The Wayne County Lady Cardinals recently wrapped-up a 17-15 season, that included an appearance in the 12th Region Tournament's
semifinals and that included junior stalwart Macey Blevins being
honored with a very rare postseason accolade.
Blevins, a 5-10 junior guard and program's all-time leading scorer
with 2,215 points, was named First Team All-State by Lexington's
The prestigious award is given to just ten players across the
Commonwealth and Blevins was selected after posting a career bests of
21 points and 8 rebounds per game in the 2019-2020 season.
Blevins has played in 150 varsity games and been a key contributor
to the program since her seventh grade season.
Blevins has also accumulated 807 rebounds and considered one of the
leading candidates for Miss Basketball next season.
Wayne County has won 76 varsity games during her career and that was
highlighted by a decade high 21-11 mark in 2018-2019, as this season
was highlighted by a 61-57 upset of 12th Region powerhouse Mercer
County, in the opening round of the 12th Region Tournament, at the
Lincoln County High School Gym.
The All-State selection was a catalyst in the win with a career high
37 points with 12 rebounds and was selected to the All-Tournament
team as well.
For her career she started playing as a seventh grader and netted
3.7 points per game. As an eighth grader Blevins was the second
leading scorer at 11 points per contest and since moving to the high
school as a student her numbers have flourished.
She averaged 20 points per game as a freshman, followed by just
under 19 points per game as a sophomore and this season was a best at
21 points per night, plus she's led the team in rebounds, steals and
assists the past three seasons.
"Nobody has worked any harder than Macey and every award she gets
she's extremely deserving and we couldn't be prouder of her
accomplishments. Extremely competitive and also a tremendous student
as well, she just keeps working and working to get better and
better. Also, so unselfish she's willing to do anything to help our
team win and once again extremely happy for her," said Lady Cards
head coach Mark McKinley.
The college future is very bright as well as schools such as Arizona
State, Northern Kentucky University, Eastern Kentucky University,
Western Kentucky University, Marshall, and Chattanooga all are in
the mix, while both Kentucky and Louisville have been actively
recruiting the soon to be senior.
Next season should also be a good one for the Lady Cards as well
with Blevins and nine of their top ten players are back in the
rotation off last season's team.
Congratulations to Wayne County junior Macey Blevins on being named to the Herald-Leader All-State team.