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To honor the late Garry Donna Hoosier Basketball
Magazine is printing a nostalgia “throw-back” cover to the 1970-71
season, Garry Donna’s first year as publisher. Romeo Langford of New
Albany has a replica photo on the front cover, which replaces the
picture of Peru’s John Garrett from the 1970-71 issue. This nostalgia
edition can be order by mail only.
CONTACT: Kip Wesner, Team Coordinator, CALL (317) 925-8200 EVENTS COORDINATOR: Bob Garner-Phone 765-465-2569
MOVIE HOME COURT OF HICKORY HUSKERS
HOSTS ALL-STAR DOUBLEHEADER
Knightstown’s Historic Hoosier Gym, movie home of the "Hoosiers" Hickory Huskers, is again the site of the Hoosiers' Reunion All-Star Classic. The 13th annual girls' / boys' doubleheader classic will take place on Friday, June 1, 2018. The girls' game starts at 6:00 p.m. The boys' game follows at 8:00 p.m. The boys' coaches are Daniel Cox (New Castle), Jerry Hoover (Blackford), Aaron Spaulding (Eastern Hancock) and Chandler Thompson (Muncie Central). Coaching the girls' teams are Bruce Dockery (Evansville Memorial), Joe Lentz (Ben Davis), Julie Shelton (Mt. Vernon-Fortville) and Candy Wilson (Valparaiso). The evening is highlighted by 2018 Indiana Miss Basketball Amy Dilk (17.8 ppg) of Carmel who will attend the University of Michigan. There are nine other girls who will participate on June 1st that were also selected as 2018 Indiana All-Stars— Angel Baker (21.7), Pike (Wright State) • Mackenzie Blazek (18.4), Whiteland (Illinois) • Nia Clark (16.2), Ben Davis (Miami, OH) • Katlyn Gilbert (18.5), Heritage Christian (Notre Dame) • Cassidy Hardin (17.3), Center Grove (Purdue) • Emily Kiser (21.1), Noblesville (Michigan) • Tomi Taiwo (16.4), Carmel (Iowa) • Kayana Traylor (21.4), Martinsville (Purdue) • Michaela White (15), Pike (Indiana State). There are four other players who are committed to NCAA Division I Universities. They are Breanna Boles, Lapel (Indiana State) • Courtney Krol, Chesterton (DePaul) • Blake Smith, Carmel (Ball State) and Asia Strong, South Bend Riley (Bradley). The Girls’ game also features an IHSAA State Champion— Rachel Stewart of 2017 AA Champion Eastern (Pekin)— along with two others that were state finalist— Kyra Whitaker of 2018 AAA Runner-up Greensburg and Cali Nolot of 2017 AAA Runner-up North Harrison. The Boys’ game, the second of this Hoosiers' Reunion All-Star Classic doubleheader, features a future Indiana Hoosier— Robert Phinisee (29.4 ppg), McCutcheon. He is joined by a half dozen more 2018 Indiana All-Stars— Gavin Bizeau (22), Plainfield (Duquesne) • Jarron Coleman (17.2), Indianapolis Cathedral (Ball State) • Kevin Easley (19), Lawrence North (Tennessee Chattanooga) • Mekhi Lairy (26.2), Evansville Bosse (Miami, OH) • De'Avion Washington (20.7), Terre Haute South (Indiana State) and Dean Tate of 2018 AAAA State Champion Warren Central. Romeo Langford, New Albany’s 2018 Indiana Mr. Basketball, will attend the Hoosiers' Reunion All-Star Classic as an Honorary Player, but he will NOT participate as a player in this event. Five more boys are headed to NCAA Division I Colleges. Two were members of 2017 IHSAA State Champion teams— Jamal Harris of AAA Indianapolis Crispus Attucks (New Orleans) and Landon Weins of AA Frankton (Morehead State). The other three are Deandre Gholston, Gary 21st Century (Kent State), Jack Hansen Guerin Catholic (IUPUI) and Myja White, Brebeuf Jesuit (Miami, OH). Along with Tate, two others were 2018 IHSAA State Champions— Caleb Middlesworth of AA Oak Hill and Eli Streeval of Class A Morristown. Cole Jenkins was a 2018 AAAA Runner-up with Carmel. Morristown’s Hayden Langkabel is an Honorary Player due to injury that will prevent him from playing. Coordinating this event are Kip Wesner, Publisher of Hoosier Basketball Magazine and Bob Garner, Events Coordinator of the Historic Hoosier Gym in Knightstown. To purchase tickets (there are only 600 seats - all reserved) call (765) 465-2569 to charge by phone or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. All four team rosters— girls’ and boys’ Hickory Huskers and Terhune Tigers girls and boys— are listed. 2018 Hoosiers’ Reunion Classic Boys’ Teams
HICKORY HUSKER BOYS Coach Jerry Hoover, Blackford and Coach Aaron Spaulding, Eastern Hancock
NAME, SCHOOL HT POSITION COLLEGE Gavin Bizeau, Plainfield 6-10 Forward Duquesne Deandre Gholston, Gary 21st Century 6-4 Wing Kent State Luke Gohmann, Floyd Central 6-5 Forward Marian Jack Hansen, Guerin Catholic 6-7 Forward IUPUI JD Hoover, Blackford 6-5 Forward Undecided Israel Nash, Monroe Central 5-11 Guard Undecided Robert Phinisee, McCutcheon 6-1 Guard Indiana Garrett Silcott, Connersville 5-10 Guard IU-East Eli Streeval, Morristown 6-0 Guard Ivy Tech Dean Tate, Warren Central 5-8 Guard Undecided Addison True, Eastern Hancock 5-10 Guard Hanover De’Avion Washington, Terre Haute South 6-4 Wing Indiana State
* Honorary Player - Romeo Langford, New Albany (Indiana University). Romeo will attend the event as part of the Hickory team, but will NOT play in the game.
TERHUNE TIGER BOYS Coach Daniel Cox, New Castle and Coach Chandler Thompson, Muncie Central
NAME, SCHOOL HT POSITION COLLEGE Jarron Coleman, Indianapolis Cathedral 6-5 Wing Ball State Kevin Easley, Lawrence North 6-7 Forward TN Chattanooga Jamal Harris, Indianapolis Crispus Attucks 6-2 Guard New Orleans Cole Jenkins, Carmel 6-0 Guard DePauw Mekhi Lairy, Evansville Bosse 5-10 Guard Miami (Ohio) Caleb Middlesworth, Oak Hill 6-8 Forward Huntington William O’Connor, Greenfield-Central 6-6 Wing IU-South Bend Garrett Pumphrey, Cambridge City Lincoln 6-10 Forward Wittenburg Landon Weins, Frankton 6-2 Guard Morehead State Christian Wells. Muncie Central 6-4 Forward Undecided Myja White, Brebeuf Jesuit 6-1 Guard Miami (Ohio) Niah Williamson, New Castle 6-2 Guard Wabash
* Honorary Player - Hayden Langkabel, Morristown (Marian University). Hayden will attend the event as part of the Terhne team, but is injured and will not participate.
2018 Hoosiers’ Reunion Classic Girls’ Teams
HICKORY HUSKER GIRLS Coach Joe Lentz, Ben Davis and Coach Julie Shelton, Mt. Vernon (Fortville)
NAME, SCHOOL HT POSITION COLLEGE Nia Clark, Ben Davis 5-9 Guard Miami (Ohio) Amy Dilk, Carmel 5-11 Guard Michigan Sara Doi, Penn 5-5 Guard Huntington Emily Kiser, Noblesville 5-2 Forward Michigan Courtney Krol, Chesterton 5-11 Guard DePaul Cali Nolot, North Harrison 5-8 Wing Kentucky Wesleyan Blake Smith, Carmel 6-3 Forward Ball State Asia Strong, South Bend Riley 6-2 Center Bradley Tomi Taiwo, Carmel 5-10 Guard Iowa Kyra Whitaker, Greensburg 5-6 Guard Indiana Tech Skye Williams, Tindley 5-8 Guard Eastern Florida State Sophie Williams, Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 6-0 Forward Dayton (student)
TERHUNE TIGER GIRLS Coach Bruce Dockery, Evansville Memorial and Coach Candy Wilson, Valparaiso
NAME, SCHOOL HT POSITION COLLEGE Angel Baker, Pike 5-8 Guard Wright State Britney Ballard, Columbus East 5-11 Guard Franklin Mackenzie Blazek, Whiteland 6-2 Center Illinois Breanna Boles, Lapel 6-3 Forward Indiana State Kelli Damman, Carroll (Allen) 5-9 Guard Purdue-Northwest Ari Gerdt, Valparaiso 6-1 Wing Indiana Wesleyan Katlyn Gilbert, Heritage Christian 6-0 Guard Notre Dame Cassidy Hardin, Center Grove 5-10 Guard Purdue Erika Hendrixson, Pike Central 5-11 Forward Marysville Rachel Stewart, Eastern (Pekin) 5-9 Guard Trine Kayana Traylor, Martinsville 5-9 Guard Purdue Michaela White, Pike 6-0 Forward Indiana State
2018 Girls Top 60 Senior Workout Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Heritage Christian High School.
2018 Boys Top 60 Senior Workout Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Beech Grove High School on the south side of Indianapolis (5330 Hornet Avenue).
The 29th annual 2018 North/South Indiana All-Star Classic Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Martinsville High School.
2018 Hoosiers' Reunion All-Star Classic Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Historic Hoosier Gym in Knightstown, Indiana. Please call (317) 925-8200 for ticket information. We are taking orders now for the June 1st Hoosier Reunion Classic. All seats are reserved for this event— Only 640 tickets available.
Call 317-925-8200 for more details about any of the above.
IMPORTANT NEWS ... Hoosier Basketball Magazine's Publisher Kip Wesner's BLOG
HELLO EVERYONE (Monday, February 26, 2018)
The 2018 Girls Top 60 Workout press release is posted on the link to the top left. This event will be held at Heritage Christian High School on Sunday, March 4th, 2018. There is an $8.00 admission fee at the door. The event starts at 1:00 p.m.
Congratulations to the four girls IHSAA State Champions that were crowned on Saturday, February 24th — Warren Central-AAAA, Northwestern-AAA, Central Noble-AA and Marquette Catholic-A. In my nearly 25 years with Hoosier Basketball Magazine, I can never remember so many teams with underclass players as team leaders among the state finalists. Kyra Whitker of runner-up Greensburg was the only SENIOR double-figure point producer at the 2018 Girls State Finals.
This past year (2017) has been difficult with the passing of Garry Donna. We are approaching the one year anniversary of his death on March 5th. With this season Hoosier Basketball Magazine offered two covers— a traditional cover that recognized 12 senior boys and 12 senior girls as well as a NOSTALGIA cover that has a throw-back style picture of Romeo Langford as a replica photo of the 1970-71 edition that featured Peru’s John Garrett. This cover also has Garry Donna’s photo as a feature image on the cover to honor Garry.
The 48th annual Hoosier Basketball Magazine was available at many games this past season including five locations on Friday, February 23rd. Chuck DeMoss was at undefeated South Bend Riley as they surged past Glenn after trailing at halftime. Larry Jerrell was at Bloomington North to see Romeo Langford’s final regular season game as he pursues 3000 career points. Jim Anderson was at AA defending state champion Frankton as they edged Sheridan 56-54. Dale Lawrence was at the Manual doubleheader that saw Gary Roosevelt nip Manual 64-62 after Howe defeated Gary 21st Century in the first game. I was at Westview and saw the Warriors get out to an early lead over Concord behind the outstanding play of junior Elijah Hales (13 points in the first quarter). Westview won going away.
I was at the Purdue senior night game vs. Minnesota on Sunday, February 25th. Senior Dakota Mathias was impressive with a career high 25 points including seven three pointers. Fellow seniors PJ Thompson (pictured on the yellow traditional cover of HBM) and Vincent Edwards (pictured on the red nostalgia cover of HBM) each knocked down three point shots in their final games at Mackey Arena. Issac Haas finished his regular season career at Purdue with 13 points.
Hoosier Basketball Magazine is looking forward to sectional week leading into the first weekend of March. Myself and the Hoosier Basketball Magazine staff will be at many locations around the state including: Beech Grove, Chesterton, Greenwood, Guerin Catholic, Lafayette Jeff, NorthWood, Paoli, Seymour, Southwestern (Shelby), Terre Haute South, Tri-County, Warren Central, among others …
A special thanks to all the coaches that submitted questionnaires and team information. I have a plan to publish in November 2018 for next season. Also, thank you to everyone who purchased a copy of the 2017-2018 Hoosier Basketball Magazine … only two years away from the 50th anniversary issue. If you have not gotten a copy, you can order through mail with link on the top left or call 317-925-8200 to order a copy of Hoosier Basketball Magazine.