Basketball in Graves County

Basketball in Graves County

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Old School

Albertville, AL

#1 Oct 19, 2012
Who are the best players to come from GCHS? Also, who do you think had the best hops and leaping ability?
Einstein

Ardsley, NY

#2 Oct 19, 2012
Nobody...
ITK

Mayfield, KY

#3 Oct 19, 2012
Woody Woodfork only played one year but a good player,jason goatly,jamie norsworthy was a very good player, and probably leaping ablilty was Richie Floyd. Girls side Christy Henry,Bobbi Coltharp, cant remember the girl from a couple years ago but she could flat score.
Alum

Owensboro, KY

#4 Oct 19, 2012
Its all about who you Mommy and Daddy are
Mel

Hickory, KY

#5 Oct 19, 2012
Alum wrote:
Its all about who you Mommy and Daddy are
I agree it does have alot to do about politics. There have been many good players to come through that school who did not get to play or was not on the team and should have been. It was due to who the coach or superintendent was friends with. 2 players with the same talent the one who was in with the coach or the superintendent would be picked. Today they are not going to work with kids with potential it is all about how much they win.once you get to eight grade you had better know the systen or to bad. Of course you should want to win but to win at all costs or to crush a kids spirit. That is a win that I would not want. Having said all this Forrest Woodfork wo played at Wingo and then GCHS could jump.
Yes

Alexandria, VA

#6 Oct 19, 2012
Mel wrote:
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I agree it does have alot to do about politics. There have been many good players to come through that school who did not get to play or was not on the team and should have been. It was due to who the coach or superintendent was friends with. 2 players with the same talent the one who was in with the coach or the superintendent would be picked. Today they are not going to work with kids with potential it is all about how much they win.once you get to eight grade you had better know the systen or to bad. Of course you should want to win but to win at all costs or to crush a kids spirit. That is a win that I would not want. Having said all this Forrest Woodfork wo played at Wingo and then GCHS could jump.
More true words were never spoken
gcfan

Mayfield, KY

#7 Oct 19, 2012
Alan Hatcher could careless who's mom and dad were who. He did whatever it took to win and took care of anyone who came out to play for him.

Now I cant comment on Birdsong
Mel

Hickory, KY

#8 Oct 20, 2012
gcfan wrote:
Alan Hatcher could careless who's mom and dad were who. He did whatever it took to win and took care of anyone who came out to play for him.
Now I cant comment on Birdsong
If you do that regardless of cost it is wrong. Look at the entire history of the school from Coack Turley till now. We have had good players who began to blossom late who did not make the team or did not play much. They went to other schools and the coach put a little bit of work into them and they became very solid basketball players. By the time our kids hit 7th grade if they are a little bit behind they are passed over. There are many who are just not good enough it is true but there are some with just a little bit of work would be. When they hit 7th grade they refuse to work with those who could benefit. You are kidding yourself if you do not think politcs is not a factor. It is all about the win at Graves county no matter what kid they crap on. A Win is good but not at the expense of a child.
Old School

Albertville, AL

#9 Oct 23, 2012
Not disagreeing on any of this. I remember two guys who should have played more and didn't. Ricky Willis and Jason Bell. Both were better than some that played ahead of them. Both went on to play after high school. How do you play at a next level, but not at the level of high school. They both ended up playing quite a bit, but both shoulda been more impactful through their high school careers.

And yes, both could literaly fly off of their feet.
Mel

Hickory, KY

#10 Oct 23, 2012
Old School wrote:
Not disagreeing on any of this. I remember two guys who should have played more and didn't. Ricky Willis and Jason Bell. Both were better than some that played ahead of them. Both went on to play after high school. How do you play at a next level, but not at the level of high school. They both ended up playing quite a bit, but both shoulda been more impactful through their high school careers.
And yes, both could literaly fly off of their feet.
This still happens today. They were very good and there were several that were like them on and off the team who were passed over or who did not even try out becuase they new it was already pre determined who was going to be there.. Graves did not and does not want to work with the diamonds in the ruff.
GC

Mayfield, KY

#11 Oct 28, 2012
gcfan wrote:
Alan Hatcher could careless who's mom and dad were who. He did whatever it took to win and took care of anyone who came out to play for him.

Now I cant comment on Birdsong
I believe it is still the same way. The better players get to play and the ones that don't work hard or aren't as good don't. Then get on here and complain about it. Cause my parents aren't teachers, I don't get to play. Grow up.
Mel

Hickory, KY

#12 Oct 29, 2012
GC wrote:
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I believe it is still the same way. The better players get to play and the ones that don't work hard or aren't as good don't. Then get on here and complain about it. Cause my parents aren't teachers, I don't get to play. Grow up.
It happens all the time to the kids today and it did in the past. as far as growing up who is kidding who here if you are one who thinks that this never happens due to the fact that you got to play because you are good or your kid did thats great but there are many who kiss enough rear end there to get the time. THE Graves co school system for the most part has the most political good ole boy thinking and win at all costs ideas. Winning is great and you shoud want to win but not at all costs when it invloves kids. You should not want to kill them in terms of there spirit. My guess and arrogant ass like yourself would like to think it is only due to the fact that some kid was not good enough or did not work hard. If you want to think that fine. You are kidding yourself to think it never happens and it happens alot. There system now is set up so that if you do not start with them at birth you will not make any team by junior high because you will not know the system. Lets just hope that you or someone close to you doesnt have this happen. Bottom line you are either a great talent and play sports at Graves or you are a average player and if you mother is a teacher or father or you are connected to Mr Galloway or the board you will get to play or you stink as a player and do not work hard and you deserve to get cut and finally you are and average player with potential but you are not in with anyone and your parents are not teachers or you do not know a school board member you will not get to play or be picked on the teams at all no matter how hard you work. The average player with potential will get the chance to grow as a player if he or she is connected but no connections you sit on the bench if you are lucky or you dont make it! Graves is to big. too political but that is what it is. Not much can be done now. Big is good but bigger is not always better.
me

Ashburn, VA

#13 Oct 29, 2012
gcfan wrote:
Alan Hatcher could careless who's mom and dad were who. He did whatever it took to win and took care of anyone who came out to play for him.

Now I cant comment on Birdsong
Since he could care less, are you saying he did care?

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