Campbell County scheduled to make trip from Kentucky to take on Walnut Ridge in Ohio Valley Hoops Classic on Saturday Dec. 1 at Hillsboro High School


By Bennie Carroll



This TImes-Gazette file photo from December 2, 2017 shows Hillsboro’s Josh Keets attempting a layup in a game against the McClain Tigers in the 2017 Ohio Valley Hoops Classic at the Patriot Center on the campus of Southern State Community College in Hillsboro.

This TImes-Gazette file photo from December 2, 2017 shows Hillsboro’s Josh Keets attempting a layup in a game against the McClain Tigers in the 2017 Ohio Valley Hoops Classic at the Patriot Center on the campus of Southern State Community College in Hillsboro.


In the 2017 Ohio Valley Hoops Classic, the Campbell County Camels defeated Wilmington 72-59. The Camels went on to finish the season with a 29-6 record and a trip to the Elite 8 in the Kentucky State Tournament last March. Campbell County returns to the 2018 OVHC when they take on Columbus Walnut Ridge at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 at Hillsboro High School.

Walnut Ridge brings one of the event’s top performers in 6’6” junior forward Von Cameron Davis. Davis put up 22.9 points per game as a sophomore. He already has offers from numerous mid-major colleges and is starting to get interest from high major schools.

The Scots also feature another high-level athlete in point guard Qian Magwood. The lightning quick 6’0” junior averaged 13.1 points in his sophomore year. He is also a sought-after recruit in football as multiple high-level teams, including Ohio State, are showing interest in the junior.

Campbell County won’t be returning to the party empty-handed. Reid Jolly led the Camels in scoring last year at 18 points per game, and the 6’4” forward returns for his senior season. Drew Wilson scored in double digits for Campbell County with 10.3 points per game a season ago.

The biggest returnee for Campbell County is tradition as the Camels have played in the Kentucky Sweet Sixteen three of the past six years. Campbell County is making their third appearance in the Ohio Valley Hoops Classic. They defeated Chillicothe in 2014 in addition to Wilmington last year. Both years the Camels went on to advance to the Sweet Sixteen in Kentucky.

Walnut Ridge will be making their first Ohio Valley Hoops Classic appearance. The Scots were 12-9 last season, including a victory over 2017 OVHC participant Eastmoor Academy.

Complete Ohio Valley Hoops Classic information can be found on the website at www.ohiovalleyhoopsclassic.com

Bennie Carroll is the manager of the Ohio Valley Hoops Classic.

This TImes-Gazette file photo from December 2, 2017 shows Hillsboro’s Josh Keets attempting a layup in a game against the McClain Tigers in the 2017 Ohio Valley Hoops Classic at the Patriot Center on the campus of Southern State Community College in Hillsboro.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2018/11/web1_Keets-Layup-OVHC.jpgThis TImes-Gazette file photo from December 2, 2017 shows Hillsboro’s Josh Keets attempting a layup in a game against the McClain Tigers in the 2017 Ohio Valley Hoops Classic at the Patriot Center on the campus of Southern State Community College in Hillsboro.

By Bennie Carroll