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Posted On: 11/13/18 10:53 AM
pictured above: Campbell Co seniors Reid Jolly and Drew Wilson
On Sunday, most 10th Regions teams converged at Bracken County High School for its first ever media day. Sixteen out of the seventeen teams in this region were in attendance with their head coach and top players. Below is a recap of the event…
Mainly consisting of teams in the Northern Kentucky Area; Campbell County, Scott, Bishop Brossart and Calvary Christian all made the trek down the AA Highway. Coach Russell’s Camels brought senior guard Reid Jolly one of the more exciting players in the region to the media day, Reid is looking to continue his recruitment process into the season. Senior guard Drew Wilson was unable to be in attendance but he is surely going to make a name for himself this year. Scott and Coach Fromeyer were accompanied by 4 seniors; guards Trey Meister and Chad Ohmer will serve as one of the premier backcourt duos in the state. Also, the Eagles brought senior forward Nathan Joyce, who is looking to serve as Scott’s main defender and forward. Also, Bishop Brossart and Coach Code returns a fairly young team and one of the tallest teams in the region. Senior guard JD Schumacher and junior forward Ethan Eilerman are looking to carry Brossart to its first region appearance since 2014. Calvary Christian returns a very young team, junior guard Mason Rusch who averaged under 27 ppg last year is looking to shock the region and land himself on our 2020 rankings.
Pendleton County is primed to lead this district this year, one of the more exciting parts of the day was when senior forward and Kentucky commit Dontaie Allen took the podium. Coach Belcher is excited to get the season going with Allen and senior guard Cody Sullivan who is one of the best shooters in the region. Catch the Wildcats at the Marshall County Hoopfest on 12/1 against the host team. Also, Coach Kendall and the Thorobreds are looking to reload, returning senior guards Quenton Turley and Spencer Free, both of them lead the offense and can make a run for this years district title. Harrison County has all of the tools to win this district and even compete come region time. Coach Kelsch and the Robertson County Black Devils are looking to prove to the region why they belong in the talk. Coming off of a “All A title,” the Black Devils are attempting to defend their title come January. Returning big man Alex Schalch and crafty guard Sebastian Dixon, RoCo looks to be in the running for the district title as well. Behind the rest of the pack, Coach Botner and Nicholas County are looking to turn around a couple of disappointing seasons. Returning a young team, junior forward Morgan Planck and sophomore guard Brady Switzer look to rejuvenate this program.
Maysville is the home of the Royals and the town where the regional tournament is hosted this year. Former Augusta coach Brian Kirk took over Mason County earlier this year and is looking to get back to powerhouse status. Kirk, accompanied by senior guard Jaylen Lofton are looking to rebuild this program and fill in the missing pieces they lost to graduation. Media day host Bracken County is looking to turn around a disappointing season. Attending the event, senior forward Travis Tucker and junior guard Jhace Cummins are expected to get this program back into contention this season. The Polar Bears are featured in historic Hoosier Gym (IN) this season facing state opponent Franklin County. Small school Augusta was in attendance and brought senior forward Stephen Cordle and junior Sam Appleman. Junior Preston Philpot is looking to improve his game and get the Panthers back into contention after losing a lot to graduation. Also, St. Patrick and Coach Rigdon made the 30 minute drive to Brooksville accompanied by senior guard Patrick McKay who has the upside to be one of the best guards in the region.
Once again, Clark County is ready to control this district and potentially the whole region. Coach Cook and the Cardinals brought senior guard Jordan Graham who is one of the states best point guards. Already with one D1 offer, Jordan will continue his recruitment into the season. Also, senior forward Brennan Canada is looking to open his recruitment further once the season gets going, he has a very high upside. GRC is looking to win the region for the first time since 2012. Paris High School also made the trip to Brooksville alongside senior guards Travis Strings and Jalen Byars. This guard combo is looking to continue Paris’ rich tradition in basketball and be competitive this season. Coach Brooks and the Greyhounds travel to Gatlinburg, TN to compete in the Smokey Mountain Classic over winter break. Next up, the Montgomery County Indians are looking to contend under Coach Daniel. A senior LOADED team has the ceiling to be one of the best MoCo teams in recent history. Bringing seniors Duce Ralls and Pharoah Davis to the event, the Indians are on pace to shake up this district. Last but not least, Bourbon County showed up with seniors Zach Workman and Jace Wallace, who are not going to back down to any foe in their district. BoCo, similar to Harrison County, are loaded this season and have the tools to contend with any team in the region. That being said, this district is one of the most competitive in this region and it will be interesting to see how things unfold.