STOP-DWI Holiday Classic: Six players to watch

STOP-DWI Holiday Classic: Six players to watch


STOP-DWI Holiday Classic: Six players to watch


Khadeen Carrington

Bishop Loughlin 6-3 Junior Guard

Connecticut, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Villanova reportedly after his services. Florida State offered last week, and a SMU representative visited a practice. … Born in Trinidad and formerly a soccer enthusiast. … “He just knows how to score the ball,” Loughlin coach Ed Gonzalez told “He makes the right decisions and as he moves along and continues to play, he understands his role and his value to a team. He will make good decisions.” .

Darryl Hicks

Trinity 6-4 Senior Wing

Averaged 12 points and four rebounds per game as a junior for Kentucky state champions. … Has been offered by numerous Division I programs. … Intends to pull off a STOP-DWI Holiday Classic rarity: Compete in both the Three-Point and Dunk contests. … Wing player was MVP of last year’s Louisville Invitational featuring the area’s top 20 teams. … In victory against Corbin, outscored the opponent 22-21 in the first half and closed with 25 points and 10 rebounds.

James Quick

Trinity 6-2 Senior Guard

Will be the premier football talent to suit up in the STOP-DWI Holiday Classic since Percy Harvin (Landstown High, Virginia Beach) in 2005. … All-time leading receiver in Kentucky high school football with 280 receptions, closed career with 4,437 receiving yards and 57 touchdowns. … This fall, had 85 receptions for 1,413 yards … Track & field standout who holds Kentucky’s 200-meter record. … “And he can play ball,” coach Mike Szabo said.

Mike Smith

Dunbar 5-10 Senior Guard

Solidly constructed point guard likely to introduce himself to Arena spectators as energetic sparkplug for the Lexington, Ky., squad. … In a 74-55 victory against Lexington Christian, he turned in a 29-point, five-rebound, three-assist, three-steal effort. … “Defensively he can really get after people. He’s quick and strong,” coach Scott Chalk said. … 20-per-game scorer as a junior.

Malique Trent

I.C. Norcom 6-2 Senior Guard

As a junior, averaged 19.9 points, five rebounds and three assists to help the Greyhounds claim the program’s fifth Eastern District title in six years. … First-team All-District selection led his team in 3-point shooting. … Virginia Commonwealth, James Madison and Old Dominion among those reportedly expressing interest.

Isaiah Whitehead

Lincoln 6-4 Junior Guard

Shooting guard has reportedly been offered by Louisville, UCLA, Florida and Syracuse, but has made it known he will not make a decision until his senior season. … Scored 24 points in 18-point win over fellow STOP-DWI Holiday Classic participant Brooklyn Collegiate. … Considered the next in a long line of elite guards to come from the school, among them Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair and Lance Stephenson. … As a sophomore averaged 16.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists.

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