Jalen Johnson to Aspire Academy

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    Jalen Johnson to Aspire Academy

    Hopkinsville's rising senior point guard is transferring to Aspire Academy. This is a huge blow to HHS. Hopkinsville is still my pick to win the region but I think Henderson is now right on their heels.
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    Ugh

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    I'm surprised it's taken this long...he more than likely won't be the last one to go before the season starts.

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    The last one from HHS or just the last one from Kentucky?

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    He will be going back to the 2019 class as well from what I have heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westernky View Post
    The last one from HHS or just the last one from Kentucky?
    I meant from the state

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    Hope this is legit and a real school as it could get some players in trouble with the NCAA? Anyone know anything about this place and who is funding it? Who is the coach?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Holiday fan View Post
    Hope this is legit and a real school as it could get some players in trouble with the NCAA? Anyone know anything about this place and who is funding it? Who is the coach?
    ASPIRE Basketball Academy

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    Like many of these basketball programs that are called prep schools, Aspire Academy is not a school at all. Aspire Academy was founded in 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona, and either has or is in the process of relocating to Louisville. Bryan Just, who about a year ago indicated he was starting a prep school in Louisville, has apparently joined Aspire Academy instead.

    My understanding from some prior press is that players coming to Aspire Academy of high school age would be attending DeSales High School.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westernky View Post
    Hopkinsville's rising senior point guard is transferring to Aspire Academy. This is a huge blow to HHS. Hopkinsville is still my pick to win the region but I think Henderson is now right on their heels.
    I do not think they can win the region without Jalen. It was a toss up between Hopkinsville and Henderson County before Jalen left. Now I think Henderson County becomes the clear favorite.

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    The nations #1 player in 2019 class, Charles Bassey is going to Aspire Academy as well is the word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoopsKnowItAll View Post
    The nations #1 player in 2019 class, Charles Bassey is going to Aspire Academy as well is the word.
    Just did a little research to understand who Bassey is... Very interesting basketball world that is going on...

    St. Anthony coach Hennssy Auriantal dismissed after Charles Bassey controversy - San Antonio Express-News

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    Good move for Jalen. Good luck young man

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    Who pays for these kids to go to these schools?
    How much does it cost?

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    Huge blow for Hoptown's football program as well.

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