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Coaches worried about the start of high school basketball season

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Published: Dec. 8, 2020 at 4:40 PM CST
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - The start of the high school basketball season could face another delay as the KHSAA Board of Controls is scheduled to meet this Thursday, December 10.

During this meeting, both boys’ and girls’ high school basketball will be at the top of the agenda. Basketball practice was originally scheduled to begin on November 23. That start date was later pushed back to December 14 because of the rise in COVID-19 cases. The new practice start date is now in jeopardy as cases across the commonwealth have only continued to rise.

Greenwood’s boys’ basketball coach William McCoy says he is concerned if the season is delayed again.

“I am not going to lie to you it’s going to be hard for these guys to swallow if there is another delay. How many times can they delay us? There are adults questioning, but teenage boys are questioning is this new proposal ever going to happen?”

Currently, the high school basketball regular season is scheduled to run eight weeks beginning Jan. 4 through the end of February. District tournaments will follow beginning March 1 and regional tournaments will start a week later on March 8. As of now, the state tournament is scheduled for March 17-21 and March 24-28 at Rupp Arena in Lexington.

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