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Posted On: 11/7/18 1:00 PM
Male high school in Louisville is home to one of the best groups of Juniors in Kentucky basketball. Howard Fleming, Tyren Moore and Trent Findley all have college interest and are in our 2020 class rankings. The best of the group could be Noah Courtney. Noah is a 6’5-6’6 wing forward who used to be strictly a post but has started to expand his game to the perimeter. Heading into this season, Courtney told me that he spent the last few months, “working on my true position as a big guard and getting better at my ball handling.” Noah started to flash some guard skills in July when he played up on the 17u level for a tournament and more than competed up an age level.
Those Juniors at Male have been a popular group to come and watch this fall for college coaches passing through. Several mid major D1 schools have stopped by to see them workout and play pickup. Noah told me that he has several schools showing interest in him but no offers yet. His individual goal for this season is to “prove my game is good enough for a major D1 offer.” Courtney has the size and ability to impress plenty of college coaches. Noah is also hoping for major team success this year, “with the talent that the Bulldogs have on our team, I feel like we can make a big push to go to state this year.” With the most recent rankings update, Noah moved up to 14th in the class but he’s not worried about it, “There’s no pressure. I know there is a bigger target on my back this season but I’m ready for it.” As we inch closer to the season, Male is a team to watch for possibly getting past Ballard and Trinity and making it to Rupp Arena. If that’s going to happen, Junior Noah Courtney will be a big reason why they get there.