Posted On: 06/17/20 2:01 PM
With an AAU season looking more and more likely in the coming months, it’s time to preview some AAU teams. We continue with a loaded 2022 Manimal team.
|James JewellJamesJewell6'6" | PFMarion County | 2022#203NationKY||6’6||PF||2022||Eastern|
|Christian SpaldingChristianSpalding6'1" | PGEastern | 2022StateKY||6’2||PG||2022||Eastern|
|Turner ButtryTurnerButtry5'10" | PGBowling Green | 2022StateKY||5’11||PG||2022||Bowling Green|
|Tim HallTimHall6'6" | PFPaul Laurence Dunbar | 2022StateKY||6’5||SF/PF||2022||Dunbar|
|Cade StinnettCadeStinnett6'3" | SFGreenwood | 2022StateKY||6’3||SF/SG||2022||Greenwood|
|Kennedy HaydenKennedyHayden6'3" | CGBallard | 2022StateKY||6’3||SG/PG||2022||Ballard|
|Colby FugateColbyFugate6'3" | SFPaintsville | 2022StateKY||6’3||SF||2022||Paintsville|
|Andru MarkhamAndruMarkham6'4" | SGFern Creek | 2022StateKY|
With an AAU season looking more and more likely in the coming months, it’s time to preview some AAU teams. We continue with a loaded 2022 Manimal team. Name Height Position Class High School James JewellJamesJewell6'6" | PFMarion County | 2022#203NationKY 6’6 PF 2022 Eastern Christian SpaldingChristianSpalding6'1" | PGEastern | 2022StateKY 6’2 PG 2022 Eastern Turner ButtryTurnerButtry5'10" | PGBowling Green | 2022StateKY 5’11 PG 2022 Bowling Green Tim HallTimHall6'6" | PFPaul Laurence Dunbar | 2022StateKY 6’5 SF/PF 2022 Dunbar Cade StinnettCadeStinnett6'3" | SFGreenwood | 2022StateKY 6’3 SF/SG 2022 Greenwood Kennedy HaydenKennedyHayden6'3" | CGBallard | 2022StateKY 6’3 SG/PG 2022 Ballard Colby FugateColbyFugate6'3" | SFPaintsville | 2022StateKY 6’3 SF 2022 Paintsville Andru MarkhamAndruMarkham6'4" | SGFern Creek | 2022StateKY 6’4 SF 2022 Fern Creek Tyson BarrettTysonBarrett6'7" | SFFrederick Douglass | 2022StateKY 6’6 SF/PF 2022 Frederick Douglass DJ TilfordDJTilford6'1" | SFBallard | 2022StateKY 6’1 SF 2022 Ballard Lionel KumwinbaLionelKumwinba6'8" | CPaul Laurence Dunbar | 2022StateKY 6’8 C 2022 Dunbar Player to Watch: James JewellJamesJewell6'6" | PFMarion County | 2022#203NationKY. Jewell is long and athletic and holds 2 offers thus far. The immediate concern is that if he doesn’t grow, he has to transition and become a wing for the next level. With him being the lone post player on the Manimal roster, James is going to have to play the 5 spot a lot this summer. If he gets a chance to show some wing skill, his college stock could sky rocket. If he becomes known as a "tweener" or undersized post, he’s an OVC level player at best in college. X Factor: Christian SpaldingChristianSpalding6'1" | PGEastern | 2022StateKY. Christian is probably my favorite player to watch in the state’s 2022 class and he will have a lot of responsibility when running the Manimal offense this summer. This group relied on Jack EdelenJackEdelen5'9" | PGBallard | 2023StateKY a lot last summer to handle the ball, especially against pressing teams. With Edelen taking the summer off from AAU, don’t be surprised to see Spalding and Buttry split time at the point. Turner is one of the state’s top shooters in 2022 and could be off the ball more than on it. Potential Surprise: Kennedy HaydenKennedyHayden6'3" | CGBallard | 2022StateKY. "Keno" has a lot of potential and it’s getting close to now or never for Hayden to start turning potential into production. This group has a lot of wings but Hayden can make a difference if he shows he is a capable secondary ball handler or even play the PG spot from time to time. With a big Junior season on the horizon, it’s time for Kennedy to rise to the occasion and this summer is the chance to start building momentum and possibly gathering his first offer or two.