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       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      CONTACT KIP WESNER                        APRIL 3, 2019                                 CALL (317) 925-8200

MARTINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS NORTH/SOUTH INDIANA
ALL-STAR CLASSIC PRESENTED BY MCDONALDS OF INDIANA

        An elite group of Indiana’s senior basketball players will convene at the John R. Wooden Gymnasium at Martinsville High School on Saturday, April 6, 2019 to prepare for the 31st annual North/South Indiana All-Star Classic presented by McDonalds of Indiana. This girls’ and boys’ doubleheader will be played on Saturday, April 6th at 1 p.m. (girls) and 3 p.m. (boys). The North/South Indiana All-Star Classic presented by McDonalds of Indiana is sponsored in part by Martinsville High School and Pacesetter Sports in Terre Haute.
        Twenty-four girls will compete in the first half of this doubleheader, including eight players who have been named to the 2019 Indiana All-Star team highlighted by Indiana recruits Jorie Allen, Bedford North Lawrence and Shaila Beeler, Warren Central along with Ohio State bound Rikki Harris, North Central (Marion) and Ball State signee Sydney Freeman, Central Noble.
        The North team sports four 2019 Indiana All-Stars— Freeman along with Carissa Garcia (Fort Wayne Concordia), Maddie Nolan (Zionsville) and Hannah Noveroske (Michigan City). The North also has Madison Jones, Western Boone who led the state with a 28.3 ppg scoring average. The North team is coached by Andy Heim (Bellmont) and Andy Maguire (Zionsville). The South team features Cameron Tabor (New Castle) plus Allen, Beeler and Harris, who are all 2019 Indiana All-Stars. Three IN-STATE Division I recruits also spotlight the South roster— Evansville bound Jossie Hudson, Evansville Mater Dei plus Indiana State signees— Alyssa Robben, East Central and Hattie Westerfeld, Batesville. Jeff Allen (Bedford North Lawrence) and Jessi Johnson (Martinsville) are the South coaches.
        The boys’ game features 11 players that were pictured on the front cover of the 2018-19 issue of Hoosier Basketball Magazine including Indiana signees Trayce Jackson-Davis (Center Grove) and Armaan Franklin (Indianapolis Cathedral) along with three Purdue recruits— Brandon Newman (Valparaiso), Isaiah Thompson (Zionsville) and Mason Gillis (New Castle) who is an Honorary Player due to injury. Four 2019 IHSAA state finalists also headline the rosters— Jalen Windham of AAAA Runner-up Ben Davis, Zane Gross of AAA State Champion Silver Creek, Ethan Brittain-Watts of AAA Runner-up Culver Academies and Gabe Gladish of Class A Runner-up Barr-Reeve.
        The North boys have Purdue recruits— Newman and Thompson. Also for the North team are Jared Hankins, Lawrence North (Indiana State), Brittain-Watts, Culver Academies (Boston) and Aaron Etherington, Hamilton Southeastern (Toledo) who were featured on the magazine’s front cover. Three more notables for the North are Windham, Lucas Kroft, Richmond who is signed to play at Ball State University and Josh Bryan who led Delta to an undefeated regular season. Coaching the North team is Bobby Carter (Mooresville) and Barak Coolman (Valparaiso). The South boys contain Indiana signees— Jackson-Davis and Franklin. Gracing Hoosier Basketball’s front cover for the South are Cameron Alford, Brownsburg (Alabama A&M), Cobie Barnes, Floyd Central (Indiana State) and Alex Hemenway, Castle (Clemson). The other two state finalists are also part of the South team— Gross (AAA Champion Silver Creek) and Gladish (Class A Runner-up Barr-Reeve). Brandon Hoffman (Silver Creek) and Kip Staggs (Martinsville) are the South coaches.
        The 2019 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 are 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.



2019 North/South Indiana All-Star Classic
at "John R. Wooden Gymnasium"
Martinsville High School - Martinsville, Indiana
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - Girls Game - 1:00 pm


NORTH GIRLS ROSTER
NORTH GIRLS COACHES
Andy Heim (Bellmont)
Andy Maguire (Zionsville)

NAME, SCHOOL                         HEIGHT, POSITION        COLLEGE
Jordyn Barga, Monroe Central              6-0 forward       Kentucky Wesleyan
Sydney Freeman, Central Noble           5-7 guard                 Ball State
Carissa Garcia, Fort Wayne Concordia   5-7 guard          Northern Kentucky
Grace Hunter, Bellmont                       5-10 forward        Northern Illinois
Madison Jones, Western Boone            5-8 guard                Davenport
Samantha Matthews, Charlestown        5-7 guard                  Tampa
Maddie Nolan, Zionsville                      5-10 guard              Miami (OH)
Hannah Noveroske, Michigan City         6-4 center                  Xavier
Elise Scaggs, Mooresville                     5-11 forward            Davenport
Caitlyn Snyder, Indian Creek               5-10 forward             Anderson
Ella Thompson, Center Grove              5-7 guard                   Bentley
Emma Utterback, Center Grove           5-9 guard                  Vermont

SOUTH GIRLS ROSTER
SOUTH GIRLS COACHES
Jeff Allen (Bedford North Lawrence)
Jessi Johnson (Martinsville)

NAME, SCHOOL                         HEIGHT, POSITION        COLLEGE
Jorie Allen, Bedford North Lawrence     6-1 forward                Indiana
Shaila Beeler, Warren Central              5-7 guard                  Indiana
Addisyn Blackwell, Bloomington South  5-4 guard           Southern Indiana
Amani Brown, Terre Haute South         5-5 guard                 Vincennes
Makenna Fee, Seymour                       6-0 forward        Illinois Springfield
Rikki Harris, North Central (Marion)      5-11 guar                Ohio State
Jossie Hudson, Evansville Mater Dei      6-1 forward             Evansville
Gracie Johnson, Martinsville                 5-1 guard               Cumberland
Bethany Mackin, Martinsville                5-8 forward          Shawnee State
Alyssa Robben, East Central                 6-4 center             Indiana State
Cameron Tabor, New Castle                 5-9 guard                 Davidson
Hattie Westerfeld, Batesville               6-3 forward            Indiana State



2019 North/South Indiana All-Star Classic
at "John R. Wooden Gymnasium"
Martinsville High School - Martinsville, Indiana
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - Boys Game - 3:00 pm

NORTH BOYS ROSTER

NORTH BOYS COACHES
Bobby Carter (Mooresville)
Barak Coolman (Valparaiso)

NAME, SCHOOL                          HEIGHT, POSITION        COLLEGE
Ethan Brittain-Watts, Culver Academies 6-1 guard                  Boston
Josh Bryan, Delta                                 6-3 guard               Undecided
Aaron Etherington, Hamilton Southeastern 6-7 forward           Toledo
Wyatt Felling, Triton Central                  6-0 guard              Undecided
Jared Hankins, Lawrence North              6-4 guard            Indiana State
Lucas Kroft, Richmond                          6-5 forward             Ball State
Brandon Newman, Valparaiso                6-4 guard                 Purdue
Maxwell Newman, Monrovia                  6-7 forward               Bethel
Allen Plunkett, South Putnam                6-5 forward              DePauw
Sam Skaggs, Logansport                       6-0 guard              Undecided
Isaiah Thompson, Zionsville                  6-0 guard                 Purdue
Jalen Windham, Ben Davis                    6-5 guard               Undecided

*Honorary Player - Selected, but Injured
Mason Gillis, New Castle                       6-6 forward              Purdue

SOUTH BOYS ROSTER
SOUTH BOYS COACHES
Brandon Hoffman (Silver Creek)
Kip Staggs (Martinsville)

NAME, SCHOOL                          HEIGHT, POSITION        COLLEGE
Cameron Alford, Brownsburg                 6-2 guard             Alabama A&M
Cobie Barnes, Floyd Central                  6-6 forward           Indiana State
Drew Comer, Greensburg                      6-4 forward            Bellarmine
Armaan Franklin, Indianapolis Cathedral 6-5 guard                Indiana
Gabe Gladish, Barr-Reeve                     6-1 guard               Undecided
Zane Gross, Silver Creek                       6-2 guard            Rose-Hulman
Alex Hemenway, Castle                         6-4 guard                Clemson
Trayce Jackson-Davis, Center Grove      6-10 forward             Indiana
Zach Kuhn, Shelbyville                          6-4 guard          Army-West Point
Jake LaRavia, Lawrence Central             6-7 forward             Undecided
Isiah Moore, Warren Central                  5-10 guard                IU-East
Reid Staggs, Martinsville                       5-11 guard              Undecided

*Honorary Player - Selected, but Injured
Tyler Stead, Martinsville                       6-5 forward        Southern Indiana