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December 2, 2013

AARON SNYDER: It's true, more is better

ASHLAND — Finished fingering through all 56 pages of our annual high school basketball preview issue yet?

We hope you are overjoyed by the outcome and overflowing with knowledge on all area girls and boys teams.

Now that your eyes are fixated here, it’s time for the Monday Morning Point Guard to dish out some more basketball insight your way.

As the AT&T slogan says, “More is better.” Even the cute kids on the commercial agree.

So sit back, relax and dive into “The Dime” debut for 2013-14. The following list contains 10 questions that I’ll let the next few months answer.

Opening Dime

‰How will Darion Burns’ ACL injury affect Fleming County? Burns’ recovery path seems to be leading to a February return.

‰Fairview’s boys didn't get many coaches’ votes in the preseason polls. Did they deserve more? Many unproven players could combine to make a pretty good team.

‰Are Alexis Robinson and Haley-Sue Foutch a strong enough nucleus for Ashland?

‰Has new Greenup County coach Anthony Gordon gotten his girls’attention? The former Ashland Kittens assistant is preaching defense, defense and more defense.

‰Will Johnson Central's Shane Hall contend for the coveted Mr. Basketball title? The Marshall signee could be an even more dangerous player now that he has the weight of a college search off his shoulders.

‰Have East Carter's girls picked up from a hot summer? Based on strong scrimmage performances, the Lady Raiders could have its best season in years.

‰How will Jonah Black's return impact Boyd County? After sitting out for soccer, Black is back.

‰How will Dikembe Dixson's absence affect Ashland?

‰When will Tyler Thacker be at 100-percent health for Rowan County? One of the region's top players tore his ACL last March.

‰Can Elliott County's boys shoot their way into contention? If they're on from downtown, the Lions can down anybody.

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