Posted On: 11/7/19 5:00 AM
After months of waiting, basketball season is almost back in Kentucky. The first big group of scrimmages starts this weekend and we’ll be covering as much as possible. All day Saturday, Butler high school will play host to their annual Bear Down Jamboree. Here’s a look at the top Seniors to watch at the event on Saturday.
Shawnee vs Carroll County (noon):
Senior point guard Josiah Bivens returns for Shawnee after leading the team in scoring as a Junior at 12.6 points per game. Bivens is also the leading returning rebounder for the Golden Eagles after averaging 3.5 boards last season. Carroll County will be led by Senior star Wyatt Supplee. Wyatt is coming off a Junior year where he was a top scorer in the state at slightly under 24 points per game. Supplee can really shoot the ball. He had shooting splits of 43/39/69 last season.
Moore vs Taylor County (1:15):
Moore brings a relatively inexperienced team into the season with no Seniors who played a large role last season. Nick Knifley of Taylor County is one of the better Senior guards that you never hear mentioned. He’s a tough PG who can knock down shots, is an excellent passer and plays the game with an edge to him. Kybrin Smith has serious potential as a combo guard who can score the ball. He’s got great positional size and could be a steal for a school needing a combo scorer in this class.
Seneca vs Woodford County (2:30):
Seneca Senior Trent Findlay going head to head against Ashton Myles-Devore is going to be a treat on Saturday. Findlay is an athletic combo guard who can really attack the defense in multiple ways. Myles-Devore is a crafty playmaker who can also shoot the ball well. Throw in Jared Courtney and Anthony Tabor of Woodford and you’re looking at one of the best back courts in central Ky. This particular scrimmage should be a good one!
Jeffersontown vs North Hardin (3:45):
J-Town’s roster is dominated by younger players (more on them tomorrow) but Quintin Anderson transferred over from Moore and is likely to be the most impactful Senior on the roster Charger roster. North Hardin does have a nice Senior guard in Naasir Johnson. Johnson had a strong AAU summer with the Kentucky Titans. Fellow Senior Josh Moore is one of the few post players at the event and should have a chance to have a strong Senior year, starting on Saturday.
Central vs Bardstown (5:00):
Central, like J-Town is going to rely on younger players but Bardstown features a Senior laden group. JJ Traynor committed to Louisville last week and garners most of the headlines for the Tigers but JaRel Montgomery is the engine that makes Coach Brewer’s team go. Tereylin Calbert is another tough as nails guard who should be on the radar for multiple colleges.
Butler vs Scott County (6:15):
The co-main event of the evening features the host Bears and a Scott County team that is a major mystery heading into the season. Scott County is going to look very different than they did a year ago. Senior Terrin Hamilton is a versatile wing forward who is going to have to be ready to carry the load for Scott County. Meanwhile, Butler has a deep and talented Senior group led by Trey Minter and Cam Underwood. Don’t sleep on Jadon Lamb as a glue guy for Coach Goodin’s team.
Male vs Bourbon County (7:30):
The final game of the day should be a good one (assuming everyone plays). Male’s Senior class is LOADED. Howard Fleming, Noah Courtney, Tyren Moore, Jake Evans and Kobey Scott should all see a lot of minutes in the rotation for Coach Haworth. For Bourbon County, nearly every contributor is a Senior. Amirion Joyce, Nakwan Joyce, Nakyir Joyce, KoKo Lukonga and Wade Chapman are all potential college players and Amirion Joyce is the best of the bunch with potential to be a D1 player.