Guyn Has Big First Game; Recruitment Picks Up

GEORGETOWN, Ky. -- Scott County got their 2008-2009 season started off on the right foot and was lead by junior standout Ge-Lawn Guyn, who is seeing his recruitment pick up.

Scott County is loaded with talent this year.

They've got a Mr. Basketball candidate in Richie Phares, a Kentucky commit in Dakotah Euton and another Division I prospect in Chad Jackson. But the guy that receives the least attention, Ge-Lawn Guyn, might be the best prospect.

On Thursday evening, the 6-foot-2 guard got his junior season started off on the right foot, scoring 23 points and grabbing seven rebounds in a 90-70 win over Louisville (Ky.) Ballard.

"The game was up and down in the first half," Guyn told after the game. "They out rebounded us and pushed it up the floor on us, but in the second half we played our game and got after it. We rebounded it, had some put backs and got some stops."

After starting the game 1-for-8 from the field, Guyn began attacking the rim more and finished the contest 8-for-19 and hit a pair of three-pointers.

"I think I was overly hyped for the game," Guyn said. "I had to calm down a little bit. Coach told me to keep shooting the ball and they started falling."

Blessed with a pair of long arms and impressive athleticism, Guyn is at best when he's attacking the rim. Against the Bruins he finished well at the cup, but also showed a serviceable jump shot with range out to 23-feet.

Although there weren't any college coaches in attendance for his game against Ballard, there should be a few watching him at the Marshall County Hoopfest this weekend.

Already Guyn claims interest from South Carolina, Louisville, Tennessee, Xavier, Illinois, Indiana and Mississippi. At this point there are no offers, but he did take a recent visit.

"I went to visit Louisville a couple of weeks ago," he said. "I'm really liking Louisville. Coach Walter McCarty was here to watch me practice a couple of days ago and I'm really liking Louisville a lot and Xavier and South Carolina."

The 2010 prospect said he doesn't expect to make a college decision in the foreseeable future.

"At this point I'm trying to stay humble," Guyn said. "I don't want to make the wrong decision. I'm just thinking it over and talking to my parents and seeing what college will be the best fit for me."

He did, however, mention that proximity would factor into his recruitment.

"I want to stay close to home," Guyn said. "I'm a family person, so I want to be around my family."

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