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    Also, should be noted that Mason Faulkner averaged 18 PPG at the varsity level last season for Caverna. They were something like 17-14 or 18-15 so it wasn't as if he was just padding stats. I'll add my thoughts a little later when I get a second to sit down and think more about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by First View Post
    Based on some of your previous comments, I'm guessing you are referring to the Ayres kid?
    Ayers kid isn't even close! Has to learn to dribble with both hands and shoot before he is even considered. Has great energy and upside considering he has an older brother that is 6'7", but will he put in the work to elevate his game? Who are you talking about Wireman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    Also, should be noted that Mason Faulkner averaged 18 PPG at the varsity level last season for Caverna. They were something like 17-14 or 18-15 so it wasn't as if he was just padding stats. I'll add my thoughts a little later when I get a second to sit down and think more about it.
    Hence the reason he made the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doubletake1906 View Post
    Ayers kid isn't even close! Has to learn to dribble with both hands and shoot before he is even considered. Has great energy and upside considering he has an older brother that is 6'7", but will he put in the work to elevate his game? Who are you talking about Wireman?
    Ayers is putting in work everyday in Bowling Green. When he is not working with Team Manimal he is working daily at BGHS on improving his game. BG knows what they have in Ayers and are working hard to turn him into one of the best to ever play at BG.

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    #1 PG/SG Quentin Goodin Taylor County- holds offers from Indiana and Oklahoma State before his sophomore year
    #2 PG Braxton Beverly Perry County Central- held his own playing 2 grades up against the best talent in the country
    #3 SG Malik Dow Ballard- major contributor on near state champion, great defensive player with a ton of upside
    #4 SG Eli Wright Apollo- MAJOR athlete who might end up being #1 before its all said and done
    #5 F Carson Williams Owen County- tough forward who already has a DI offer
    #6 SF Kevin Kirby Waggoner- tall for his position, and best player on 15u state champion
    #7 PF Colton Elkins Boyle County- Big with a load of potential
    #8 PF Ben Weyer Newport Catholic Central- starter for one of the best teams in the state as an underclassmen (NCC)
    #9 G Perry Ayers Bowling Green- athletic and plays hard. Plays for one of the top 15u teams in the state- Team Manimal
    #10 C Raekwon Long Scott County- he is on here for potential alone. has ALOT of areas that need improving but he is a legit 7-0 after all

    Could end up being one of the better classes to come out of Kentucky. There are a lot of other players I could see being on this list- which says how deep this class will be. The future is BRIGHT in the state of Kentucky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    Also, should be noted that Mason Faulkner averaged 18 PPG at the varsity level last season for Caverna. They were something like 17-14 or 18-15 so it wasn't as if he was just padding stats. I'll add my thoughts a little later when I get a second to sit down and think more about it.

    I will post my top 20 (professional opinion, of course )in a little while as well.

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    Forgot about Raekwon Long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Ayers is putting in work everyday in Bowling Green. When he is not working with Team Manimal he is working daily at BGHS on improving his game. BG knows what they have in Ayers and are working hard to turn him into one of the best to ever play at BG.
    That's great to hear, but that's a tall order considering some of the players that have come through that program. I hope he does improve his game as well of all these kids, but it's hard to work backwards when it comes to fundamentals. Not saying he can't improve, but he has a lot of work to do before being close to a D1 guard. To say that he could be better than Josh Carrier (UK), Chane Behanan (UofL National Champion), Caleb Halcomb (WKU), or Terrez Dewalt (EKU) is a stretch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKFan10 View Post
    #1 PG/SG Quentin Goodin Taylor County- holds offers from Indiana and Oklahoma State before his sophomore year
    #2 PG Braxton Beverly Perry County Central- held his own playing 2 grades up against the best talent in the country
    #3 SG Malik Dow Ballard- major contributor on near state champion, great defensive player with a ton of upside
    #4 SG Eli Wright Apollo- MAJOR athlete who might end up being #1 before its all said and done
    #5 F Carson Williams Owen County- tough forward who already has a DI offer
    #6 SF Kevin Kirby Waggoner- tall for his position, and best player on 15u state champion
    #7 PF Colton Elkins Boyle County- Big with a load of potential
    #8 PF Ben Weyer Newport Catholic Central- starter for one of the best teams in the state as an underclassmen (NCC)
    #9 G Perry Ayers Bowling Green- athletic and plays hard. Plays for one of the top 15u teams in the state- Team Manimal
    #10 C Raekwon Long Scott County- he is on here for potential alone. has ALOT of areas that need improving but he is a legit 7-0 after all

    Could end up being one of the better classes to come out of Kentucky. There are a lot of other players I could see being on this list- which says how deep this class will be. The future is BRIGHT in the state of Kentucky!
    Very similar list to mine... I left Reakwon Long off my list because I based my list off a combination of current abilities and future potential. I think Long is all future potential and is still very much a project, but then again; what 7 footer isn't? I would need to see him play for a Kentucky team before placing him our top 10.... I think that's only fair.

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    1. Quintin Goodin
    2. Braxton Beverly
    3. Carson Williams
    4. Malik Dow
    5. Raekwon Long
    6. Mason Faulkner
    7. Eli Wright
    8. Kevin Kirby
    9. Perry Ayers
    10a. Will Hager
    10b. Colton Elkins

    Also reserve a spot in the top 10 for the kid at Cordia if he gets eligible.

    Honorable Mention: Ben Weyer, Tyler Sharpe, Marquis McClendon, Isaiah Knight, Jared Farris, Robert Dalton, Larry Whelan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doubletake1906 View Post
    That's great to hear, but that's a tall order considering some of the players that have come through that program. I hope he does improve his game as well of all these kids, but it's hard to work backwards when it comes to fundamentals. Not saying he can't improve, but he has a lot of work to do before being close to a D1 guard. To say that he could be better than Josh Carrier (UK), Chane Behanan (UofL National Champion), Caleb Halcomb (WKU), or Terrez Dewalt (EKU) is a stretch.
    He'll end up being a wing and he has the potential to be on the same level as those guys.

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    I've thought of a few honorable mentions

    G Mason Faulkner Caverna- averaged 18p for V as a Frosh
    G Tyler Sharpe Bullitt East- great shooter and valuable player for Team Manimal
    F Jared Farris Bullitt East- Big post player who improves each time he's on the court (Transfer from Somerset)
    G Matt Miller John Hardin- PG for 15u State Champion Kentucky Heat
    C Shelby Combs Montgomery County- Big Post Player who played for Kentucky Travelers 16u for a stint
    G Darius Williams PL Dunbar- 6-3 Combo guard for Louisville Magic- Nice game
    G Trevor Hill Lexington Christian Academy- Good Shooter who transferred from Corbin- originally played for L-Ville Magic before moving to Kentucky Elite
    G Corey Stearns Wayne County- Starter for Sweet 16 team Wayne County- won a dunk contest as a 7th grader
    G Ajenee Chisolm Cordia- played up for Louisville Magic 16's at the Eddie Ford Hoopfest
    G Will Hager Mercer County- Good scorer who plays for Hoop Dreams 15's
    C Khiry Shelton Tates Creek- Big C who logged quality minutes for Tates Creek V last year.
    G Andre Davis Bryan Station- Talented PG who will join CJ Walker and Jordan Henry to give Bryan Station a formidable backcourt
    G Tay Guyn Scott County- Big, athletic guard who is brothers with Cincinnati's Ge-Lawn Guyn

    I feel like I should mention the talent in Bourbon County (Each player either started V or was the first off the bench)
    G James Clark Paris
    G/F Wan Dumphord Paris
    G/F Wane Dumphord Paris
    G/F Keobe Garrard Paris
    G/F Chandler Thomas Bourbon County
    G Austin Rankin Bourbon County

    I don't have many Louisville or Louisville Area players on here just where i'm not as familiar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Forgot about Raekwon Long.
    If we're ranking based on potential...he might be No. 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    If we're ranking based on potential...he might be No. 1.
    I think if he stays at Scott County and develops there instead of transferring every year and never really getting comfortable like we see a lot of players today do, he could be a special player. Playing for one of the best coaches to do it in Coach Hicks will have its benefits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    1. Quintin Goodin
    2. Braxton Beverly
    3. Carson Williams
    4. Malik Dow
    5. Raekwon Long
    6. Mason Faulkner
    7. Eli Wright
    8. Kevin Kirby
    9. Perry Ayers
    10a. Will Hager
    10b. Colton Elkins

    Also reserve a spot in the top 10 for the kid at Cordia if he gets eligible.

    Honorable Mention: Ben Weyer, Tyler Sharpe, Marquis McClendon, Isaiah Knight, Jared Farris, Robert Dalton, Larry Whelan
    Noticing A LOT of Team Manimal on your 2 list... Ayers wasn't even top 3 on his team let alone Top 10 in the State IMO. The first 3 from Hoop Dreams deserve to make the list, however I feel that Hager is a stretch. If Malik is #4 then you have to place Eli Wright ahead of him because he is the exact same player with better handles, better jump shot, better footwork, and the list goes on. I love Braxtons Game, but I wouldn't place him higher then #4 on any list, because I think KY has at least 3 players that will go to higher D1 schools and end up being better players. Even though I don't agree with the order of some of your picks; I think it is 80% correct. IMO Hager could have a chance at a Top 20 list and Ayers Top 50.

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