Traditionally, the Jeffersontown Chargers have always been one of the toughest teams in the seventh region. They won a state championship in 2006, then made it back to Rupp Arena in 2008. Coach Jeff Morrow's squad made another nice run this past season, behind the play of senior leaders Thomas Jackson, Richard Kennedy and Dominique Smith.
With those players now gone, many wondered how good the Chargers would be in 2010-2011. When Tony Kimbro Jr. decided to transfer to Jeffersontown from Ardren (N.C.) Christ School, the Chargers instantly became one of the top teams, not just in the seventh region, but the entire state.
Kimbro, who began his career at Manual, averaged 12 points per game this past season. He is currently ranked as the No. 32 shooting guard in the nation, according to Rivals.com. Several of the nation's top college programs are actively recruiting Kimbro, including Kentucky and Louisville. Oklahoma State has already offered.
Eastern still appears to be the team to beat in the seventh region but with Kimbro joining the Charger's squad, Jeffersontown will definitely make some noise. Joining Kimbro in the back court will be junior-to-be Desmond Dorsey. Dorsey has been playing well this spring for the Ville 16U. He is another player that is getting his fair share of Division I looks.
The front court will be solid as well, led by senior-to-be Trey Porter and junior-to-be Daniel Ross. Ross, a 6-foot-6 center, has a lot of potential.
The seventh region was very entertaining this past season. Several teams were ranked in the state's top 10 at some point in the season. With Kimbro back in the Bluegrass state, the seventh region just got a little more interesting.