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    Quote Originally Posted by The Defender
    Someone from the 13th help me out.
    Blake Hubbs - Cawood
    Aaron Cash - Rockcastle (Was in the region in the past 25 years.)
    Paul "P-nut" Hearld - Cawood
    Angelo Smith - Clay Co.
    William "Boo" Fields - Harlan
    Asher - Clay (I think Jeremy. Led them to their last Sweet 16 5 years back)
    Isaiah Mills - Corbin

    Some may not be in the top 25, but all good players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latch
    I believe it was 91. Holmes was supposed to go down after making the finals the year before. Erik was the starting pg as a sophomore. He did have Andre McClendon and Todd Houston. If Cory miller doesn't get hurt they probably play in the state finals.
    Miller don't get hurt who knows HC might have a State title.

    Also to answer your question yes Goetz was POY year also his senior season when they lost in 9th region finals on a buzzer beater to Conner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa
    Here's a 10th Region list from another perspective:

    Augusta: Brian Kirk

    Bishop Brossart: Evan McDole

    Bourbon County: Corey Williams

    Campbell County: Kevin Reinhardt

    Clark County: Dante Gay

    Fleming County: Robbie Graham, Presley Marshall

    Harrison County: Jerry Fogle, Clay Muntz

    Mason County: Deron Feldhaus, Dustin Grutza, Wes Jones, Chris Lofton, Shawn Myrick, Timmy Myrick

    Maysville: Pat Moore

    Montgomery County: Billy Ray Fawns, Ken Lee

    Nicholas County: Daniel Brown

    Paris: Brett Eades, Alvin Simms

    Pendleton County: Jon Elrod, Talbert Turner

    St. Patrick: Jay Gast

    Tollesboro: Chris Harrison

    Sorry Devilman, no one from Bracken County or Deming make my list (12 of your top 25 came from these two schools - give me a break; I don't think Deming or Bracken County has even made it to a regional final in the last 25 years, although my memory gets worse all the time). I'll take a front line of McDole, Reinhardt and Graham, with Timmy Myrick and Fogle at guard and if I can't beat any combination of your Deming and Bracken County guys by 20 every time, I should be sitting at home watching TV with the recently unemployed Coach Van Gundy and his family.

    Not that those (Deming and Bracken County) guys weren't/arent nice ball players; but should they represent a 10th Region all-star team of the last quarter century? Doubtful.

    Again, Devilman loves his Black Devils (and evidently the Polar Bears as well), but sometimes needs a reality check.

    Good luck against Nicholas County!
    Did you get to see Brian Spence from Tollsboro or Jamie Brown from Montgomery Co? How did they stack up compared to the guys listed? Just wondering, I went to college with them and heard they both could play. I know they could when we played pickup games!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nets
    Stick1,

    Mike SCOTT is who I meant instead of Tennessee Tech and former UK asst. MIKE SUTTON! That was my typo...

    I also had Steve Trivette of Rowan County. I played against him and he was a great basketball player. But reviewing the list, I dropped him off and made a few additions.

    All are argueable....but they could ALL PLAY!!
    I really respect your list. Just listing a few more names that I thougth were pretty good. Parker might have been the best one I listed.

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    I think Ed Hale was the best one you listed. The guy could really play......

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigStud
    Miller don't get hurt who knows HC might have a State title.

    Also to answer your question yes Goetz was POY year also his senior season when they lost in 9th region finals on a buzzer beater to Conner.
    I guess I need to bone up on my HC b-ball history.

    Here's what I remember about HC and region tourney: In the 70s, they had Mike Turkey Jones (I think that was his name) and the long sleeve shirts when they played in the 9th at Conner. In 93, they lost to my alma mater at the buzzer in the region finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    I guess I need to bone up on my HC b-ball history.

    Here's what I remember about HC and region tourney: In the 70s, they had Mike Turkey Jones (I think that was his name) and the long sleeve shirts when they played in the 9th at Conner. In 93, they lost to my alma mater at the buzzer in the region finals.
    That was the year Goetz got a POY year. Didn't Turkey Jones have a stint in the CBA? The buzzer beater was a heart breaker. If those schools play each other 10 times HC probably wins 8 of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigStud
    The buzzer beater was a heart breaker..
    Not from my side of the court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigStud
    Miller don't get hurt who knows HC might have a State title.

    Also to answer your question yes Goetz was POY year also his senior season when they lost in 9th region finals on a buzzer beater to Conner.
    That Holy Cross team was very good, but they wouldn't have beaten Louisville Fairdale. Fairdale was just too loaded with Turner, Brown, and Morris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger1
    That Holy Cross team was very good, but they wouldn't have beaten Louisville Fairdale. Fairdale was just too loaded with Turner, Brown, and Morris.
    Anything can happen in one game, but I would say you are right. HC wasn't very deep and it would have been difficult to play and win another game. Faridale was very very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    Great team. However, only one would make the individual list.
    Just for fun, I will pick a team that goes back beyond 25 years that would beat any team picked so far.
    1 Dave Cowens
    2 George Stone
    3 John Turner
    4 Tom Thacker
    5 Dick Vories
    6 Roger Tieman
    7 Bucky Steffen
    8 Bob Barton
    9 John Crigler
    10 Larry Redmond
    11 Jack Thobe..so he didn't play in the 9th! It's my team and I get to pick and he lived in the 9th.
    12 Jerry Rump

    The guards would have to rotate because all were great and brought different things. One thru 4 would start every night. Barton would be my designated shooter. Tieman would start at point because he could do it all, but the remainder of the guards were just as good, but could not play d with Roger and he evolved from a scorer to a pass first olayer in college. I feel sorry for those of you who did not get to see Bucky Steffen play. Cornelius Freeman said it best when asked by a friend of mine how his Deporres team had fared against St. Henry. He said " some little fat guy beat us by himself. That dude just ran up the walls."
    Vories was the state's all time college college scoring leader until Travis Grant came along. Redmond took his team to the State finals and was All bluegrass Tournamnet his freshman year at Eastern and then got drafted into the service. Rump accepted a scholarship to UK., but developed health problems. Thobe was a big scorer on a very good Xavier U. team.
    John Crigler's drives to the basket fouled out Elgin baylor and led UK to an NCAA championship that night. i went to a 3 point shooting contest at the YMCA and we all argued about who would win. No one mentioned Crigler because he played center in HS. He won by a wide margin. he almost made the Royals and Tom Marshal told a friend of mine he would have made the team, had he played guard at UK.
    Tom thacker is the answer to a trivia question. Who played on an NCAA champion, an AbA champion and an NBA Championship team? Few know this.
    Sorry for the long post, but basketball started more than 25 years ago and while the players are generally better conditioned now, shooting has become a lost art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patveep
    4 Tom Thacker

    8 Bob Barton
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    Wouldn't Thacker have to be considered for the greatest ever in NKY?

    I heard that Barton was very good and his range was only limited by the size of the court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patveep
    Just for fun, I will pick a team that goes back beyond 25 years that would beat any team picked so far.
    1 Dave Cowens
    2 George Stone
    3 John Turner
    4 Tom Thacker
    5 Dick Vories
    6 Roger Tieman
    7 Bucky Steffen
    8 Bob Barton
    9 John Crigler
    10 Larry Redmond
    11 Jack Thobe..so he didn't play in the 9th! It's my team and I get to pick and he lived in the 9th.
    12 Jerry Rump

    The guards would have to rotate because all were great and brought different things. One thru 4 would start every night. Barton would be my designated shooter. Tieman would start at point because he could do it all, but the remainder of the guards were just as good, but could not play d with Roger and he evolved from a scorer to a pass first olayer in college. I feel sorry for those of you who did not get to see Bucky Steffen play. Cornelius Freeman said it best when asked by a friend of mine how his Deporres team had fared against St. Henry. He said " some little fat guy beat us by himself. That dude just ran up the walls."
    Vories was the state's all time college college scoring leader until Travis Grant came along. Redmond took his team to the State finals and was All bluegrass Tournamnet his freshman year at Eastern and then got drafted into the service. Rump accepted a scholarship to UK., but developed health problems. Thobe was a big scorer on a very good Xavier U. team.
    John Crigler's drives to the basket fouled out Elgin baylor and led UK to an NCAA championship that night. i went to a 3 point shooting contest at the YMCA and we all argued about who would win. No one mentioned Crigler because he played center in HS. He won by a wide margin. he almost made the Royals and Tom Marshal told a friend of mine he would have made the team, had he played guard at UK.
    Tom thacker is the answer to a trivia question. Who played on an NCAA champion, an AbA champion and an NBA Championship team? Few know this.
    Sorry for the long post, but basketball started more than 25 years ago and while the players are generally better conditioned now, shooting has become a lost art.
    Any list of 9th region players no matter what years you are talking about that doesn't include Dicky Beal is a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patveep
    Few know this.
    Sorry for the long post, but basketball started more than 25 years ago and while the players are generally better conditioned now, shooting has become a lost art.
    One thing about this statement people do not take into account. People today are more mechincaly gifted shooting than they were 30 to 40 years ago. Not to mention offensive players year ago had the luxury of not facing they fast amount of defensives played today and the amount of athletic people in your face at all time guarding your shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigStud
    Any list of 9th region players no matter what years you are talking about that doesn't include Dicky Beal is a joke.
    His list was from prior to 1980,thus, Dicky would not be on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cshs81
    His list was from prior to 1980,thus, Dicky would not be on it.
    Ok...................But any team made up of athletes over the last 25 years from the 9th region would blow about any other team out of the water.
    The late 70's would have some good big men in Schlomer and Turkey Jones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigStud
    One thing about this statement people do not take into account. People today are more mechincaly gifted shooting than they were 30 to 40 years ago. Not to mention offensive players year ago had the luxury of not facing they fast amount of defensives played today and the amount of athletic people in your face at all time guarding your shot.
    Basketball is basketball.

    Today's players aren't any better than players from years ago, just different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Play No Work
    Basketball is basketball.

    Today's players aren't any better than players from years ago, just different.
    So many poeple fail or refuse to realize this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigStud
    Any list of 9th region players no matter what years you are talking about that doesn't include Dicky Beal is a joke.
    I know this thread is about players from 1980 to present, but I just wanted to say that I totally agree with Big Stud about Beal and you would have to include N. Ky's first Mr. Basketball, Doug Schloemer from Covington Holmes. Schloemer also got robbed of a State Title in 1978 when Shelby County's Charles Hurt clearly goal tended in the final minute and it was not called.

    I won't bring up anymore players prior to 1980.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatFanatic
    So many poeple fail or refuse to realize this.
    Because I think its a false statment. Its just hard for old timers to realize how much quicker the game is today. Every player on the floor is so much more athletic it makes it harder to score, defense today is so much better.

    So many more schemes and the game is much more complex.