Butler currently stands 4-1 after a narrow loss at Richmond Friday, a rematch of the Bulldogs' win a week earlier at Paine College. Josey (2-2) has won two straight games, both at home against Evans and Cross Creek, respectively.
Leverette scored 16 and Barton added 11 in the win over the Musketeers a week earlier.
Tuesday's game will be hard pressed to live up to last year's duel between the area's top scorer's, Butler's Don Coleman and Josey's Darius Williams. The shot making during the two's back-and-forth first half exchanges was electric. I'll let the video footage do my talking.
In addition to the fireworks from the seniors, last season's big game was my first chance to see Josey's Jordan, who quickly became one of the area's best guards.
With the memories of last season's sizzling beginning of the region 3A schedule in mind, I look forward to this year's edition and the memories it may provide.