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 MeadorJoeMeador6'10" | PFFranklin County | 2020StateKY 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 MoronesMylesMorones6'1" | CGBryan Station | 2021StateKY 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 GrundyKadeGrundy6'0" | SGSomerset | 2021StateKY, 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 JacksonDaShawnJackson6'3" | SGFrederick Douglass | 2021StateKY of Douglass and Ben JohnsonBenJohnson6'3" | CGLexington Catholic | 2021StateKY of Lexington Catholic go head to head. Sophomore Jack GohmannJackGohmann6'3" | SGLexington Catholic | 2022StateKY 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 TaylorAmariTaylor6'2" | PGTates Creek | 2020StateKY 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 BibbyShaneBibby6'0" | PGCentral | 2021StateKY is one of the most underrated Junior guards in the city of Louisville while Dunbar is going to be led by Super Sophomore Tim HallTimHall6'6" | PFPaul Laurence Dunbar | 2022StateKY 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 BodnerRileyBodner6'9" | CLincoln County | 2020StateKY in the post and Sophomore Jaxon SmithJaxonSmith6'0" | PGLincoln County | 2022StateKY at the point while Henry Clay has State Championship aspirations behind Seniors Marques WarrickMarquesWarrick6'3" | SGHenry Clay | 2020State#365NationKY and Marquis MackeyMarquisMackey6'2" | CGHenry Clay | 2020StateKY. Keep an eye out for freshman Tramane AlcornTramaneAlcorn6'0" | CGLincoln County | 2023StateKY of Lincoln and Sophomore Kanye HendersonKanyeHenderson6'2" | SGHenry Clay | 2022StateKY from Henry Clay. Both have big time potential.