Posted On: 11/26/19 8:35 PM

Over the next month, we'll continue to 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 are breaking down the regional title contenders and the top college prospects in every region. We continue with the twelfth region, where Lincoln County hopes to repeat.

Top Five Regional Title Contenders:

Lincoln County - The 2019 champions return 4 starters and are the early favorites to return to Rupp in March. Sophomore Jaxon Smith gets a lot of hype as the best young player in the region after starting at point guard the last two seasons. The difference between Lincoln and other contenders is their rim protection with Senior Riley Bodner patrolling the paint. Seniors Bryston Alcorn and Elijah Frye provide scoring on the wings while the X factor for the Patriots is the shooting of Junior Baylor Mattingly. Remember the name Tramane Alcorn as a freshman whose role will increase as the season rolls along.

Danville - What Danville lacks in size, they will make up for with really good guard play. Aden Slone is eligible after transferring from Boyle County and Senior Dante Hayden combines with Slone to form

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