Dunbar senior dubbed Kentucky's Mr. Basketball

Author: Tammy Lane • First Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Taveion HollingsworthTaveion Hollingsworth, a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, has been named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball for the 2016-17 season. He received the award at a March 14 banquet at the Lexington Center.

Last year, Taveion led Dunbar to its first Sweet Sixteen championship. As a senior, he averaged 28.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, and closed out his high school career with 2,495 points.

Taveion, the city’s all-time leading scorer in boys’ basketball, is the first Lexington player to win Mr. Basketball since 1984. He has signed to play college ball at Western Kentucky University.


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