In late June, the Cincinnati High School Sports Awards recognized the area’s best high school athletes. Find out who’s the best in the state tonight.
The Ohio High School Sports Awards, presented by Mercy Health, will recognize the top athletes in most state-sanctioned sports from across the state. The show starts at 8 p.m. on the event website and is hosted by sports channels Seth Greenberg and LaPhonso Ellis.
Seth Greenberg is an ESPN basketball analyst, a member of the College Gameday team, and a former college basketball coach.
Prior to his position at ESPN, Greenberg coached basketball for 34 years, the last 22 of which as head coach at Long Beach State, the University of South Florida and Virginia Tech. He has four wins against the country’s No. 1 teams, and in his nine seasons with Virginia Tech, he hit a record 170-123 and was twice named ACC Coach of the Year.
LaPhonso Ellis was selected fifth in the 1992 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. In his rookie season, he averaged 14.7 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks and was called up to the All-Rookie First Team from 1992-93. He played professionally for 11 years and then became an ESPN college basketball analyst in 2009.
And don’t forget the 20+ professional athletes and coaches hosting and awarding prizes, including Kevin Garnett, Chipper Jones, TJ Watt, Katie Ledecky, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Aaron Rodgers.
Athlete of the Year in 25 Nationally Recognized Sports will head to the US TODAY National High School Sports Awards Show tonight, presented by US Polo Assn., Which will air August 5th. Find them all here.
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Today’s show will be free to watch on the event website thanks to continued support from sponsors. The awards show will highlight Player of the Year in many sports, Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year, and several special awards.
The show will continue to be available on the website after it airs so that you can share as much as possible with friends and family.
With the high school season being adjusted by COVID-19, some sports that ended too late may not be featured, but the award winners and winners will be featured on the show’s website.
Share your best sporting moments and memories from the 2020-21 season, appreciation and congratulations on social media using #OHIOHSSA for a chance to be featured on this feed. Add #USATODAYHSSA for a chance to be featured on the national feed.
Any post using the event hashtags will be entered automatically to win a signed gift from one of the celebrity guests. Only public profiles and posts on Twitter and Instagram may be displayed in the social feeds and are eligible for prizes.