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    Rankings: Kentucky boys Class of 2013

    Posted on June 29, 2012 by Jody Demling
    The Class of 2013 has seen a bunch of changes in a year or so but the top two players remain the same.
    It’s a solid class at the top but not too deep.
    I’ve ranked the top 25 players and then listed a bunch of other guys that could be considered for the 20-25 range.
    Honestly, after about 18 I had a really hard time sorting the guys out. A lot of similar players in the mix and a lot of guys that have room for major improvement this summer.
    But here’s the listing:
    • 1. Derek Willis, Bullitt East, 6-9, F – UK commit has struggled but is still the best player overall in the class. He’ll be just fine!
    • 2. Darryl Hicks, Trinity, 6-4, G – Has five offers and that list should grow.
    • 3. Dominique Hawkins, Madison Central, 6-0, G – Always the same type of production every game; he gets it done.
    • 4. Jack Whitman, Lexington Catholic, 6-8, F – Has come a long way in a year. Has a ton of college interest at this time.
    • 5. Lavonne Holland, Ballard, 6-2, G – Some might say too high, but he’s a player. And just can flat score the basketball.
    • 6. Omar Prewitt, Montgomery County, 6-5, F – Big-time shooter getting stronger.
    • 7. Rusty Troutman, Bullitt East, 6-4, G – Most underrated player in the class by some; gets overlooked a lot with Willis as a teammate.
    • 8. Mike Smith, Paul Dunbar, 5-10, G – Scorer with a great feel for the game.
    • 9. Taylor Gover, Pulaski County, 6-1, G – Talk about scorer. Can fill it up.
    • 10. Dez Marshall, Collins, 6-4, G – Love his game; steady and skilled.
    • 11. Demetrius McReynolds, Butler, 6-3, G
    • 12. James Quick, Trinity, 6-1, G
    • 13. Jordan Majors, Hopkinsville, 6-3, F
    • 14. Nate McGovney, Campbell County, 6-3, G
    • 15. Jordan Brangers, Eastern, 6-2, G
    • 16. Logan O’Bryan, Daviess County, 6-2, G
    • 17. Stuart Jackson, Central, 6-4, G
    • 18. William Gary, Paul Dunbar, 6-3, G
    • 19. Larry Morton, Bryan Station, 6-3, Sr.
    • 20. Brandon Price, John Hardin, 5-9, G
    • 21. Mason Monroe, Pendleton County, 5-11, G
    • 22. Tanner Clark, Franklin-Simpson, 6-2, G
    • 23. Darrius Brown, Paducah Tilghman, 6-5, F
    • 24. Trey Rakes, Bullitt East, 5-10, G
    • 25. David Levitch, North Oldham, 6-2, G

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    Darius Brown did not play at Paducah Tilghman last year. He transferred right before school started.

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    When did nick siebert transfer to highlands? He plays for NCC. Great player. Lots of upside and good genes.

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    Kyle Skaggs of Russell and Austin Hunt of Boyd County should both be on that list somewhere.

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    Congrats to Kristian Morgan of GC and Andrew Sampson of Sk for making the list also. Way to represent the 8th region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carson Palmer View Post
    Kyle Skaggs of Russell and Austin Hunt of Boyd County should both be on that list somewhere.
    Can't believe Skaggs was ommitted. Big oversight based on what I've seen of him and guys on the list.

    Can see Hunt not being on the list, as he missed last season. I think he's likely worthy of a spot, but he could be off a lot of radars (including Demling's) right now.

    Overall I thought the 2014 list was pretty good. I think this one was a Caseyesque swing and a miss for several reasons.

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    Looks like a list of kids Demling saw playing AAU this Spring this far. I Was pretty excited there for a minute when I saw Siebert Was at Highlands. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcwildcatfan View Post
    Congrats to Kristian Morgan of GC and Andrew Sampson of Sk for making the list also. Way to represent the 8th region.
    Derek Jeffries of Henry County also of the 8th region made the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcwildcatfan View Post
    Congrats to Kristian Morgan of GC and Andrew Sampson of Sk for making the list also. Way to represent the 8th region.
    Just them 2? What about Riley Brnes, he plays in the 8th??

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    Think Campbell from Holy Cross should have made the big list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.O.K. View Post
    Just them 2? What about Riley Brnes, he plays in the 8th??
    Sorry....wasn't thinking when i made my original post. Congratulations to all the boys in the 8th that made the list. Hope they make some noise this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.O.K. View Post
    Think Campbell from Holy Cross should have made the big list.
    Agreed.

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    Pretty sure there's not 67 seniors in the state better than Bethlehem's Jordan Cooper.

    Also, John Hardin's Daveon Greene is definitely not a guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Schue View Post
    Pretty sure there's not 67 seniors in the state better than Bethlehem's Jordan Cooper.

    Also, John Hardin's Daveon Greene is definitely not a guard.
    I like Coop.

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    Let's see....do they still play basketball East of Louisville and Lexington.....think they do!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikeman49 View Post
    Let's see....do they still play basketball East of Louisville and Lexington.....think they do!!!!
    Who is missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Who is missing?
    Beverly from Perry Central....Justice from Knott Central....Sheldon Clark has a player being recruited by big name schools.....Johnson Central has a player being recruited by big name schools.....I could go on and on.....Demling doesn't do his homework in Eastern Ky., just caters to his close friends who might read his article's if they don't already know him!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikeman49 View Post
    Beverly from Perry Central....Justice from Knott Central....Sheldon Clark has a player being recruited by big name schools.....Johnson Central has a player being recruited by big name schools.....I could go on and on.....Demling doesn't do his homework in Eastern Ky., just caters to his close friends who might read his article's if they don't already know him!!!
    I'd love to agree with you. YOu are 100% wrong. Those kids are ranked in their respective classes. This one is the rising senior class nikeman. Perhaps you owe Demling an apology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nikeman49 View Post
    Beverly from Perry Central....Justice from Knott Central....Sheldon Clark has a player being recruited by big name schools.....Johnson Central has a player being recruited by big name schools.....I could go on and on.....Demling doesn't do his homework in Eastern Ky., just caters to his close friends who might read his article's if they don't already know him!!!

    Here you go.

    Demling Ranks 2014 Class

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikeman49 View Post
    Beverly from Perry Central....Justice from Knott Central....Sheldon Clark has a player being recruited by big name schools.....Johnson Central has a player being recruited by big name schools.....I could go on and on.....Demling doesn't do his homework in Eastern Ky., just caters to his close friends who might read his article's if they don't already know him!!!

    And another. Is that an EKY kid ranked #1?

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