BOYS | Herald-Leader All-State team

mfields@herald-leader.comApril 13, 2014 

Scott County Ballard

Ballard's Quentin Snider, right, puts up a shot up over the defense of Scott County's Hines Jones at Ballard High School, Louisville, Ky. Monday December 2, 2013. Photo by Timothy D. Easley


Player of the Year: Quentin Snider

Quentin Snider

Snider surpassed Allan Houston as Ballard's all-time top scorer, and also became the school's third Mr. Basketball, joining Houston (1989) and Jeff Lamp (1977). A Louisville signee, he finished his Ballard career with 2,442 points and a program-best 633 assists. He led the Bruins to a state runner-up finish as a junior, and a No. 1 ranking as a senior.

Kelan Martin

Despite sharing the spotlight at Ballard with Quentin Snider, Martin was a Mr. Basketball finalist, too. He's third on the school's all-time points list with 2,151. He also had 1,011 rebounds, 173 steals, 160 assists and 153 blocks. The Butler signee's versatility made him a nigthmare match-up for opponents. He hit 37 percent of his three-pointers.

Jackson Davis

Davis is MrDouble_Double on his twitter account, a perfect moniker for a guy who averaged 25 points and 14 rebounds this season. A Mr. Basketball finalist, he first played on Lafayette's varsity as a seventh-grader. He finished his career as the Generals' all-time leading scorer (2,343 points), rebounder (1,372) and shot blocker (321). After decommitting from Rice, Davis is considering Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Columbia, Creighton and Vanderbilt.

Camron Justice

Justice is a scoring machine. He averaged almost 20 points as an eighth-grader playing varsity for his dad at East Ridge. Since moving to Knott Central he's averaged 20.5, 25.5 and 25.5. He'll go into his senior season less than 200 points shy of 3,000. After decommitting from Tennessee, he has offers from Boston College, Butler and Vanderbilt.

Justin Johnson

Johnson, one of the best low-post players in the state, averaged a double-double throughout high school. He did it as a freshman and sophomore at Sheldon Clark, and as a junior and senior at Perry Central. The WKU signee finished his career with 1,832 points and 1,519 rebounds (sixth most in state history).

Shane Hall

Hall was the centerpiece of Johnson Central's three-peat 15th Region champs.

A nimble, athletic big man, Hall had 70 career double-doubles, and set a school record with 1,147 rebounds. His 472 blocked shots are second most in state history. He had 1,756 points. A Mr. Basketball finalist, he has signed with Marshall.

James Bolden

"Beetle" made a splash as a sophomore in the Sweet Sixteen and carried that star quality throughout his junior season. He led Holmes to a runner-up finish in the 9th Region to eventual state champ Covington Catholic. Holmes was the only in-state school to beat CovCath. He hit 35 percent of his threes, 82 percent of his free throws and averaged 3.4 assists and nearly two steals a game.

Trent Gilbert

Gilbert made himself into one of the best players in Scott County history. He was a long-range threat, making 130 threes (second most in state history) in 326 attempts (40 percent). He made 304 free throws (third most in state history) in 335 attempts (91 percent).

He finished his career as the Cardinals' all-time leading scorer. Including his eighth-grade season at Wolfe County, he had 2,759 points.

Brandon Hatton

Hatton, who first saw varsity action for Dixie Heights as a seventh-grader, surpassed Scott Draud as Northern Kentucky's all-time top scorer with 3,045 points. A Vermont signee and Mr. Basketball finalist, he also had 522 rebounds, 270 assists and 193 steals. He was also a career 82 percent free throw shooter, and his 334 three-pointers are fourth most in state history.

Jordan Green

Green led Henry Clay in scoring three years in a row, and finished his career second on the program's all-time points list with 1,718. He also had 709 rebounds and led Henry Clay to near upsets in the 11th Region tournament of eventual state champ Madison Central in 2013 and eventual state runner-up Scott County in 2014.


(Listed in order based on coaches' voting)

Player, school (first-place votes) Ht. Class Ppg Rpg

Quentin Snider, Ballard (39) 6-1 Sr. 21.9 5.9*

Kelan Martin, Ballard (11) 6-6 Sr. 22.7 8.7

Jackson Davis, Lafayette (16) 6-8 Sr. 24.8 13.8

Camron Justice, Knott Central (2) 6-2 Jr. 25.5 3.5

Justin Johnson, Perry Central (2) 6-7 Sr. 21.9 17.6

Shane Hall, Johnson Central (1) 6-8 Sr. 17.4 10.7

Trent Gilbert, Scott County (9) 6-1 Sr. 26.1 4.1

James Bolden, Holmes (4) 5-11 Jr. 20.8 3.9

Brandon Hatton, Dixie Heights 6-3 Sr. 21.9 3.0

Jordan Green, Henry Clay 6-5 Sr. 20.2 7.6

Coach of the year: Rodney Woods, Wayne County


Lamontray Harris, PRP (1) 6-7 Sr. 18.1 10.2

Raymond Spalding, Trinity 6-10 Jr. 13.6 10.5

Nick Ruthsatz, Covington Catholic 5-10 Sr. 21.8 4.4

Quentin Goodin, Taylor County 6-2 So. 20.9 6.9

Brent Bach, Augusta 6-2 Sr. 31.3 5.8

Jaqualis Matlock, Hopkinsville 6-5 Jr. 17.2 8.6

Peyton Woods, Wayne County (1) 6-3 Jr. 24.9 5.8

Braxton Beverly, Perry Central 5-11 So. 21.1 4.2

Troy Steward, Fleming County 6-4 Sr. 22.7 7.0

Bryan Wallace, Montgomery County 6-0 Sr. 17.3 4.5

Honorable mention

Eli Boggess (Woodford Co.), Kam Chumbler (McCracken Co.), Jacob Conway (Lincoln Co.), Christen Cunningham (Cordia), Justin Edwards (Southwestern), Tra Edwards (Hopkinsville), Evan Hall (Knott Central), Josh Hollan (Hazard), Aric Holman (Owensboro), Patrick Hubert (St. Mary), Chris Hudson (Hazard), Antonio McDaniels (PRP), Drew McDonald (Newport Central Catholic), Wes Noble (Breathitt Co.), Zack Pangallo (Newport Central Catholic), Daulton Peters (West Jessamine), Seivon Schooling (Bardstown), Ralphie Stone (Collins), Caleb Wiggington (Taylor Co.), Keon Williams (John Hardin), Eli Wright (Apollo).

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