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                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
                                        May 24, 2018

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 hoosierbbllmag@att.net 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