Posted On: 11/30/21 6:00 PM

Prep Hoops staff was in attendance for a full slate of scrimmages Saturday at Martin County for the 2021 Zip Zone Express Classic. Jim & Linda Booth, the good folks at Zip Zone Express, and Martin County School District facilitated a phenomenal event. A special thank you to Coach Jones and his Martin County Cardinals coaching staff for putting this event together! We’ve split our recap into five sections: Recap Pt. 1 & Recap Pt. 2, and Super Star Performers, Top Performers: Guards/Wings & Top Performers: Posts.


Pike County Central (15th Region) vs Knott County Central (14th Region)

The battle between two Eastern Kentucky schools kicked off the event. Both teams started several young players with the guidance of one senior to anchor them. Each unit is still searching for rhythm and identity to start the season. Knott Central led the entire game and found consistent success from playing inside-out. Caleb Shepherd was a workhorse in the post area and displayed several, polished post moves around the rim. He used his body to carve out space to finish with either hand. As the

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