Saturday at Marshall County

2 Dec

By: Jonathon Burgin

On the second day of the Marshall County Hoop Fest, the Kentucky teams were once again ready to take on some National talent, but the most intriguing game might have been against two in-state teams.  TDP will give you the final recap and our All-Kentucky Tourney team of the Hoop Fest.

Domanique Hawkins

Domanique Hawkins

Dominique Hawkins-’13 Madison Central PG: The 6’1 Hawkins displayed he is a force to be reckoned with, athletic, poised and relentless took his skills to Marshall County and impressed TDP.  The “Hawk” is very crafty with the ball and is able to set his opponents up so that he can get to the rim.  Hawkins proved to a lot of people that he can play.  His heart is like no other as he displayed that you might be short in stature, but it can be made up in hard work against the top two guards in the nation the Harrison Twins (Andrew & Aaron).   Final stat line game -high 29 points 6 rebounds and 1 block in a defeat to Travis High School 64-57.  His stock should rise and look for this rising guard to get more offers.

Rusty Troutman-’13 Bullitt East SF: The 6’5 Troutman, showed why he is one of the deadliest shooters in Kentucky. Troutman has great height and was at times very impressive on getting to the rim and drawing fouls (11/12).   Defensively, with that great length he can close out on shooters and be able to recover to help his teammate (1 block).  The “Rifleman” also showed he can be physical and displayed that by grabbing 10 rebounds, with six-shooter loaded he tallied a game high 32 points without their best player (Derek Willis) on way to a victory of Hopkinsville 78-65.  The Bellarmine signee should see some significant minutes next year if this marksman continues on this hot streak.

Elliot Young -’13 Bullitt East PF: The 6’7 Senior was very physical inside and showed it.  He used his size and strength in the weight room to grab a team-high 12 rebounds, 1 block and a steal. The power forward chipped in 2 assists as he showed he could pass the ball.  Where he did most of his damage was inside where he was efficient from the field (5/7) and tallied 12 points.  Elliot along withTroutman was called upon once again when they needed them most.

Tre Rakes-’13 Bullitt East PG: The 5’11 Rakes handled most of the ball-handling duties in Saturday’s match-up.  The senior handled the run and jump style of Hopkinsville was very crafty in making decisions and getting to the rim in the open floor and drawing fouls getting to the free-throw line (6/8).  Like his name he drained a key 3 pointer to give his team the lead in a crucial part of the game. He finished as the second-leading scorer in the victory with 15 points.  TDP believes great things in the future for the “Lil General”, we will be looking at his progress as the season goes on a good D-2 prospect.

Jordan Majors-’13 Hopkinsville SG: The 6’3 Senior was called upon to do alot more this game.  He shot the ball with confidence and range from the arc (3/8) and was able to use his quickness on the wing to get to the rim to finish and draw fouls (3/7).  He chipped in 4 rebounds , but he was most effective scoring the ball where he had a team-high 24 points.  The D-2 prospect caught the eye of TDP and we would like to monitor his future progress.

Tre Edwards-’13 Hopkinsville PG: The 6’2 Edwards was electric in his display to make plays for his teammate.  He was able to start the offense and be of some support to Majors chipping in 16 points on a barrage of moves to set-up his mid range shot or behind the arc (1/3), and get to the rim where he was effective (3/4) before fouling out of the game with about 2:00 left.  This future D-1 prospect has room to grow and we will see before we give him a grade.

Rusty Troutman

Rusty Troutman

Parker Adams-’15 Calloway County PG/SG: The combo guard at 6’3 has great length and does not mind getting on the inside and rebound from his position.  TDP was baffled by his awareness on the court and his ability to get to the rim and draw fouls (4/4).  Adams was very efficient and confident on shooting the basketball.  He finished with a game-high 18 points in a 78-55 loss to the Harrisburg, Illinois Bulldogs.  This young ambitious guard has caught our eye and we look for some great things in the future from Parker.

All-Kentucky Tourney Team of Marshall County Hoop Fest

  • Dominique Hawkins- Madison Central
  • Quentin Snider- Louisville Ballard
  • Rusty Troutman- Bullitt East
  • Jordan Majors- Hopkinsville
  • Austin Rentfrow- Marshall County

 

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