The second annual Minit Mart Kentucky/Tennessee High School Basketball Challenge gets underway tomorrow at Warren Central High School in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Four teams from Kentucky will battle four teams from Tennessee in one of the holiday's best one day venues.
In the opening contest, which begins at 3:30 Antioch will battle Fairdale.
At 5:00, Memphis Central takes on the defending Kentucky state champions Covington Holmes. Central features Tulsa signee Tim Peete (Memphis Central), nationally recognized rising sophomore inside stud Jarnell Stokes (Memphis Central) and a slew of talented youngsters including Andre Applewhite (Memphis Central) and Blake Johnson (Memphis Central).
Holmes features Ohio University signee Ricardo Johnson and a couple of D1 recruits in Elijah Pittman and Jeremiah Johnson.
Liberty Tech brings their brand of excitement to Bowling Green against Christian County from Hopkinsville. This game begins at 7:00 and will feature Tarius Johnson (Liberty Tech), Cordero Williams (Liberty Tech) and exciting junior playmaker Kendall Anthony (Liberty Tech).
Christian County is one of the Bluegrass state's top returning squads featuring D1 talents like Donovan Kates, Anthony Hickey and Shaquille Wilson.
At 9:30 the finale pits the host team Warren Central and their stud George Fant against the defending state Class AAA champions Spartans of White Station.
White Station means a heavy dose of Memphis signee Joe Jackson (White Station). Jackson may be focal point but look for a slew of talented juniors to be the difference for Coach Jesus Pitino's squad. Andre Hollins (White Station), Marvin Williams (White Station) and Nino Johnson (White Station) give the Spartans plenty of scoring options and the big guys will be called upon to do some serious damage on the glass and handle the talented Fant.
Warren Central will look to their 6'6 athletic wing George Fant to provide their leadership along with seniors Shamarcus Wells and Jacob King. They will also look for the return of their leader junior point guard Jordan Shanklin, who has been sidelined by injury for the greater portion of this young season.
If you're in the area make the trek to Western Kentucky and check out the exciting hoops action.
This event has become a nice showcase for both Tennessee and Kentucky squads so coaches if you are interested in participating in the coming years let me know.