Mr. Colorado Basketball

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The Mr. Colorado Basketball honor recognizes the top boys’ high school basketball player in the state of Colorado. The trademarked award has been presented annually since 1993 by The Denver Post to the player of the year selected from the best players in each of the five high school divisions.[1][2]

Award winners[edit]

Year Player High School College NBA/ABA draft
1993 Chauncey Billups[3] George Washington Colorado 1997 NBA Draft : 1st Rnd, 3rd overall by the Boston Celtics
1994 Chauncey Billups[3] George Washington Colorado 1997 NBA Draft : 1st Rnd, 3rd overall by the Boston Celtics
1995 Chauncey Billups[3] George Washington Colorado 1997 NBA Draft : 1st Rnd, 3rd overall by the Boston Celtics
1996 Chris Crosby[4] Chatfield Washington State
1997 Tom Starkey Green Mountain New Mexico, transferred to
Denver
1998 Nick Mohr Columbine Colorado
1999 Brian Greene Horizon Colorado State
2000 Blair Wilson[5] Westminster Colorado
2001 Patrick Simpson George Washington SMU
2002 Franklin Ryk Rocky Mountain Colorado School of Mines
2003 Nick Fazekas[6] Ralston Valley Nevada 2007 NBA Draft : 2nd Rnd, 34th overall by the Dallas Mavericks
2004 Sean Ogirri[7][8] Denver East Wichita State, transferred to
Wyoming
2005 Andrew Brown Heritage Lafayette College
2006 Matt Bouldin[9] ThunderRidge Gonzaga
2007 Levi Knutson[7] Arapahoe Colorado
2008 Reggie Jackson Palmer Boston College 2011 NBA Draft : 1st Rnd, 24th overall by the Oklahoma City Thunder
2009 Bud Thomas[10] Regis Jesuit Mercer
2010 Bud Thomas[10] Regis Jesuit Mercer
2011 Riley Grabau Boulder Wyoming
2012 Josh Scott Lewis-Palmer Colorado
2013 Dominique Collier Denver East Colorado
2014 Dominique Collier Denver East Colorado
2015 Brian Carey[11] Denver East Texas Southern
2016 De'Ron Davis[12] Overland Indiana
2017 Colbey Ross[13] Eaglecrest Pepperdine
2018 Sam Masten[14] Rock Canyon Northern Colorado
2019 Kenny Foster[15] Smoky Hill Wyoming

Schools with multiple winners[edit]

School Number of Awards Years
Denver East 4 2003, 2013, 2014, 2015
Denver Washington 4 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001
Regis Jesuit 2 2009, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Regis' Thomas, 'the player everybody needs,' is state's best — again". 9 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Mr. Big Shot still just real deal". 5 April 2009.
  3. ^ a b c "Alumni Profile - Chauncey Billups". www.facebook.com.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2010-09-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Blair Wilson - 2003 Men's Basketball Roster - Colorado". www.cubuffs.com.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2010-09-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ a b "Mr. Colorado Basketball". 29 March 2007.
  8. ^ http://www.wyomingathletics.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/ogirri_sean00.html
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-15. Retrieved 2010-09-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-11-27. Retrieved 2010-09-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Colorado all-state boys basketball 2015, sorted by classification". 4 April 2015.
  12. ^ "De'Ron Davis named 2016 Colorado Mr. Basketball". 3 April 2016.
  13. ^ "By channeling his emotion, 2017 Mr. Colorado Basketball Colbey Ross exits with championship resume". 26 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Rock Canyon point guard Sam Masten wins Colorado boys basketball Gatorade Player of the Year". 8 March 2018.
  15. ^ https://chsaanow.com/2019-03-15/smoky-hills-kenny-foster-named-boys-basketball-player-of-the-year-by-gatorade/