Posted On: 02/28/18 9:51 AM
Louisville isn’t just home to the Kentucky Derby, Louisville Slugger, and Papa John’s Pizza – it’s home to players who can play at many different levels of college basketball. Derby City has produced college basketball players that have been successful at every level. Here, PHKY takes a look at Louisville top unsigned seniors:
Jadyen Scrubb, Trinity – 6’5, F
Louisville’s top unsigned senior, Scrubb currently holds offers Samford, Winthrop, Youngstown State, and California State Long Beach. He spent last summer playing on the Adidas Gold Circuit with the Louisville Magic. Scrubb is averaging 18 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
Trey Hill, Pleasure Ridge Park – 6’4, G
Schools will be getting an opportunity to see Hill play a little bit longer this year, as PRP advanced to the 6th Region semifinal game. Hill had a ton of D1 interest early, with offers from VCU and Eastern Kentucky. Hill is averaging just over 11 points per game and 3.9 rebounds. He’s shooting 52.8% from the field.
Markelo Sullivan, Fairdale – 6’3, SG
Fairdale’s season just ended after a defeat in the regional tournament opening, but that doesn’t take away from a great year and a great season for Sullivan. The senior averaged 23 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. He’s had some interest from D-II Kentucky Wesleyan and NAIA Indiana Southeast.
Stephon Franklin, Doss – 6’0, CG
Doss is Doss, and they keep winning. Stephon Franklin is a huge reason for that. The senior guard was a part of Doss’ sweet sixteen run as a sophomore, and hopes to helped guide the Dragons there again this year. He is averaging 13.6 points and 4.0 rebounds while running Doss’ offense as the floor general. He has offers from NAIA Campbellsville and JUCO Tallahassee Community College.
Ahmad Price, Fern Creek – 6’3, G
Price is the leading scorer on a Fern Creek team that is trying to make it back-to-back years playing at Rupp Arena. He is averaging just over 16 points per game and has already decided to take a prep year after the season is over. He will be attending Beckley Prep in West Virginia. Former Fern Creek standout Chance Moore attended Beckley and has now committed to play at Wichita State.
Clint Wickliffe, Fern Creek – 6’6, F
Wickliffe will be joining Price at Beckley Prep next season. But as a senior at Fern Creek this season, the forward is averaging 12.1 points and 8 rebounds. He currently has an offer from NAIA powerhouse Georgetown College.
Curt Lewis, Valley – 6’2, G
Lewis has proven he can play at a very high level, possibly earning some D-I interest along the way. It’s possible he will look to go the JUCO route to begin his college career. He is averaging 25 points per game while shooting 65% from the field. He’s also helped guide Valley to a 18-11 overall record this season.
Michael Burns, Butler – 6’8, PF
Burns has shown an ability to play at every level, which should give him an opportunity to play anywhere at an elite NAIA/D-II, to possibly a low major D-I school at some point. That remains to be unseen, but at 6’8, Burns has the size and ceiling to be really good someday.
Tony Rogers, Fern Creek – 6’4, G
On a team full of talent, Rogers tends to just play his role. Which isn’t a bad thing. He’s averaging just over 8 points per game and could be a really good get for a JUCO willing to help him in his progress along the way. He’s used to winning, too.
JaQuay Wales, Butler – 5’10, PG
Wales helped guide Butler to one of it’s best seasons in recent memory. The senior guard averaged just over 11 points per game. He’s sneaky athletic for his size and has room for his game to grow as a combo guard. Wales could find himself playing at the NAIA/D-II level.
Taye Calloway, Doss – 6’2, SG
One of the best shooters in Louisville, Calloway can really get it going from deep. He is averaging 13.6 points per game while shooting 35% from 3-point range. He may find himself getting looks, as Doss continues into the semifinal of 6th Region tournament play.
DaRon Washington, Doss – 6’6, PF
DaRon Washington is one of the more underrated big men in the state. With heavy interest from NAIA Asbury University, Washington is a work horse around the rim, rebounding the ball, and at times, dunking on peoples heads. He runs the floor well and has played at a winning program in Doss. He will be in attendance for Next Up Recruits unsigned senior camp at the end of the season.
Pierce Kiesler, St. Xavier – 6’6, PF
Kiesler has a ton of D-II interest on his plate, with offers from Ohio Dominican and Wheeling Jesuit. He is averaging over 18 points and 7 rebounds for St. Xavier this season, who just advanced to play in the semifinals of the regional tournament.
Gerald Gray, Pleasure Ridge Park – 5’11, PG
Everyone knew Trey Hill would have a season for PRP, but Gerald Gray has performed above and beyond, leading the Panthers in scoring while averaging 17.7 points per game. He’s also shooting over 60% from the field and 54% from 3-point range.
Dorion Tisby, Ballard – 6’3, SG
Ballad was led by a balanced scoring effort between a handful of players. Tisby averaged 11.5 points per game. Tisby could find himself as a solid player at the small college level.
Craig Ashe, Fairdale – 6’4, F
Ashe was another key player in Fairdale’s success this season, averaging just over 17 points per game. He also averaged 6.8 rebounds. Ashe is another prospect who could find himself playing at the NAIA/D-II level.
Devin Pendergrass, Butler – 6’2, G/F
Pendergrass has received recent interest from D-II Kentucky Wesleyan, and has been watched by a handful of other small college basketball coaches. The senior averaging 12 points per game for the Butler Bears this season.