All-Metro Louisville and present the 2003-04 All-Metro Louisville high school basketball performers.

All-Metro (Seniors)

*Terrance Farley, 6'11, Pleasure Ridge Park

Melvin Beasley, 6'4, Iroquois

Jermaine Bentley, 6'3, Eastern

Parfait Bitee, 6'2, Western

Greg Grimes, 6'6, Ballard

Brandon Hamby, 6'5, Fern Creek

Dathon Martin, 6'7, Seneca

Kyle Reed, 6'5, DeSales

Mario Urrutia, 6'7, Fern Creek

Gerry Young, 6'8, Seneca


Without question, Farley was the city's best player this season.  A defensive force, the 6-foot-10 University of Louisville signee averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks while leading PRP to the 6th Region title and the quarterfinals of the Kentucky State Tournament.  Bentley earns a spot on the team despite missing several games because of religious beliefs and Bitee is perhaps the top senior guard in Louisville.  Martin and Young provided the inside presence on Tony Branch's excellent RedHawk squad, while Reed, a native Australian, bombed DeSales to the Sixth Region title game.  Grimes, who played some point guard down the stretch, helped Ballard reach the regional semifinals.  Urrutia led the Tigers to an excellent season.  Hamby, though injured most of the season, is simply too talented to leave off this list.


All-Metro (Juniors)


*JuJuan Spillman, 5'11, Pleasure Ridge Park

Ricky Bodiford, 6'4, Eastern

Maurice Grinter, 6'3, Fairdale

Brandon Johnson, 6'1, Fairdale

Ra'von Lee, 6'4, Ballard

Jazz Neal, 6'1, Pleasure Ridge Park

Will Reeves, 6'6, Ballard

Bret Saxton, 6'3, Trinity

Kyle Saxton, 6'3, Trinity

Dominic Tilford, 6'0, Jeffersontown


Spillman was a key catalyst for PRP and will enter his senior year among the Top 100 prospects in his class nationally.  Like the senior group, this class isn't loaded with high-major talent.  Despite being undersized forwards, both Grinter and Lee rank among the top three prospects in the class.  Bodiford, a solid performer for the Eagles, always comes to play and gets work done inside the paint.  Neal, who started for the Panthers and provided another perimeter weapon, came on strong at the end of the season and played well at the Sweet 16.  The Saxton twins  led Trinity to a 7th Region title and the Elite Eight in Lexington.  Reeves brings size and athleticism to the group, while Tilford ranks as the second best point guard behind Spillman.  Johnson, who teams with Grinter, should help make the Bulldogs a favorite next season in the 6th Region.


All-Metro (Sophomore)


Andre Barnes, 5'10, Western

Robert Buckner, 6'1, Eastern

Vincent Crutcher, 6'4, Pleasure Ridge Park

Leroy Nobles, 6'4, Central


There's a reason why PRP is always good.  When you talk about sophomores, you have to start with Crutcher.  At this point, he's top interior prospect in the class and played a major role in the Panthers success this season.  Buckner is a talented guard who performed well against top competition at the Marshall County Hoop Fest last winter.  Barnes is an exciting and quick guard who can knock down the outside shot for the Warriors, while Nobles might possess the group's best upside and potential.


All-Metro (Freshman)


Davin Anderson, 6'0, Doss

Doug Beaumont, 5'9, Male

Johonne Hamilton, 6'2, Ballard


Beaumont helped lead Male to the 7th Region finals, displayed poise beyond his years as a rookie.  He's not a big scorer, just an efficient, heady playmaker who knows how to run his team.  Hamilton received quality playing time at traditional power Ballard and has no fear going to the hoop.  He has promise as does the athletic Anderson.



Note: Inside The Ville's Mike Hughes and Michael McCammon will soon launch, a website on covering high school athletics in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Stay tuned for further updates regarding this new venture............




Cardinal Authority Top Stories