When Foes Become Friends: Maddie Scherr

Updated: Apr 2, 2020

Maddie Scherr is a magician with the ball; every move she makes wows the crowd. Her court vision, craftiness, and athleticism have made her one of the best players in the country. Now she’ll be preparing to play for one of the best programs in the country – Oregon Women’s Basketball. Yet before heading to college, Scherr is making sure her high school legacy is one to remember.

Scherr’s junior season was full of accomplishments. She led Ryle to a Louisville Invitational Tournament championship before winning a KHSAA Sweet 16 State Championship. In March, she was named the Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year, an award she could potentially earn again as a senior. And to cap off the year, she was named a Kentucky Junior All Star.

In the three-game series against the Indiana Junior All Stars and Kentucky All Stars, Scherr averaged 16.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists. In addition to creating for herself, she also looks to create scoring opportunities for others, making her just as unselfish as she is gifted. She uses her length to cause havoc on the defensive end by clogging passing lanes and altering shots. But with all Scherr has achieved, she’s just not done, yet. When asked about her plans for her senior year, they were are quite simple, “just keep winning.”

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