for the season, locking up the top seed in the district tournament. They also want to win the district, win the region and make a run in Rupp Arena.

One of Igo’s personal goals heading into the season was to reach 2,500 career points. Heading into Friday night’s game against Rowan County, Igo sat at 2,351 points.

Igo is the first Clark County player or coach to be recognized as the best in the region since the 2018 season when Will Philpot won the Player of the Year award for the boys team.

The other 10th Region standouts recognized this season were Bourbon County’s Amirion Joyce, who won Player of the Year on the boys side, Paris’s Aaron Speaks, the girls Coach of the Year, and Bishop Brossart’s Mike Code, who was the boys Coach of the Year.