Chet Kuplen, CEO/Founder of Sports in Kansas, has announced the 2019 Sports in Kansas Player of the Year Finalists by classification and for all-classification player of the year honors. We are the only outlet annually in Kansas that selects player of the year for every different classification. A media panel across the state helps compile selections and winners will be announced/released on Sunday 3/17/19 along with all-state teams for all classes and coach of the year honors, All Tournament Teams are currently on main page of website. Congrats to the following who are finalists! Special Thanks to Conor Nicholl, contributor to Sports in Kansas, who helped in the research/selection process and provided all of the preseason tournament coverage at Sports in Kansas. In addition to 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A, we will also name an All-Classification Player of the Year on Sunday.
Sports in Kansas 6A Player of the Year Finalists
Christian Braun, BV Northwest Sr.
Jackie Johnson, Wichita Southeast Soph.
Lonell Lane, KC Harmon Soph.
Jordan White, Washburn Rural Sr.
Tymer Jackson, Olathe North Sr.
Sports in Kansas 5A Player of the Year Finalists
Caleb Grill, Maize Sr.
Cevin Clark, Ark City Sr.
Easton Leedom, Andover Central Sr.
Braden Belt, Andover Central Sr.
Xavier Bell, Andover Central Jr.
Keyon Thomas, Bonner Springs Sr.
Jacob Coleman, Basehor Linwood Sr.
Jake Alexander, McPherson Sr.
Jordan Vincent, Eisenhower Jr.
Sports in Kansas 4A Player of the Year Finalists
Tyrone (Trey) Bates III, Piper Sr.
Daquan Johnson, Parsons Jr.
Izek Jackson, Chapman Sr.
Carson Powelson, Anderson Co. Sr.
Spencer Jones, Miege, Sr.
Easton Hunter, Andale Jr.
Jude Warren, Towanda Circle Sr.
Sports in Kansas 3A Player of the Year Finalists
Trey Sides, Phillipsburg Sr.
Caleb Muia, Girard Sr.
Trey White, Baxter Springs Sr.
Vincent Palen, Beloit Jr.
John Long, Santa Fe Trail Sr.
Camdyn Melchiori, Caney Valley Jr.
Sports in Kansas 2A Player of the Year Finalists
Kaleb Hammeke, Hutch Trinity Sr.
John Pfannenstiel, Ness City Sr.
Mason Thiessen, Inman Sr.
Payton Froese, Inman Sr.
Jared Casey, Plainville Jr.
Aaron King, Yates Center Sr.
Zach Bloch, Bishop Seabury Soph.
Sports in Kansas 1A Player of the Year Finalists
Devin Ryan, Central Plains Sr.
Brett Liebl, Central Plains Sr.
Riley Sides, Northern Valley Sr.
Mason Osborne, St. John Sr.
Kade Scott, Pawnee Heights Sr.
Jalen Risley, Caldwell Sr.