Jameson, Watson earn baseball honors

Greenfield-Central ace pitcher Drey Jameson was named Class 4A All-State by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association.

The Ball State recruit was one of seven pitchers selected to the IHSBCA first team. Jameson was named the 2017 Indiana Player of the Year by Prep Baseball Report this season.

The 6-foot, 160-pound two-way player finished his senior campaign with a 6-1 record and 112 strikeouts. He also hit over .400 with seven home runs.

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Jameson, a unanimous All-Hoosier Heritage Conference selection, led the Cougars to their first sectional title since 2013 and recorded 22 RBIs, nine doubles, 10 stolen bases and sported a 0.65 ERA.

New Palestine’s Keegan Watson was named Class 3A IHSBCA All-State honorable mention.

The Nebraska recruit hit .333 as a senior and scored 27 runs while driving in 24. He recorded seven doubles, six home runs and swiped five bases. As the New Palestine Dragons ace, he went 6-1 with 73 strikeouts and a 1.40 ERA in 40.0 innings pitched.

Watson also was voted as an IHSBCA Indiana All-Star along with Jameson and was a unanimous All-HHC selection.


Fever sign Hamson to seven-day contract

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Fever have signed 6-foot-7 center Jennifer Hamson to a seven-day contract, as announced by President and General Manager Kelly Krauskopf.

Hamson made two starts among 25 appearances with Los Angeles as a rookie in 2015 and was waived by the Sparks in 2016. She played professionally in Russia in 2015-16 and averaged 11.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.4 blocked shots per game last winter while helping Sydney to a WNBL title in Australia. She signed with WNBA Connecticut in February, but was waived in training camp.

She is regarded for being a two-sport star at Brigham Young University. She earned West Coast Conference player of the year awards in both basketball (2014) and volleyball (2012), was a four-time All-American between the two sports and has been a part of U.S. national team programs in both sports.


Pacers sign free agent Darren Collison

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers announced Friday they have signed free agent Darren Collison to a contract. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Collison returns to the Pacers, where he played two seasons from 2010-12. In those two seasons with the Pacers he averaged 11.9 points and 5.0 assists over 139 games (135 starts). Collison also played in 16 playoff games in his two seasons with the Pacers, averaging 8.9 points and 3.3 assists per game.

“Having had Darren here in the past, we obviously knew what we were getting, both on the floor and in the locker room,” said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard. “When you bring in a player like Darren, you know you’re not only getting a point guard, you’re adding a veteran presence to your team.”