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Posted On: 08/6/18 3:48 PM
The 2021 class of talent in Kentucky has the potential to be one of the best ever. Some players competed at 17u while others played 16u and competed for some of the best teams in the Midwest. Here is this year’s 15U all state team comprised of players from Kentucky’s 2021 Class. All teams are presented in no particular order.
Darrius Washington, G3 Grind – Darrius’ body has really developed in recent months and his skill level continues to impress. Darrius had a strong July with a Grind team that ended the summer with two championship trophies.
Zion Harmon, Brad Beal Eagles (17u) – Zion started all year in the EYBL for another year and continues to show himself as one of the top players in the class nationally.
Ben Johnson, M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs – Ben continues to show his scoring ability from every level including several 30+ point performances over the course of July. If Johnson can continue growing, he can be a mid major or better shooter in college.
DaShawn Jackson, Manimal Elite – DaShawn keeps improving and had a great July on one of the best 15u groups in the state. Look for Jackson to possibly have an offer or two by this time next year.
Scotty Draud, Louisville Magic – Often the leading scorer on one of the best teams in the state, Draud was consistently scoring 15 points per game or more over the course of the month. Scotty’s ceiling is one of the highest in the class.
Trey James, Manimal Elite (17u) – Trey competed all summer long on the 17u level. His defense is ahead of his offense right now but if his offensive game catches up, he could be a top 100 or better level player in the 2021 class.
Kelly Niece, Indiana Elite (16u) – Niece played up one grade level all summer and his Indiana Elite team ended the year as the top ranked team in the country and an impressive 48-2 record on the season.
Jaden Rogers, G3 Grind – Jaden is a floor general who excels in the open floor. Rogers led one of the best teams in Indiana to two championships to close out July.
KJ Crump, Manimal Elite – One of the most fun players to watch in the entire 2021 class, Crump is a versatile guard who can score it and distribute to other players in a position to score.
Isaiah Mason, Manimal Elite – Crump’s teammate, Isaiah is one of those players who benefits from KJ pushing the ball and distributing it. Mason keeps getting better and should be a top player in the 4th region as a sophomore.
Q’Daryius McHenry, Louisville Magic – McHenry is strong and athletic and played the point most of the season for the Magic team that found itself ranked among the nation’s best at various points in the season.
Cearius Warren, We All Can Go/The Ville/Derby City Cardinals – Warren is a kid who would have benefited from sticking with one team all summer instead of a different team every week. “King” plays above the rim and has a bright future when he puts it all together.
Mason Moore, M.A.T.T.S. Mustangs – Moore only played 2 out of 3 weekends but showed flashes of incredible potential once he knocked off the rust he accumulated while playing baseball all spring.
Deajuan Stepp, Charlotte Court – Stepp keeps getting better and better and could finally break out this season for West Jessamine. Coming off a July where his team struggled but Stepp played well individually, he looks the part of a future college player.
TJ Toney, Louisville Magic – TJ has the potential to be a top 15 or better player in the class and shows flashes of being really good. Toney should ride the wave of momentum from a strong July into a good sophomore season at North Bullitt.