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Posted On: 12/26/17 5:32 PM
The Kentucky high School basketball season hasn’t officially reached it’s mid-season point just yet, but with a minimum of eight games required to be considered, the KHSAA has it’s scoring leaders (points per game) through Christmas. PHKY reviews the top 10:
Dekeyvan Tandy (2019, University Heights) – 35.4 Points Per Game
Tandy is considered Kentucky’s top 2019 prospect and is a 4-star recruit (per 247sports.com). University Heights is 5-3 to start their season. Tandy hopes to help the Blazers bounce back from a disappointing 13-15 finish last season. He currently holds offers from Florida, New Mexico State, Oklahoma, and Western Kentucky.
Detorrian Ware (2018, Christian County) – 33.6 Points Per Game
With the graduation of Jaylen Sebree (16.9) and T’Aiveyhon Mason (15.0) from last year’s squad, Ware has picked up the scoring slack. Not that he wasn’t scoring a bunch last season. Ware avearged 20.6 points per game as a junior.
Zion Harmon (2021, Adair County) – 32.9 Points Per Game
Adair County was two points away from winning the 5th Region championship and earning a bid to play in the state tournament last season, losing out to Taylor County. In the same season, Zion Harmon was helping lead Bowling Green to a state championship. After transferring to Adair County for his freshman campaign, it remains to be seen if the Indians can spark another 5th Region championship game run this year. Adair County sits at 4-5 currently.
Dontaie Allen (2019, Pendleton County) – 31.4 Points Per Game
Pendleton County head coach and former Belmont Bruin Keaton Belcher says that Allen is the hardest working athlete he’s ever been around. The proof is in the pudding. Averaging 31.4 points per game, Allen is also averaging 10 rebounds per game. Allen also already sits 4th on the Wildcat’s all-time scoring list as a junior, an obvious member of the school’s 1,000 point club. Pendleton County currently sits at 9-1 on the season. Allen has offers from Eastern Kentucky, Morehead State, Northerin Kentucky, Winthrop, and IUPUI.
Jackson Harlan (2019, Clinton County) – 30.4 Points Per Game
The junior point guard is lighting it up down Albany. Harlan helped lead the Bulldogs to a 23-10 record last season, winning their district tournament and falling in the 2nd round of the 4th Region tournament. Harlan is shooting right at 40% from 3-point range and is near automatic from the free-throw line, shooting 87%.
Deven Stone (2018, Wolfe County) – 27.7 Points Per Game
Nothing surprising here, as Stone averaged right at 22 points per game as a junior last season. Stone hopes to help Wolfe County contend for a 14th Region championship.
Mickey Pearson (2018, John Hardin) – 27.7 Points Per Game
Pearson is easily one of Kentucky’s top players, and has committed to play in the A-10 at St. Louis under head coach Travis Ford. The 6’7 forward is sure to be a top contender for Mr. Basketball this year. John Hardin is 9-1 currently and is a contender to win the 5th Region.
Mason Rusch (2020, Calvary Christian) – 27.7 Points Per Game
Keep an eye on this sophomore guard from Calvary Christian. The Cougars play in a super competitive 10th Region and if he can continue putting up big numbers throughout the season, Rusch may start making a name for himself. Calvary Christian is 6-3 at the moment, but have lost in their only two games vs. region opponents.
Trevon Faulkner (2018, Mercer County) – 26.5 Points Per Game
The Northern Kentucky commit is destined to take Mercer County to a state tournament this season. To do so, the Titans will have to take out Steven Fitzgerald and Pulaski County in the region tournament. Mercer County has already defeated Pulaski once this season at the King of the Bluegrass, winning 80-70.
Markelo Sullivan (2018, Fairdale) – 25.8 Points Per Game
Sleeper! Sullivan and Fairdale are doing work in the early season. Fairdale is 7-3, with wins against last year’s state champion Bowling Green. Fairdale also beat 11th Region contender Lexington Christian.