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Faulkner heads North

Arpan Dixit
Herald Staff

2018 Mr. Basketball candidate Trevon Faulkner verbally commits to NKU giving the Norse a proven scorer and leader on the basketball court. (The Harrodsburg Herald/Arpan Dixit)

One of the best athletes to ever put on a Mercer County uniform has made his college choice. 2018 Mr. Basketball candidate and senior guard Trevon Faulkner has given a verbal commitment to further his basketball career at Northern Kentucky University announced by the Mercer County boys’ basketball twitter account (@MercerTitansBB).

Faulkner is ranked by many recruiting services as a three-star prospect, most notably 247Sports. Faulkner also held offers from WKU, Valparaiso, Middle Tennessee State, Wright State and Louisiana-Lafayette. “The recruiting process was really great,” said Faulkner. “All the colleges who were looking at me were really good schools academically and athletically, but I made my decision after I took my official visit to Northern.”

As a junior, Faulkner averaged 24.2 points per game, 11.9 rebounds per game and shot 77 percent from the free throw line while shooting 52 percent from the field. Fifty-two percent is very impressive for a player who has the ball in his hands during key moments in the game.

Faulkner is not only a basketball star at Mercer, but he makes his prescence known on the gridiron as well. Faulkner plays safety and wide receiver for the Titans, who are undefeated through their first two games, with Faulkner being a big part of those wins. He is a leader on and off the field and that will carry over into college.

NKU Head Coach John Brannen recruited Faulkner and has been there since day one. “Coach Brannen was really on me and contacting me frequently,” said Faulkner. “I could see he really wanted me there.”

To learn more, check out this week’s issue of The Harrodsburg Herald.

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