Posted On: 09/13/21 5:00 AM

The 2021 season starts officially with practice in 5 weeks and as we creep towards October 15th, we’ll take some time to spotlight a few players who could be difference makers for their squads this season. Here’s a look at some 2022s who could make a splash this season.

Julion Beard Julion Beard 5'10" | PG Butler | 2022 State KY , Butler - The Bears have a new coach and once again have their eyes on a deep run in the 6th region tournament. Beard is the leading returning scorer for Butler and one of the best players in Louisville that never gets talked about. Julion is a good facilitator and scorer and should be in the mix for All Region team.

Jaden Schooler Jaden Schooler 6'1" | PG Fern Creek | 2022 State KY , Fern Creek - The son of the Tigers' head coach, Jaden is a solid guard who is going to have a much bigger role as a Senior. Schooler showed more improved playmaking this summer as he played both on and off the ball during summer ball. If Fern Creek hopes to get back in the mix for the 6th region title, Schooler will need to step up in a big way.

Will Hardin Will Hardin 6'5" | PF Madison Central | 2022 KY , Madison Central - The X factor for

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