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Posted On: 05/10/18 10:00 AM
The 2017 class has had a strong start to their college careers for the most part. Several high ranking members of the class elected to attend prep schools instead of going straight to college. Those players will start Division 1 careers in the fall. Here’s a look at how the top ranked players in the 2017 class have performed since they left the high school ranks a year ago.
Other Notable Players:
11. Terry Taylor, Bowling Green – Taylor had a massive freshman campaign at Austin Peay and was named Freshman of the Year in the OVC. Taylor started all season long for the Governors and 15.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game in his freshman season.
13. Jaylon Hall, Doss – Hall had a breakout season after an injury limited him initially. Jaylon was the 6th man for the Wright State team that made the NCAA tournament. Hall averaged 9.1 points and 2.5 rebounds per game while playing 23.2 minutes per contest.
14. James Baker, Meade County – James saw the floor for nearly 10 minutes per game for the Eagles in his freshman season. Baker averaged 2.8 points and 1.6 rebounds for Coach Preston Spradlin. His role should increase over the next year.
18. Jacquess Hobbs, Waggener – Hobbs found himself starting multiple games for EKU as a freshman. Hobbs averaged 24 minutes per game and contributed 5.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists for the Colonels this year and should thrive in new EKU coach AW Hamilton’s wide open offense.
23. Jake Ohmer, Scott – The darling of the 2017 KHSAA State Tournament, Ohmer stepped right into a role as a shooter for Western Kentucky. Ohmer averaged 5.6 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1 assist per game for the Hilltoppers and should be a big part of WKU’s success over the next 3 seasons.