LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky women’s basketball signee Jaycee Coe was named the Class A Tennessee Miss Basketball for the second straight year, it was announced on Saturday by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.
Coe, a 5-foot-11 guard from Jackson County High School and native of Cookeville, Tenn., is rated the 25th-best shooting guard in the country by ESPN.com. She is averaging 24.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game as a senior for JCHS. She was named the District 7-A most valuable player and was also the District 7-A tournament MVP and charted 27 points, seven rebounds and three blocks during the Lady Blue Devils’ 44-38 loss to Union City in the state championship game.
As a junior, she was named District 7-A Player of the Year, District 7-A Tournament Most Valuable Player, Region 4-A Tournament MVP, Class A Miss Basketball, State Tournament MVP, Herald-Citizen Upper Cumberland Player of the Year, and named to the Tennessee Sports Writers All-State Team. She averaged 17.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game in 2012-13, while shooting 45 percent from the floor, including 31 percent from 3-point range. She already had over 1,500 points prior to her senior season.
Coe chose the Wildcats over Belmont, Georgia, Louisville, Middle Tennessee, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Tennessee Tech and Vanderbilt.