NAME: Maddie Scherr
SCHOOL: Ryle High School
GRADUATING YEAR-GPA: 2020-3.8 GPA
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: 2020 McDonald's All-American
HEIGHT: 5'11"-150 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Florence, Ky.
PARENTS: Rick & Amy
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Parents
FUTURE GOAL: Successful college career
One of Kentucky's best girls' basketball players is senior Maddie Scherr of Ryle High School. Maddie has scored 2,000+ points and pulled down 1,000+ rebounds in her great prep career. She holds career school records in points scored, rebounds, blocks, assists, steals and most varsity games played. She led the Lady Raiders to the team's first Kentucky state title last season, becoming only the second girls' team from Northern Kentucky to win the state tournament.
A point guard, Maddie averaged 15.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.3 steals and 1.5 blocks in 38 games last season. Maddie has received many accolades and prestigious honors. Last season, she was Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year, MVP of the Kentucky Sweet 16 Tournament and was named to the all-star teams of the girls' 9th Region and 33rd District basketball tournaments. She was the Enquirer's NKY Co-Player of the Year, 9th Region Player of the Year and NKAC Div. I Player of the Year. She was also named first team all-state.
This season, she has been selected for the 2019-20 McDonald's All-American Game, is once again the Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year, and is a nominee for the Lexington Herald 2019 Sportsperson of the Year award. She has had numerous huge scoring games this season, including scoring 31 points vs. Conner, 30 points vs. Scott County, 28 points vs. Bullitt East and 27 points vs. Sacred Heart Academy.
She has played varsity basketball at Ryle for the past six years and played varsity soccer for two years. She is an honor roll student who is very active in community service, A top college prospect, Maddie will play next year at the University of Oregon, one of the elite girls' basketball programs in the USA. Her club team is Kentucky Premier EYBL 17U team.
COACH'S QUOTE – "First, she is physiologically 6 foot tall, extremely fast and agile; secondly, she has incredible basketball IQ and has worked hard on every aspect of the game to be consistent and skilled."
— Katie Haitz, Basketball Coach.