Basketball players from Knoxville Catholic, Notre Dame receive honors

Sydney Mains

Amaya Redd

Honors continue to come Sydney Mains’ way after the Knoxville Catholic High School senior guard led the Lady Irish to their second straight state championship this spring.

Sydney was named Knox News’ girls basketball player of the year recently. The Florida Atlantic signee finished her career with 2,325 points, becoming the all-time leading scorer at KCHS for both girls and boys. In the 2023-24 season, Sydney averaged 18.2 points per game, as well as 5.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.5 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game.

Joining her in the Knox News honors was teammate Amaya Redd, a junior forward who made second team All-PrepXtra. Amaya averaged 9.3 points per game plus 5.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.3 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game.

Sydney and Amaya also made Division II-AA first-team all-state as selected by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.

Gaas Herman

Gaas Herman, a junior guard at Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga, made the sportswriters’ boys all-state basketball team for Division II-A. Gaas averaged 19 points and eight rebounds per game.

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