Livingston Academy’s Mason Ramsey was recently named by area coaches as All-Upper Cumberland Player of the Year as promoted by the Cookeville newspaper, Herald-Citizen. It was the third straight year the LA standout was named to the spot, making him only the second player in the history of the award to win it three times.
He joins former Wildcats star, Chase Dunn in that department.
Ramsey, the youngest son of Lisa and John Mark Ramsey, completed his playing days this year and was a finalist for the Class AA Mr. Basketball award.
“It was an honor to represent Livingston Academy,” Ramsey told the Herald-Citizen. “It’s a big mark to have two players from Livingston Academy to have done that. It really means a lot to me.”
Ramsey averaged 21 points per game last year, had a 12 rebound per contest average, and averaged 6 assists per game.
Joining Ramsey on the team from Livingston Academy was senior Brock McCoin, who averaged 15 points per game and 5 rebounds.
LA sophomore Wade Eldridge was named to the All-Upper Cumberland second team, and teammate Bubba Jolley received an honorable mention.
After leading his team to the second round of the state tournament for only the second time in the school’s history, Coach Jimmy Miller was named Co-Coach of the Year. He shares the honor with Clarkrange Coach Rodney Pile, who coached the Buffaloes to their first appearance in Murfreesboro since 1990.
Miller told the paper, “It’s a great honor and coming from local coaches makes it mean even more. Me being a young coach (his third year at LA) in the business, there’s a lot of guys out there who have been doing this a lot longer than I have and I really respect those guys.”
On the girls side, LA junior Marlee Sells used her 12 points per game and 7 rebounds to haul down a first team spot. Senior Sydney Staggs found a spot on the second team, and sophomore Kailey Winningham was placed on the third team. Junior Taylor Meadows received an honorable mention.
Jackson County’s Jim Brown was named Coach of the Year after leading his Lady Blue Devils to their 8th state championship.