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Thursday, 23 October 2008
"The Pride of Sandy Hook"
Topic: Basketball

I have been fortunate the last few seasons to have watched three Elliott County stars Ethan Faulkner, Evan Faulkner, and Jonathan Ferguson play the game they love so much.  They have led the Lions to two consecutive 16th Region titles and are favorites to win again this season.  The trio and Chris and Timmy Knipp are also expected to be one of the top contenders for a state championship.

6-2 Sr. Ethan Faulkner is a true point guard who is a coach on the floor.  Ethan has a wide variety of skills as he can shoot, handle, pass, and defend.  He works extremely hard and is a natural leader.  6-2 Sr. Evan Faulkner posseses excellent court vision and is a tenacious defender.  Evan always gives 110%, passes the ball and is a versatile scorer.  6-2 Sr. Jonathan Ferguson has excellent shooting range and can get into a zone where he scores points in bunches.  Jonathan can also handle, pass, works hard, and is a good rebounder.

I don't attempt to rank or rate players and have no idea where they will play in college but make no mistake they have game.  One veteran AAU coach said it best when he stated "If you could bottle their qualities you could make a fortune."  They remind me of days gone by, just lace up the sneakers and leave it all on the floor.  Players come and go but they will long be remembered in Sandy Hook and the rest of the state.  Thanks for the memories.

 

 

 


Posted by REH at 10:01 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Lexington Christian Basketball Classic
Topic: Basketball

January 2nd, 2009

5PM       Lexington Christian Academy (girls)  vs. North Canton (OH)

6:30PM  Findlay Prep (NV)  vs. New Creations Christian (IN)

8PM        Lexington Christian Academy (boys) vs. Montgomery County

 

January 3rd, 2009

5PM        Lexington Christian Academy (girls) vs. Bearden (TN)

6:30PM   Findlay Prep (NV) vs. Mt. Zion Christian Academy (NC)

8PM        Lexington Christian Academy (boys) vs. Scott County

 

I will add more details and info on top players appearing in this event as more info becomes available.

 

 


Posted by REH at 9:59 PM EDT
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October 15th First Official Day of BB Practice
Topic: Basketball

Finally the anticipated first official day of basketball practice is here.  While basketball is a 365 day a year endeavor in the state of Kentucky finally all the talking is over and the action has begun.  We have all discussed transfers,  argued over the rankings of both individual players and teams and generally discussed and dissected every possible game our respective teams will play thiis year.

I agreed to do the 11th Region Preview for Bluegrasspreps website for both the girls and boys team.  It usually takes about three weeks and I request input from every coach in the region.  Normally the response is good and I value the input equally from the regional contenders to the teams that are in a rebuilding stage.  What frustrates me that is no matter how thorough I may be I still question the preview once I complete it.  However that is what makes basketball such a great sport in Kentucky,  every preview is merely an opinion and thankfully the season is decided and played out on the floor.

What makes it extremely enjoyable for me is the enthusiasm the coaches and players bring to the table each season.  I spent 45 minutes talking to one of the coaches tonight and it was obvious he loves his job and is very excited about the upcoming season and about the future and potential of his individual players.  Each season  heralds the return of established stars and the emergence of new player who will be making the headlines this season.

I have been watching basketball for more years than I care to admit but one thing remains constant over all the years.  I still get as excited about the new season as I did as a young boy many years ago.  While I realize we did not invent the game in Kentucky there is something special in the love we have for the game where it be in the cities or in the mountains.

 

 


Posted by REH at 9:23 PM EDT
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Friday, 26 September 2008
Introduction
Topic: Ron Harrison
My name is Ron Harrison and I have been attending and enjoying high school basketball since the late 50's.  I have had a website kyprephoops for the last ten years.  My website is devoted to the coverage of boys and girls high school basketball in the state of Kentucky.  I also cover both boys and girls AAU events in the state of Kentucky and display Rick Bolus' player rankings.  I do not personally rank players but spend most of my time on game and event coverage.  Do I consider myself an expert or guru?  No, but I have seen a lot of games and players over my career and I have been advised and helped by people I do consider expert.  You are never too old to learn and I firmly believe you cannot listen with your mouth open so I try to listen a lot and learn.  I intend to start a blog and link it to my website and hopefully starting in October 2008 post some random thoughts and observations several times a week.

Posted by REH at 1:30 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 26 September 2008 1:55 PM EDT
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Thursday, 19 May 2005
Prephoops Upgrade!
Mood:  celebratory
Prephoops is now ad-free and popup-free with a new, easy-to-remember URL: www.kyprephoops.com !

Posted by REH at 11:33 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 23 November 2005 11:24 AM EST
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