Posted On: 01/29/18 9:46 PM
(Photo Credit Lexington Herald Leader)
The 2018 Kentucky All “A” Classic kicked off last 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. Yesterday, Lexington Christian was crowned the All “A” Classic state champions, defeating Walton-Verona 47-41. Here we give you a look at the tournaments top performers:
Kyle Rode, Lexington Christian (2019)
Rode, who has offers from Lipscomb, Liberty, Wright State, Northern Kentucky, Samford, and others had himself a tournament. In LCA’s first game against University Heights, Rode scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. In a blow out win vs. Collegiate he scaled back, finishing with 8 and 6. The semifinal match-up against Knott County Central saw Rode pour in 17, and he had 17 points and 7 rebounds in the championship win against Walton-Verona.
Carter Hendricksen, Lexington Christian (2018)
The North Florida commit did what he does and was very consistent throughout the tournament. He averaged 14 points and 8.2 rebounds during the All “A” Classic. His double-double game against Knott County Central was very impressive. He scored 11 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
Zach Clinkenbeard, Walton-Verona (2018)
Walton-Verona has been without their stud big man Dieonte Miles, but Clinkenbeard has picked up the slack. He averaged 9 points and 6.25 points throughout the All “A”, which is right at his season average as well.
Austin Lay, Walton-Verona (2018)
Lay is another player for Walton-Verona that has stepped it up. His 14 point performance against Clinton County helped propel them to the next round of the tournament. Throughout, he averaged just over 8 points per game.
Connor Guthrie, Mayfield (2019)
Connor was named to the All “A” Classic tournament team and averaged just under 20 points per game during the event. He is averaging 16.8 points and 6.3 rebounds on the year.
Carson Guthrie, Mayfield (2019)
Carson was also name to the all-tournament team and is almost an automatic double-double. On the year he is averaging 16 points and 9 rebounds per game. He averaged right at 15 and 8 in Mayfied’s three games in Richmond.
Kross Grundy, Somerset (2018)
Somerset’s senior leader Kross Grundy has been a huge reason for their success this season. In two games, he scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in a win against Pikeville, and had 11 and 4 in a loss to Mayfield.
Jackson Harlan, Clinton County (2019)
Harlan is a bucket. On the year he is averaging 27.2 points per game. In the Bulldogs first game against Robertson County, Harlan scored 31 in a win. In a loss to Walton-Verona he scored 13 points and grabbed 3 rebounds.