Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2014 Marshall County Hoop Fest Tips Off Tomorrow; Event is Loaded with Top Teams and Recruits

The 2014 Marshall County Hoop Fest gets underway tomorrow evening at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky.

This year's event is loaded with nationally-ranked teams and top-level recruits.

Kentucky teams in the event:

- Lincoln County
- Owensboro
- Marshall County
- Graves County
- McCracken County
- Hopkinsville

Here are some of the top players in the event:

- Skal Labisssiere (Reach Your Dream Prep)
- Carlton Bragg (Villa Angela-St. Joseph)
- Thomas Bryant (Huntington Prep)
- Miles Bridges (Huntington Prep)
- Cheick Diallo (Our Savior)
- Aric Holman (Owensboro)
- Malik Newman (Callaway)
- Thon Maker (Orangeville Prep)
- Derrick Jones (Archbishop Carroll)
- Mario Kegler (Arlington Country Day)
- JaQualis Matlock (Hopkinsville)
- Dwayne Bacon (Oak Hill)
- Daniel Giddens (Oak Hill)
- Braxton Blackwell (Christ Presbyterian)
- Timmy Taylor (Lincoln County)
- Jacob Conway (Lincoln County)

Coaches who are likely to attend (per a good source):

- Kentucky, John Calipari and/or assistants (Thursday and Saturday)
- Auburn, Bruce Pearl and/or assistants (Saturday, both sessions)
- Louisville, Rick Pitino and/or assistants
- Kansas, Bill Self and/or assistants
- Florida International
- Also hearing rumors that Indiana's Tom Crean will be in attendance

Here is the updated schedule:

Marshall County Hoop Fest

(All times Central)

Thursday, Dec. 4

Session 1

4 p.m. – Marshall County vs. Massac (Ill.) girls
5:30 p.m. – Marshall County vs. Dyersburg (Tenn.)
7 p.m. – Sunrise Christian (Kan.) vs. Orangeville Prep (Can.)
8:30 p.m. – Graves County vs. Massac (Ill.)

Friday, Dec. 5

Session 2

4 p.m. – Sunrise Christian (Kan.) vs. Quality Ed (N.C.)
5:30 p.m. – Arlington Country Day (Fla.) vs. Carlisle School (Va.)
7 p.m. – Callaway (Miss.) vs. Archbishop Carroll (Pa.)
8:30 p.m. – Huntington Prep (W.Va.) vs. Arsenal Tech (Ind.)
10 p.m. – Oak Hill (Va.) vs. Reach Your Dream Prep (Tenn.)

Saturday, Dec. 6

Session 3

8:30 a.m. – White Station (Tenn.) vs. Arsenal Tech (Ind.)
10 a.m. – Marshall County vs. Madisonville North Hopkins girls
11:30 a.m. – Marshall County vs. Owensboro
1 p.m. – Hopkinsville vs. Lausanne (Tenn.)
2:30 p.m. – McCracken County vs. Lincoln County

Session 4

4:30 p.m. – Christ Presbyterian (Tenn.) vs. La Lumiere (Ind.)
6 p.m. – Archbishop Carroll (Pa.) vs. Villa Angela-St. Joseph (Ohio)
7:30 p.m. – Oak Hill (Va.) vs. Our Savior (N.Y.)
9 p.m. – Orangeville Prep (Can.) vs. Callaway (Miss.)
10:30 p.m. – Huntington Prep (W.Va.) vs. Arlington Country Day (Fla.)

More Info on the Event

Hoop Fest Site

Tales from Previous Visits to the Hoop Fest

All-session passes for this year’s event are available for $35. Single-session passes are $15. Call the Marshall County AD’s office at (270) 527-6714 for tickets.

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