Grassroots Preview: CKY Magic 16u Morton


Posted On: 03/26/18 12:23 PM

With the Kentucky high school season in our rear view mirror, it’s time to start looking forward to the Grassroots AAU season. Continuing our coverage, we take a look at Coach Eric Morton’s CKY Magic squad. The Magic are made up of kids from the 11th, 12th and 13th region and one player from Galilean Christian. Coached by Eric Morton, the Magic are coming off of a successful 15u campaign and will look to make a statement on the Silver Adidas Circuit. They feature two of the top sophomores in our 2020 rankings. Here’s a look at the Magic roster and schedule.


Max Morton, Tates Creek – The 5’7″ guard only saw varsity action in 5 games for the Commodores this season but did average 2 points per appearance in his limited role.

Will Hairston, Sayre – Hairston had to sit most of the season at Sayre after transferring but once he became eligible, Will averaged 7.3 points per game.

Matt Cromer, South Laurel – Likely the best sophomore in the 13th region, Cromer averaged 13 points and 4 rebounds per game for South and improved a ton as a varsity starter all season.

Bilal Chhadh, Henry Clay – Foul prone, Chhadh averaged 2 points and 3 rebounds while starting most of the season at Douglass this year.

Ray Surratt, Lafayette – One of the better post players in the 2020 class in Kentucky, Big Ray averaged 10.1 points and 5.5 rebounds for the Generals while shooting 52% from the field.

Amirion Joyce, Frederick Douglass – A frequent starter at point guard for the Broncos in their inaugural season, Joyce averaged 6 points and 2 rebounds per game.

Jack Phillips, Lafayette – According to KHSAA stats, the 6’6 Phillips did not play varsity for the Generals this season.

Jay Williams, Galilean Christian – The 6’3″ wing jumps like he’s on a pogo stick. Williams is sure to have some exciting dunks this season for the Magic.

Marques Warrick, Henry Clay – Quickly becoming one of the top 2020s in Kentucky, Warrick averaged 16 points and 4 rebounds per game for the Blue Devils. Warrick has the most college potential of anyone on the CKY roster.

Anthony Tabor, Woodford County – Tabor averaged 9 points and 2 rebounds per game for the 41st district champions. He will need to improve his shooting percentages on the AAU circuit after only hitting 35.6% from the field this season.

Kaelin Drakeford, Mercer County – A 6’3 wing, Drakeford averaged 7.8 points and 3.5 rebounds for the 12th region’s Runner-Up.



3/23-3/25: Battle of the Borders, Louisville

4/13-15: Gatorade Association, Fishers, IN

4/20-4/22: Adidas Silver, Indianapolis

4/27-29: Adidas Silver, Atlanta

5/11-5/13: Adidas May Classic, Fishers, IN

5/18-5/20: Bob Gibbons, Atlanta

5/25-5/27: Gatorade Association, Westfield, IN

7/6-7/8: Gatorade Association Finals, Emerson, GA

7/11-7/15: Adidas Gauntlet Finale, New York

7/20-7/22: All-In Hoopfest, Louisville

7/25-7/29: AAU Super Showcase, Orlando