Marshall County – Friday Recap

1 Dec

By: Jonathon Burgin

TDP took a trip down to Marshall County Hoopfest to see some of the top national talent against some of the top teams in the surrounding area. Friday night the Kentucky Teams proved they were ready for the challenge. Here were some of the top players from Kentucky.

Quentin Snider – ’14 Louisville Ballard PG: The 6’1 Snider led all scorers with 28 points and a team-high 6 assists.  He went up against some tough National Talent who will be attending the University of Kentucky in the Harrison twins (Andrew and Aaron).  The Louisville commit (verbal) was a thrill to watch as he played with intensity throughout the game.  He showed why he is one of the top recruits in Kentucky performing on a national stage. He was relentless on getting to the rim to score, set-up his teammates, and drawing fouls to get to the line where he was 11/12.  On the defensive end he helped rebound the basketball (6 rebounds) and also chipped in with 2 steals.  Ballard came up a little short in a defeat 78-76. Q is a leader and a competitor look for him to continue to put up numbers this year.

Kelan Martin

Kelan Martin

Lavonne Holland – ’13 Louisville Ballard PG/SG: The 6’1 Holland was up for the challenge against Fort Bend (TX) Travis.  He was athletic and showed it, whether it was grabbing a rebound or finishing above the rim. Lavonne scored most of his baskets in the open floor but showed that he could extend his range going (1/3) from the arc.  TDP would love to see him put the ball on the floor a little more to create and draw some fouls.  Lavonne is a steal right now at the D-2 level. Look for him to show improvement to get his stock up throughout the season.

Kelan Martin – ’14 Louisville Ballard SF: The 6’6 Martin, anchored the middle for the Bruins. He did a great job throughout the summer and before the start of the season to return in shape and TDP obliged.  Martin rebounded well, picking up a team-high 8 and blocked a shot.  He was nimble around the basket showing a barrage of moves and using either hand to score.  He showed that he could shoot the ball too, as he was (3/4) from the arc. Kelan’s stock is rising as he has seen the results of hard work and determination in the off-season to come in ready to play in shape.  He has had interest from some schools: Murray State, Western Kentucky, Ball State, and New Mexico State per coach.

Austin Rentfrow – ’14 Marshall County PF: The 6’7 junior showed a lot to TDP tonight.  He can be physical, runs the floor, is active on both ends, and rebounds at a high level.  This was the first time TDP had seen Austin and was highly impressed. He finished with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks in picking up the victory against Massac, Illinois and the MVP of the game. Austin has a chance to be a nice prospect in the future, with him only being a junior look for his stock to rise into the summer and his senior year.

Chase Clark – ’13 Marshall County SG: The 6’2 combo guard was a floor general leading the way with a team-high 6 assists while chipping in a team-high 17 pts.  Chase showed good vision and decision making on setting his teammates up for some easy baskets.  Clark played a factor on the defensive end on the perimeter, where he showed active hands in the passing lanes and he was able to get some steals and deflections for his team.  We will track his progress and see how it goes throughout the season.

Check back in with TDP late Saturday night for day two coverage of the Marshall County Hoopfest.

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