The Mr. Show-Me Basketball honor recognizes the top male high school basketball player in the state of Missouri. The name of the award differs from other Mr. Basketball awards to reflect Missouri's state nickname, the Show-Me State. The award is presented annually by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association. In order to be considered for the award, nominees must have been nominated by their high school coach, started in 90 percent of all games, must be high school seniors, and must be of "outstanding moral character".[1] Ten boys are selected as finalists after nominations are compiled, and a special committee of assistant college coaches in Missouri choose the winner.

Mr. Show-Me Basketball
Awarded forThe top male high school basketball player in Missouri
CountryUnited States
Presented byMissouri Basketball Coaches Association
First awarded1985
WebsiteMr. Show-Me Basketball Website

The first recipient of the honor was Monroe Douglas in 1985, who is the fourth all-time leading scorer for the Saint Louis Billikens men's basketball team in total points with 1,877 points and was named to their all-century team.[2] Two sets of brothers, JarRon and Kareem Rush along with Tyler and Ben Hansbrough, have received the honor. Nine recipients of the Mr. Show-Me Basketball honor have been drafted into the NBA, the highest draft picks being both Bradley Beal in the 2012 NBA draft and Jayson Tatum in the 2017 NBA draft with the 3rd overall pick. Other recipients of the honor have played with professional teams in Europe and Asia including Michael Dixon, who played for the Georgia national basketball team in the EuroBasket 2017 qualification tournament.[3] Many recipients have also pursued coaching opportunities in high schools and colleges.

WinnersEdit

Year Image Player High School College Notes Refs
1985 Monroe Douglas McKinley Saint Louis Voted onto the Saint Louis Billikens men's all-century basketball team in 2015 [2][4]
1986   Anthony Bonner Vashon Saint Louis Selected by the Sacramento Kings in the first round (23rd overall pick) of the 1990 NBA draft, played six seasons in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks, and Orlando Magic [4][5]
1987 John Cooper Rockhurst Wichita State Assistant basketball coach for Oklahoma State University (2017–present) and former head basketball coach for Miami University (2012–2017) and Tennessee State University (2009–2012) [4][6]
1988 Anthony Peeler Paseo Missouri Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round (15th overall pick) of the 1992 NBA draft, played 13 seasons in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, and Washington Wizards [4][7]
1989 Chris Heller Rockhurst Missouri Inducted into the Rockhurst High School Hall of Fame in 2014 [4][8]
1990 Jevon Crudup Raytown South Missouri Former assistant basketball coach for Raytown South High School, fired in 2003 and sued Raytown C-2 School District for racial discrimination, which ruled in favor of Crudup and ordered the district to pay $250,000 in punitive damages [4][9]
1991 Marcus Timmons Scott County Central SIU Carbondale Voted onto the Southern Illinois Salukis men's all-century basketball team in 2014, played for several Australian National Basketball League teams [4][10]
1992 Brian Gavin Parkway Central Kansas State Head basketball coach for Bishop Ward High School [4][11]
1993 Kelly Thames Jennings Missouri Head basketball coach for Pattonville High School [4][12]
1994 Monty Hardge Jefferson City Missouri Became academically ineligible to play for the Missouri Tigers men's basketball team for three semesters and utilized a medical redshirt during his freshman year [4][13]
1995 Ryan Robertson St. Charles West Kansas Selected by the Sacramento Kings in the second round (45th overall pick) of the 1999 NBA draft, played in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings (1999–2000) and for several teams in Europe [4][14]
1996 Tate Decker Webster Groves Missouri, Wake Forest, and Oklahoma City Played for numerous teams across Europe and Asia including in Spain, Latvia, Portugal, Japan, and Germany [4][15]
1997   Larry Hughes Christian Brothers College (CBC) Saint Louis Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round (8th overall pick) of the 1998 NBA draft, played in the NBA for the Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, Charlotte Bobcats, and Orlando Magic [4][16]
1998 JaRon Rush Pembroke Hill UCLA Played in the ABA for the Los Angeles Stars and in the National Basketball Development League for the Roanoke Dazzle [4][17]
1999   Kareem Rush Pembroke Hill Missouri Selected by the Toronto Raptors in the first round (20th overall pick) of the 2002 NBA draft, played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Bobcats, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Los Angeles Clippers [4][18]
2000 Joel Shelton Vashon SEMO Left the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks men's basketball team his sophomore year for personal reasons [4][19]
2001   David Lee Chaminade Florida Selected by the New York Knicks in the first round (30th overall pick) of the 2005 NBA draft, played 12 seasons in the NBA for the New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, and San Antonio Spurs [4][20]
2002   Jimmy McKinney Vashon Missouri Played in the Basketball Bundesliga for several teams in Germany including the Skyliners Frankfurt and Telekom Baskets Bonn [4][21]
2003 Spencer Laurie Kickapoo Missouri and Missouri State Granted an additional season of eligibility under an NCAA waiver after an injury and personal circumstances during and following his second season at the University of Missouri [4][22]
2004 Drew Richards Logan-Rogersville Missouri State Assistant basketball coach for Cameron University [4][23]
2005   Tyler Hansbrough Poplar Bluff North Carolina Selected by the Indiana Pacers in the first round (13th overall pick) of the 2009 NBA draft, played seven seasons in the NBA for the Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, and Charlotte Hornets and in the Chinese Basketball Association for the Guangzhou Long-Lions [4][24]
2006 Ben Hansbrough Poplar Bluff Mississippi State and Notre Dame Former assistant basketball coach for Western Kentucky University [4][25]
2007 Connor Teahan Rockhurst Kansas Utilized a medical redshirt during the 2010–2011 season with the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team [4][26]
2008 Scott Suggs Washington Washington Played with several European teams including in Spain for the Bàsquet Manresa and in Italy for the New Basket Brindisi [4][27]
2009   Michael Dixon Lee's Summit West Missouri and Memphis Played with several European and Middle Eastern teams including in Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Greece, France, and Turkey and has played on the Georgia national basketball team [4][28]
2010 Ricky Kreklow Rock Bridge Missouri and California, Berkeley Played for the Bayer Giants Leverkusen basketball team in Germany [4][29]
2011   Bradley Beal Chaminade Florida Selected by the Washington Wizards in the first round (3rd overall pick) of the 2012 NBA draft, currently playing in the NBA for the Washington Wizards [4][30]
2012 Cameron Biedscheid Cardinal Ritter Notre Dame, Missouri, Jacksonville State,
LSU Shreveport, and Harris–Stowe
Multiple reasons led to the dismissal of Biedscheid from the Louisiana State University Shreveport men's basketball team including suffering a high ankle sprain, missing a team bus trip, and missing rehab and practice [4][31]
2013 Kyle Wolf Rockhurst Central Missouri [4][32]
2014 Jordan Barnett Christian Brothers College (CBC) Texas and Missouri [4][33]
2015 Jimmy Whitt Hickman Arkansas and SMU [4][34]
2016   Jayson Tatum Chaminade Duke Selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round (3rd overall pick) of the 2017 NBA draft, currently playing in the NBA for the Boston Celtics [4][35]
2017 Jared Ridder Kickapoo Xavier and Missouri State [4][36]
2018 Courtney Ramey Webster Groves Texas [4][37]

Schools with multiple winnersEdit

School Number of Awards Years
Rockhurst 4 1987, 1989, 2007, 2013
Vashon 3 1986, 2000, 2002
Chaminade 3 2001, 2011, 2016
Pembroke Hill 2 1998, 1999
Poplar Bluff 2 2005, 2006
Christian Brothers College (CBC) 2 1997, 2014
Kickapoo 2 2003, 2017

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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