2005 Fifth Third Bank Classic (Boys)
Lexington Catholic High School
Lexington, Kentucky
December 26-30, 2005

2005 Ron Harrison

Lexington Catholic athletic director Greg Todd and boys' basketball coach Brandon Salsman have put together an excellent field for this year's event.  Several of the top 25 teams in the Lexington Herald-Leader pre-season preview are entered in this event.  They are #6 Holmes, #7 Shelby County, #9 Ballard, #14 Owensboro Catholic, #16 Trigg County, #17 Lexington Catholic, and #24 Covington Catholic.

Five of the top twenty-five players in the Lexington Herald-Leader pre-season preview are scheduled to perform in this event.  They are #3 A. J. Slaughter (Shelby County), #9 Russell Mackins (Trigg County), #11 Antiquawn Beckham (Ballard), #12 Jay Ivey (Owensboro Catholic), and #14 Duran Jefferson (Holmes).

There will be thirty-eight games played over a period of five days in two gyms.  I will attempt to provide a capsule report for each game I personally view.  Spelling of players' names varies from program to program and sometimes the heights of the players also vary so I apologize in advance for any unintentional inaccuracies.