Every year the 7th Region features a slew of talented players and next season will be no different. Here's a look at the top players coming back in the 2014-15 season.
Raymond Spalding is not only the top player in Kentucky but he's also one of the top players in the nation. The 6-foot-10 center, who averaged over 13 points and 10 rebounds per game this past season, is ranked No. 71 on Rivals 150. He has scholarship offers from Boston College, Butler, Clemson, Indiana, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky and Xavier.
Manual's Dwayne Sutton emerged as one of the most productive players in the 7th Region this past season. The 6-foot-5 forward averaged 21 points per game this past season.
Ballard must replace standouts Quentin Snider and Kelan Martin next season but the Bruins will still be one of the top teams in the state and Jalen Perry is a big reason why. The 6-foot-3 guard is one of the quickest guards in the state.
Corey Douglas' 2013-2014 season started off slow due to a foot injury. Now that he's healthy, the 6-foot-5 forward should have an outstanding summer and by the time the high school season starts, Douglas should be one of the premiere players in the state.
Male's Will Parker has improved every year. The 6-foot-7 big man averaged 13.5 points per game this past season and was named 1st Team All 7th Region by the Louisville Courier-Journal.
St. Xavier's Ashanti Burgess averaged 12.2 points and four rebounds per game this past season. With Robert Shaw graduating, Burgess will carry most of the scoring load for the Tigers.
Ballard's Malik Dow is one of the state's top players in the class of 2016. Wit Kelan Martin taking his game to Butler University, Dow's numbers should increase this upcoming season.
Waggener sophomore-to-be Devon Cooper might be the best player in the state in the class of 2017. The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 14.4 points per game this past season, highlighted by a 38 point performance against Jeffersontown.
At 6-foot-8, Eastern's Trey Moses has the potential to dominate a game down low. He gets better and better every time he steps onto the court. If he has a solid summer, look for his list of scholarship offers to increase by the time the school year starts.
Eastern guard Cameron Reed is one of the top three point shooters in the region. Reed does a great job of getting separation from the defender and pulling up for a jumper or driving to the basket.