Four Hancock County players selected for Top 60 workout


Dylan Moles

Staff report

Four Hancock County senior boys basketball standouts have been invited to participate in Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 60 workout.

Greenfield-Central’s Dylan Moles, Eastern Hancock’s Jacob Spaulding and Silas Spaulding and New Palestine’s Ian Stephens are among the players that are slated to participate in the event to be held at Marian University Sunday.

These boys were selected from approximately 1,500 senior players statewide.

Moles, a 6-foot, 3-inch guard, helped lead the Cougars to the winningest season in school history. The senior guard, headed to play at Marian University next year, led the 21-2 Cougars with a 20 points per game scoring average and 5.1 assists per contest.

A 6-foot guard, Jacob Spaulding led the 19-7 Royals in scoring with a 17.3 points per game average. He added 2.8 assists and a team-best 3.2 steals. Silas Spaulding, also a 6-foot guard, topped Eastern Hancock in assists with 3.1 per contest. He was second in scoring averaging 13.7 points per contest.

Stephens, a 6-6 forward, was a key cog in New Palestine’s winningest season. The Dragons were 23-3 and sectional champions. Stephens averaged 15 points per game and a team-best 7.8 rebounds per contest. He also led NP in steals at 1.3 per game.

Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 60 Senior Workout is highlighted by 10 players who will participate in the 2023 IHSAA State Finals Saturday including— Clay Butler, Zane Doughty and Sheridan Sharp of Ben Davis and Zavion Bellamy, Kokomo from Class 4A; Cade Brenner and Ian Raasch from Class 3A NorthWood; Josh Furst and Gage Sefton of Fort Wayne Blackhawk along with Joey Hart and Logan Webb from Linton-Stockton representing Class 2A.

Unfortunately, due to spring break conflict, Kamea Chandler from Class 3A Guerin Catholic is not able to attend.

There are 20 players who averaged more than 20 points per game this season who are part of the Top 60 Senior Workout this year topped by the state’s leading scorers — Tyler Myers, Evansville Day (31 ppg) and Markus Burton, Penn (29.7).

Featured Top 60 players who will stay in the Hoosier State as Division I recruits include Burton (Notre Dame), Jermaine Coleman, Park Tudor (Purdue Fort Wayne), Myles Colvin, Heritage Christian (Purdue), Doughty, (Valparaiso) and Mason Jones, Valparaiso (Ball State). More Division I talent will be on display at the Top 60 Workout with Hart, (Central Florida), Logan Imes, Zionsville (Penn State), Sam Orme, Carmel (Belmont), Nick Richart, Zionsville (Charlotte), JQ Roberts, Bloomington North (Vanderbilt) and Sharp (Nicholls State). Of Note: Xavier Booker, Indianapolis Cathedral (Michigan State) was selected, but cannot attend due to travel for the McDonald’s All-American game.

Statistical evaluation, game observation and statewide research were conducted throughout the season to determine Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 60. Two sessions of the Top 60 Senior Workout will be hosted on Sunday by Hoosier Basketball Magazine, in conjunction with the IHSAA and the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association, at Marian University in Indianapolis (3200 N. Cold Spring Road).

Boys primarily from Northern and Southern Indiana will participate in the first session (1-3 p.m.). The remaining players, mostly from Central Indiana, will compete during the second session (3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.).

Coach Christopher Hawkins (Attucks) will direct both sessions. Four other outstanding IBCA coaches— Donnie Bowling (Anderson), Brent Dalrymple (North Daviess), Greg Dean (Fountain Central) and Ryan Miller (Providence)— have been invited to assist with on-court coaching.

Both sessions are open to the public for admission fee of $8 ($5 for elementary age students).

Class of 2023 Top 60 Senior Boys

Weston Aigner, Castle; Jeremiah Alexander, Beech Grove; Luke Almodovar, Noblesville; Marcus Ankney, Center Grove; Matthew Arthur, New Washington; Anthony Ball, Decatur Central; Zavion Bellamy, Kokomo; Landon Biegel, Oak Hill; Peyton Bledsoe, Loogootee; Cade Brenner, NorthWood; Darrion Brooks, New Haven; Joey Brown, North Central (Marion); Markus Burton, Penn; Clay Butler, Ben Davis; Ahmere Carson, Anderson; Jermaine Coleman, Park Tudor; Myles Colvin, Heritage Christian; DaJohn Craig, Lawrence Central; Nolan Cumberland, Tippecanoe Valley; AJ Dancler, Southport; Caleb Dewey, Edinburgh; Zane Doughty, Ben Davis; Cooper Farrall, Culver Academies; Aidan Franks, Wapahani; Josh Furst, Fort Wayne Blackhawk; Josh Gatete, Penn; Arlondo Hall, Tindley; Joey Hart, Linton-Stockton; Andrew Hedrick, Columbia CityBen Henderson, Harrison (West Lafayette); Jamie Hodges Jr., Michigan City; Jalen Hooks, Warren Central; Dayton Hoover, Frontier; Cooper Horn, Columbus North; Logan Imes, Zionsville; Mason Jones, Valparaiso; Casey Kaelin, Providence; Kyron Kaopuiki, Homestead; Mason Larkin, Fountain Central; Nickens Lemba, Southport; AJ Lux, Crown Point; Keegan Manowitz, Jennings County; Luke McBride, Norwell; Willie Miller, Lake Station; Dylan Moles, Greenfield-Central; J.J. Morris, Argos; DJ Moss, Gary 21st Century; Jaylen Mullen, North Daviess; Tyler Myers, Evansville Day; Sam Orme, Carmel; Cole Pride, Batesville; Ian Raasch, NorthWood; Nick Richart, Zionsville; JQ Roberts, Bloomington North; Alex Romack, Westfield; Luke Saylor, Heritage; Gage Sefton, Fort Wayne Blackhawk; Sheridan Sharp, Ben Davis; Jacob Spaulding, Eastern Hancock; Silas Spaulding, Eastern Hancock; Ian Stephens, New Palestine; Deaglan Sullivan, Mishawaka Marian; Jaron Tibbs, Indianapolis Cathedral; Logan Webb, Linton-Stockton; Gavin Welch, New Castle; Spencer White, Carmel; Ashton Williamson, Gary 21st Century; Gavin Wisley, Bloomington South; Devon Woods, Pike

SELECTED BUT INJURED AND UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE — Jaxson Gould, Warsaw; Jordan Woods, Hammond Central

SELECTED BUT UNABLE TO ATTEND — Chase Bachelor, Prairie Heights; Xavier Booker, Indianapolis Cathedral; Kamea Chandler, Guerin Catholic; Jacob Cherry, Eastern (Pekin); Drew Cook, Northview; Austin Cripe, West Noble; Jake Davis, Indianapolis Cathedral; Elhadj Diallo, Brownsburg; Owen Duff, Carroll (Flora); Tyson Good, Lewis Cass; Brycen Hannah, Glenn; Isaac Higgs, Evansville Reitz; Isaiah Malone, Prairie Heights; Bauer Maple, Maconaquah; Kaden Oliver, Silver Creek; Brandon Trilli, Munster; Caleb Washington, Floyd Central