High School Basketball

Boys' high school basketball preview: Top 25 teams

Evan Hall (24) and Camron Justice return to 14th Region power Knott County Central, looking for the team's fourth straight region title and a Sweet Sixteen crown.
Evan Hall (24) and Camron Justice return to 14th Region power Knott County Central, looking for the team's fourth straight region title and a Sweet Sixteen crown.

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

School Last year's record Mike Fields' comment

1. Louisville Trinity (83) 31-6 The Rocks are loaded with talent, size and experience.

2. Newport Central Catholic (4) 29-4 The Thoroughbreds have the horses to win it all.

3. Knott County Central (3) 25-7 They're looking for four-peat in the 14th Region.

4. Ballard (6) 29-6 The Bruins will challenge Louisville Trinity in the 7th Region.

5. Owensboro 21-11 Aric Holman and Justin Miller are the keys for the Red Devils.

6. Wayne County (1) 31-2 Will they win a fourth 12th Region title in five years?

7. Hopkinsville 31-3 The 2nd Region hasn't had a four-peat in 67 years.

8. Doss 22-8 The Dragons haven't won the 6th Region title since 1987.

9. Holmes 28-6 Beetle Bolden will carry the load for the Bulldogs.

10. Lexington Catholic 19-12 The Knights' strength is their five senior starters.

11. Scott County (2) 35-4

12. Cov. Catholic (2) 33-2

13. Bullitt East 26-8

14. Bowling Green 29-7

15. Pleasure Ridge Park 26-8

16. Henry Clay 19-13

17. Taylor County 26-7

18. Campbell County 21-9

19. Bardstown 27-7

20. Eastern (1) 20-9

21. Apollo 20-6

22. Madison Central 22-11

23. Henderson County 21-8

24. Perry County Central 21-9

25. Clay County 23-9

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