MR. AND MISS BASKETBALL AWARDS
TO BE PRESENTED AT MURPHY CENTER – MTSU
Hermitage, Tennessee, January 21, 2016 – The presentation of the Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards will see a significant change this year. The awards will be presented to the top girls and boys in five classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association on the floor of Murphy Center on the campus of MTSU on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. A reception for the finalists and their families will be held prior to the awards presentation.
This is the 32nd year that the Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards have been presented to Tennessee’s best high school basketball players. American General was the sponsor of the event since the inception of the awards in 1985 until 2001. The Memphis Grizzlies were sponsors of the awards from 2002-2004. From 2005-2015 the Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards were presented at the conclusion of each respective championship game as part of the post-game trophy ceremony.
“Having the awards presented on the floor of the site of the Division I state basketball tournament will be special,” stated Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA. “It will be exciting to have all 30 outstanding student athletes recognized together at what we feel will be a great event.”
The draw for the Division I boys’ state basketball tournament will be held prior to the Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards on the floor of Murphy Center at 5:00 p.m. Previously, the boys’ draw was held on the Saturday morning of the Division I girls’ championship games. The draw for the Division I girls’ state tournament brackets will be scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 6 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Murfreesboro.