Posted On: 09/27/19 5:00 AM

Over the next 2 months, we'll preview the top teams and players in each of the 16 regions as we move toward the 2019-2020 regular season. As part of our preview, we'll break down the regional title contenders and the top college prospects in every region. We continue with the second region, where Madisonville is the favorite to return to Rupp Arena after an Elite 8 run in March.

Top Five Regional Title Contenders:

Madisonville-North Hopkins - The reigning champions, the Maroons return 4 of their top 6 scorers from a season ago. Kenny White has close to double figure scholarship offers and Ksuan Casey is a matchup problem for everyone in the region. If their point guards can be solid and anyone can make perimeter jump shots, Madisonville will be hard to beat.

Christian County - After a disappointing 2018-19 season, the Colonels will look to bounce back. Coach Kerry Stovall's group had 6 freshmen and 2 eighth graders on the varsity roster last season. If now Sophomores Olajuwon White and Qua Chambers can make a jump in their second year of varsity, they can surprise some folks.

University Heights Academy - KyKy Tandy is gone but

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