Baylor senior point guard Beyuan Hendricks has been named a finalist for the TSSAA Mr. Basketball Award.
Finalists for the award, now in its 35th year, are nominated by high school head basketball coaches and members of the media. A statewide committee of sportswriters selects the winner based on performance during the 2018-2019 regular season with academics and character taken into consideration.
Hendricks is averaging 18.1 points, 4.5 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game this season, leading the Raiders to a 19-3 record (as of Feb. 8). An All-State selection last year as a member of the state runner-up Baylor team, Hendricks is being recruited by UT-Chattanooga, George Mason, Tennessee Tech, The Citadel, VMI, and Alabama-Huntsville.
"It's humbling," Hendricks told the Chattanooga Times Free Press, "and really lets me know that all the hard work I've put in with my teammates has paid off."
To see all the Mr. Basketball and Miss Basketball finalists, visit http://tssaa.org/2019-mr-miss-basketball-award-finalists/.