Louisville, KY December 13, 2015 : CHARRON ELLIOTT
The Fern Creek Tigers Varsity basketball team currently has a record of 5-1 this season. Their only loss of the season came at the hands of Trinity on Friday night, as the Tigers loss 72-64 to the Shamrocks. Still even with the loss the Tigers sit at third place in the KHSAA 6A Region. Last year the Tigers finished the season with a record of 18-12 and placed sixth overall in the 6A Region, while winning two out of five games against their opponents in the 24th District.
With that being said last season the Tigers were led by three young freshmen in Anthony Wales, Trey Hill, and Ahmad Price, who all had to adjust to playing with one another. “Our first year was really good and fun”, said Ahmad Price about his freshmen season at Fern Creek. Hill and Price are ranked as two of the top 100 high school basketball players of the 2018 class in the country on various recruiting sites. Anthony Wales is a talented point guard in his own right as well ranked as one of top 30 players in the state of Kentucky. The key to this season for the early success of the Tigers is developing chemistry between the trio. All of them saw significant minutes in their freshmen seasons and even caught the eyes of Kenny Johnson who’s an assistant coach for the University of Louisville men’s basketball team.
“It’s good knowing a college in your own backyard is coming to your games and is interested in you. Being a sophomore it is definitely motivation for me,” said Hill on Johnson attending a couple of Fern Creek’s games last season. Still the young Tigers know that they have a long ways to go in their high school careers and are very focused on making a name for Fern Creek basketball. “We thought we could start something at Fern Creek and leave out together, said Hill on why he, Wales, and Price chose to come to Fern Creek over all the other high schools in Kentucky.
“Our goal is to win a state championship nothing less,” said Price on his goal team’s goals this season. While it may be early in the season to tell if that will goal will be reached, starting off 5-1 is an excellent way to get closer to accomplishing that goal. Anthony Wales may be the most improved out of all of them, seeing more minutes at the point guard position averaging nearly 14 points per game and three assists. Wells who is listed at 5 ft. 10, also averages nearly three rebounds per game for Tigers. Hill and Price have been playing stellar basketball as well for Fern Creek. Both are combining for nearly 20 points and 12 rebounds per game for the Tigers, Price also leads clogs up passing lanes for opponents averaging nearly three steals per game. So while it is still early in this 2015-16 KHSAA Boys Varsity Basketball season, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Tigers go on to have excellent success in the post season. “Our goals this season are to win the 6th region and to win a state championship. We’ve been working on toughness and aggressiveness on defense” said Trey Hill on the Tigers focus coming into this season. That aggressive mentality may be the difference on how successful Fern Creek is moving forward this year.Be Sociable, Share! Tweet
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