Knott County Central 2011/2012
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Knott County Central 2011/2012
Basketball season for 2011/2012 should provide another exciting year. What should we expect from Knott County Central? Remember, please be constructive.
They got a great coach coming in Raymond Justice, but more importantly they got his son Camron who is going to be a freshman. Kid can play though, started as an 8th grader last year at East Ridge and had a couple 28+ point games. Has good size and feel for the game for such a young age and without question held his own against the older guys in the 15th. From the players I have watched in the last decade, the only one I would even consider in the same discussion from the 15th is going to be Elisha Justice. I remember watching Elisha as a frosh and you see some of the same qualities in Camron, only Camron has more size at that point and is more of an effective scorer at that point. Elisha grew to be a great scorer, especially in the clutch, but as a frosh he was mainly a ball handler and distributor. Justice does a little bit of everything, or at least he did for East Ridge last year, and again that is as an 8th grader. He was an adept passer (especially for age), rebounded, showed mid range, ability to drive, shoot from the perimeter, I mean he was doing a little bit of everything in the games I watched. I watched around 4-6 of his games last season. One game was matched against Hobo McCoy who I think challenged for a place in the state scoring records last year (may actually have made the top 10 list) and who will play for Kelly Wells and defending NAIA National Champion Pikeville College next season. In that game Justice more than held his own and actually put up about 27 points himself, to go along with like 8 and 8 I want to say. So I guess what I am trying to say is that for his age, he looks to be the real deal to me. Again only player in the 15th I could say who has a chance to be better than him over the last decade is Elisha Justice, not Landon Slone, not anyone.
Not sure how true this is because I don't reisde in Knott County so I don't really know for sure. BUT, I have heard that they also have a 6'9'' kid that is pretty skilled, along with another young talent. From what I hear Raymond Justice thinks he landed in a very good situation, and instead of competing for regional titles, I think he feels they will be capable of competing for state titles in the next few years.
Hopefully someone from around Knott County/Perry County (Hazard) could enlighten us a little more on what they actually will look like next season. I know they battled it out against Perry Central last season for the region crown, but I have no idea who they lost or who is coming back. Just from what they are getting in Camron Justice though, it has to make up for a lot.
Knott Co. is a very tough place to exist as a coach....just look how many they have had over the last 15 years(double figures)...Raymond better put up some big wins very quick or he and his son will get kicked right out of Hindman!!