Posted On: 11/18/19 5:00 AM

Pre-season scrimmage season is in full swing and I made my way to 3 gyms on Saturday and caught 5 games over the course of the day. Here are some of my takeaways from the day.

Is Conner the sleeper pick in the 9th? 

I watched the Cougars win three quarters over Oldham County at Oldham Saturday morning and Conner looks legit. And they were missing 2 starters while beating Oldham. Jalen Scott had 9 first quarter points before a groin injury slowed him down. Freshman Landen Hamilton had a strong showing, making several threes and Conner surprised me with their ability to block shots throughout the game. Oldham County eventually settled down and played some defense in the second half of the scrimmage but the big takeaway for me was that Conner could be a legitimate threat to win the 9th region this season.

Is Eastern ahead of schedule?

With such a young team, I figured Eastern would be competitive this year and maybe have a surprise win or two this season but after they completely throttled a good Spencer County team on Saturday, I wonder if they can be a serious competitor this year. James Jewell was his usual self but the

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