By Kyle Lovern
RED JACKET – The Kentucky squad for the 2nd Annual Consol Senior All-Star game this Saturday is loaded with size and talent.
The squad was put together by Shelby Valley coach Jim Hicks and included 6’11” center Cody Belter who played for Hicks at the Pike County school. His teammate Tyler Carr, a guard, is also on the team.
Three members of the Sweet 16 runner-up team Scott County High School are also on the Bluegrass roster. They include Trent Gilbert, Tony Martini and Teddy Ware.
Martini, a 6’3” forward, was chairman of the boards at the Sweet 16. The senior had 13 rebounds in the semifinal win over Trinity, and 17 in the loss to Covington Catholic.
Scott County finished 35-4 this season.
A couple of other top-notch players from the region Dylan Meade, a guard from Betsy Layne and 6’5” shooting guard Wesley Noble from Breathitt County will also suit up for Kentucky.
Meade helped lead the Bobcats to the All-A state tournament.
Other players included Brandon Hatton from Dixie Heights, Troy Steward of Fleming County, Chris Hudson and Josh Hollan of Hazard and Jordan Fox of Jackson County.
Hicks expects his squad to be competitive and to put on a good show for the fans against the Mountain State squad.
The boy’s game will start at about 8:15 p.m. after the girl’s all-star game and the 3-point and dunk contest. It is being played at Mingo Central High School.
Trent Gilbert - 6’0” guard, Scott Co.
Tony Martini - 6’4” forward, Scott Co.
Teddy Ware - 6’2” guard, Scott Co.
Tyler Carr - 6’1” guard, Shelby Valley
Cody Belter - 6’11” center, Shelby Valley
Brandon Hatton - 6’2” guard, Dixie Heights
Troy Steward - 6’3” guard, Fleming Co.
Chris Hudson - 6’7” forward, Hazard
Josh Hollan - 6’1” guard, Hazard
Darion Burns - 6’1” guard, Fleming Co.
Wesley Noble - 6’5” guard, Breathitt Co.
Dylan Meade - 6’0” guard, Betsy Layne
Jordan Fox - 6’0” guard, Jackson Co.
Head Coach Jim Hicks
(Kyle Lovern is the Sports Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 304-235-4242, ext. 33 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)