By Robert Wilson
Madison Central’s Kennedy Ransom accomplished a feat not even high school and college All-American and WNBA first round draft pick Victoria Vivians, considered one of the greatest high school players in Mississippi history, did in her outstanding high school career.
Ransom, a 6-foot senior forward and Jackson State signee, grabbed a career high and school record 27 rebounds to go along with 16 points and 3 blocked shots in a 69-54 victory over Class 6A state championship contender Brandon Saturday at Madison.
Ransom’s total was one more than Vivians did in her high school career at Scott Central. Vivians, who ranks No. 2 all time in career points in high school, Vivians had a career high 26 rebounds in the Class 2A state semifinals as a senior in 2014. Vivians averaged Mississippi record 46.2 points and 14.3 rebounds as a senior.
For her outstanding achievement, Ransom has been named the Performance Therapy/Mississippi Scoreboard Metro Jackson Girls Basketball Player of the Week.
Ransom also had 7 points, 10 rebounds and 1 blocked shot in a 45-27 victory over Warren Central last week.
Ransom is averaging 14.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.5 steals for 15-2 Madison Central this season going into this week. She ranks seventh in the state and second in 6A in rebounds per game, according to Maxpreps.
“Kennedy’s performance was outstanding. She dominated the boards from beginning to end,” Madison Central coach Tamieka Brown said. “Kennedy played with a lot of determination. She has been consistent all season. Kennedy pulled down her 1000th career rebound earlier this season and scored her 1000th point last season. She is one of our leaders on the floor and has worked hard all season to be the best she can be.”
Ransom averaged 18.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, 2.7 blocked shots and 1.6 steals and led Madison Central to a 20-10 record last season as a junior.
Coaches please contact Robert Wilson by text or call at 601.506.2276 or email at [email protected] with your nominations by 3 p.m. Sunday.