Gizzi, Mullins lead county stars selected to IBCA teams

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Julius Gizzi

HANCOCK COUNTY — Highlighted by a pair of the top juniors in the state, Six Hancock County boys basketball players were recognized by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association on Friday as members of the all-state basketball team.

Fifteen seniors and 15 underclass boys’ basketball players have earned IBCA/Franciscan Health “Supreme 15” All-State honors for 2023-24, it was announced Friday. The IBCA also named Large School All-State teams (15 seniors, 15 underclass) and Small School All-State teams (15 seniors, 15 underclass).

New Palestine junior Julius Gizzi and Greenfield-Central junior Braylon Mullins were named to the “Supreme 15” for underclassmen.

Gizzi, a 6-3 guard, was the second-leading scorer in the state, averaging 28.9 points per game. He also grabbed 8.0 rebounds — tops in the Hoosier Heritage Conference— and dished out 2.3 assists per contest. He set a school record for points in a season with 810, most of any player in the state this season. Gizzi shot 55 percent from the field, hit 55 3-pointers.

Mullins, a 6-5 guard already with Division I offers from Indiana, Iowa and Notre Dame, among others, averaged 25.0 points per game, ranking No. 6 in the state. He added 6.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.2 steals per game. He shot 56 percent from the field and had 61 3-pointers. Mullins set a single-season school record for points in a season with 625.

The “Supreme 15” is the top honor awarded, and players were voted to that group without regard to school size. The Large School and Small School all-state teams are secondary accolades — the Large School group including players from Class 3A and Class 4A schools and the Small School group including players from Class A and Class 2A schools. Players who make the Supreme 15 are not considered for Large School or Small School honors.

In addition, 90 more seniors and 90 more underclass players were selected honorable mention all-state. The honorable mention laurels are awarded without regard to school size. In total, 270 players — 135 seniors and 135 underclass players — were recognized on the 2024 IBCA boys’ basketball All-State teams.

Four county players earned underclass honorable mention all-state, including Eastern Hancock’s Kayden Ruble, Mt. Vernon’s Luke Ertel and Julien Smith and New Palestine’s Moses Haynes.

Ruble, a 6-3 junior, averaged a double-double. He scored at a 14.2 points per game clip, tops on the Royals, and pulled down a Mid-Eastern Conference best 11.1 rebounds per game. He ranked No. 8 in the state in rebounding.

Mt. Vernon’s Ertel, a 6-2 sophomore guard, missed much of the the Marauders’ campaign due to an injury suffered during football season. He averaged 12.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists.

Smith, a 6-0 sophomore guard, led the Marauders in scoring for the second straight year. He averaged 14.4 points to go with 5.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

Haynes, a 5-11 junior guard, ranked No. 5 in the state in assists, averaging 6.7 per game. He was New Pal’s second leading scorer at 11.4 per contest and also averaged 1.9 steals. He set single-season school records for assists (182) and steals (51) and made 70 3-pointers — No. 1 in the HHC and No. 19 in the state. Haynes shot 46 percent from beyond the arc.

Those voted to the 2024 IBCA/Franciscan Health Supreme 15 Senior boys’ team are, listed alphabetically: Isaac Andrews, Wapahani; Jack Benter, Brownstown Central; Flory Bidunga, Kokomo; Kobi Bowles, Lawrence North; Trey Buchanan, Westfield; Micah Davis, Franklin Community; Aaron Fine, Noblesville; Keenan Garner, Fishers; Evan Haywood, Brebeuf Jesuit; Jevon Lewis, Fort Wayne Wayne; Malachi McNair, Evansville Harrison; Tyler Parrish, Chesterton; Ron Rutland III, Indianapolis Attucks; Jacob Smith, Lake Central; and K.J. Windham, Ben Davis.

Those voted to the 2024 IBCA/Franciscan Health Supreme 15 Underclass boys’ team along with Gizzi and Mullins are, listed alphabetically: Dezmon Briscoe, Indianapolis Attucks; Damien King, Anderson; Brady Koehler, Indianapolis Cathedral; Chase Konieczny, South Bend St. Joseph; Dominique Murphy, East Chicago Central; Kellen Pickett, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian; Steven Reynolds, South Bend Washington; Azavier Robinson, Lawrence North; Tre Singleton, Jeffersonville; Trent Sisley, Heritage Hills; Jack Smiley, Valparaiso; Jaymen Townsend, Marion; and Mark Zackery IV, Ben Davis.

The IBCA/Franciscan Health All-State teams are selected through a process organized by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association and presented by Franciscan Health Sports Medicine.

The complete 2024 IBCA/Franciscan Health Senior All-State and 2024 IBCA/Franciscan Health Underclass All-State teams for boys basketball are listed below.

2024 IBCA/Franciscan Health boys’ All-State

Senior Supreme 15

Isaac Andrews, Wapahani

Jack Benter, Brownstown Central

Flory Bidunga, Kokomo

Kobi Bowles, Lawrence North

Trey Buchanan, Westfield

Micah Davis, Franklin Community

Aaron Fine, Noblesville

Keenan Garner, Fishers

Evan Haywood, Brebeuf Jesuit

Jevon Lewis, Fort Wayne Wayne

Malachi McNair, Evansville Harrison

Tyler Parrish, Chesterton

Ron Rutland III, Indianapolis Attucks

Jacob Smith, Lake Central

K.J. Windham, Ben Davis

Senior Large School All-State

Payton Baird, South Bend Riley

Nic Book, Westfield

Kody Clancy, Scottsburg

David Cundiff, Munster

D’Amare Hood, Delta

Taray Howell, Evansville Bosse

Jayce Lee, South Bend St. Joseph

Karson Rogers, Kokomo

Joey Schmitz, Center Grove

Justin Sims, Chesterton

Robert Sorensen, Guerin Catholic

Jack Svetich, Crown Point

Tucker Tornatta, Evansville Memorial

Junter Walston, Noblesville

Braden Walters, Terre Haute North

Senior Small School All-State

Quinn Bales, North Judson

Max Booher, Greenwood Christian

Trevor Daughtry, Wabash

Josiah Dunham, Evansville Christian

Landen Hale, Hebron

Parker Hehman, Brownstown Central

Keagan Holder, Morgan Township

Reid Howard, Forest Park

Kyler Krull, Whitko

Donnie Miller, Barr-Reeve

Sam Mlagan, Bethesda Christian

Kasym Nash, Borden

Isaac Schultz, Adams Central

Nolan Swan, Tipton

Izaak Wright, Wabash

Senior Honorable Mention All-State

Zayvion Baker, Terre Haute South

Jaxson Bell, North Central (Indianapolis)

K.C. Berry, Decatur Central

Allen Briggs, Michigan City

Javawn Brooks, Brebeuf Jesuit

Maverick Brown, Penn

Jalen Bundy, Center Grove

Tyson Chupp, Bethany Christian

Peyton Cloud, Southwestern (Hanover)

Josiah Cox, Tri

Cole Duncan, Cowan

Eli Ellis, Plainfield

Sam Essegian, Whitko

Ashton Federspiel, Norwell

Coye Ferguson, Covington

Brady Fisher, Mishawaka

Jaxson Fugate, Fort Wayne North

Evan Gagnon, North Newton

Isaac Gayler, Fountain Central

Cayden Gehlhausen, Evansville North

Julian Gish, Pike Central

Chris Glover, Evansville Bosse

Jackson Graff, North Posey

Josiah Gustin, Pendleton Heights

Donovan Hamilton, Hamilton Southeastern

Mason Harvey, Seton Catholic

Cole Hayworth, Fort Wayne Concordia

Aydan Head, Henryville

Luke Helmuth, Westview

Aiden Hibbard, Elkhart Christian Academy

Cannen Houser, Carroll (Fort Wayne)

Chris Huerta, Carroll (Flora)

Will Jamison, Homestead

Jaelyn Johnson, Portage

Sam Johnson, Batesville

Philip Kahn, Shawe Memorial

Drew Kegerreis, Roncalli

Nate Keil, Lakeland

Nolan Kinsella, Munster

Evan Lawrence, Danville

Caleb Lehrman, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger

Devon Lewis, Fort Wayne Canterbury

Jamison Lewis, Southwestern (Hanover)

Mason Lewis, Indianapolis Attucks

Noah Lovan, Providence

Jackson McGee, Leo

Braedon Messenger, Concord

Taden Metzger, Fishers

Drew Miller, Tri-West

Jack Miller, Scottsburg

A.P. Mitchell, Evansville Bosse

Keyshawn Mitchell, Merrillville

Jackson Money, Tipton

Adam Moore, Winchester

Quade Morton, Pike Central

Kaden Muckerheide, North Decatur

Koleman Newsome, Daleville

Jamison Ousley, Twin Lakes

Grant Porath, Brownsburg

Jaxon Pardon, Carroll (Fort Wayne)

Caleb Parks, Hammond Bishop Noll

Kaden Pepper, Westville

Dylan Puent, Indiana School for the Deaf

Philip Randolph, International School of Indiana

Cam Reich, Speedway

Jaedin Reyna, Hammond Bishop Noll

Jemeil Rich Jr., East Chicago Central

Sean Richard, Argos

Zion Rhoades, Mishawaka Marian

Michael Roberson, Knightstown

Max Robertson, Tri-West

Jack Rodgers, Culver Community

Matthew Roettger, Peru

Jack Scheumann, Bellmont

Collin Schmidt, Plainfield

Albert Schwartz, Lafayette Central Catholic

Jacob Scruggs, South Decatur

Isaac Smith, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian

Will Spellman, Center Grove

Andy Spoelman, Illiana Christian

Zeke Tanoos, West Vigo

Colin Taylor, New Castle

Ajani Washington, New Haven

Camden Webster, Kankakee Valley

Kane Wilsey, Evansville Day

Ethan Wolfe, NorthWood

Jackson Wors, Delta

Eugene Young Jr., Fort Wayne North

Wyatt Zellers, Scottsburg

Collin Ziebarth, Wawasee

Underclass Supreme 15

Dezmon Briscoe, jr., Indianapolis Attucks

Julius Gizzi, jr., New Palestine

Damien King, jr., Anderson

Brady Koehler, jr., Indianapolis Cathedral

Chase Konieczny, jr., South Bend St. Joseph

Braylon Mullins, jr., Greenfield-Central

Dominique Murphy, jr., East Chicago Central

Kellen Pickett, jr., Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian

Steven Reynolds, so., South Bend Washington

Azavier Robinson, jr., Lawrence North

Tre Singleton, jr., Jeffersonville

Trent Sisley, jr., Heritage Hills

Jack Smiley, jr., Valparaiso

Jaymen Townsend, jr., Marion

Mark Zackery IV, jr., Ben Davis

Underclass Large School All-State

Chase Barnes, jr., Fort Wayne Wayne

Luke Bricker, jr., Warsaw

Bryson Cardinal, jr., Guerin Catholic

Michael Cooper, jr., Jeffersonville

Alex Couto, jr., Carmel

P.J. Douglas, jr., Jeffersonville

JonAnthony Hall, jr., Fishers

Edward Hazelett III, so., Franklin Central

Reginald Hinton, so., Gary West

Cedric Horton, jr., Richmond

Carter Kent, jr., Jennings County

Maguire Mitchell, jr., Zionsville

Tyler Raasch, jr., NorthWood

Dikembe Shaw, so., Crown Point

Shane Sims, jr., Evansville Harrison

Underclass Small School All-State

Gavin Betten, jr., Manchester

Grady Carpenter, jr., Tipton

Fletcher Cole, jr., Paoli

Collin Czarnecki, jr., LaVille

Colby Hall, jr., Brownstown Central

Terrence Hayes Jr., so., 21st Century Charter (Gary)

Cole Henry, jr., South Ripley

Hudson Horvath, jr., Park Tudor

Bode Judge, jr., Lapel

Jake McGraw, jr., Clinton Prairie

Blake Neill, so., Bloomfield

Joshua Renfro, jr., Christian Academy of Indiana

Treigh Schelsky, so., Parke Heritage

Dereon Truesdale, jr., Fort Wayne Bishop Luers

Lemetrius Williams, so., 21st Century Charter (Gary)

Underclass Honorable Mention All-State

Keaton Aldridge, so., Indianapolis Cathedral

Mason Bales, jr., Northridge

Josiah Ball, jr., Maconaquah

Camden Bell, so., Wapahani

Cooper Bock, so., Sullivan

Marcus Browder, jr., Hammond Central

Mason Carpenter, jr., Richmond

Derek Collins Jr., jr., Gary West

Andy Colvin, jr., Dugger Union

Brock Conrad, jr., Floyd Central

David Cook, jr., Christian Academy of Indiana

Chace Coomer, jr., Brownstown Central

Cam Craig, jr., Switzerland County

Adam Crouch, jr., Indian Creek

Melakih Cunningham, jr., Decatur Central

Justin Curry, so., Noblesville

Kasen Daeger, so., Silver Creek

H.J. Dillard, jr., Fort Wayne Wayne

Deion Edwards, jr., Springs Valley

Ethan Edwards, jr., Clay City

Ethan Edwards, jr., Whiteland

Gavin Eldridge, jr., Peru

Luke Ellspermann, jr., Evansville Memorial

Tamarje English, fr., Liberty Christian

Luke Ertel, so., Mt. Vernon (Fortville)

Paul Gilvydis, jr. Andrean

Brayden Goff, so., Northview

Sam Gooch, so., Greencastle

Jevon Guess, jr., Warren Central

Renn Harper, jr., Parke Heritage

Evan Harrell, so., Carmel

Javionne Harris, so., Taylor

Moses Haynes, jr., New Palestine

Shea Hollendonner, so., Centerville

Edwin Holmes, so., Princeton

Chris Hurt, jr., Indianapolis Attucks

Michael Johnson, jr. ,Southport

Tyrese Jones, so., South Bend Clay

Cade Kaiser, jr., Batesville

A,J. Kelly, jr., Maconaquah

Landon Kidwell, jr., Southwestern (Hanover)

Malachi King, jr., Harrison (West Lafayette)

Chris Lampkins, jr., New Albany

Kaden Lark, jr., Lebanon

Luke Lindeman, jr., Bloomington North

Colton Lindsay, so., Eastern (Greentown)

Brandt Martin, jr., Warsaw

Patric Mattson, jr., Bedford North Lawrence

Kai McGrew, so., Lawrence North

Brennan Miller, so., Lawrence North

Jaylan Mitchell, fr., Evansville Reitz

Vince Moutardier, jr., Bloomington South

Kolt Nelson, jr., Franklin Community

Xander Niehaus, jr., Castle

Paul Oliver, so., Linton-Stockton

William Owens, jr., Mishawaka Marian

Da’Kori Parker, fr., South Bend Washington

Connor Ramey, jr., Edinburgh

Rogelio “Papi” Rivera, jr., North Central (Indianapolis)

Brad Rohde, jr., Hanover Central

Ethan Roseman, so., Indianapolis Bishop Chatard

Kayden Ruble, jr., Eastern Hancock

Jaiyre Sampson, jr,, Carroll (Fort Wayne)

Austin Schmitt, jr., North Posey

Brady Scholl, so., Northridge

Rylan Schrink, jr., New Albany

Jace Scrafton, jr., Danville

Eli Sego, so., Triton Central

Preston Sims, jr., Northwestern

Hunter Sisson, jr., Benton Central

Julien Smith, so., Mt. Vernon (Fortville)

Noah Smith, so., Plainfield

Drew Snively, jr., Zionsville

Colton Stowers, jr., Washington

Jay Summitt, jr., Evansville Harrison

Cole Thomas, jr., South Central (Elizabeth)

Jarvis Tolbert, so., South Bend Adams

Jace Tonagel, fr., Oak Hill

Eli Tricker, so., Danville

Drelyn Truesdale, jr., Fort Wayne Bishop Luers

Seth Wagler, jr., Barr-Reeve

Yamauree Wallace, jr., East Chicago Central

Henry Wanstrath, jr., Oldenburg Academy

L.J. Ward, jr., Indianapolis Lutheran

Javon Warfield, jr., Anderson

Michael Wellman, jr., Portage

Ben Werth, so., West Lafayette

Tate Whitehead, jr., Southridge

Bryce Wilcox, so., Southwood

Trey Yoder, jr., Woodlan