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Posted On: 06/8/18 5:00 AM
LaRue County quietly put together one of the best seasons in school history in 2017-18. Many outside of the 5th region don’t realize how deep and talented LaRue County is going to be again this season. The Hawks should be the favorites to win the 5th and a dark horse to win the state title. The on court leader for Coach Childress’ team is two-sport star Anthony Adkins. Nicknamed “The A-Train”, Adkins has just received his first two D1 offers for football from Army and Bowling Green. While Adkins is a great talent on the football field (and that will likely be his college sport), it wouldn’t be a stretch to see him play college basketball if he chose to go that route.
Anthony is at his best on the basketball court when he’s attacking the rim. Adkins is very aggressive and more than capable of finishing through contact thanks to his strength. If he can increase his outside shooting ability, he could challenge to be the best player in the 5th region next season. Although the Hawks had a great season last year, Anthony was dissappointed with their regional runner-up performance and his individual performance in the 5th region tournament. He’ll look to make up for that during his senior season.
Adkins is spending his spring and summer playing 7v7 football instead of AAU basketball. As a result, no colleges are actively recruiting him for basketball but he has plenty of interest on the gridiron. In football Anthony is currently being recruited by: EKU, WKU, Austin Peay, Army, Harvard, UPenn, Kentucky Wesleyan, Centre College, Murray State, Cornell, University of Cincinnati, Middle Tennessee State, Columbia, University of Georgia and Lindsey Wilson. Georgetown, Campbellsville, Army and Bowling Green have all offered, and Anthony told me “I’m expecting to have a breakout summer and get more offers.”
Once he gets through the football season, all eyes are going to be on the basketball court and the road to Rupp for LaRue County. Adkins said his goals for his Senior season are to repeat as District Champions, win the 5th Region and make a run at Rupp Arena. As an individual, the A-Train wants to “just be a big piece of the puzzle and help win games.” While Adkins’ future almost definitely will be on the football field, Anthony is a great basketball talent as well and will be a preseason top player in the region on the likely regional title favorite. The future is very bright for Anthony Adkins both in and out of sports.