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Posted On: 01/31/21 5:00 AM

Another full week of high school hoops is on the horizon across Kentucky and there is a great slate of games, including the return of Jefferson County Public Schools. Here are the top games of the week.


Rivalry renewed in the 12th as  Jaxon Smith Jaxon Smith 6'2" | PG Lincoln County | 2022 State KY  and Lincoln County take on  Luke Imfeld Luke Imfeld 6'1" | SG Boyle County | 2022 State KY and Boyle County.

Two tough guards from the 10th region duel as  Blake Reed Blake Reed 5'10" | PG Bracken County | 2024 State KY and Bracken County play  Hagan Harrison Hagan Harrison 6'1" | CG Madison Central | 2023 KY  and Montgomery County.


The WYMT Mountain Classic has Harlan County against Knott Central, Hazard against Martin County and Knox Central against Betsy Layne in opening round matchups. Watch for  Trent Noah Trent Noah 6'6" | CG Harlan County | 2024 State KY , Tyler Cole Tyler Cole 6'0" | SG Harlan County | 2021 State KY , Josh McGuire Josh McGuire 6'6" | PF Knott County Central | 2021 State KY , Colby Napier Colby Napier 6'4" | SG Knott County Central | 2021 State KY , Brady Dingess Brady Dingess 5'11" | PG Martin County | 2022 State KY and Jevonte Turner Jevonte Turner 6'2" | CG Knox Central | 2022 State KY to all play huge roles.

George Washington George Washington 6'0" | PG St. Michael's | 2020 KY  and CAL take on  Gabe Sisk Gabe Sisk 6'4" | CG Ballard | 2023 State KY and Ballard in a matchup of two of 2023s top guards.

DeAjuan Stepp DeAjuan Stepp 6'5" | SF West Jessamine | 2021 State KY  and West Jessamine play  Hunter Penn Hunter Penn 6'5" | PF Woodford County | 2021 State KY  and Woodford County in what should be a good game.

Tough battle in the 6th as  Turrell Cleaves Turrell Cleaves 6'4" | SG Jeffersontown | 2022 State KY and Jeffersontown host  Tucker Blanford Tucker Blanford 6'6" | PF Bullitt East | 2022 State KY  and Bullitt East.


Fern Creek’s talented roster heads to Greenwood. Watch to see which Tiger guards  Cade Stinnett Cade Stinnett 6'3" | SF Greenwood | 2022 State KY . There should be no shortage of options.

The  Bol Kuir Bol Kuir 7'3" | C Belfry | 2022 State KY  show heads to Paintsville as Colby Fugate Colby Fugate 6'3" | SF Paintsville | 2022 State KY  and the Tigers host Belfry.


Zach Otis Zach Otis 6'2" | CG Bath County | 2023 State KY of Bath County is one of the leading scorers in the state. He heads to Mercer County to face Burgin.

Aziel Blackwell Aziel Blackwell 6'0" | PG Henry Clay | 2021 State KY and  Nick Spalding Nick Spalding 5'10" | PG Paul Laurence Dunbar | 2023 State KY is the matchup to watch as Henry Clay and Dunbar play in Lexington.

Delshawn Sims Delshawn Sims 6'0" | PG Seneca | 2021 State KY and Seneca take on Oldham County and  Deaton Oak Deaton Oak 6'3" | SG Oldham County | 2021 State KY

Two of Kentucky’s top shooters hit the floor as  Hayden Ash Hayden Ash 5'11" | SG Central Hardin | 2022 State KY and Central Hardin play host to  Elijah Decker Elijah Decker 6'5" | SF Ohio County | 2024 KY  and Ohio County.


One of the state’s top rivalries is renewed as  Turner Buttry Turner Buttry 5'11" | PG Bowling Green | 2022 State KY  and Bowling Green play  Jace Carver Jace Carver 6'4" | SG Warren Central | 2021 State KY  and Warren Central.

Myles Morones Myles Morones 6'1" | CG Bryan Station | 2021 State KY  and Bryan Station travel to Douglass to play  DaShawn Jackson DaShawn Jackson 6'3" | SG Frederick Douglass | 2021 State KY  and the Broncos in a district game.

Seniors Scotty Draud Scotty Draud 6'6" | SF Beechwood | 2021 State KY and Will Downton Will Downton 6'3" | CG Beechwood | 2021 State KY have a district showdown with Sophomores  Jacob Meyer Jacob Meyer 6'1" | CG Holy Cross (Covington) | 2023 State KY and Sam Gibson Sam Gibson 6'10" | C Holy Cross (Covington) | 2023 State KY .

Two of the best dunkers in Kentucky face off when  Hayden Llewellyn Hayden Llewellyn 6'2" | CG Corbin | 2023 State KY  and Corbin travel to face  Reed Sheppard Reed Sheppard 6'3" | PG North Laurel | 2023 State KY and North Laurel.


Get your popcorn ready for the matchup of Mitchell Rylee Mitchell Rylee 6'8" | C Covington Catholic | 2022 State KY  and  Kaleb Glenn Kaleb Glenn 6'7" | PF Male | 2023 State #128 Nation KY  as Male and Covington Catholic face off in Covington.

Tim Hall Tim Hall 6'6" | PF Paul Laurence Dunbar | 2022 State KY  and Dunbar travel to Madison Central for a pivotal 11th region game against  Kole Browne Kole Browne 6'3" | CG Madison Central | 2021 State KY e and the Indians.

Ian Hart Ian Hart 6'7" | PF McCracken County | 2022 State KY  and McCracken County travel to Henderson County in a solid out of region tilt with the Colonels and Sophomore Gerard Thomas Gerard Thomas 6'3" | SG Henderson County | 2023 State KY

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