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                       Attention Basketball Fans
   Order your 2017-2018 copy of Hoosier Basketball Magazine now! The magazine is currently available for purchase.

   *Click subscription (left margin) and then click and print order form and send payment to get your copy!

   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.

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MARTINSVILLE HOSTS NORTH/SOUTH INDIANA ALL-STAR CLASSIC

    An elite group of Indiana’s senior basketball players will convene at John R. Wooden Gymnasium at Martinsville High School in Martinsville, Indiana on Saturday, April 7th to prepare for the 30th annual North/South Indiana All-Star Classic. This girls’ and boys’ doubleheader will be played on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 5 p.m. (girls) and 7 p.m. (boys). The North/South Indiana All-Star Classic is sponsored by Martinsville High School, Hoosier Basketball Magazine and Pacesetter Sports in Terre Haute.    An elite group of Indiana’s senior basketball players will convene at John R. Wooden Gymnasium at Martinsville High School in Martinsville, Indiana on Saturday, April 7th to prepare for the 30th annual North/South Indiana All-Star Classic. This girls’ and boys’ doubleheader will be played on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 5 p.m. (girls) and 7 p.m. (boys). The North/South Indiana All-Star Classic is sponsored by Martinsville High School, Hoosier Basketball Magazine and Pacesetter Sports in Terre Haute.
    Twenty-four girls will compete in the first half of this doubleheader including 10 players that have been named to the 2018 Indiana All-Star team. The second game, the boys, features three future Big Ten basketball players as well as the state’s leading scorer.
    Five Indiana All-Stars highlight the North Girls’ squad, topped by one of the state’s leading scorers— Leigha Brown (28 ppg), DeKalb {Nebraska}— along with another top scorer in Emily Kiser (21.1), Noblesville {Michigan}. The remaining Indiana All-Stars for the North are Jenasae Bishop, East Chicago Central {Boston College}; Cassidy Hardin, Center Grove {Purdue} and Tomi Taiwo, Carmel {Iowa}. More Division I talent is showcased by Ellen Ross, Fort Wayne Dwenger {Butler} and Ajah Stallings, North Central (Marion) {Purdue-walk-on}. Two other North high scorers are Cameron Cardenas, Beech Grove and Kendall Fisher, Tindley both averaging 22.5 ppg. The North girls will be coached by Eric Kundich, East Chicago Central and Mark Hurt, Mooresville
    The South girls’ roster also includes five Indiana All-Stars. Two are 20+ point per game scores—Angel Baker (21.7 ppg), Pike {Wright State} and Kayana Traylor (21.4 ppg), Martinsville {Purdue}. The other three are Mackenzie Blazek, Whiteland {Illinois}, Anna Newman, Evansville North {Evansville} and Michaela White, Pike {Indiana State}. The South also features Kyra Whitaker of 2018 class AAA state runner-up Greensburg and Division I signee Sadie Hill, Perry Meridian {Murray State}. The South girls will be coached by Vince Cerbone, Martinsville and Kyle Shipp, Whiteland.
    Twenty-four boys compete in the second game of this doubleheader which features 10 players who scored more than 20 ppg this past season. The North is led by two future Big Ten Rivals— Eric Hunter, (27.8 ppg) Tindley {Purdue} and Damezi Anderson (19.1) South Bend Riley {Indiana}. Three others are committed to Division I colleges— Jack Hansen, Guerin Catholic {IUPUI}, Jamal Harris, Indianapolis Crispus Attucks {New Orleans} and Myja White, Brebeuf Jesuit {Miami-Ohio}. The North also boasts the state’s top scorer in Jalen Moore, Cloverdale who scored over 1000 points this season with his 36.8 average. Two more high scorers are Tyler Watson, Tri-West (26.8) and Jared DeHart, Indian Creek (23.3). Warren Central’s Antwaan Cushingberry is a 2018 IHSAA state champion. The North boys will be coached by Criss Beyers, Warren Central and Patrick Rady, Cloverdale.
    The South roster features Aaron Henry of 2017 IHSAA State Champion AAAA Ben Davis, a Michigan State recruit along with two 2018 IHSAA State Champion finalists— Mekhi Lairy (26.2 ppg) of AAA runner-up Evansville Bosse {Miami-Ohio} and Hayden Langkabel (26.6) of class A State Champion Morristown. Additional high scoring support for the South team comes from Gavin Bizeau (22 ppg), Plainfield {Duquesne} and De'Avion Washington (20.3), Terre Haute South {Indiana State} both bound for Division I programs. Chance Coyle (20), Bloomington South and Glen Rouch (22.6), Boonville will both play for Division II Southern Indiana next fall. Sean East was a member of AAAA New Albany’s 2016 IHSAA state championship team. The South boys will be coached by Mark James, Ben Davis and Maynard Lewis, Terre Haute South
    The 2018 Classic Game Director is Athletic Director Kip Staggs of Martinsville. Tickets are $ 10.00 and can be purchased from Martinsville High School by calling (765) 342-5571 ext. 4026.
    Attached find team rosters. For media credentials, additional ticket information or any other details, contact Classic Coordinator Kip Wesner of Hoosier Basketball Magazine, at (317) 925-8200 or e-mail at hoosierbbllmag@att.net.



2018 North/South Indiana All-Star Classic
at "John R. Wooden Gymnasium"
Martinsville High School - Martinsville, Indiana
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Girls Game - 5:00 pm



North GIRLS Team
North Girls Coaches - Eric Kundich, East Chicago Central and Mark Hurt, Mooresville

NAME                     SCHOOL                    HEIGHT, POSITION    COLLEGE
Jenasae Bishop       East Chicago Central         5-8 guard         Boston College
Leigha Brown          DeKalb                            6-2 forward        Nebraska
Cameron Cardenas  Beech Grove                    5-8 guard           Marian
Kendall Fisher         Tindley                            5-3 guard           Undecided
Cassidy Hardin       Center Grove                    5-10 guard         Purdue
Natalie Kassen       Mooresville                       5-7 guard           IU-Kokomo
Emily Kiser            Noblesville                        6-2 center          Michigan
Keya Patton           Indianapolis Cathedral       5-7 guard           Undecided
Ellen Ross             Fort Wayne Dwenger         5-11 forward       Butler
Addie Rund           Indian Creek                     5-3 guard           Franklin
Ajah Stallings        North Central (Marion)      5-8 wing             Purdue
Tomi Taiwo           Carmel                             5-10 guard         Iowa


SOUTH GIRLS Team
South Girls Coaches - Vince Cerbone, Martinsville and Kyle Shipp, Whiteland

NAME                      SCHOOL                   HEIGHT, POSITION    COLLEGE
Angel Baker             Pike                                5-8 guard           Wright State
Mackenzie Blazek     Whiteland                        6-2 center          Illinois
Merideth Deckard     Martinsville                      5-5 guard          Taylor
Abi Haynes              Vincennes Lincoln             5-8 guard          Wabash Valley
Sadie Hill                 Perry Meridian                 5-11 forward      Murray State
McKenzie Messmore  Bedford North Lawrence   5-6 guard          Hanover
Anna Newman          Evansville North               5-4 guard          Evansville
Samantha Olinger     Plainfield                         5-8 wing      Indiana (student)
Lilly Simon               Jac-Cen-Del                     5-6 guard          Findlay
Kayana Traylor         Martinsville                      5-9 guard          Purdue
Kyra Whitaker          Greensburg                      5-7 guard          Indiana Tech
Michaela White         Pike                                6-0 forward        Indiana State


2018 North/South Indiana All-Star Classic
at "John R. Wooden Gymnasium"
Martinsville High School - Martinsville, Indiana
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - Boys Game - 7:00 pm

North Boys Team
North Boys Coaches - Criss Beyers, Warren Central and Patrick Rady, Cloverdale

NAME                      SCHOOL                      HEIGHT, POSITION    COLLEGE
Damezi Anderson     South Bend Riley                6-7 forward         Indiana
Antwaan Cushingberry Warren Central               5-8 guard            Undecided
Jared DeHart           Indian Creek                       6-0 guard           Bethel
Kevin Easley            Lawrence North                  6-6 forward   TN Chattanooga
Jack Hansen            Guerin Catholic                   6-7 forward         IUPUI
Jamal Harris            Indianapolis Crispus Attucks 6-2 wing           New Orleans
Eric Hunter              Tindley                              6-3 guard            Purdue
Donald Lee              North Central (Marion)        6-5 forward         Undecided
Jalen Moore             Cloverdale                         5-10 guard          Undecided
Jeffrey Reynolds      Greenwood                         6-7 forward         St. Francis
Tyler Watson           Tri-West                             6-0 guard            Marian
Myja White              Brebeuf Jesuit                     6-1 guard           Miami (OH)


SOUTH Boys Team
South Boys Coaches - Mark James, Ben Davis and Maynard Lewis, Terre Haute South

NAME                         SCHOOL                HEIGHT, POSITION    COLLEGE
Gavin Bizeau              Plainfield                     6-11 forward        Duquesne
Jonathan Collier          Martinsville                  6-2 guard            Wabash
Chance Coyle             Bloomington South       6-4 guard      Southern Indiana
Sean East                  New Albany                 5-11 guard           Undecided
Jaden Coleman          Jeffersonville                6-3 wing              Undecided
Luke Gohmann           Floyd Central               6-6 forward          Marian
Aaron Henry              Ben Davis                    6-5 forward        Michigan State
Mekhi Lairy                Evansville Bosse           5-7 guard            Miami (OH)
Hayden Langkabel      Morristown                   6-0 guard            Marian
Glen Rouch                Boonville                     6-5 forward    Southern Indiana
Brayton Strohmeyer    Mooresville                  6-4 forward         Undecided
De'Avion Washington  Terre Haute South        6-4 guard            Indiana State

Honorary Player Selected but Injured:
Bailey Falkenstein, Jeffersonville


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POST-SEASON EVENTS

   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
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   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.

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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.

        Kip Wesner, Publisher