Posted On: 11/21/19 9:52 PM

We’re quickly closing in on the start of the 2019-20 season and on of the premiere events of the preseason is the annual Fayette County Hoop-O-Rama. After spending multiple years at Dunbar, the games now move to Frederick Douglass. Here’s a look at the games on the schedule for Saturday.

Franklin County vs Lafayette (11:00)

Things tip off early with an intriguing match-up of solid big men. Franklin County’s Joe Meador and Lafayette’s Ray Surratt go head to head. While the difference in the game itself will likely come down to the guard play, the two bigs are the best prospects in the opening game on Saturday.

Bryan Station vs Somerset (12:45)

Station is loaded with guards as Myles Morones and Jalen Lindsay are planning to get Station back to prominence in the 11th region. Somerset will be less than full strength due to their football team still playing. Without leading scorer Kade Grundy, the Briar Jumpers may struggle to score on Saturday. 

Frederick Douglass vs Lexington Catholic (2:30)

One of the best games of the day features the top Juniors in the city as DaShawn Jackson of Douglass and Ben Johnson of Lexington Catholic go head to head. Sophomore Jack Gohmann is going to have a bigger role for Catholic this year while Douglass Senior Bilal Chhadh provides a veteran post presence for the Broncos.

Christian Academy of Louisville vs Tates Creek (4:15)

CAL is led by Senior Ryan McDaniel and Junior Brayden Daniels. Daniels is the nephew of Ballard legend Allen Houston and has a sweet shooting stroke like his uncle. Tates Creek enters the season with more hype than in recent years. Senior Amari Taylor will lead the Commodores and Freshman Sam Parrish is one to watch on Saturday.

Louisville Central vs Dunbar (6:00)

Central, like CAL, is a team I have already seen this month. Shane Bibby is one of the most underrated Junior guards in the city of Louisville while Dunbar is going to be led by Super Sophomore Tim Hall who is among the short list of candidates to have a breakout season in the city of Lexington.

Lincoln County vs Henry Clay (7:45)

The main event features two Sweet 16 hopefuls. Lincoln County is led by Senior Riley Bodner in the post and Sophomore Jaxon Smith at the point while Henry Clay has State Championship aspirations behind Seniors Marques Warrick and Marquis Mackey. Keep an eye out for freshman Tramane Alcorn of Lincoln and Sophomore Kanye Henderson from Henry Clay. Both have big time potential.