LEXINGTON – The Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) today named Kentucky’s Josh Harrellson the winner of its Most Valuable Player award of today’s basketball game between the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. Kentucky prevailed 78 – 63 in today’s annual intra-state rivalry game.
A native of St. Charles, Missouri, Harrellson posted his 3rd “double-double” of the season by scoring 23 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. His all-around game today helped propel the Wildcats to the victory.
“The Bluegrass Sports Commission is proud to name Josh Harrellson as the first-ever recipient of this award,” said BSC Executive Director Terry Johnson. “Both teams played a hard fought game today, but we can think of nobody more deserving to receive this honor.”
The first year of this award that will be presented annually, the winner was selected by a committee of the BSC Board of Directors. Harrellson will receive a trophy marking their achievement.
“The Bluegrass Sports Commission is proud to sponsor this award,” stated Alan Stein, Chairman of the Board of the BSC. “It is directly tied to our mission to grow the impact sports has on our communities and we congratulate Josh for this achievement.”