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Posted On: 11/9/18 10:08 AM
Madisonville has their sights set on a regional championship this season. Junior center Ksuan Casey hopes to lead the team to Rupp Arena.Casey is one of the best pure post players in the state. Ksuan is skilled in the post with a polished set of moves. He’s also shown floor stretching ability and knocked down threes. Ksuan is a solid two handed rebounder who can start the break with an outlet pass. With all these positives you may be wondering how Ksuan isn’t the top ranked player in 2020. The answer is his conditioning. Ksuan is a tremendous player but he slows down over the course of the game and he knows it. He told me that he spent the off-season “working on conditioning and getting faster and lighter on my feet.”
One thing a lot of people don’t realize is that Casey is possibly the youngest Junior in the state. Ksuan just turned 16 in mid August and will start his college classes before he turns 18. Why does that matter? Because Ksuan is still developing and could even grow more. Already 6’9, if Casey were 6’11 he would be a no brainer high major player in college. Right now he told me he is hearing from “WKU, Belmont, UAB, Murray State and others.” Casey wants to prove to coaches, scouts and other players that he is willing to put the work in to get to the next level while also looking for more exposure this season. Meanwhile he has set goals for his Maroon teammates. Ksuan’s goals are “to get to state and become more of a family this year.” Ksuan is the highest ranked center in the 2020 class but he doesn’t feel any pressure with that ranking. Ksuan told me, “I don’t feel a lot of pressure. I’ve just go to prove that I’m mean to be with the best. I will strive to be the best I can this year.” If Casey can be the best version of himself all season long it’s not unreasonable to say that Madisonville can make the state tournament and possibly go on a run. That’s how good and dominant Ksuan can be. He could be the most dominant post player in Kentucky if he pushes himself to that level.