Late Season Report: 2018’s Top 5


Posted On: 02/24/18 3:58 AM

Kentucky’s 2018 class is a talented one at the top, with prospects representing low-to-high major programs with their commitments.  Prep Hoops Kentucky gives you a late season review of how our top five prospects in the 2018 class have fared thus far:


1.) Adam Kunkel, Cooper (committed to Belmont University)

Kunkel made a name for himself playing alongside Indiana’s top prospect Romeo Langford on Twenty Two Vision on the Adidas Gold circuit this summer.  It landed him an offer from Belmont and he accepted.  Through early Febuary, Kunkel is averaging 20.1 points per game and 8 rebounds.  He’s shooting just over 50% from the field and 45% from 3-point range.


2.) Andrew Taylor, Corbin (committed to Furman University)

Taylor played on two Adidas Gold circuit teams last summer, originally with Twenty Two Vision before moving on to play with the Louisville Magic.  Taylor committed to Furman and hopes to have an opportunity to play as a freshman.  The Corbin senior is averaging 28.6 points and 10.2 rebounds while shooting 52% from the field.


3.) Trevon Faulkner, Mercer County (committed to Northern Kentucky University)

Mercer County is the favorite to win the 12th Region this year and Faulkner is a huge reason for that.  Another Twenty Two Vision member, Faulkner has committed to play at the next level for Northern Kentucky.  He is averaging 25.9 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.


4.) Mickey Pearson, John Hardin (committed to St. Louis University)

Pearson has committed to play for St. Louis and former University of Kentucky standout Travis Ford.  Ford was the head coach at Oklahoma State previously.  Pearson also played with Twenty Two Vision on the Adidas Gold circuit.  He is averaging 26.5 points and 11.1 rebounds, while also making John Hardin a favorite to win the region.


5.) CJ Fredrick, Covington Catholic (committed to University of Iowa)

One of the sharpest shooters in the state, and in the country while playing AAU basketball with Adidas Gold circuit member Indiana Elite.  Fredrick has committed to play in the Big Ten for the Hawkeyes of Iowa.  The Colonels have the best chance of any of the top five listed to win the state tournament this season.  Fredrick is averaging 22.7 points per game while shooting 50% from 3-point range.


All players listed are currently in the running to be rewarded Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball this season.