Curry to suit up with some of state’s best

Daily Reporter staff reports

New Palestine’s Ryan Curry is one of the state’s 2014-15 top basketball seniors selected to participate in the 27th annual North-South Indiana All-Star Classic.

This girls-boys doubleheader, sponsored by Hoosier Basketball Magazine and Pacesetter Sports of Terre Haute, will be played at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion on April 19, at 2 p.m. (girls) and 4 p.m. (boys).

Twenty-four boys will compete in the second game, including four Division I recruits who will stay in state, led by future Purdue Boilermaker Ryan Cline of Carmel, as well as Butler-bound Sean McDermott of Pendleton Heights, Valparaiso signee Derrik Smits (Zionsville) and Tahjai Teague (Pike), who will attend Ball State.

Curry, a guard who will attend Indiana University but not play basketball collegiately, averaged 21.6 points this season, including a school-record 46 points against Shelbyville on Feb. 6.

“I’m looking forward to just being able to play again with some of my AAU friends,” said Curry, whose final game with the Dragons was a hard-fought sectional championship loss to Franklin Central.

“It’ll be nice to be able to play for fun one last time without the pressure of the sectionals.”

Curry is one of eight North-South All-Stars to net at least 20 points per game this year. The others are Ryan Welage (30 ppg), Greensburg, (San Jose State); Dylan Windler (27.2), Perry Meridian, (Belmont); Hyron Edwards (25), East Chicago Central; Devin Cannady (22.4), Mishawaka Marian, (Princeton); Ryan Fazekas (21.5), Marquette Catholic, (Providence); Trevor Waite (21.1), Tri-West, (Indiana Wesleyan); and Cline (20).

The North boys will be led by Brent Brobston, Frankton. Carmel’s Scott Heady will coach the South.

Twenty-four girls compete in the first half of this doubleheader highlighted by 2015 Indiana Miss Basketball Ali Patberg (Notre Dame commit) of Columbus North, along with 10 other Indiana All-Stars.

The North girls will be coached by Fort Wayne Canterbury’s Wayne Kreiger.

Mooresville coach Mark Hurt will lead the South girls.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 765-677-2317.