April 23, 2009
Chris Beam had a memorable basketball experience at Borden, but the 6-foot-1 senior guard isn’t ready to end his playing career.
“It would mean a lot to play at the college level,” Beam said. “It’s too early to quit playing — I’m too young. I’m going to try and play wherever I can.”
Beam is considering two NCAA Division III schools — Spalding in Louisville, Ky., and Mt. St. Joesph, located just outside of Cincinnati, Oh. Olney Central, an Illinois junior college, is also interested, and Beam recently visited the school’s campus.
“Olney hasn’t offered yet; but I think if they were to, that’s where I’d go,” he said. “I’d go there for two years and then try to get to a bigger college.”
Beam plans to major is education.
“I’d like to be a high school teacher and coach,” he added.
April 22, 2009
Bloomington South’s Erik Fromm has no shortage of Division I college interest, to say the least. We wrote about Fromm in late February — before Bloomington South’s state championship run — and since then, his list of college suitors has greatly expanded.
The 6-foot-8 center has seven scholarship offers on the table — Evansville, IPFW, Miami (Oh.), Ohio, Rice, William and Mary and Wright State, with more likely to come.
“I’m hoping that by July I’m able to develop a couple more scholarship offers,” Fromm told Hoosier Hills Hoops two months ago. “I want to contribute and not get into a deal where I’m in over my head; I want to go somewhere that’s the best fit for me and the school.”
April 19, 2009
Providence’s A.J. Schmidt poured in 29 points and Scottsburg’s Max Clemons added 12 as Team Southern Indiana 2012 edged Shining Star Sports 63-61 in overtime to win the 15 and under title today at Eddie Ford‘s Grassroots Shootout in Louisville, Ky.
“Our guys came together when it mattered most,” coach Burton Chambers said. “We have a solid group of players representing Southern Indiana, and (the championship) was a pleasing start. Don’t be fooled by today’s result, however; we still have much work to do this spring and summer.”
TSI defeated Lexington, Ky.-based Charlotte Court in the semifinal round en route to the championship.
The 2012 roster includes: Max Clemons (Scottsburg), Logan Hamilton (Southwestern), Sean Hoevener (Madison), Markus Jenkins (Southwestern), Seth Pennington (Madison), Hunter Pyke (Henryville), A.J. Schmidt (Providence), Blake Schmidt (Providence) Clayton Sullivan (West Washington), Jacob Wethington (Providence) and Jordan Yarbrough (Madison). Keegan Kincaid, of Switzerland County, is currently out with an arm injury.
MORE COVERAGE: The Courier-Journal’s Jody Demling recaps TSI 2012’s run to the Grassroots Shootout championship in this story. More tournament notes from the C-J are available here and here.
April 16, 2009
Ason Hacker, a 6-foot-2 guard from Bedford North Lawrence, committed earlier this week to Olney Central, a NJCAA Division I school in Illinois.
“We think Ason has the potential to be a very good player for us,” OCC head coach Mike Burris said.
“He has a college-ready body right now and he possesses great athletic ability. He’s very good at getting to the rim, which should bode well for him in our offense. Ason plays hard and competes on every play.”
Click here to view a complete list of reported Southern Indiana college commitments and signings.
April 12, 2009
Team Southern Indiana 2010 Red edged the Eric Gordon All-Stars and Central Kentucky Storm today at Indianapolis North Central High School en route to winning the 17 and under title at the Indyball.com Shootout, the spring’s first travel team tournament.
The team’s nine-man roster includes: A.J. Adams (Jeffersonville), Brad Benson (New Albany), Drake Coleman (Jeffersonville), Bryant Conder (Lanesville), Jordy Martin (New Albany), Steven Mayfield (Henryville), Ben Raichel (Austin), Tate Rohlfing (New Albany) and Garett Ross (Corydon).
March 27, 2009
Bloomington South’s Jordan Hulls continues to rack up awards and honors. Earlier this week, the Indiana University-bound guard was named Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year.
Last season, Washington graduate Tyler Zeller, now at North Carolina, garnered the award.
For a list of past Gatorade winners from Indiana, click here.