Fifth Third Bank Kentucky Holiday Classic
Lexington Catholic High School
December 26-30, 2003
© 2003 Ron Harrison
Lexington Catholic athletic director Greg Todd and coach Bart Flener have put together another excellent five days of high school hoops. Eight of the top 25 teams in the Lexington Herald-Leader pre-season preview are entered in this event. The ranked teams entered are #1 Mason County, #2 Lexington Catholic, #6 Apollo, #8 Wayne County, #10 Fern Creek, #14 Elizabethtown, #19 DeSales, and #23 Louisville Trinity. Also, the past two Sweet 16 tournament champions, Lexington Catholic (2002) and Mason County (2003) are part of this excellent field.
Many of the top players in the state are also scheduled to play in this star-studded event. Eleven of the top twenty-five players in the Lexington Herald-Leader pre-season preview are featured in this tourney. The players are #1 Chris Lofton (Mason County), #2 Demetrius Green (Lexington Catholic), #7 William Graham (Lexington Catholic), #9 Harrison Morton (Lexington Catholic), #10 Mario Urrutia (Fern Creek), #11 Michael James (Apollo), #14 Richard Long (Apollo), #15 Jerrod Gibbons (Wayne County), #16 Eric McKee (Anderson County), #21 Aaron Cash (Rockcastle County), and #22 Dustin Grutza (Mason County).
There are 20 teams entered in this event who will play a total of 34 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.