Associated Press FINALLY releases its 2017-18 All-State Team

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    Associated Press FINALLY releases its 2017-18 All-State Team

    2017-18 AP KENTUCKYALL-STATE BASKETBALL TEAM

    BOYS COACH OF THE YEAR
    Billy Hicks, Scott County

    BOYS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    Trevon Faulkner, Mercer County, G

    BOYS FIRST TEAM
    CJ Fredrick, Covington Catholic, G
    Mickey Pearson, John Hardin, G
    Trevon Faulkner, Mercer County, G
    Dontaie Allen, Pendleton County, G
    Dekeyvan Tandy, University Heights, G

    BOYS SECOND TEAM
    Zion Harmon, Adair County, G
    Detorrion Ware, Christian County, G
    Adam Kunkel, Cooper, G
    Eric “Boss” Boone, Lexington Bryan Station, G
    Jay Scrubb, Louisville Trinity, SG
    Michael Moreno, Scott County, F

    BOYS HONORABLE MENTION
    Chase Villers, Ashland Blazer, G
    Jared Coomer, Barren County, F
    Reese Robinson, Boyd County, F
    Jobby Howard, Caverna, G
    Andrew Taylor, Corbin, G
    Jake Walter, Covington Catholic, C
    Darius Harding, Elizabethtown, F
    Gage Hughes, Greenup County, G
    Carter Hendricksen, Lexington Christian, F
    Kyle Rode, Lexington Christian, G
    Anthony Wales, Louisville Fern Creek, PG
    David Johnson, Louisville Trinity, G
    Curt Lewis, Louisville Valley, F
    Isaiah Cozart, Madison Central, C
    Aidan Matthews, Meade County, F
    Wyatt Battaile, Pikeville, G
    Steven Fitzgerald, Pulaski County, G
    Cooper Robb, Scott County, G
    Skyelar Potter, Warren Central, G
    Jordan Cousin, Warren Central, F

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    A fallow year for Jefferson County as only 4 of the 31 players are from there.

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    So Estill County beats two teams that have players on the list and their best player and boys leading scorer, Caleb Bonny, doesn't get a nod? Smh

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    Zion Harmon on second team?

    Don't penalize a kid for being young and/or being mobile. I get people being frustrated with how he is using high schools but come on folks he is the Number 1 player in AMERICA for his class, yet on second team in state (the same state that he led in scoring).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Nation View Post
    Zion Harmon on second team?

    Don't penalize a kid for being young and/or being mobile. I get people being frustrated with how he is using high schools but come on folks he is the Number 1 player in AMERICA for his class, yet on second team in state (the same state that he led in scoring).
    And free throw percentage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Nation View Post
    Zion Harmon on second team?

    Don't penalize a kid for being young and/or being mobile. I get people being frustrated with how he is using high schools but come on folks he is the Number 1 player in AMERICA for his class, yet on second team in state (the same state that he led in scoring).
    Pretty sure voting was done before The Decision III ever took place.

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    It really doesn’t matter when voting was done. Those voting knows how good this kid is but also knows that he is a traveler. I kind of get how this can not sit well with them but to put the highest rated player, regardless of class, that this state has ever seen on the second team is their way of telling his camp that they are the ones in control. Sounds blunt but true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Nation View Post
    It really doesn’t matter when voting was done. Those voting knows how good this kid is but also knows that he is a traveler. I kind of get how this can not sit well with them but to put the highest rated player, regardless of class, that this state has ever seen on the second team is their way of telling his camp that they are the ones in control. Sounds blunt but true.
    Harmon can play with those guys, no doubt, but being the top in your class in and of itself does not mean he’s better than those older than him. Being second team as a freshman is special. They basically said only five guys in the entire state regardless of class were better in this season. I think that’s all there is to it. Or, if there’s more to it, it’s likely they went more with he has other years to be first team - most of the others don’t.

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    Along with no Markelo Sullivan (Fairdale). Was top ten scoring in state all year. Top three for several weeks.

    Went on to make KY-IN All Star Team and was leading scorer for both games.

    Very interesting........

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    Come on Dragon Fire... He is #1 player in class of 2020. Has a gold metal, shines at the elite camps, has more accolades than perhaps ANY HS player ever at his age (before anyone disagrees with that statement, see if you can find a frosh with more accomplishment than him). He is on 2nd team due to his age and his lack of loyalty to one location.

    Only my thoughts but I feel is true...

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    Don't know much about the Sullivan kid, but he did put up a massive number of field goal attempts according to KHSAA (3 point FG% could be better for a guard) . Not an overall reflection of him as a player, because I heard he's pretty good. But sometimes PPG can be misleading.

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    Johnson best player in group and the only potential NBA player and couldn't make all state first or second team come on now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by basketfullofeggs View Post
    Johnson best player in group and the only potential NBA player and couldn't make all state first or second team come on now?
    David is a great player and what you are saying is probably true about the pro potential. But during the season he averaged 13 pts per game and 6 rebounds.

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    Yes he is very unselfish that is one of the things i like about him. Hopefully he doesn't get out of state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Nation View Post
    Come on Dragon Fire... He is #1 player in class of 2020. Has a gold metal, shines at the elite camps, has more accolades than perhaps ANY HS player ever at his age (before anyone disagrees with that statement, see if you can find a frosh with more accomplishment than him). He is on 2nd team due to his age and his lack of loyalty to one location.

    Only my thoughts but I feel is true...
    OJ Mayo maybe? Know he didn’t win a state title but he was really good early!

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