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Posted On: 07/31/18 2:25 PM
The month of July was a good one for several Kentuckians as they traveled the country playing in front of college coaches. Here’s a breakdown of the biggest stock risers of the month.
Dontaie Allen, Pendleton County (M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs 17u) – Dontaie wound up being one of the biggest risers in the entire country over the course of the month. From unranked to #46 in the country is impressive and Allen racked up a couple dozen offers over the course of the month and is likely to get one more big one tomorrow when he visits Kentucky unofficially. Don’t be surprised if he ends up top 40 or so in the country before graduation.
Isaiah Cozart, Madison Central (M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs 17u) – Cozart also added nearly 15 offers over the course of three weeks in July. The 6’7 shot blocker showed improved offense and a great motor. He may not move up past the top 4 players in the state before he graduates high school but he’s going to be one of the best players to come out of the state in 2019.
Jacob Hobbs, Central Hardin (Manimal Elite 17u) – Hobbs entered July with some D2 and NAIA offers and left July with offers from D1 schools Liberty, Lipscomb and Presbyterian. Hobbs is almost 6’8 and has a tremendous motor. Jacob should end up top 10 in the class before all is said and done.
Kenny White, Madisonville-North Hopkins (Hoop Dreams 17u) – White entered July with questions about his motor and if he would ever play hard enough consistently to get the coveted D1 offers. He ended the month with offers from Kent State and Tennessee-Martin. The 6’8 wing is finally starting to reach his potential. If he ever does, he could be the next player to blow up on the national level.
Jackson Sivills, McCracken County (Hoop Dreams 17u) – Sivills earned offers from Samford, Kent State, Rice and Tennessee-Martin in July and appears poised to garner high major interest and offers by this time next year. Jackson ascended to the top spot in our 2020 rankings in the last update and looks like he is going to stay there for a while.
Dieonte Miles, Walton-Verona (M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs 17u) – Dieonte took full advantage of a big weekend with the Mustangs after playing the first two weekends with NKY Squad. Miles showed his versatility by hitting 6 threes in a game on Saturday in front of a bunch of coaches. At 6’10, Miles has a ton of potential and almost definitely ends up at the high major level.
Matt Cromer, South Laurel (Cky Magic – Morton 16u) – Cromer just continues to impress at nearly every opportunity and colleges are starting to take notice. Western Carolina recently reached out to Cromer and there are likely to be other schools getting involved soon.
Jaden Rogers, Fern Creek (G3 Grind 15u) – Rogers went head to head with several good point guards over the course of the summer. It all culminated with him leading G3 to this past weekend’s championship game win over EG10 and highly touted point guard Khristian Leander. Rogers just keeps getting better and is going to have plenty of chances to earn scholarships moving forward.