Monday, April 15, 2013

Board of Control Approves Moving KHSAA Sweet 16® Finals To Sunday

The KHSAA Board of Control has approved keeping the Sweet 16 Finals on Sunday, while the Final 4 will stand alone on Saturday night.
Here is the release from the KHSAA:
After reviewing the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16®, the Board of Control voted today in favor of a proposal to move the championship games of the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® to Sunday starting in 2014. The format change allows for the semifinals to be conducted as a standalone event on Saturday, and gives the participants more time to prepare and recuperate leading up to the championship game. 
“We examined the format of our basketball tournaments from a number of different perspectives, and in the end, felt like it was time to move the championship game to Sunday. Separating the championship game from the semifinals, really makes an event out of the Saturday games for those final four teams,” said KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett. “We think the added rest leading up to the championship game will not only benefit the health and safety of the students, it will also have an impact on the quality of play, and provide coaches a chance to better prepare their teams for the most important game of the year.”
The new format was applied for the first time at the 2013 KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® because of a scheduling issue with the University of Kentucky playing Florida at Rupp Arena on the same day as the KHSAA semifinals. A record crowd of 20,172 turned out to watch the Boys’ Sweet 16® Semifinals on Saturday night between Madison Central-Hopkinsville and Ballard-Montgomery County, with 17,351 fans returning for the first-ever championship game on a Sunday – the largest crowd for a title game since 2009.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ohio Outguns Kentucky in Ohio-Kentucky All Star Game

The Ohio All Stars used a big night from Cincinnati recruit Kevin Johnson to outgun the Kentucky All-Stars in the Ohio-Kentucky All Star game 106-98 at Thomas More College.

Kentucky was led by 22Ft Academy's MiKyle McIntosh's 18 points. Madison Central's Ken-Jah Bosley scored 17 points and Kentucky Mr. Basketball and UK commit Dominique Hawkins finished with 14.

OHIO        56    50    --    106    

KENTUCKY    46    52    --    98             

OHIO (106): Devon Price 0, Zac Carter 12, Austin McBee 2, Jack Gibbs 0, 

Javon Thompson 5, Kevin Johnson 21, Josh Davenport 11, Jalen Rhea 3, 

Harrison Blackledge 4, Trey Fletcher 15, Aaron Jackson 9, DJ Wingfield 4, 

Maverick Morgan 0, Isaiah Johnson 6. 

KENTUCKY (98): Dominique Hawkins 14, Demitrius McReynolds 2, Tyler Jones 

0, Devonte Grundy 3, Jordan Majors 0, Dez Marshall 5, Darryl Hicks 6, Ken-Jah 

Bosley 17, Omar Prewitt 5, MiKyle McIntosh 18, Logan O'Bryan 0, Rusty 

Troutman 11, Brock Kiesler 7, Antonio Campbell 5, Ray Kasonga 5.

Free Throws: Ohio 32-42; Kentucky 29-39. Three-pointers: Ohio 11 (Carter, 

K.Johnson 4, Davenport, Rhea, Blackledge, Fletcher, Wingfield, Thompson). 

Kentucky 9 (Marshall, Bosley 2, Hicks, McIntosh, Troutman 3, Campbell).

Here are highlights of the game:

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Dominique Hawkins Commits to Kentucky

The newly-crowned Kentucky Mr. Basketball Dominique Hawkins made his college decision known today at Madison Central High School in Richmond. Hawkins was surrounded by family in a gym full of students, teammates, media and supporters as he announced he would be attending the University of Kentucky.

Hawkins was introduced by Madison Central Coach Allen Feldhaus. After thanking all those contributing to his success, Hawkins pulled out a customized Kentucky hat and put it on as a CATS cheer erupted from the crowd.

Hawkins adds his name to a UK recruiting class which includes 6 McDonald's All-Americans and Bullitt East's Derek Willis.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Dominique Hawkins Announcement Scheduled for Wednesday

 Kentucky Mr. Basketball Dominique Hawkins has decided to announce his college decision this week.
Hawkins is also considering Morehead State, Purdue, South Carolina, Western Kentucky and Butler.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ohio-Kentucky All Star Game Rosters Released

Here are the rosters for the Ohio-Kentucky All Star game that will be played April 13th at Thomas More College:

2013 Kentucky All-Stars

Boys Roster

Player High School Ht Pos. College

Ken-Jah Bosley Madison Central 6’1 G Undecided

Antonio Campbell Holy Cross 6’8 C Ohio Univ.

Devonte Grundy Bardstown 6’5 F Undecided

Dominique Hawkins Madison Central 6’0 G Undecided

Darryl Hicks Trinity 6’3 G          Boston College

Tyler Jones Montgomery County 6’0 G Undecided

Ray Kasongo Pikeville 6’8                  F/C Undecided

Brock Kiesler Saint X avier 6’9 C Undecided

Jordan Majors Hopkinsville 6’2 G          Undecided

Dez Marshall Collins 6’5 F Undecided

MiKyle McIntosh 22 Feet Academy 6’6 F Undecided

Demetrius McReynolds Butler 6’2           G Undecided
Larry Morton Bryan Station 6’3 G Undecided

Logan O’Bryan Daviess County 6’4 F KY Wesleyan

Omar Prewitt Montgomery County 6’4 F                    William & Mary
Rusty Troutman Bullitt East 6’5 F Bellarmine

Head Coach: Troy Barr, Bullitt East HS

Asst. Coach: Shawn Purlee, Butler HS

Asst. Coach: Bart Williams, Pikeville HS

Girls Roster

Player High School Ht Pos. College

Kelsey Adwell PRP 5’8 G Undecided

Larryn Books Madison Central 5’5 G Indiana
Destony Curry Manual 5’7 G Bellarmine

Makayla Epps Marion County 5’10 G Kentucky

Ashton Feldhaus Madison Central 6’2 F Butler

Kyvin Goodin-Rogers Marion County 6’1 F/C Kentucky

Billie Hearn Grant County 6’2 F/C            Morehead St.

Jessica Jones Boone County 5’4 G       Tenn. Tech

Madison Jones Ashland Paul Blazer 5’9 F Undecided

Kierra Muhammad Dunbar 5’3 G Western KY

Katelyn Newsome Sheldon Clark 5’8 G                 Hillsdale College

Taylor Porter Lawrence Co. 5’8 G      Murray State

Serena Sandusky Bryan Station 5’8 G Butler

Jordan Scott Connor 5’10 F           KY Wesleyan

Leah Schaefer Ft. Thomas Highlands 6’1 F Xavier

Head Coach: Trent Milby, Marion County HS

Asst. Coach: Bill Bradley, Ashland Paul Blazer HS

Asst. Coach:  Robert Cooksey, Madison Central HS