The honor for the top high school basketball players in Kansas City has been narrowed to a list of five boys and five girls.
The DiRenna Award unveiled its finalists Friday, with the winners slated for an April 6 announcement at the Ritz Charles in Overland Park.
The five males: Eudora senior Mitchell Ballock, Lee’s Summit West senior Elijah Childs, Blue Valley senior Tyler Geiman, Barstow senior Jacob Gilyard and Blue Valley Northwest senior Darien Jackson.
The five females: Bishop Miege senior Hunter Bentley, St. Pius X senior Abby Hipp, Belton senior Courtnie Lewis, Leavenworth senior Terrion Moore and Olathe East junior Sydney Wilson.
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Barstow forward Jeriah Horne and Lee’s Summit point guard Blake Spellman shared the boys honor last year. Liberty forward Morgan Fleming won the girls award.