HI HAT – South Floyd senior Andrew Tackett is set to make his college choice official. And the Raider will be remaining close to home. One of the state’s top boys’ high school basketball players, Tackett will sign with nearby Alice Lloyd College during a ceremony at South Floyd County High School at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
South Floyd head coach Justin Holbrook announced Tackett’s upcoming signing earlier in the week.
Tackett led South Floyd to its second straight 58th District championship in the 2015-16 season. The talented Tackett and his South Floyd teammates made back-to-back appearances in the 15th Region Boys’ Basketball Tournament at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville.
As a senior, Tackett led the Raiders in scoring, averaging 19 points per game. Tackett, who scored 569 points in 30 games, ranked second in rebounding, grabbing 6.4 boards per game for the Raiders during the 2015-16 campaign.
Under the direction of head coach J.R. Hammond, Alice Lloyd finished runner-up to familiar rival Cincinnati Christian in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) and made an appearance in the NCCAA National Tournament. The Eagles compiled an 18-16 record in the 2015-16 season.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.