H.S. BASKETBALL | Bringing Prep School Hoops To Kentucky

05/03/2017 06:19 PM

Two weeks ago it was announced that prep basketball would be brought to the bluegrass.

Aspire Academy, based in Arizona, choose to relocate to Louisville. This will be the first major prep school in the state and they have plans to recruit national talent and play a national schedule.

The students will attend DeSales High School and will also share their gym for practices and games. They will be fully relocated to Louisville by the fall (they’re beginning the process in June) and are bringing five returning players with them. They hope that the in state universities will be a draw for high school kids considering playing for Aspire.

Jeremy Kipness, who was a manager for the UofL men’s basketball team in 2013, is the head coach and spoke with Spectrum News about the relocation.

Watch the interview here:

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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