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Posted On: 12/28/17 5:30 PM
Out of every team representing the 16 regions of Kentucky high school basketball, only three teams (as of December 27th), remain unbeaten. In hopes of not jinxing the three teams, Prep Hoops Kentucky takes a look at Louisville Butler, Oldham County and Bryan Station, and downplay their run through the end of December.
Louisville Butler (11-0)
Butler has already knocked off four 6th region foes (Valley, Bullitt East, Moore, and Western) and has an impressive win against St. Xavier. Butler is led by seniors Jaquay Wales, Michael Burns, and Devin Pendergrass. A pleasant surprise for the Bears has been the play of junior guard Maurice Tolley. Tolley has put up a number of 20 point games throughout the season. Butler plays today against Newport Central Catholic.
Oldham County (11-0)
The Colonels of Oldham County was picked to finish near the top of the 8th region in every pre-season outlook/prediction broadcast. They haven’t disappointed. Oldham County thumped region rival Anderson County by 20 and defeated two other regional teams along the way, which includes Walton-Verona and big man Dieonte Miles. The Colonels are led by seniors Jackson Gibson (18.8 points per game) and Travis Henderson (17.1 points per game). Henderson is also averaging right at 7 rebounds per game.
Bryan Station (11-0)
Bryan Station may be one of the funnest teams to watch play in the state. Playing essentially five guards, Bryan Station has probably played the toughest schedule out of the remaining undefeated(s). With region wins against a really good Madison Central squad and six other 11th region opponents, the Defenders are a team to keep an eye on the rest of the way. Senior Eric Boone proved to be one of the state’s more underrated point guards in a win against University Heights and Dekeyvan Tandy (a 2019 4-star recruit). Boone had 29 points in the match-up. He also averages over 10 rebounds per game. Boone was offered by D-II powerhouse Kentucky Wesleyan after the UHA game.
Another senior guard, Terrence Clayton-Murphy, is also playing really well. He is averaging 14.5 points per game and should be on some college program’s radar. Junior Jalen Burbage is also averaging 11.5 points per game and very much contributing to the Defenders success thus far.