Two Rutherford County basketball standouts were named Mr. and Miss Basketball finalists on Thursday.

Riverdale senior guard Alasia Hayes, who averages more than 22 points a game, and Eagleville senior guard Ryley McClaran, who averages 30 points a game, were both named finalists in a vote among state coaches and media members. Academics and character also were taken into consideration.

This will be the 36th year 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.

The Mr. and Miss Basketball 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 10 at 7:00 p.m.

MR. AND MISS BASKETBALL FINALISTS

Girls

Division II-AA

Melaina Bone, Silverdale

Macey Lee, Trinity Christian

Carrington Washburn, CPA

Division II-AA

Raegyn Conley, Baylor

Dontavia Waggoner, Ensworth

Kaiya Wynn, Ensworth

Class A Miss

Tess Darby, Greenfield

Chloe Moore-McNeil, Greenfield

Karly Weathers, Loretto

Class AA

Keeley Carter, Macon County

Reagan Hurst, Upperman

Khyla Wade-Warren, McNairy Central

Class AAA

Denae Fritz, Maryville

Alasia Hayes, Riverdale

Madison Hayes, East Hamilton

Boys

Division II-A

Alex Anderson, Tipton-Rosemark

Moussa Cisse, Lausanne

Dante Harris, Lakeway Christian

Division II-AA

Kennedy Chandler, Briarcrest

B.J. Edwards, Knoxville Catholic

Chaz Lanier, Ensworth

Class A

Lucas King, McKenzie

Dalton Marsh, Red Boiling Springs

Ryley McClaran, Eagleville

Class AA

Edward Lacey, Fulton

Johnathan Lawson, Wooddale

Tyrone Marshall, Pearl Cohn

Class AAA

Joe Anderson, Maryville

Will Pruitt, Mt. Juliet

Jacobi Wood, Cleveland

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