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    DragonFire, looking forward to seeing Warren Central at the Pegasus Sports Best in Hoops Tournament at Oldham County HS in December. Should be a challenging field with the #1 ranked team in region 5 (John Hardin), the #1 ranked team in region 4 (Warren Central) and the #2 ranked team in region 8 (Oldham County) all in the field....

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    I wouldn’t sleep on BG, losing Tre Jones is a tough one but BG has dominated the region since this group was in the 7th Grade. BG is very deep even with the players leaving. I.Mason will be a big help.Hes 6’4 can drain the 3 or go to the rim. J. Key at 6’6 plays above the rim and is a match up problem do to his strength and length and can guard he is poised for a break out year. J.Buser will start point guard 5’10 Heady,good ball handler and people will see he is a very good 3 point shooter. E. Thurman can fill it up, very good passer and at 6’2 he will help on the glass. He is a clutch player avg 12 pts a game before the football players showed up. BG will rely on those 3 seniors a lot. BG has a very talented and Deep junior class. Led by 6’5 T. Dennis and 6’3 Davion Dice. Dennis is a long range bomber who can go to the hole or post up. Dice is a high flyer who can shoot the 3 but is very good in the post up game. Bench is talented and deep. Look for Z Kenner 5’9 and J. Dingle 6’2 both SR’s to provide boost off the bench.Look for Jr’s K Grey 5’7 J.Wardlow 6’1 B. Buchanon 6’3 to be big contributors . BG will be a more running team this year with very good shooters on the wing and will still play hard nosed defense. My pick BG to go back to State but there will be bumps along the way.

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    I did have them second - I don’t think anyone is sleeping on Bowling Green.

    Bowling Green very easily could still win the region. Experience is not currently in their favor, so we will have to see how everyone responds to the larger roles. The Purples have only three guys going who have seen significant minutes at this time. They’ll still likely be the deepest team in the region. They have a lot of talent, particularly in the freshman class. We just have to see how it all translates. It’s been a while since they had as much turnover as they faced this year.

    If Bowling Green does win this year, they may well run the streak out to 8 in a row.

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    wouldn’t sleep on BG, losing Tre Jones is a tough one but BG has dominated the region since this group was in the 7th Grade. BG is very deep even with the players leaving. I.Mason will be a big help.Hes 6’4 can drain the 3 or go to the rim. J. Key at 6’6 plays above the rim and is a match up problem do to his strength and length and can guard he is poised for a break out year. J.Buser will start point guard 5’10 Heady,good ball handler and people will see he is a very good 3 point shooter. E. Thurman can fill it up, very good passer and at 6’2 he will help on the glass. He is a clutch player avg 12 pts a game before the football players showed up. BG will rely on those 3 seniors a lot. BG has a very talented and Deep junior class. Led by 6’5 T. Dennis and 6’3 Davion Dice. Dennis is a long range bomber who can go to the hole or post up. Dice is a high flyer who can shoot the 3 but is very good in the post up game. Bench is talented and deep. Look for Z Kenner 5’9 and J. Dingle 6’2 both SR’s to provide boost off the bench.Look for Jr’s K Grey 5’7 J.Wardlow 6’1 B. Buchanon 6’3 to be big contributors . BG will be a more running team this year with very good shooters on the wing and will still play hard nosed defense. My pick BG to go back to State but there will be bumps along the way.

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    Junior Class doesn’t have a loss undefeated since 8th grade in the region.When they were on the Freshman team they won a big JV tournament at WKU beating BG’s JV in the finals by double digets. I believe there was 20 plus teams in that tournament.

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    Warren Central will be a big test they have the best player in our region in S. Potter.
    Barren Co will be a tough out.
    Monroe Co. Senior class won the 8th grade regional tournament. I think they may call it something else.

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    BG will always have athletes no question. I feel like a lot of success from BG over the past couple of years were directly due to Jones and Taylors physical presence. When you started to add skill players around those two it created a problem for teams to deal with. With those two being gone and some other departures, I think it's fair to say that the pack has caught up to BG this year. And Potter being POY material probably does put Warren Central as the favorite

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    Just watched Bowling Green destroy Christian Co. by 20 points. BG was able to turn Christian Co over and didn’t allow many second shots. J.Key is going to have his coming out party. He will be a dominating force all year. He had some thunderous dunks. He had 24 points and a ton of rebounds. E. Thurman was lights out from 3 point land. Was very physical tonight. Jumper is very smooth he doesn’t force shots but if he gets a good look he will knock it down. He ended the night with 20 points. The other player to put up 20 plus was T. Dennis with 24 points. He shot couple of three from 25 ft and they hit nothing but net. He also made some sweet passes. May have the best outside shot in the region. Freshman I. Mason played with poise scored 10 points and wasn’t bothered by Christian Co pressure liked it bothered some of the other guards and for a long stretch he guarded Christian Co top player who score 30 plus but mason shut him down. BG will have to handle pressure better cause they turned the ball over 18 times at least. BG by middle of the season will be tough to beat.

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