Local standouts earn IBCA All-State honors

Mt. Vernon senior Michael Ertel and Eastern Hancock junior Addison True were named Indiana Basketball Coaches Association All-State on Thursday.

Ertel, a Louisiana-Monroe recruit, was selected to the IBCA Large School Senior All-State Team. The Marauders’ point guard averaged 19.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this season.

True was named to the IBCA Small School Underclass All-State Team. The guard averaged 17.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.8 steals per game.

All-State honorable mentions went to Greenfield-Central’s Will O’Connor and Eastern Hancock’s Brycen Napier. 

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2017 IBCA/Subway Senior All-State

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Jaylen Butz, Fort Wayne North

Jermaine Couisnard, East Chicago Central

Zach Gunn, Hamilton Southeastern

Ra Kpedi, Lawrence North

Kyle Mangas, Warsaw

Jaylen Minnett, Terre Haute South

Cooper Neese, Cloverdale

Jack Nunge, Castle

Mateo Rivera, North Central

Nike Sibande, Indianapolis Attucks

Grant Smith, Connersville

Mack Smith, Warren Central

Sasha Stefanovic, Crown Point

Kris Wilkes, North Central

Malik Williams, Fort Wayne Snider

2017 IBCA/Subway Underclass All-State

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Damezi Anderson, South Bend Riley

Johnny Bernard, Merrillville

Gavin Bizeau, Plainfield

Keion Brooks Jr., Fort Wayne North

Chance Coyle, Bloomington South

Kevin Easley, Lawrence North

Jamal Harris, Indianapolis Attucks

Alex Hemenway, Castle

Aaron Henry, Ben Davis

Eric Hunter, Tindley

Trayce Jackson-Davis, Center Grove

Musa Jallow, Bloomington North

Mekhi Lairy, Evansville Bosse

Romeo Langford, New Albany

Robert Phinisee, McCutcheon


New Palestine’s A.D. honored by IIAAA

The Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association named New Palestine’s Al Cooper the District IV Athletic Director of the Year this week.

Cooper was recognized during the IIAAA Conference on Sunday. 


Boys basketball state finals today

The 107th Annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Finals will take place today at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

The first game will be between Lafayette Central Catholic (22-6) and Indianapolis Tindley (23-5) for the Class A title at 10:30 a.m. The Class 2A state championship game follows at 12:45 p.m. between Frankton (22-6) and Crawford County (22-6).

The day’s second session begins at 6 p.m. as Twin Lakes (25-3) and Indianapolis Crispus Attucks (24-4) play for the 3A title. The 4A championship will start at 8:15 p.m. between Fort Wayne North Side (27-2) and Ben Davis (22-5).

All four state championship games will air live on Fox Sports Indiana and will stream live at IHSAAtv.org.

Tickets are $15 per person per session or all-day tickets, including all four games, priced at $30 per person.