custom adidas Local AAU team steps up at Lexington tourney
A local AAU team made up of freshman basketball players from Hopkinsville High School and Christian County High School made a run at a state championship over the weekend before falling in the tournament semifinals.
The Attucks Wolfpack reached the Final Four of the 30 team tourney in Lexington, which began on Friday and ended Sunday. Attucks finished with a 5 1 record before falling to the Louisville Magic, the No. 1 team in the state and eventual tournament champions, in the semifinals.
Attucks won one game Saturday morning against the Shining Stars on a game winning lay up as time expired. The team also topped River City 75 51, the Louisville Bulls 75 37, Shining Stars B 66 38, and beat the Louisville Lightning, ranked No. 4 in the state, 80 51 to reach the tournament semifinals.
Shawn Evans, who coached Attucks along with Derrell Johnson and Andre Green,
said the team represented the community well at the tournament.
“This weekend was a great opportunity for our guys,” Evans said in an email. “It just adds to the experience that most have had this year at Hoptown and County. The best thing about our team is, all local talent make up the roster. We believe we can compete with any team. We are not one of those teams who select talent from different parts of the state. We invest in the development of young men from our city.”
The Wolfpack roster is made up of local freshmen Steven Cager, Jalen Johnson, Jaquon Long, Cory Trice, Torrion Ware, Ziyon Kenner, Brandon Govan, Elijah Rawlins and Kerazion Crouch.