Jessamine County has had its share of talented basketball teams in the last five years, but East Jessamine’s boys’ basketball team had a very special season this winter.
The Jaguars entered the year with high hopes, due in large part to a very talented group of five seniors — four of whom had helped East to a 22-8 record in 2010-’11.
With Cody Collins, Tashan Hairston, Cameron Thomas and Michael Rexroat back for their senior year, East also added in transfer CJ Boyd.
“The kids wanted to get after it, and there’s been a few teams in the past that have wanted to do that and have been that anxious and excited about getting started, and those teams that have done that have been very successful,” coach Chris O’Bryan said prior to the season.
Despite Thomas being out the first half of the season rehabing an ACL injury, the Jags got off to a fast start, winning their first six games and giving O’Bryan his 200th career win in an 82-72 win over Mercer County on Dec. 13.