Posted On: 03/10/21 5:00 AM

With our rankings having been updated recently, time to highlight some of the 8th graders making noise across the state this season. 

Maddox Huff Maddox Huff 6'0" | SG Harlan County | 2025 KY , Harlan County - Maddox is primarily a catch and shoot player right now but the rest of his game is still developing. A 33% shooter from 3, Huff has the consistent mechanics and form that show he will eventually be more like a 40% shooter from deep. Once he improves as a driver, he should be a 15+ point per game scorer.

Samuel Shoptaw Samuel Shoptaw 6'1" | SG Hazard | 2025 KY , Hazard - Staying in the mountain area, Shoptaw is a contributing piece to a solid Hazard team this season who is a good scorer and efficient shooter but needs to continue developing his game to become a more well rounded player.

Sawyer Thompson Sawyer Thompson 5'11" | SG Wolfe County | 2022 State KY , Pineville - Thompson was having a good season through 10 games but hasn't played since February 1st. Coach Levy is going to lose his 2 leading scorers to graduation but has high hopes that Sawyer can be a 15+ point per game scorer next year.

Julius Edmonds Julius Edmonds 6'5" | SF Western | 2025 KY , Western - The first name in the 2025 class I've heard of from Louisville, Julius is currently starting

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