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
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
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.