Posted On: 11/17/20 5:00 AM

The season tips off in a week and we’re attempting to preview all 16 regions before the season starts. I’m looking to break down the top 5 college prospects and top 5 teams in each region along with a bonus pick of who I think will be the regional finalist for Mr. Basketball. These are just for discussion and almost sure to be wrong.

Fifth Region:

Top 5 College Prospects:

  1. JaQuais FranklinJaQuaisFranklin6'1" | PGElizabethtown | 2021StateKY, Elizabethtown (2021)
  2. James JewellJamesJewell6'6" | PFMarion County | 2022#203NationKY, Marion County (2022)
  3. Ayden EvansAydenEvans6'7" | CNorth Hardin | 2024KY, North Hardin (2024)
  4. Bryce RileyBryceRiley6'4" | SFBardstown | 2022StateKY, Bardstown (2022)
  5. (tie) Anthony BowenAnthonyBowen6'4" | SGJohn Hardin | 2021StateKY, John Hardin (2021) and Javaughn SmithJavaughnSmith6'1" | SGBardstown | 2021StateKY, Bardstown (2021)

Top 5 Teams:

  1. Elizabethtown
  2. Bardstown
  3. John Hardin
  4. Marion County
  5. Central Hardin

2021 Mr. Basketball Finalist Prediction:

JaQuais FranklinJaQuaisFranklin6'1" | PGElizabethtown | 2021StateKY, Elizabethtown

Sixth Region:

Top 5 College Prospects:

  1. Cyr MalongaCyrMalonga6'10" | CEvangel Christian | 2023StateKY, Evangel Christian (2023)
  2. Jaden RogersJadenRogers6'1" | PGFern Creek | 2021StateKY, Fern Creek (2021)
  3. Sekou KalleSekouKalle6'9" | CDeSales | 2021StateKY, DeSales (2021) - Signed to Akron
  4. Darrius WashingtonDarriusWashington6'6" | PFFern Creek | 2021StateKY, Fern Creek (2021) - Signed to Western Carolina
  5. Turrell Cleaves Jr.TurrellCleaves Jr.6'4" | SGJeffersontown | 2022StateKY, Jeffersontown (2022)

Top 5 Teams:

  1. Fern Creek
  2. Jeffersontown

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