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Eighth Annual Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones Award to be presented to Jackson Green during 2021 VIRTUAL Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony
LOUISVILLE – The Eighth Annual Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones Award will be presented to Jackson Green from West Jessamine High School during the 2021 VIRTUAL Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony on April 18th.
Nominees were submitted from across the state to the Jones family for this prestigious award for senior multi-sport athletes who excel equally in their classroom and contribute greatly to their community. "All of the nominees were very deserving and this decision gets more difficult to make each year," said Wallace "Wah" Jones, Jr.
Jackson Green, a senior at West Jessamine High School, has played basketball, baseball and football during his high school career, while maintaining a 3.385 GPA.
On the football field in 2020 Green was ranked first among 5A schools in receiving with 1,093 receiving yards and was ranked first in scoring with 21 touchdowns. He played in 32 games during his junior basketball season, averaging 8.3 points per game, 3.6 rebounds per game and 3.4 assists per game. On the baseball diamond, as a sophomore Green had a .400 batting average.
"From leading his basketball team to a 12th Region Championship as a junior, to leading the state in receiving as a senior, and being a standout on the baseball diamond despite losing his junior season to COVID-19, Jackson is always at the center of attention," according to one of his coaches, Damon Kelley. "His work ethic, character, and talent are second-to-none."