Muddy River Showcase Spotlight: Brown County’s Katey Flynn

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Brown County guard Katey Flynn earned honorable mention all-state honors last winter while guiding the Hornets to a single-season school-record 31 victories. | Photo courtesy Scott Bemis

The Muddy River Showcase featuring 40 of the area’s top senior basketball players from Illinois and Missouri takes place June 17 at John Wood Community College’s Student Activity Center. The girls game begins at 4 p.m. with the boys game to follow at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — Katey Flynn’s emergence as an all-around point guard — she developed the ability to score, distribute and defend at a high level — enabled the Brown County girls basketball program to reach historic heights during her four seasons.

As a senior, Flynn led the Hornets to a school-record 31 victories and a sectional title game appearance last winter, averaging 18.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.4 steals. She earned honorable mention all-state honors from the Associated Press and was part of Champaign News-Gazette’s all-state special mention 50. She is the second leading scorer in program history and helped the Hornets to a 91-22 record the past four years.

Flynn will represent Brown County on the Illinois squad for the second Muddy River Showcase, taking place June 17 at John Wood Community College’s Student Activity Center.

Here are six things you should know about Katey Flynn:

College choice: John Wood Community College

Field of study: Pre-physical therapy

Reason you wear your number: I chose No. 1 because I was born first between me and my twin sister.

Favorite high school basketball memory: Winning regionals back to back.

Best piece of advice you have ever received: Some of the best piece of advice I have received is from my high school assistant basketball coach, Denny Flesner. Before every game, he says “Be great.”

Best advice you’d give younger teammates: The best advice I can give is that time goes by so fast and to soak in all of the memories and time with your team as much as you can.

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