2020 Kentucky All “A” Classic - Boys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Runcible Owl View Post
    2020 Participants’ All “A” Classic History

    Team by team records - http://www.allaclassic.org/Boys%20Co...%20Results.pdf

    Five schools defended their 2019 All “A” Regional titles this year: Owensboro Catholic, Bishop Brossart, Louisville Holy Cross, University Heights and Campbellsville.

    2020 teams with the most tournament appearances:
    University Heights - 24
    Somerset - 16
    Bishop Brossart - 14
    Lou. Holy Cross - 13
    Hazard -12

    Five past champions are represented this year:
    University Heights - 9: 1990, ’91, ’96, ’98, ’99, 2002, ’05, ’08, ’19 and finalist in 1994
    Harlan - 1994, ‘95
    Bishop Brossart - 2007 and finalist in 2004
    Hazard - 2004 and finalist in 2008
    St. Henry - 2003 and finalist in 1998

    These teams also made past All “A” Classic finals appearances:
    Somerset - 3: 2001, ’02, ’05
    Owensboro Catholic - 2006
    Murray - 2016
    Paintsville - 1997
    Gallatin Co - 1999
    Looking at that link I noticed something very familiar for Somerset. Somerset has been in more All "A" Finals, without winning it, than any other school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Looking at that link I noticed something very familiar for Somerset. Somerset has been in more All "A" Finals, without winning it, than any other school.
    This has been a special year, with the Jumpers getting over the hump in football last season.
    Lets see if they can make a run this winter in the All "A".
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    I think Murray and Brossart will advance to the semifinals in the top half and the winner of that game will take home the title.

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    I was curious as to which players to watch for. I'm unfamiliar with some of the players from smaller schools in regions I don't follow. Since I haven't given the "eyeball test" to many, I sometimes fall back on stats.

    All “A” Individual Statistical Leaders
    (Within the Top 50 of today’s KHSAA Stat Report)
    219-2 Boys Basketball Stat Leaders | Kentucky High School Athletic Association

    Points per Game
    24.4 Jordan Akal, Harlan
    21.8 Colby Fugate, Paintsville
    20.8 Ethan Eilerman, Bishop Brossart
    20.8 Chez Moore, Lou. Collegiate

    Rebounds per Game
    11.7 Chez Moore, Lou. Collegiate
    11.2 Nick Keeton, Paintsville
    11.1 Darius Duffy, Murray
    _9.3 Jaedyn Gist, Harlan
    _8.9 John Eldridge, Harlan

    Field Goal (2pt & 3pt) %
    70.7 Darius Duffy, Murray
    68.5 Reece Fletcher, Hazard
    66.0 Joey Leachman, Lou. Collegiate

    3 pt Goal % (Min. 2.6 pg!)
    52.6 Gabe Taylor, Murray
    43.3 Arren Hash, Campbellsville
    33.3 Jordan Akal, Harlan

    Free Throw %
    84.4 Colby Fugate, Paintsville
    81.2 Wyatt Vieth, St. Henry
    80.9 Stephen Verst, Bishop Brossart

    Note: University Heights has not filed stats recently to qualify for the KHSAA's report.

    Thes only tell a fraction of the story though. Who should we watch for this week at the All "A" that doesn't fill the stat sheet? Which tournament players have a great handle? Great passers? Who shows excellence in creating their own shots? Who is the worst nightmare on defense - face-guarding or protecting the rim?
    Last edited by Runcible Owl; Jan 22, 20 at 10:27 AM. Reason: Team correction.

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    @Runcible Owl Lyon County is not in it. UHA won their region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    @Runcible Owl Lyon County is not in it. UHA won their region.
    Swing and a miss. Updated. Thanks!

    It loooks like UHA'a KJ Crump would make the list above.
    Last edited by Runcible Owl; Jan 22, 20 at 10:28 AM. Reason: Update.

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    All "A" Team Statistical Leaders

    Somerset - high powered offense. St. Henry - Stingy D. Are there any surprises on this list?

    All “A” Team Statistical Leaders
    (Within the Top 50 of today’s KHSAA Stat Report)
    219-2 Boys Basketball Stat Leaders | Kentucky High School Athletic Association

    Points Scored Avg.
    71.9 Somerset
    68.2 Bishop Brossart

    Points Allowed Avg.
    48.5 St. Henry
    50.4 Hazard
    51.2 Murray
    51.9 Lou. Collegiate
    52.1 Somerset
    52.2 Lou. Holy Cross

    Scoring Margin
    19.9 Somerset
    15.0 St. Henry
    14.7 Murray
    12.1 Bishop Brossart
    11.3 Hazard
    _8.8 Lou. Holy Cross

    Team Field Goal (2 pt & 3 pt) %
    52.6 Murray
    50.3 Hazard
    49.8 Bishop Brossart

    3 pt Goal %
    43.7 Murray
    42.0 Bishop Brossart
    37.9 St. Henry
    37.9 Hazard

    Team Free Throw %
    76.9 St. Henry
    72.7 Paintsville
    72.6 Brossart

    Team Rebounds per Game
    33.4 Somerset
    31.9 Lou. Holy Cross
    31.8 Paintsville
    30.8 Murray
    30.8 Hazard

    Note: University Heights has not filed stats to qualify for the KHSAA’s daily report.

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    I'm not real familiar with these teams and this tourney, but I understand Collegiate has a good team this year. Do they have any kind of chance to win this thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcjkbt View Post
    I'm not real familiar with these teams and this tourney, but I understand Collegiate has a good team this year. Do they have any kind of chance to win this thing?
    That would be a yes, they have a good shot to win it.

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    Notes on the coaches and their teams in this year's All "A" Classic.

    Tim Riley - Owensboro Catholic: 7th season. The Aces won the 2016 3rd Region title. While at Warren Central, Coach Riley won seven 4th Region titles and the 2004 Sweet 16.

    Jeremy Webb - West Carter: 14th season. Led the Comets to the 2017 16th Region Finals. 214 career wins.

    Mike Code - Bishop Brossart: 16th season. The Mustangs have won 293 games and three 37th District titles under Coach Code.

    Chris O’Bryan - Frankfort: 2nd season. Coached the Panthers to the 41st District title and an 11th Region semifinal appearance last year.

    Jody Thornsberry - Lou. Holy Cross: 1st season. Has led the Cougars to a 6th Region All “A” championship in his first year as head coach.

    Brandon Brockman - Metcalfe Co. 3rd season. The Hornets 12 wins midway through the season has already surpassed last year’s total.

    Dior Curtis - Murray: 3rd season. Led the Tigers to the 4th District title and a 1st Region semifinal appearance last year. A victory over UHA today would match last year’s 16 wins.

    Grant Shouse - University Heights: 8th season. The Blazers won 30 games last season and appeared in the 2nd Region finals. Coach Shouse’s team won the regional title in 2018.

    Allan Holland - Hazard: 13th season. The Bulldogs made their fourth Regional finals under Coach Holland, who led them to two titles in 2008 and 2009. His 632 wins over 29 seasons is currently 15th on the KHSAA career coaching wins list.

    George Hornstein - Lou. Collegiate: 2nd season. The Titans are ranked #9 in a very deep 7th Region and off to a good start this year. A win against Hazard would up their season total to 13, matching Coach Hornstein’s total for last year.

    Landon Slone - Paintsville: 3rd season. Coach Slone’s Tigers have made the 15th Region semifinals the past two seasons.

    Derrick Akal - Harlan: 4th season. The Green Dragons are looking for their second straight 20 win season and advancing beyond the first round of the 13th Region tournament this year.

    Jeron Dunbar - Somerset: 4th season. The Briar Jumpers are off to a fast start and are a dark horse in the 12th Region. Coach Dunbar’s best season at Somerset was 25-9 and a regional semifinal appearance in 2018.

    Jon Jones - Gallatin Co.: 26th season and 444 wins while at Gallatin. From 2017-2019, Coach Jones has guided the Wildcats to three consecutive 31st District titles and three straight 8th Region semifinals.

    Anthony Epps - Campbellsville: 1st season. The Eagles are looking to match last year’s 18 win season and advance to the 5th Region tournament after a one year absence.

    Dave Faust - St. Henry: 27th season. Coach Faust won his 400th game as Head Coach of the Crusaders over the holidays. His 2003 team won the 9th Region and he has guided St. Henry to their seventh All “A Classic appearance this year.

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    Which game would you call the game of the night tonight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LexingtonLegend View Post
    Which game would you call the game of the night tonight?
    Great question. Quick take - I'm thinking Hazard and Collegiate at 5:00 pm. Country vs. City and coaching legend vs. the new kid on the block. Player matchups? I'll have to ponder on that a bit.

    What about you LL?
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    I think that 5:00 pm game would definitely be the crowd favorite but Im gonna go with Somerset vs. Gallatin. This Gallatin County team has arguably the best coach in the state, good amount of talent, and coming out of a very tough 8th region. The 11-7 record of Gallatin doesn't look near as pretty as the 16-2 record that Somerset is bringing in but Gallatin has competed against some very highly ranked teams. This Gallatin team looks hot and I would argue that Jarin Rassman could be the best player in the tournament.

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    Jarin Rassman is a special player. He is extremely quick with the ball and will do a couple things tonight where you will say "wow". Somerset's size and length will create some problems for Gallatin but I believe that this will be a competitive game.

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    It looks like the All "A" Classic's founding father will be honored throughout the tournament.

    From the Northern Kentucky Tribune -
    "Organizers of the All “A” Classic plan to honor the statewide athletic program’s founder, Stan Steidel, during the boys and girls state basketball tournaments this week at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond."

    Stan Steidel will be honored during All “A” Classic state tournaments that he created for small schools | NKyTribune

    We're on this board today, talking about small school hoops at its finest, because of Stan's vision. Pure class. He'll be sorely missed.

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