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March 27, 2013

Gover to play basketball for U of the Cumberlands

Somerset —  

Most of the time in sports, numbers, stats, and averages tell the whole story.
In Taylor Gover’s case however, the above doesn’t necessarily hold true.
Now when it comes to numbers, Taylor Gover’s stack up against anybody, but that’s just part of the story of this very special athlete.
Gover played his final basketball game for the Pulaski County Maroons last month in the 12th Regional Tournament, culminating arguably, the best prep basketball career of any player that has donned the maroon and white uniform — and there have been some great ones to come along in the storied history of Pulaski County basketball.
Gover finished his prep career at PC as the Maroons all-time leading scorer, scoring 2,195 points in a stellar four-year career.
He was The Commonwealth Journal’s Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons, and the only player from our community to ever be nominated for the national McDonald’s All-Star Game.
He was named a member of the Kentucky-Indiana Junior All-Star Team last season, and was voted as the 12th Region’s Player of the Year for his senior year that was just completed.
But all of those accolades are only part of the story in describing Taylor Gover.
As good of a player as he is on the basketball court, what’s most impressive is that Gover is a better person away from sports.
Gover is a very humble kid, who is a kind and caring individual — he just happens to be an outstanding basketball player. And, that is why The University of the Cumberlands is so excited about the fact the PC senior signed his national letter of intent on Tuesday afternoon to play his collegiate basketball for the Patriots.
As head coach Donnie Butcher put it, his team and program got an absolute steal with the signing of PC’s all-time leading scorer, when Taylor Gover signed his name on the dotted line yesterday afternoon in front of friends and family.

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