Rankings Rewind: 2017 Class


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.

  1. Taveion Hollingsworth, Dunbar – 2017’s Mr. Basketball had a remarkable season for Western Kentucky. Tay averaged 13.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game while playing almost 35 minutes per game. Hollingsworth finished the season with over 500 points and is well on his way to being one of the best to ever roam the Hilltop at WKU.
  2. Tavin Lovan, Franklin-Simpson – Lovan went to Hargrave for a post graduate year and is committed to start his college career at UAB next season.
  3. Pedro Bradshaw, Russellville – Bradshaw enrolled at Belmont and left at Christmas. Pedro transferred to Eastern Kentucky for the spring semester then declared his intentions to transfer again after the coaching change. He has since decided to stay at EKU and will be eligible to play as a freshman at Christmas of 2018.
  4. Peyton Broughton, North Laurel – Broughton saw uneven playing time in his freshman campaign at EKU. He started a handful of games and played an average of 16 minutes per game while scoring 4.1 points per contest.
  5. Trace Young, North Hardin – Young started a prep year at Believe Prep in Tennessee before moving to Mt. Zion prep to complete the year. Trace recently committed to start his college career at Wyoming in the fall.
  6. Chance Moore, Fern Creek – Moore is another member of the 2017 class who took a prep year and re-classed to 2018. Moore is headed to Wichita State in the fall to start his college basketball career.
  7. Chris Vogt, Graves County – The only 7 footer in the 2017 class, Vogt signed with Northern Kentucky and had a very limited role as a freshman. Chris averaged .9 points and .6 rebounds per game while only seeing 43 minutes of action for the season.
  8. Tony Jackson, North Hardin – Jackson originally went to Coastal Carolina but then was back in Kentucky for a little while before popping back up at University of Missouri-Kansas City. Jackson got 13.3 minutes per game and averaged 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds for the Kangaroos.
  9. Jaylen Sebree, Christian County – Sebree was with Jackson at Coastal Carolina briefly before he returned to Hopkinsville. Sebree wound up doing a prep year at IMG Academy and will take his talents to Florida Atlantic next season.
  10. De’Von Cooper, Waggener – Cooper committed to Morehead State late in the process. He averaged 20 minutes per game while tallying 6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game for the Golden Eagles.

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.