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Monday, 5 October 2015
Rick Bolus Blog
Topic: Basketball

The early signing period is around a month away and many players are being overlooked. Today we will look at the Bluegrass State where I have listed 12 players who are flying under the radar screens of college recruiters. Bold denotes D-1 while the others are D-2/NAIA. Players are all seniors and are listed alphabetically.

  • Donquel Andrews 6-2/2G Louisville Southern
  • Jacob Bates 6-5/CF Buckner Oldham Co.
  • Roland Butler 6-1/CG Hopkinsville Christian Co.
  • Wade Coomer 6-3/SM Glasgow Barren Co.
  • Chris Drabo 6-4/SM Louisville Male
  • Jaiveon Eaves 6-2/CG Madisonville North Hopkins
  • Tyrik Edwards 5-8/PG Hopkinsville Christian Co.
  • Trey Farmer 6-4/SM Manchester Clay Co.
  • Mason Gentry 6-6/C-F Munfordville Hart Co.
  • Dayton Gumm 5-11/PG Bowling Green South Warren 
  • Connor Hoskins 6-3/2G Buckhorn
  • Sayveon McEwen 5-9/PG Paducah Tilghman

Posted by REH at 8:55 AM EDT
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Rick Bolus Blog
Topic: Basketball

Below are my award winners for this past weekend's John Lucas' Midwest Combine held at Mid American in Louisville, KY. (Note: No seniors participated.)

  • Top Junior: Jeremiah Tilmon 6-10/Jr (East St. Louis, IL)
  • Top Sophomore: Chase Adams 5-5/So (Chicago Heights Marian Catholic, IL)
  • Top Freshman: Charles Basset 6-10/Fr (San Antonio St. Anthony Catholic, TX)
  • Biggest Disappointment: EJ Williams 6-10/So (Middletown, OH)
  • Most Improved: Alex King 6-8/Jr (Columbus North, IN)
  • Best Passer: Chase Adams 5-5/So (Chicago Heights Marian Catholic, IL)
  • Best Ballhandler: Tyger Campbell 6-0/Fr (LaPorte La Lumiere, IN)
  • Best Athlete: Terrence Lewis 6-6/Jr (Milwaukee Riverside, WI)
  • Best Big: Jeremiah Tilmon (East St. Louis, IL)
  • Best Days Ahead: Lenell Henry 6-8/Jr (Chicago Morgan Park, IL)
  • Most Potential: Ndim Ousmane 7-0/Fr (Phoenix Hillcrest Academy, AZ)
  • Top Project: Mamoudou Diarra 6-9/Jr St. (Louis Christian, MO)
  • Top Sleeper: Darius Bazley 6-7/So (Cincinnati Finneytown, OH)

Posted by REH at 8:54 AM EDT
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Rick Bolus Blog
Topic: Basketball

Today I spent 8 hours at the John Lucas' Midwest Invitational at Mid American in Louisville, KY. Below were the top dozen players based on college potential.

TOP 12

  • Jeremiah Tilmon 6-10/Jr East St. Louis, IL
  • Charles Bassey 6-10/Fr San Antonio St. Anthony Catholic, TX
  • D.J. Harvey 6-6/Jr Hyattsville DeMatha, MD
  • Jaren Jackson 6-9/Jr Indianapolis Park Tudor, IN
  • Nicolas Claxton 6-9/Jr Greenville Legacy Charter, SC
  • Emmit Williams 6-7/So Lehigh Acres, FL
  • Ladarius Marshall 6-6/So Jackson Forest Hill, MS
  • Ndim Ousmane 7-0/Fr Phoenix Hillcrest, AZ
  • Chase Adams 5-5/So Chicago Heights Marian Catholic, IL
  • Jairus Hamilton 6-7So Concord Cannon, NC
  • Romeo Langford 6-4/So New Albany, IN
  • Zion Young 6-3/So Merrillville Andrean, IN


         Darius Bazley 6-7/So Cincinnati Finneytown, OH

Posted by REH at 8:52 AM EDT
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Rick Bolus Blog
Topic: Basketball

This weekend, October 3-4, John Lucas will be conducting his Midwest Invitational Combine at Hoops in Louisville, KY. This event will have over 100 high school players nationwide in attendance. For more information click below.


Posted by REH at 8:51 AM EDT
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Rick Bolus National Girls Preview 2015-2016
Topic: Basketball
  • Likely Naismith Player of the Year: Eric Boley (Elizabethtown, KY)
  • Nation's Top Team: Toledo Rogers, OH
  • Name You'll Be Hearing About: Karly Dyer (Mt. Juliet, TN)
  • Best Rebounder: Felicia Alyeotan (Philadelphia Neumann-Goretti, PA)
  • Best Point Guard: Crystal Dangerfield (Murfreesboro Blackman, TN)
  • Best Big: Lauren Cox (Flower Mound, TX)
  • Best Forward: Joyner Holmes (Cedar Hill, TX)
  • Best Combo Guard: Tyasha Harris (Indianapolis Heritage Christian, IN)
  • Best Shooter: Kaylee Cotton (Stearns McCreary Co. Central, KY)
  • Best Coach: Chad Hibdon (Murfreesboro Blackman, TN)
  • Best Event: Raatz/O'Shea Classic at Louisville Mercy, KY
  • Most Versatile: Kassidy Allen (Gainesboro Jackson Co., TN)
  • Top Sleeper: Camryn London (Birmingham Shades Valley, AL)
  • Top Senior: Erin Boley (Elizabethtown, KY)
  • Top Junior: Megan Walker (Richmond Monacan, VA)
  • Top Sophomore: Honesty Scott-Grayson (Blairstown Blair Academy, NJ)
  • Top Freshman: Kiami Carter (Clarksville Kenwood, TN)

Posted by REH at 8:49 AM EDT
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Rick Bolus National Boys Preview 2015-2016
Topic: Basketball
  • Top Team: Mouth of Wilson Oak Hill Academy, VA
  • Likely Nasmith H.S. Player of the Year: Josh Jackson (Napa Prolific Prep, CA)
  • Player You'll Hearing About: John Mason (Avon Park, FL)
  • Top Transfer: Harry Giles to Mouth of Wilson Oak Hill Academy (VA) from High Poiny Wesleyan Christian (NC)
  • Top Diamond-in-the Rough: Kobe McClain (Birmingham Ramsay, AL)
  • Top Point Guard: Dennis Smith (Fayetteville Trinity Christian, NC)
  • Top Combo Forward: Thon Maker (Orangeville Athletes Institute, ON)
  • Top Two Guard: DeAaron Fox (Houston Cypress Lakes, TX)
  • Top Big: Harry Giles (Mouth of Wilson Oak Hill Academy, VA)
  • Best Coach: Steve Smith (Mouth of Wilson Oak Hill Academy, VA)
  • Best Event: City of the Palms Tournament in Ft. Myers, FL
  • Top Senior: Josh Jackson (Napa Prolific Prep, CA)
  • Top Junior: DeAndre Ayton (San Diego Balboa City, CA)
  • Top Sophomore: Marvin Bagley (Phoenix Hillcrest Hoops, AZ)
  • Top Freshman: Chandler Lawson (Memphis Hamilton, TN)
  • Top 8th Grader: James Wilborn (Mt. Morris, MI)

Posted by REH at 8:48 AM EDT
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Rick Bolus Tennessee Girls Preview 2015-2016
Topic: Basketball
  • Top 3 Teams: Blackman, Riverdale and Oakland-all schools in Murfreesboro
  • Best College Prospect: Crystal Dangerfield (Murfreesboro Blackman)
  • Name You'll Be Hearing About: Kassidy Allen (Gainesboro Jackson Co.)
  • Top Sleeper: Haylee Croom (Clarksville Rossview)
  • Transfer of Note: Akia Harris to Chattanooga Hamilton Hts. from Chattanooga Girls Prep
  • Best Point: Crystal Dangerfield (Murfreesboro Blackman)
  • Best Scorer: Chassity Carter (Dickson Dickson Co.)
  • Best Penetrator: Anastasia Hayes (Murfreesboro Riverdale)
  • Best Big: Manaya Jones (Memphis Raleigh-Egypt)
  • Best Coach: Chad Hibdon (Murfreesboro Blackman)
  • Top Senior: Crystal Dangerfield (Murfreesboro Blackman)
  • Top Junior: Anastasia Hayes (Murfreesboro Riverdale)
  • Top Soph: Briane Alexander (Murfreesboro Riverdale)
  • Top Frosh: Kiami Carter (Clarksville Kenwood)

Posted by REH at 8:46 AM EDT
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Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Rick Bolus Louisville Girls Showcase Conclusion
Topic: Basketball






This was an excellent one day event with some very talented ladies in attendance.  5-10 Sr. Haylee Croom Rossview Clarksville, TN was named Camp MVP and is a very versatile performer who can play both inside or outside.  6-1 Sr. Karly Dyer Mt Juliet Mt. Juliet, TN was named Camp Runner-Up MVP and is a versatile scorer who shoots well inside or outside.  5-6 Jr. Lily Grimes Breckinridge County Harned, KY was named Top Underclassman and is a scoring point guard who can do it all.  5-8 Sr. Adarian Gray North Hopkins Madisonville, KY is a versatile scorer who can light up the scoreboard.  5-7 Jr. Jordan Brock Harlan Harlan, KY is a veteran 2 guard who is a prolific scorer.  5-9 Sr. Ashton Woodard Menifee County Frenchburg, KY is a versatile inside/outside player.  5-8 8th Grade Maddie Scherr Ryle Union, KY watch for this one!! Great future ahead for her.


6-2 Sr. Aimee Jump Ryle Union, KY strong rebounder and shot blocker defends the rim.  5-8 Sr. Marshana Baskin Indian Hill Cincinnati, OH is an excellent mid range scorer.  5-6 Sr. Lyric Campbell Hopkins County Central Madisonville is a lightning quick point guard who defends.  5-8 Sr. Jayla Spurlock Johnson Central Paintsville, KY is an athletic scorer who shoots the ball.  5-9 Sr. Briana Lanham Madison Southern Berea, KY is a strong forward who shoots the ball and has improved her perimeter skills.  5-11 Jr. Raegan Williams Bullitt East Mt. Washington, KY is a talented post player.  5-10 Sr. Madison Fritz Thomas Nelson Bardstown, KY is a solid all around player.


5-8 So. Lex Mayes Murray Murray, KY shoots, rebounds, and defends.  5-11 Jr. Milena Clarke East Carter Grayson County sound fundamentally with a nice mid-range shot, poised for a good season.  5-8 Fr. Keke Ikeard Hopkins County Central Madisonville, KY is an athletic wing player.  5-8 Jr. Kaitlin McClain Clay County Celina, TN shoots, rebounds, and defends.  5-5 Sr. Kylie Orr Newport Newport, KY is a floor leader with range on her jump shot.  5-6 Fr. Macy Rippy Rossview Clarksville, TN excellent team player with good shooting touch, good future.  5-7 Sr. Amy Weisner Columbus North Columbus, IN shoots and rebounds.


There were several ladies that were not selected for the all tournament team that had excellent performances:  5-9 So. Taylor Cromer South Laurel London, KY has excellent range on her shot.  5-5 Jr. Valerie Johnson Fairdale Fairdale, KY is a point guard who excels in transition.  5-6 So. Braxton Price Henry Clay Lexington, KY is a versatile defender who will play quality minutes for a good Henry Clay team this season.  5-5 Sr. Melanie Wilson Corbin Corbin, KY is a cerebral point guard that find ands hits the open shots.  5-10 So. Sierra Graham Bullitt Central Shepherdsville, KY excellent defender.  5-5 Jr. Lauren Masden Bullitt East Mt. Washington, KY is a true point guard with PG skills and high basketball IQ.


There was a lot of young talent today that will play significant minutes this season.  5-6 8th Grade Maggie Croom Rossview Middle Clarksville, TN defends at a high level for her grade.  5-8 8th Grade Maggie Jones Simon Kenton Independence, KY has excellent range on her shot.  5-8 8th Grade Lexi Taylor Mt. Washington Middle School Mt. Washington, KY has the ability to finish at the rim.


I was unable to mention every player here but there were several other players who impressed today.  I read all the evaluations and was very impressed with everyone here.  The skills, attitudes, and work ethics were apparent as this was a very busy day and all the girls worked extremely hard.  Also, a thanks to all the coaches and especially to all the parents who as usual showed a lot of support today.



Posted by REH at 10:11 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 1 October 2015 5:56 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Rick Bolus Louisville Girls Showcase Team Competition Complete Results
Topic: Basketball




Team Competition


There were six teams in this event designated as Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Utah, and Wisconsin.  Rick Bolus added a new concept to determine the team championship this year.  Each team played three regular games and participated in several skill competitions also known as “cut-throat” competitions.  The winner of each regular game was awarded two points while the winner of each skill competition received one point.  Kentucky won the competition with a 2-1 record in the regular games and a total of 8.5 points over Indiana who was also 2-1 and tallied 7.5 points.  Wisconsin was 3-0 in the regular games but only won one competition and finished with 7.0 points.  This style was well received by the ladies and the competition was intense in all events.  The Tournament MVP from Kentucky was 5-8 8th Grade Lexi Taylor Mt. Washington Middle School Mt. Washington, KY.  The Tournament Runner-Up MVP from Indiana was 5-10 So. Sierra Graham Bullitt Central Shepherdsville, KY.


Game Scores





















Final Team Standings


Team,Regular Games,Skill Competitions,Total Points










Posted by REH at 8:24 PM EDT
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Monday, 28 September 2015
Rick Bolus Louisville Girls Showcase
Topic: Basketball

I will include a conclusion for this event later this week which will include my thoughts about the players and a wrap-up of this event.  I was impressed as usual by the organization and coordination of the various aspects of the Showcase.  I greatly appreciate the parents and the young ladies that participated, a special group.  I also allowed myself to wander down memory lane as I watched the last of the legendary Wilson sisters, Melanie prepare to enter her senior year.  The sisters Kayla Miranda, and Melanie Wilson appeared in the state tournament playing for Corbin in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.  Kayla and Miranda graduated in 2013-2014.  The Lady Redhounds were a special group and this was one of the golden moments in their school's athletic program.

And then there was one......5-5 Sr. Melanie Wilson will be entering her senior campaign and as Rick Bolus summed it up "a cerebral point guard who shoots the ball."  I was very impressed with Miss Wilson as she always appeared to find the seams in the defense and her ability to hit the open jump shot.  I watched these sisters play at an early age at AAU events and as the last one prepares to finish at the high school level and move forward thanks for the memories.

I also intend to sum all this up later and have a full report on the main body of my website.

Posted by REH at 10:19 PM EDT
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