Kentucky’s Biggest Sleepers: 2020 Class


Posted On: 08/17/18 12:19 PM

The Junior class in Kentucky has been slow developing and only a handful have made huge impacts at the high school level so far. Here’s a look at some players who may be primed to made the jump to impact players this season.

Noah Courtney, Male – As a sophomore Courtney averaged 8 points and 6 rebounds per game. It’s not out of the question for Noah to average 15 points and 10 rebounds per game this season with the fast pace that Coach Tim Haworth is going to play at. 

Cody Potter, Shelby Valley – Potter is one of the better scorers in the mountains and has some D1 interest from Morehead State already and could be among the highest scorers in the state this year after averaging 16 points per game as a sophomore.

Jalen Scott, Conner – Scott only averaged 5 points per game as a sophomore but had a strong AAU season and should make big strides in his Junior year at Conner. Jalen has hit a growth spurt and should continue to improve as his game and body mature.

Nathan Mack, Frederick Douglass – Mack was one of my favorite players in Lexington last season and when he played with a motor he was really good. Reports from Douglass are that Nate was really improving before he broke both wrists late in the summer.

Malachi Corley, Campbellsville – Corley is going to be one of the best guards in the 5th region as a Junior. His future is likely to be on the football field but Malachi is a very talented guard who should be first team all region the next two seasons.

Joe Meador, Franklin County – Meador barely played at Franklin County last year but was impressive this season while making the Blue Chip All-Star game and putting on a dunking exhibition at the Next Up camp. With legit size at 6’8, Meador should be on the floor early and often at Franklin this season.

Jaden Franklin, Glasgow – With the transfer of Kobe Brents, the pressure will fall on Franklin and fellow Junior Nik Sorell to make up the scoring production lost with Kobe’s transfer. Franklin could and likely should average a double double this season in the 4th region.

Kevin Centers, Cooper – Adam Kunkel graduated and a whole lot of shots per game became available for the Jaguars. Centers should start or be a major contributor at Cooper after being a role player last season. 

Terrin Hamilton, Scott County – Terrin had a big game in the regional tournament last year and should move into a starting or 6th man role for the Cardinals after two years of starting on the JV team. Hamilton is 6’6 and still growing with a skill set that should help Scott County try to get back to Rupp.

Dae’Shawn White, Newport – Part of a good guard trio with Makhi McGuire and Donnie Miller, White is primed for a big Junior year after having a strong AAU campaign. Newport has a chance to win the 9th region and White should play a large role in trying to get them there.