Bears ranked seventh in BGP 3rd Region Rankings
MORGANTOWN - Reigning 12th District champion Butler County is ranked seventh in the BluegrassPreps.com 3rd Region Boys' Basketball Rankings.
The Calvin Dockery-coached Bears are ranked ahead of Breckinridge County (8), Hancock County (9), Grayson County (10), Apollo (11), Edmonson County (12), McLean County (13), Whitesville Trinity (14) and Cloverport (15). Butler County is listed behind Daviess County (6), Meade County (5), Ohio County (4), Muhlenberg County (3), Owensboro Catholic (2) and top-ranked Owensboro (1).
The Bears, following a loss to Owensboro Catholic in the opening round of the 3rd Region Boys' Basketball Tournament, concluded the 2019-20 season 21-10.
Butler County must replace leading scorer and rebounder Parker Rice (20.1 ppg, 7.9 rpg), who moved on via graduation. However, Butler County returns Solomon Flener (9.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg), Leevi McMillin (8.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg), Hayden Hodge (8.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg), Brody Hunt (6.8 ppg) and Jagger Henderson (5.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg) for the 2020-21 boys' high school basketball season.
The Bears are preparing to face the region's top-ranked team in a season opener. Butler County is scheduled to visit Owensboro for its season opener on Monday, Jan. 4.
BluegrassPreps.com -3rd Region Boys' Basketball Rankings
2. Owensboro Catholic
3. Muhlenberg County
4. Ohio County
5. Meade County
6. Daviess County
7. Butler County
8. Breckinridge County
9. Hancock County
10. Grayson County
12. Edmonson County
13. McLean County
14. Whitesville Trinity