Top 5 Preview: Fourth Region

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Posted On: 09/21/18 2:22 PM

Continuing with some very early 2018-19 regular season previews, we are breaking down the top 5 teams and top 5 college prospects in each region. We move to the fourth region region today where Bowling Green and Warren Central have been going head to head for the regional crown for what seems like forever.

Top 5 Teams

  1. Glasgow – The Scotties return a really good Junior core from a team that went 22-9 last year and almost knocked off Warren Central in the regional. Kobe Brents is gone but Tucker Kirkpatrick can replace his shooting ability. The Scotties have a very experienced group that is well coached and athletic enough to compete with all the Bowling Green teams.
  2. Warren Central – The reigning and defending champions, the Dragons have to rebuild after graduating most of their scoring. Central has been lucky enough to get some transfers this offseason. They could take some lumps early in the year as chemistry develops but there will be a good amount of talent on the roster.
  3. Clinton County – Jackson Harlan is the best player in the region and Clinton will run a million sets for him to score.Seth Stockton also returns for the Bulldogs. Clinton County beat several good teams this summer and should maintain that momentum into the regular season.
  4. Bowling Green – There is a big youth movement in Bowling Green. The Purples are likely to start 2 sophomores and a freshman this season but they are a very talented young group. There will be some rough patches early but by the end of the season, this team should be ready to compete for the regional title.
  5. Monroe County – Chandler Clements returns for the Eagles but they will need to replace the scoring of Billy Michael Dyer, Ty Mink and Tucker Kirkpatrick. Monroe should benefit from Barren County being down and Allen County-Scottsville continuing to struggle.
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Top 5 College Prospects

  1. Jackson Harlan – Already committed to Western Kentucky, Harlan is one of the biggest risers of the summer in Kentucky. After averaging nearly 27 points per game last season, Jackson could put up even more points per game. He’s also not afraid to take and make the big shots.
  2. Isaiah Mason – Only a sophomore, Mason should be the go to scorer for the Purples this season. His development still has a ways to go as far as his perimeter shooting and ball handling are concerned but the young man is a hard worker by all accounts. Isaiah has great size for the position as a wing scorer. A year from now, he could hold D1 offers.
  3. Jaden Franklin – Glasgow’s stretch forward is long and athletic. Franklin is a three sport star who had a good July of AAU and is a really good athlete at 6’6 or so. He’s a tweener for the next level but has showed floor stretching ability in addition to his post up game. 
  4. Anthony Woodard – A transfer across town from Russellville to Logan County, Woodard has as much potential as anyone in the state in the 2021 class. Long and athletic, “Rooster” could be the next Pedro Bradshaw in the 4th region. If Woodard becomes a better shooter and ball handler, the sky is the limit.
  5. Chandler Clements – Monroe County’s top returning scorer and rebounder, Clements is the kind of guy who will win a lot of games for some NAIA or D2 coach in college. He will not blow anyone away with measurables but Clements is a guy who just gets it done.