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Next Level: This week’s college commitments and highlights of former Kentucky prep stars

Butler’s Jaelynn Penn drives through the Franklin County defense for a shot, Sunday, March 13, 2016, during the KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 basketball final in Highland Heights, Ky.
Butler’s Jaelynn Penn drives through the Franklin County defense for a shot, Sunday, March 13, 2016, during the KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 basketball final in Highland Heights, Ky. AP

Several girls’ basketball players committed to Division I schools this week, including Miss Basketball contender Jaelynn Penn.

Penn, the Butler star who led the Bearettes to their fifth state championship in March, committed to Indiana on Sunday. Penn, who should contend for Miss Basketball honors this spring, decommitted from Dayton in September.

Three players in the class of 2018 chose their schools this week. Male’s Ciaja Harbison committed to St. Louis while Mercer County juniors Faith Lake and Lexy Lake — twin sisters — committed to Southeast Missouri a little less than a month after the Redhawks offered them.

Harbison joined Butler senior Tasia Jeffries as one of two girls in the state committed to St. Louis.

▪  Georgetown College football seniors J.J. Jude (Johnson Central) and Josh Harris (Mason County/UK) were named the offensive player and defensive player of the week, respectively, in the Mid-South Conference’s East Division.

▪  Georgetown’s women’s soccer team also produced an offensive and defensive player of the week. Goalkeeper Brittney Moshos (Oldham County) took defensive honors after recording eight saves combined in wins over Cumberlands and Georgia Gwinnett. Freshman Gillian Morris (Simon Kenton) scored four goals on six shots against Life in an 8-0 victory.

▪  Former Pulaski County standout Derek Burgett, who set the state record with 87 consecutive made extra points spanning the 2014 and 2015 football seasons, was named the Mid-South Conference’s special teams player of the week in the East Division. It was the Union College freshman’s first honor of his career.

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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