Posted On: 07/20/21 12:13 PM

The Kentucky section of the Grassroots Showcase coverage has been my favorite to write up thus far. When looking at the 7 players in the below piece, my hope is readers see being a great scorer is not the only way to be noticed in AAU events. Pretty much every guy below impressed me with another aspect of the game. Some defended well, others rebounded, and finally some just were unselfish. The easiest way to be noticed is what these players did: do the little things.

Tyson Barrett Tyson Barrett 6'8" | PF Frederick Douglass | 2023 State KY (2023) Cave Gym Elite 6-6 SF

Barrett played up a level as he is part of Cave Gym Elite’s 17U team. Drew arguably the toughest assignment of the day being forced to guard Leon Bond from JH1 Elite in their Friday night matchup. Competed with Bond and battled with him defensively on the blocks. Great athleticism especially on defense. Hustles and even dove after a loose ball or two in their game. D2 schools should look into Barrett especially if he grows further or adds more to his bag on the offensive end.

Turner Buttry Turner Buttry 5'11" | PG Bowling Green | 2022 State KY (2022) Manimal Elite Gold 5-11 PG

Buttry reminds me a lot of Aden Slone Aden Slone 5'9" | PG George Rogers Clark | 2022 State KY

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