May 2, 2010
The middle school portion of the Indiana District AAU Boys’ State Tournament is being held this weekend at Indianapolis North Central, and Team Southern Indiana has two entries competing in the 14 and under division: 2014 Red and 2014 Yellow.
TSI 2014 Red fell 62-52 to Spiece Indy Ice 2 in their opening game of pool play. Borden’s Garrett Vick scored 11 points, and Parkview’s Cameron Mink and Highland Hills’ Andrew Rogers each added nine.
In their second game of pool play, MBA Select shellacked 2014 Red 54-33. Salem’s Tanner Wroblewski netted 11 points in the loss, and Hazelwood’s Blaine Weddington chipped in 10.
2014 Red was eliminated in the first-round of tournament play 65-60 to Steel City Metro. Wroblewski again led the team in defeat with 14 points, and Lanesville’s Jack Feree tossed in 11.
TSI 2014 Yellow was defeated in both of their pool play contests. The Indy Hoyas beat 2014 Yellow 68-59 in the team’s opener. Henryville’s Devin Richey led the team in defeat with 14 points, Scribner’s Ravon Wright contributed 12 and Crothersville’s Gene Hodge 11.
2014 Yellow couldn’t hold on to a nine point second-half advantage, falling 52-48 to Steel City Metro. Wright poured in 23 points and Richey added 11 in the loss.
Yellow was ousted from the event in the first round of the single-elimination tournament 68-66 by Indiana Select Baylor. Richey racked up 24 points, and Hodge scored 18.
May 1, 2010
College commitments continue to roll in from Southern Indiana’s Class of 2010.
Silver Creek’s Cody Jackson will attend Anderson University, a NCAA Division III school located in Anderson. Jackson, who attracted interest from a handful of small-college programs, will join the Ravens after the school’s first-ever appearance last season in the national tournament.
New Albany senior Jordy Martin has also announced his college decision. The crafty point guard will attend Rose-Hulman, a NCAA Division III school located in Terre Haute.
April 20, 2010
Two Southern Indiana stars announced their college intentions today.
Floyd Central senior Cody Banet will attend Indiana University East, located in Richmond. IU East, an NAIA Division II competitor, plays in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, the same conference as IU Southeast.
Banet chose IU East over Ashland, Earlham, Hanover and St. Joseph’s (Ind.), according to the player’s family.
Paoli senior Logan Laswell also confirmed his commitment to Lindsey Wilson, an NAIA Division I school located in Columbia, Ky., Ram assistant Kevin Jones told HoosierHillsHoops.com.
April 15, 2010
Four true Southern Indiana players were announced today as 2010 Indianapolis Star Indiana All-Stars.
Bloomington North’s Julian Boatner, Jeffersonville’s Kegan Clark, Bloomington South’s Erik Fromm and New Albany’s Donnie Hale were named among the state’s best, and will face the Kentucky All-Stars in a two-game series June 11 and 12
The June 11 contest will be held at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky., and the teams will meet again on June 12 in Indianapolis at Conseco Fieldhouse. The Indiana All-Stars will also scrimmage groups of junior stars prior to the Indiana-Kentucky series at locations to be announced.
April 15, 2010
Taylor head men’s basketball coach Paul Patterson has announced the signing of 6-1 guard Ben Raichel for the 2010-11 season.
“Ben’s skills will fit well with what we do,” Patterson said. “His ability to handle the ball, shoot the ball and play hard defensively will fit right in.”
The Austin, Ind., native led the Eagles in nine different scoring statistical categories as a senior, including 18.5 points per game and an 87.8% clip from the free throw line, the fifth highest percentage in school history.
Raichel, the school’s all-time leader in three pointers made (174), shot 43.6% from long range this season and strung together 34 consecutive games in which he made at least one three, a streak unmatched in the history of the program. His 1,132 points also puts him ninth on the school’s all-time scoring list.
Behind Raichel’s hot hand Austin finished a combined 33-12 in the last two seasons.
A potential pre-med major, the future Trojan will participate in the East-West All-Star Game in Crawfordsville, Ind., on April 17.
“We are excited about Ben joining our team,” Patterson said. “He is certainly the kind of young man we want to represent our university.”
“I chose Taylor because I feel like it’s the best place for me,” Raichel said. “I think we’ll have a great opportunity to do some great things in the tournament and I hope to come in and contribute any way I can.”
March 31, 2010
Bloomington South’s Dee Davis and Washington’s Cody Zeller have been named 2010 Indiana Boys Junior All-Stars core players, Indiana game director Charlie Hall announced yesterday.
The Junior All-Stars will face the Indiana All-Stars in exhibition games June 7 and 9 at sites to be announced.
Matt Carlino (Bloomington South), Jalen Packer (Princeton) and Chris Whitehead (New Albany) were named to the Junior All-Stars’ south team, and will participate with the six core players at the south exhibition.
Click here for the Indianapolis Stars’ story listing the entire Junior All-Stars roster.