Posted On: 01/22/18 8:17 PM
(Photo Credit: Cincinnati Enquirer)
The 2018 Kentucky All “A” Classic kicks off Thursday, January 25th at Eastern Kentucky University’s McBrayer Arena. A prestigious event for Kentucky’s smaller schools, or “Class A” schools, teams represent Kentucky high school basketball’s 16 regions. Here we preview the 13th region’s representative, Lynn Camp and the 9th region’s Beechwood.
Lynn Camp Profile:
How they got here: Lynn Camp ran through the 13th region’s All “A” tournament, defeating Pineville and Barbourville.
The Wildcats have positioned itself as one of the 13th region’s top teams through this point of the basketball season. With a record sitting at 15-1, Lynn Camp is ranked 2nd overall in the region just behind Knox Central. Their only loss came in an upset against Whitley County back in the middle of December.
Lynn Camp is led by senior Tanner Boggs, who is averaging a very impressive 26.3 points per game. He’s also averaging 6.4 rebounds while shooting 52% from the field. Sophomore Max Burd has also had a huge impact for the Wildcats, averaging 16 points while shooting 46% from 3-point range. Senior guard Jacob Bundy is also a nice contributor, averaging just under 13 points and 5 rebounds per game.
How they got here: Beechwood’s road to the All “A” Classic proved to be much more difficult than Lynn Camp’s. It took a last second shot by Beechwood to defeat Newport in the 9th region All “A” tournament championship game. Before the final, Beechwood defeated Heritage Academy with ease, 87-23 and St. Henry.
To this point, the Tigers are 12-8 with the win against Newport being their most impressive. Beechwood hopes that a late push will help them contend against 9th region blue-bloods Covington Catholic and Cooper come district and region tournament time.
The Tigers are led by freshman star Scotty Draud, who is averaging 21.8 points per game. Junior guard C.J. Brannen 10.4 points per game and 6 rebounds, and senior forward Ben Toebbe is averaging just under 10 points and 4 rebounds per game.