While it may be the start of football season it’s never too early to talk basketball, the Madison Central Indians released their 2018/19 basketball schedule and as it is every year Head Coach Allen Feldhaus and his team will play one of the toughest schedules in the state once again. They will play twelve home games, highlighted by regional foe and 2018 State Runner-Up Scott County. Indians will play three teams that played in the state tournament last season including the two finalist. Twelve teams on this season’s schedule won twenty plus games last season and three of teams won thirty games.
Season will once again open against district and county rival Madison Southern at Madison Central on November 27th. Road games at Lafayette (21-10) and Clark County (29-5) before the Indians welcome in former assistant coach Jeron Dunbar and Somerset. The Jumpers won 25 games last season and won the 12th region All A tournament. Before Christmas Indians will play in the prestigious King of The Bluegrass Tournament. The tournament will have some of the best teams in the state of Kentucky and out-of-state teams taking part.
After the first of the year Scott County will come to Richmond on January 8th. Also in January Indians will travel to Louisville to play Trinity. A home game with Henry Clay (18-12 last year) and they go back to Louisville to play Ballard February 2nd. A home game February 5th versus Lexington Catholic and a road game to play Walton Verona (26-6 last year) and the final home game on the 11th against South Laurel (22-9 regional runner-up last year) before ending the season at Covington Catholic (35-4 State Champions).
Some of the top players that the Indians will face include the #1 player in the state according to 247 sports David Johnson of Trinity. Johnson currently holds offers from Louisville, Georgia, and Ohio State. Michael Moreno of Scott County, the #4 player in Kentucky, holds multiple offers including EKU and Iowa. The #6 player comes from Walton Verona and has just recently made an impact on the recruiting scene. Dieonte Miles, a 6’10 center, has no offers but has garnered interest from multiple schools. Of course the Indians have their own top player in senior forward Isiah Cozart who is set to become the all time leading shot blocker in the state of Kentucky. He holds multiple offers including EKU, and High Point.