October 7th, 2010

Local Basketball Talent Ready For Hoops

Chris Jung

Senior Writer


Local Basketball Talent Ready For Hoops
photo by Robert Sampson

Rick Bolus gives fans names to watch on Louisville courts

Director of the High Potential® Basketball Recruiting Service and Blue Chips Summer Basketball Camp Rick Bolus recently released his recruitment newsletters, which highlight some of the region's top roundball top players.

Bolus has been successful in the past in identifying those athletes who are ready to play basketball at the men's and women's collegiate level, and his recent summary lists a plethora of local talent. As official high school practices draw closer, LouisvilleCatholicSports.com will be highlighting the players to watch in the upcoming 2010-11 season, including descriptions and profiles from Bolus.

Be sure to use LouisvilleCatholicSports.com as a resource all season for news, features, and more on men's and women's players from all the local Catholic basketball squads.

GIRLS

Juliann Miller, Mercy Academy (5'8" senior/guard)

Stock really rose as the season went on last season, in which her team captured the Kentucky state championship title. Miller averaged 13 points per game and four rebounds per game a year ago on a team that finished 27-8. Miller, who is also a very good student, was also an All-Tournament Selection for the Sweet 16. She isn't flashy, but is fundamentally sound and benefits from superb coaching. Miller has given a verbal committment to play at Evansville next season.

Morgan Clemons, Sacred Heart Academy (5'11" senior/center/forward)

An extremely hard worker who practices at game speed, Clemons scores mostly with the elbow jump shot. She averaged 12 points per game and five rebounds per game last season for one of the top programs in the state. She is a fine defensive rebounder and possesses good inside moves and defensive ability. She also runs the floor very well, has a 4.0 GPA, and excels in softball as well.

Maggie Hartlage, Assumption High School (5'9" senior/guard)

She plays the "two guard" position and averaged nine points, three rebounds, and two assists per game last season. Hartlage also shot 34 percent from the three-point line and 75 percent from the free throw line. She has a good shot fake and drive move, and plays good position defense due to her long arms and anticipation. Her GPA is 3.67 and her ACT score was a 26.

Kimberly Mingus, Holy Cross High School (5'7" junior/guard)

She is a combo guard who averaged ten points and two rebounds per game as a sophomore, and is a good shooter inside the three-point line. Mingus attacks the basket and is tough coming off screens. She possesses a good defensive IQ and plays aggressively when defending. Her GPA is a 3.8 and she is a big time player for the Cougars.

Others to watch: Annmarie Campbell (Sacred Heart), Maddie Peabody (Sacred Heart), and Rachel Russ (Presentation Academy)

BOYS

Chancellor Armstrong, Trinity High School (6'5" senior/power forward)

A strong and tough post player, who passes well and can step out to hit the "three," Armstrong is also a tough defender. He loves to rebound, but needs more speed. His GPA is a 3.9.

Darryl Hicks, Jr., Trinity High School (6'4" sophomore/small forward)

Hicks is a transfer from Shelby County (KY) and will have to sit out his sophomore season due to Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) transfer rules. He is an athletic swingman who averaged 14 points and five rebounds per game as a freshman, in leading his team to the Sweet 16 in Lexington. Indiana and Arizona have already made offers to his young player.

Charles Foster, Trinity High School (6'0" junior/guard)

Foster is a lead guard who averaged eight points, three rebounds, and four assists per game for a team that was ranked No. 1 for most of last season. He is a pure shooting combo guard, but it is defense that sticks out the most. 

Nathan Dieudonne, Trinity High School (6'6" junior/forward)

Considered a "sleeper" by Bolus, Dieudonne is a nice athlete with long arms and good 15-foot shooting ability. He runs the floor well and leaps with great athleticism, but needs additional bulk on his frame. He had a great Summer of AAU and camp play. His GPA is 3.8 and he is destined to be a Division-I player.

Others to watch: Corbin Maynard (DeSales High School), James Quick (Trinity), Troy Saxton (Trinity)

 

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