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Posted On: 08/8/18 3:37 PM
The 2019 class of talent in Kentucky is one of the best that we have seen in several years.There are multiple kids who will end up at the high major level and even more that will land comfortably at the mid major and low major D1 level. Here is this year’s 17U all state team comprised of players from Kentucky’s 2019 Class. All teams are presented in no particular order.
Dontaie Allen, Pendleton County – Not many kids in America had a better summer than Dontaie Allen. The new Kentucky commit had a great AAU season and is now the likely front runner for Mr. Basketball heading into his senior year.
KyKy Tandy, University Heights – Tandy stockpiled several offers over the course of the summer and will eventually commit to a high major program. One of the most exciting players in the state, KyKy and his UHA teammates look primed to return to Rupp Arena this season.
Isaiah Cozart, Madison Central – Cozart managed to add 9 scholarship offers in one day last month. As he showed off an improved offensive game to go with his usual rim protection and rebounding, Isaiah has a chance to end up at the high major D1 level.
Jacob Hobbs, Central Hardin – Jacob played with a serious motor all summer long. Recently committed to Lipscomb, Hobbs went from off the radar to a Division 1 commit over the course of the AAU season.
David Johnson, Trinity – Johnson is a no brainer top 100 recruit who keeps getting scholarship offers as the summer moves along. In addition to all the love from coaches, David also was selected for Adidas All American camp in July.
Dieonte Miles, Walton-Verona – After two quiet weeks in July, Miles exploded the last weekend in Louisville and earned the attention of several D1 coaches and looks primed to end up as a high major D1 recruit.
Michael Moreno, Scott County – Moreno had a quiet July after getting about a dozen or more offers in the spring. Michael was also invited to the Adidas All American camp and is poised to return Scott County to Rupp Arena this season.
Kyle Rode, Lexington Christian – Kyle also had a relatively quiet July after a strong Spring. Rode committed to Liberty before the July period started so he didn’t have to worry about his recruitment but he did have a strong July for Indiana Elite.
JJ Ramey, South Laurel – JJ added a couple of NAIA offers over the course of the season and should be one of the best players in the 13th region this season. Ramey is capable of playing at the D1 level and could see that level of offer come his way this season.
TreVon Smith, Taylor County – Smith benefited from changing teams heading into July and had several high scoring games playing alongside David Johnson. While he had several impressive games this summer, he will shift his focus to getting Taylor County back to Rupp Arena.
Derrin Boyd, Caldwell County – Boyd would have benefited by playing with a team that attended better tournaments in July but he put up several impressive individual games over the course of the month. Boyd is an under the radar D1 recruit.
Carter Baughman, Mercer County – Carter switched teams in July and made his living all month as a defensive pest while knocking down open shots. Baughman is now focused on leading Mercer to the Sweet Sixteen from a wide open 12th region.
Jordan Graham, George Rogers Clark – Graham had an up and down summer but played his best games the last weekend when he scored in double figures multiple games and played impressive perimeter defense.
Makhi McGuire, Newport – Makhi had a strong month and attracted the eyes of multiple scouts and coaches over the course of July. McGuire is going to pair with Donnie Miller and Daeshawn White at Newport and make a push for the All A and 9th region titles.
Jamarion Sharp, Hopkinsville – Sharp is all upside with his crazy size and length. He’s not going to wow anyone with his offensive game but Jamarion blocks plenty of shots and rebounds the ball well. That size and ability earned him two scholarship offers this summer.