2002 Fifth Third Bank Kentucky Holiday Classic
Lexington Catholic High School
Lexington, Kentucky
December 26-30, 2002

2002 Ron Harrison

Lexington Catholic athletic director Greg Todd and coach Bart Flener have put together another excellent five days of high school hoops.  Nine of the top 25 teams in the Lexington Herald-Leader pre-season preview are entered in this event.  The teams entered are #1 Lexington Catholic, #8 Rose Hill, #10 Mason County, #11 Louisville Eastern, #12 Highlands, #18 Clark County, #19 Wayne County, #22 Daviess County, and #25 Simon Kenton.  There are also two out-of-state teams (Hatsboro-Horsham PA and Oak Ridge TN) scheduled to play in this event.

Many of the top players in the state are also scheduled to play in this star-studded event.  Twelve of the top twenty-five players in the Lexington Herald-Leader pre-season preview are featured in this tourney.  The players are #2 Ross Neltner (Highlands), #3 Rajon Rondo (Louisville Eastern), #4 O. J. Mayo (Rose Hill), #5 Demetrius Green (Lexington Catholic), #6 Chris Lofton (Mason County), #9 William Graham (Lexington Catholic), #10 Mike Brock (Simon Kenton), #15 David Cornwell (Louisville Eastern), #19 Harrison Morton #21 Marques Dawson (Rose Hill), #24 Andrew Preston (Clark County), and #25 Tyler Jones (Grant County).

There are 22 teams entered in this event who will play a total of 37 games over a five day period.  I will attempt to provide coverage on this website for all games.  Please note that players' heights vary from program to program and that even teams' records actually vary from source to source.  Please excuse any unintentional inaccuracies.