JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) -- With a senior laced team coming into the 2013-14 season, Jackson County feels like a favorite to get to Lexington in March.
"I think they would love to be the first team in the history of Jackson County boys basketball to make it into Rupp Arena and I think they feel that they have a legit shot to do that, and we will work every day to try and see if that happens," head coach Greg Parrett said.
"We are a really fast team" Allen Asher, a senior point guard said. "I think it will be tough for people to stop us. We have a bunch of leadership and that should be good."
The Generals will be led by a group of seniors, including Jordan Fox, who has already committed to play at the division one level at Army.
"It's a big season because it's my senior year and I have never been to the state tournament," Fox said. "I kind of want to go out on a high note and win the region tournament and then try to win the state tournament."
They do not want any blemishes this season, but most of them admit there is one weakness they must improve on now.
"Every kid on the team has to become a good defender," Parrett said. "I think offensively, we are going to be able to put up points this year from several different options. But the questions is this: Are we going to be able to lock people down and get four, five, six stops in a row when we have to."
"I think about our defensive weakness," senior guard Seth Bingham said. We are going to have to pick it up on the defensive end of the floor."
Jackson County lost two one-point games to Clay County last season and fell to North Laurel in the 48th district tournament. This time around, they believe they are more focused.
"If we care about defense as much as we care about offense, we will be really good," senior center Will Neely said.