Maddie Scherr has been raking in awards throughout her impressive high school basketball career. She’s already claimed most of the sport’s highest honors, and she earned one final cherry on top Sunday evening: Miss Kentucky Basketball. The Ryle High School standout was named the state’s best female hooper in a virtual ceremony, hosted by WKYT sports director Brian Milam and the UK Sports Network’s Christi Thomas.
Scherr was surprised at her house with her trophy and a new jersey.
Scherr was unable to completely finish her senior season due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that didn’t stop her from breaking records and earning statewide and even national praise. The Oregon commit is northern Kentucky’s first McDonald’s All-American, a two-time recipient of Gatorade’s Kentucky Girls Player of the Year award, and the current 9th Region Player of the Year (which made her eligible for the now-cancelled Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Games). Scherr also topped the all-state balloting in coaches polls conducted by both the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader.
She announced her commitment to Oregon in May 2019. The Ducks – home of last year’s National Player of the Year, Sabrina Ionescu – are once again a National Championship contender this season. They boast the nation’s top incoming recruiting class. Scherr is currently listed as the No. 19 player in the 2020 class, according to ESPN.
— maddie scherr (@madd1escherr) May 14, 2019
During her senior season with the Raiders, Scherr averaged 14.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 2.9 steals and 1.8 blocks per game and had Ryle back in the state tournament for the third consecutive year. She owns the school’s records in total points (2,297), rebounds (1,094), assists (679), steals (535) and blocks (233). Scherr was also named Most Valuable Player at the 2019 state tournament after leading her team to its first state championship that year.
Sacred Heart’s Erin Toller – a Kentucky commit – was also in the mix for the prestigious award. Toller missed two seasons due to knee injuries before averaging 16.8 points and 5.5 rebounds for the 25-1 Valkyries as a senior. She’ll be staying in the Bluegrass to suit up in the blue-and-white next season.
Erin Toller you look great in UK blue. pic.twitter.com/RiqwuHpYiG
— Sacred Heart Basketball (@ValkyriesBBall) September 16, 2019