Player of the Year honors were determined by a statewide media vote (Over 25 media members from all parts of the state) of people that work in radio, newspaper, television and finalized by Chet Kuplen of Sports in Kansas and Conor Nicholl of Sports in Kansas. Players of the Year and Finalists are eligible for a Sports in Kansas Patch. Stay on our feed over the next few days for updated coverage and all-state teams.
2020 1A Sports in Kansas Boys Player of the Year
Jayden Garrison, Little River, Jr.
Garrison, a SIK first team all-state selection last year as a sophomore, is at 1,497 career points. LR reached state for the first time in 20 years and was set to play St. John in the final four before the tournament cancellation. LR and SJ were widely considered the top-two teams left in 1A after previously undefeated Berean Academy was upset in the quarterfinals. Garrison tallied 23.2 points per game, tied for tenth in Kansas. Garrison, who stands 6-foot-1, also grabbed 5.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.3 steals per contest. Little River reached the state tournament for the first time since 2000. He helped Little River average 57.4 points per game. Garrison scored 534 points this season in 23 games. He was also 82 percent fro the foul line, 41 percent from three pointer and 51 percent from the field.
Garrison is an all-state athlete in three sports with an entire senior season left.
The Little River Booster Club would like to congratulate the Redskins on a Final Four finish in 2020. We are very proud of you. Also congrats to Jayden Garrison on being named the 2A SIK POY!
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