Southern Kentucky Select was a new program to us at the MLK Season Tip Off in January. Based out of Berea, KY they feature teams in the 2025, 2026 and 2027 classes. The 2026 and 2027 teams came to the MLK Season Tip Off and had a solid showing for themselves after both the 26 & 27 teams had a clean sweep in winning the Gym Rats Holiday Classic in Louisville in December.
The 2026 SKY Select team went 2-0 in their pool play action. In bracket play they got to play national power Team Teague. SKY Select battled with Teague the whole game but fell short right at the end losing to the current nationally ranked top 25 team 57-44 in the quarterfinals. The 2026 team on this season already has 27 games under their belt and are 24-3 this season, 60-6 over the last two seasons. Walker Craig and Jordan Rawlings of SKY Select have both been nominated for the Team Kentucky All Stars this summer.
The 2027 SKY Select team also went 2-0 in pool play with wins over City Basketball and Wildcat Elite in pool play. In bracket play they were able to knock off Purpose Vision to advance to the final four before losing to the eventual champion, All Indy Gym Rats. Over the last two years, SKY Select 2027 is 57-3 with a 10-2 record this year, only losses coming at the MLK.
SKY Select 2027 feature two stand outs, Brendan Murphy and Abrahm Howard. Both have been nominated for Team Kentucky 2019 All Stars this upcoming summer. A mix of each player is below.