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Posted On: 05/24/18 3:14 PM
Ethan Coury played in all 29 games for Eastern last season, averaging 7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Coury is an all around player for the Eagles and a glue guy for the Ville’s 17u team this spring and summer. Coury is a 6’4 G/F who does a little bit of everything for his team. Ethan shoots the ball well and is a solid ball handler and passer with the ball in his hands. He needs to continue to improve defensively and make more of an impact on the glass by rebounding better.
Ethan started 26 games for Eastern as a Junior and looks to lead his team back to a winning record and a birth in the seventh region tournament where anything can happen. Coury is playing AAU this season with The Ville on the Silver Adidas circuit. They hold a 14-2 record and 2 silver bracket championships in the 2 Adidas tournaments. Ethan said that learning his role has been a big part of the team’s success this season on the AAU circuit with The Ville.
Coury has been picking up a lot of college interest lately. He’s hearing from Toledo, Central Michigan and University of Charleston. Ethan has received elite camp invites from several universities and colleges. Georgetown College, Lincoln Memorial University, University of Pikeville, Asbury University, and Queens University of Charlotte have all invited the Eastern Wing to campus for elite camps.
With his senior season on the horizon, Ethan has lofty goals for his Eastern team. “As a team, our goal is to win a state championship. We also have goals of winning the 7th region and the 28th District. We feel that we can compete with a lot of teams next year. Personally, my goals are to make the All-District, All-Region, and All-State teams. I really feel that we can shock everyone and have a great season.” Coury thinks his AAU season can positively affect his Senior year at Eastern, “I can definitely take into account that I have played against some of the best players in the country this year on the Gaunlet. I can apply that I need to be consistent with my play and use my strengths to my advantage.”
There may not be many in Louisville who expect Ethan to have a breakout senior season but he has the physical tools to be an impact player in the 7th region. Challenging himself with good competition during the AAU season is sure to elevate his game and take Coury to another level. If he and his Eastern teammates can reach their potential, they can challenge Trinity and Ballard for the 7th region championship and a ticket to Rupp Arena next March.