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    2018 King of the Bluegrass

    If all KOB contracts are returned the (2018-19 school year) field is completed. We do not release those names until all contracts are returned.

    Question: If you are the tournament director who would you invite and why?
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    From Central Kentucky from the 11th either Scott Co., Madison Cent., or Lexington Christian. Up in eastern Kentucky if Corbin Spencer returns to Elliott Co. they will be very good. Just a few off the top of my head.

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    From the 10th Region, Scott High returns 4 starters from last years Region runner up team and still has guys who played and started on the Region champion and State Semifinal team from 2017.

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    Sixteen spots, four are to out of state and one to Fairdale that leaves 11.

    Teams that are probably in for sure.

    Ballard
    Trinity
    Fern Creek

    That leaves 8 spots, teams worthy of consideration. I am going to say Waggener and Butler possibly get in as well then a mix of the teams below outside of the Louisville regions.

    Region 1 - Paducah Tilghman, McCracken County
    Region 2 - University Heights, Madisonville North Hopkins
    Region 3 - None
    Region 4 - None
    Region 5 - LaRue County, Adair County (If Harmon returns)
    Region 8 - Collins, Walton Verona
    Region 9 - Covington Catholic
    Region 10 - Clark County, Pendleton County (If Allen stays)
    Region 11 - Madison Central, Scott County, Lexington Christian
    Region 12 - None
    Region 13 - South Laurel
    Region 14 - None
    Region 15 - Sheldon Clark
    Region 16 - None

    If I was predicting the field

    1.) Out of State
    2.) Out of State
    3.) Out of State
    4.) Out of State
    5.) Fairdale
    6.) Trinity
    7.) Ballard
    8.) Fern Creek
    9.) Waggener
    10.) Madison Central
    11.) University Heights
    12.) Lexington Christian
    13.) Walton Verona
    14.) Collins
    15.) Covington Catholic
    16.) Pendleton County

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    Only team from 1st region that would warrant consideration would be Mayfield. They bring back everything but one player.

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    In 8th Region--I would say Spencer County and Collins. Based on who is returning and what teams are losing these would be the top two teams. I'm hearing of a transfer that is more than likely coming to Spencer County that would make them the 8th region favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    Only team from 1st region that would warrant consideration would be Mayfield. They bring back everything but one player.
    Mayfield is a good one, I forgot them.

    K.O.B. isn't necessarily going to invite the best team everytime, they are going to invite the star player as well, which is a lot on the best team but not always.

    Mayfield has both, stars and very good team.

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    I would think out of the 6th and 7th Regions, Ballard, Trinity and possibly Male. Waggener and Seneca will be very good but I believe there is some history between Waggener and Fairdale that will prevent them from being invited. Top teams in the Sixth region might just be Jtown and Butler. Fern Creek had 12 seniors on this years team. They have three very good sophomores to be in Rogers, Franklin and Washington. I don't believe they will be a front runner for the region this year.

    I also believe Larue County is a team that should be looked at. They are huge and have a lot of talented kids returning.

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    Assuming 11 spots for in-state teams, must offers include:
    Scott Co (tell Billy how often the state champ plays in the KOB).
    Trinity
    University Heights

    Others I would include:
    Mayfield
    LaRue Co
    Waggener
    Male
    Ballard
    Pendleton Co
    Covington Catholic
    Adair (if it seems likely Harmon is there next year).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rez View Post
    Assuming 11 spots for in-state teams, must offers include:
    Scott Co (tell Billy how often the state champ plays in the KOB).
    Trinity
    University Heights

    Others I would include:
    Mayfield
    LaRue Co
    Waggener
    Male
    Ballard
    Pendleton Co
    Covington Catholic
    Adair (if it seems likely Harmon is there next year).
    I ignored the why.
    Trinity and Scott Co are easily the top 2 teams in the state as of now, and have 2 of the top 3 or 4 players.

    Western Ky (Regions 1-5):
    University Heights should be really good and has the highest profile player in the state.
    Mayfield returns almost everyone from a top 25 team. They have a pair of really good scorers in the Guthries.
    LaRue Co had a great year this year and returns most of their team including some very good Sophomores and Juniors to be.
    Adair Co if Harmon is there

    Louisville:
    Ballard: I have no idea how good they will be, but I always assume they'll be good, and I would want to keep them in this event every year.
    Male has some very good young talent. I think they'll be solid moving forward.
    Waggener I also expect will be pretty good next year, though I'd research them a little more before committing.

    Central/Northern Ky (Regions 8-12)
    Covington Catholic I expect will still be a very good team despite their losses.
    Pendleton Co has an elite player in Allen who is worth showing off to the rest of the state.
    LCA has a potential first team all-stater in Rode. They lose two very good players, but should once again be a very good team.

    Eastern Ky (13-16)
    I can't think of anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardsrule1972 View Post
    In 8th Region--I would say Spencer County and Collins. Based on who is returning and what teams are losing these would be the top two teams. I'm hearing of a transfer that is more than likely coming to Spencer County that would make them the 8th region favorite.
    If you're talking about the kid from Ohio, he is not playing basketball from what I've heard.

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    In 37 years:
    19 Kentucky schools have participated in the King of the Bluegrass and won the State Championship in the same school year...only 3 of those 19 won the KOB and the State Championship in the same year. 1989-90 Fairdale - 1993-94 Fairdale - 1996-97 Eastern.

    22 Out-of state teams have participated in the KOB and won the State Championship in the same year...8 won both.

    13 Kentucky schools have been State runner-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimsonfan1 View Post
    I would think out of the 6th and 7th Regions, Ballard, Trinity and possibly Male. Waggener and Seneca will be very good but I believe there is some history between Waggener and Fairdale that will prevent them from being invited. Top teams in the Sixth region might just be Jtown and Butler. Fern Creek had 12 seniors on this years team. They have three very good sophomores to be in Rogers, Franklin and Washington. I don't believe they will be a front runner for the region this year.

    I also believe Larue County is a team that should be looked at. They are huge and have a lot of talented kids returning.
    I know people are gonna jump on the Larue train and fairly so; they played very well down the stretch this past season. But they are losing the PG King, and he by far was the most talented player on the team. They have huge physical bodies; but they don't necessarily have a high bball skill set. They are great kids and they play very hard; but without King stirring the drink, I don't think they will be as good as they will be projected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I gotta go to work View Post
    From the 10th Region, Scott High returns 4 starters from last years Region runner up team and still has guys who played and started on the Region champion and State Semifinal team from 2017.
    Didn't Pouncy and Perrin, who were seniors, both start? Just a question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sixer View Post
    Didn't Pouncy and Perrin, who were seniors, both start? Just a question.
    Pouncy started until an injury in January. He missed 7 games. Was the 6th man in the 8 games after coming back.

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