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Next Level: College commitments from high school stars

Lexington Catholic's Luke Johnson, 10, put in two of his 25 points as Dunbar defeated Lexington Catholic 63-63 on on Friday December 11, 2015 in Lexington, Ky.
Lexington Catholic's Luke Johnson, 10, put in two of his 25 points as Dunbar defeated Lexington Catholic 63-63 on on Friday December 11, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. mcornelison@herald-leader.com

▪  Franklin County girls’ basketball star Princess Stewart committed to Xavier University last Friday.

Stewart, an All-State second-team selection as a junior, averaged a team-high 17.3 points and 7.5 rebounds for the Flyers, who last season reached their first girls’ Sweet Sixteen championship game since 1980.

She is the daughter of former Lafayette star Prince Stewart, who scored more than 1,000 points in his career and played at the University of Texas-El Paso.

▪  Lexington Catholic basketball senior Luke Johnson committed to Loyola-Maryland on Monday.

Johnson, a 6-foot-3 point guard, averaged 23.2 points and shot nearly 50 percent from the field last season for the Knights.

▪  Metcalfe County senior MacKenzie Coleman committed to Tennessee Tech last Friday.

Coleman was an All-State second-team selection last season. The senior is already the Hornets’ leader in all-time scoring (2,107), rebounding (1,280) and blocked shots (374).

Metcalfe County fell to Glasgow in the first round of the 4th Region Tournament last season.

▪  Jordan Brangers, a former basketball star at Eastern in Louisville, announced his commitment to Texas Tech on Monday. Brangers is currently at South Plains, a junior college in Texas.

▪  Johnson Central junior pitcher Tate Meade committed to Kentucky Wesleyan on Tuesday.

▪  Christian County catcher Wyatt Stevenson, a sophomore, has committed to play baseball at Louisville.

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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