2020 - 2021 KENTUCKY
BOYS BASKETBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
SAM
VINSON
GUARD
HIGHLANDS HS
FORT THOMAS, KENTUCKY
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-4
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
22.3
POINTS PER GAME
8.9
REBOUNDS PER GAME
6
ASSISTS PER GAME
2.6
STEALS PER GAME
“The best compliment I can give Sam is he is unselfish. He can score inside or step out to shoot a 3. He can take it off the bounce and when defenses collapse on him, he finds the open man.”
Dave Faust
Head Coach - head coach of St. Henry High

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-4, 175-pound senior guard led the Bluebirds to a 30-4 record and the state championship this past season. Vinson averaged 22.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.9 blocks per game while connecting on 56.7 percent of his field-goal attempts. Vinson tallied 20 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists in Highlands’ 79-60 win over Elizabethtown High in the state final to earn State Tournament MVP honors. The 9th Region Player of the Year, he concluded his prep basketball career with 1,791 points.

Academic Achievement


Vinson has maintained a weighted 4.04 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball on scholarship at Northern Kentucky University this fall.

Exemplary Character


Vinson has volunteered locally at a soup kitchen, and he has donated his time on behalf of community beautification projects and as a youth basketball coach.