The 8th Region Boys Basketball Coaches Association released the results of their All-Region teams. Below are players that had great seasons that were left off the list and deserve the recognition. Luke Amburgey 6'1" | PF | 2023 Oldham County…
The 8th Region Boys Basketball Coaches Association released the results of their All-Region teams. Below are players that had great seasons that were left off the list and deserve the recognition.
Amburgey was one of the biggest surprises left off the list after nearly averaging a double double on the year. He was both the second leading scorer and rebounder for Oldham County averaging 13.8 ppg and 7.1 rpg. Amburgey was one of the most versatile wings/forwards in the region and absolutely lethal in transition. His versatility made him one of the hardest players in the area to guard. He was more than deserving to make list.
Dossett was another player that was left off the list after leading Gallatin County in scoring averaging 18.6 ppg and 78 made 3’s. Although Gallatin was in the bottom half of the region standings, he averaged 16.2 ppg against the top 5 teams in the region and was without a doubt one of the top 3pt shooters in the area. Luckily with him being a Junior, he can use this as fuel both in lead his team into some postseason magic.
Feagan was one of the 7th leading scorer in the region averaging 19.9 ppg which didn’t make much sense he was left off the list. He has a great combination of strength and size that allows him to be effective at all three levels scoring the basketball. Was great all year getting to the paint to either shoot, utilize his floater or get to the rim because he has great touch. Scored his 1,000th point a few weeks ago and will undoubtedly have a monster Senior year.
Ward had a great year as he is proved to be one of the most versatile big men in the state averaging 14 ppg, 8 rpg and knocked down 15 – 3’s. He is still continuing to develop is offensive game but he has a good shot out to 3pt range and take his time in the post to create angles. Plays with an extremely high motor and competes on both ends of the floor. Most recently, he held Youngstown State commit, Gabe Dynes to 6 points and 9 rebounds. Ward doesn’t get the credit he deserves but he is one of the most underappreciated players in the state.
Breeden being left off the list was a product of how competitive the 8th region was this year. He was the 2nd leading scorer on a top-3 team in the region averaging 13.4 ppg. Breeden plays with extreme energy and does a great job using his quickness to get to the rim and finish. He is always in attack mode and puts pressure on the defense. He is also incredibly unselfish playing alongsidewho averaged 26.3 ppg.
Ruzanka led Eminence to a 7-7 record in a very tough 8th region this year averaging 18.8 ppg and running the show. He has great composer both looking to score but also finding teammates. He is at his best pushing in transition and getting to the rim. Is an underrated finisher as he uses his strength to score thru contact. Ruzanka could very well lead Eminence into the 8th Region tournament and surprise some teams.
Ritchey being left off the list is probably due to Shelby County’s lack of results in the region going 4-11. He led his team in scoring averaging 16.6 ppg and connecting on an astonishing 97 – 3’s on the year. Without a doubt one of the top 3pt shooters in the state with deep range. Can shoot both off the catch and dribble with a quick release. If he gets hot, Shelby County can beat anybody.