High School Basketball

Boys' high school basketball preview: Top 25 players

Covington Holmes' James "Beetle" Bolden (3) signed with West Virginia after averaging 20.8 points per game last season.
Covington Holmes' James "Beetle" Bolden (3) signed with West Virginia after averaging 20.8 points per game last season.

(Based on survey of coaches; first-place votes in parentheses)

Rank Player, school (first-place votes) Ht. Class Ppg Rpg. Mike Fields' comment

1. Ray Spalding, Louisville Trinity (48) 6-10 Sr. 13.6 10.5 U of L signee main reason Rocks are No. 1

2. Camron Justice, Knott County Central (6) 6-3 Sr. 24.8 3.5 Early UT commit signed with Vanderbilt

3. James "Beetle" Bolden, Holmes (1) 5-11 Sr. 20.8 3.9 Picked WVU over Butler, Xavier, Purdue

4. Aric Holman, Owensboro (1) 6-9 Sr. 13.3 6.8 VCU, WKU interested, but prep school first

5. Quentin Goodin, Taylor County (5) 6-3 Jr. 20.9 6.9 Florida, IU, Michigan among his offers

6. Eli Wright, Apollo (1) 6-5 Jr. 21.3 8.0 IU, Miss. St., Tennessee among his offers

7. Jaqualis Matlock, Hopkinsville (1) 6-5 Sr. 17.8 9.6 WKU has offered; OKlahoma St. interested

8. Braxton Beverly, Perry County Central 5-11 Jr. 20.3 y-7.2 WKU, Samford, Cleveland St. among his offers

9. Evan Hall, Knott County Central 6-7 Sr. 14.8 9.0 Versatile swing man headed to IUPUI

10. Drew McDonald, Newport Catholic 6-7 Sr. 13.1 7.5 NKU hoops signee also a top-notch golfer

11. Dwayne Sutton, Manual 6-5 Sr. 22.0 11.0

12. David Simmons, Henderson County 6-2 Sr. 17.7 6.8

13. Matt Rose, Lexington Christian 6-6 Sr. 17.7 7.2

14. D'Angelo West, x-Louisville Trinity 6-3 Sr. 22.1 y-5.0

15. Peyton Woods, Wayne County (1) 6-4 Sr. 24.9 5.8

16. Trey Moses, Eastern 6-8 Sr. 11.0 6.0

17. Carson Williams, Owen County 6-6 Jr. 24.3 y-13.8

18. Darius Williams, Paul Dunbar 6-4 Jr. 19.2 6.0

19. Hagen Tyler, Boyle County 6-3 Sr. 23.7 8.2

20. Jalen Perry, Ballard 6-3 Sr. 10.7 3.3

21. Terrell Gray, Doss 6-2 Sr. 11.9 5.0

22. Eljay Cowherd, Bardstown 5-11 Sr. 17.3 y-5.3

23. Jax Levitch, Louisville Trinity 6-6 Sr. 5.6 3.5

24. Tanner Johnson, Lexington Catholic 6-5 Sr. 20.1 4.7

25. Will Parker, Male 6-8 Sr. 15.5 8.9

x-transfer from Jackson (Miss.) Provine; y-denotes assists

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