August 10, 2010
Spencer Turner abruptly ended his college recruitment on Sunday, giving a verbal commitment to Belmont, an NCAA Division I program located in Nashville, Tenn., after finding what the Bloomington South senior described as “the perfect fit.”
“I hadn’t heard much from Belmont until recently,” Turner explained. “I got a (scholarship) offer the day before I took a (campus) visit there. I saw the facilities, met their guys and coaches, and fell in love with the place. I absolutely fell in love with the place.”
Turner, recognized as one of the top — if not the best — three-pointer shooter in Southern Indiana, also had offers from Coastal Carolina, Gardner Webb and IPFW, and he was hearing from a host of additional Division I schools — Boston College, Butler, Davidson, Indiana, Penn State and Purdue.
“I don’t think Belmont even saw me play until our very last tournament in Orlando,” he said. They didn’t recruit me at all last year; they didn’t come to any of my games. They were watching someone on another court and saw the second half of my game. It all just fell right into place, and it happened so fast.”
With his college destination set, Turner is now focused on the upcoming high school season.
“My role is going to be a lot bigger this year. At Bloomington South, everyone has high expectations of our program. I’ve got to step up this year and show the younger players how to play hard, work hard.”
August 10, 2010
Bedford North Lawrence senior Alex Pritchett gave an oral commitment Tuesday during a visit with the coaching staff at Wright State, the first school to heavily recruit the 6-foot-8 forward.
“They were the first school that showed a lot of interest in me,” Pritchett said. “As I started getting letters from others schools, I kept thinking that ‘I like Wright State better than this school or that school.’ They have a nice facility and I like the coaches a lot.”
Pritchett, who has visited the Raiders’ campus three times, chose Wright State over scholarship offers from Evansville and IPFW. He also had interest from Ball State, Creighton, Duquesne, Eastern Kentucky and IUPUI, among other schools.
“It really came down to Wright State and Evansville,” he added. “They were my top two for a long time.”
Along with his Bedford teammates, Pritchett is ready for the upcoming season, and he’s “glad to get the recruiting process over” before the start of high school basketball.
“It was pretty important for me to get (the recruiting process) over (before high school basketball) so I can focus on the team. I’m pretty excited about our team this year. I expect to win sectionals; I really think we can go pretty far.”
August 8, 2010
League awards announced at the conclusion of the Team Southern Indiana Boys’ HighSchool Summer League at Nolan Fieldhouse:
- Zach Martindale, Columbus East
- Cedric Daniels, Louisville (Ky.) Eastern
- Bryce Huebner, Northeast Dubois
- Lincoln Jones, North Harrison
- Grant Meyer, Silver Creek
- Caleb Springer, Silver Creek
League Champions: Sycamores
- Taylor Banks, Salem
- Billy Edelen, Clarksville
- David Fosbrink, Columbus East
- Byrce Lienhoop, Columbus East
- Joshua Wenning, North Harrison
August 8, 2010
Week five scores and highlights from the Team Southern Indiana Boys’ High School Summer League at Nolan Fieldhouse:
Northeast Dubois’ Bryce Huebner and Jennings County’s Justin Webster each scored 17 points to lead the Bulldogs past the Boilermakers 69-64. Charlestown’s Chris Braun and Northeast Dubois’ Cody Newland added 13 and 12 in the victory. The Boilermakers were paced by New Albany’s Landon Howard and West Washington’s Clayton Sullivan; both players finished with 12.
The Aces got a game-high 21 points from Silver Creek’s Caleb Sprigler en route to a 68-56 victory over the Hoosiers. Silver Creek’s Matt Hawn added 14 and Christian Academy’s Aaron Hayes 10 in the win. The Hoosiers were led by Rock Creek’s Shaquille Neptune (16), Henryville’s Andrew Jones (12) and South Central’s Michael Willett (11).
Clarksville’s Billy Edelen finished with 19 points and Salem’s Taylor Banks chipped in 11 as the Sycamores cruised into the title game, beating the Bulldogs 79-54. Huebner led the Bulldogs in defeat with 23 points, and Webster added 13.
The Aces built a 13-point halftime lead and whizzed past the Irish, 75-60. Springer racked up 20 points and Hawn contributed 20 for the Aces. The Irish were led in defeat by Silver Creek’s Grant Meyer (22) and Switzerland County’s Anthony Dennis (12).
Edelen netted 24 points and Columbus East’s Zach Martindale and Banks each totaled 22 as the Sycamores held on to beat the Aces in overtime, 96-89. Sprigler exploded for a league-record 44 points in the loss; Hayes added 17 and New Albany’s Clayton Poff 15 for the Aces.
August 7, 2010
League awards announced at the conclusion of the Team Southern Indiana Boys’ Middle School Summer League at Nolan Fieldhouse:
- Christian Barrett, Austin
- Gabe Bauer, Silver Creek
- Wade Costin, Silver Creek
- Bronson Kessinger, Corydon
- Cameron Schmidt, Rock Creek
League Champion: Sycamores
- Tristan Adams, Parkview
- Mitchell Allender, Providence
- Caleb Costin, Silver Creek
- Wade Costin
- Max Leist, Holy Family
- Nick Paynter, St. Anthony
- Spencer Pearson, Providence
- Jacob Summers, Highland Hills
August 7, 2010
Week five scores and highlights from the Team Southern Indiana Boys’ Middle School Summer League at Nolan Fieldhouse:
Silver Creek’s Gabe Bauer totaled a game-high 26 points, Parkview’s Isaiah Blanton added 15 and Corydon’s Jay Brent 11 as the Irish got past the Hoosiers, 62-50. The Hoosiers were led by South Central’s Zack Goodwin (17) and Madison’s Bryce Harmon (13).
The Sycamores got a game-high 34 points from Parkview’s Miles Harvey, and held on to edge the Bulldogs, 62-57. Silver Creek’s Wade Costin chipped in 14 in the win. The Madison duo of Willie Huffman and James Frazier led the Hoosiers with 20 and 12, respectively.
Corydon teammates Bronson Kessinger and Ryan Crawford racked up 32 and 14 points, and the Boilermakers slipped past the Irish 68-66. The Irish were led in defeat by Bauer (13) and Blanton (12).
The Sycamores built an 11-point first-half lead, then shellacked the Aces 76-38 to advance to the league championship. Harvey poured in 32 points and Costin added 22 in the win. Austin’s Markus Fleenor totaled 12 and Christian Barrett, also of Austin, added 11 in the loss for the Aces.
Harvey scored 32 points, Providence’s Mitchell Allender added 18 and Costin 10 as the Sycamores blew past the Boilermakers to win the TSI Boys’ Middle School Summer League title, 82-45. The Boilermakers, which finished regular league play with an 8-0 record, were led by Kessinger (16) and Silver Creek’s Noah Eckert (13).