Rise Up Sports Player of the Week:

Kensley Feltner

With the New Year, we had a temporary switch up for this week’s Player of the Week. Rather than taking nominations this week, we selected a Rise Up Ambassador who has had a phenomenal start to her senior season and has been nominated multiple times for this award as the Week 5 recipient.

Kensley Feltner

Feltner is a senior at Lawrence County High School, where she holds the all-time record for most points in school history (boys or girls). She has helped lead her team to a 9-3 record, including a 3-0 record last week as the Bulldogs brought home the championship at the Carolina Invitational. Feltner started off the tournament with a huge game as she put up 41 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. She averaged 29 PPG and 11.3 RPG throughout the 3 game stint. She also had an impressive 58.9% field goal percentage throughout the tournament. While Feltner obviously had a terrific week, she’s been putting up big numbers all season long (and throughout her entire high school career).

In fact, Feltner currently leads the state in scoring at 28.2 PPG. She’s 2nd on the leaderboards for field goal percentage at 66.7%, 22nd in rebounding at 9.6 RPG, and 28th in free throw percentage at 75.3%. Feltner is as tough as they come and she’s one of the most tough match-ups in the state because of her versatility. She can post you up or take you to the basket and she has excellent strength. While she does most of her damage inside of the perimeter, she’s dangerous because she also has the ability to step out and knock down 3’s. She’s shooting nearly 40% from deep on the season. She not only can make shots from deep, but she can handle the ball, makes great passes, and is a strong defender. Feltner really has a terrific all-around game and will definitely be one of the frontrunners for the 2023 Miss Kentucky Basketball award (read more here). Feltner is committed to play at Belmont University next season.

Congratulations to the Rise Up Sports Blog Player of the Week for Week 5, Kensley Feltner!!

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