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Change in college plans for Jeff’s Darryl Baker

July 3, 2013

Outgoing Jeffersonville senior Darryl Baker announced a change in his collegiate basketball plans Wednesday afternoon.

The 6-foot-2 guard will first play in the junior college ranks at Lamar State—Port Arthur for “one or two seasons, depending on my improvement in the classroom,” he told Hoosier Hills Hoops.

Baker had previously committed to Lamar University’s main campus in Beaumont, a four-year school that is coached by Pat Knight, the son of former Indiana University coach Bob Knight. Former Jeff standout Sherron Wilkerson is an assistant to Knight. But due to academic issues, Baker had planned to attend Lamar but not play hoops his first year.

“I’m opening (my recruiting) back up and will definitely still consider Lamar (University) after junior college,” Baker said. “But I am also open to every school.

“Playing junior college will let me work on becoming more of a vocal leader and get stronger, quicker and work on my handles,” added Baker, who will leave for Port Arthur campus August 21. “I just want to become a better basketball player every day.”

Baker led Jeffersonville to a Class 4-A semistate appearance in March, where the Red Devils lost to eventual state runner up Indianapolis Cathedral.


According to the school’s website, Lamar State College—Port Arthur, a member of The Texas State University System, is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality and affordable instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates.

Lamar State—Port Arthur is located 17 miles from the main Lamar University campus in Beaumont, Texas.

The school’s men’s basketball team competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association at the Division I level, and completed the 2012-13 season with a 21-11 record, falling in the second round of the NJCAA Region XIV Tournament.

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Small School Summer Shootout results

June 21, 2013

Scores from Friday’s Hoosier Hills Hoops Small School Summer Shootout at Christian Academy in New Albany:

Main Gym—Rock Creek 49, New Washington 34; Austin 81, Shawe Memorial 26; Louisville Holy Cross 63, Rock Creek 50; Christian Academy (Ind.) 63, Austin 54; Rock Creek 55, Austin 50; Christian Academy (Ind.) 56, Shawe Memorial 25; Rock Creek 53, Christian Academy (Ind.) 46.

Auxiliary Gym—Louisville Holy Cross 67, Christian Academy (Ind.) 56; New Washington 62, Shawe Memorial 40; Louisville Holy Cross 71, New Washington 37; Louisville Holy Cross 65, Shawe Memorial 26.

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New Albany HoopFest results

June 21, 2013

Here are scores from Thursday’s New Albany HoopFest at New Albany High School:

Main Gym—New Albany 84, Rock Creek 29; Ballard 86, Clarksville 70; Evansville Harrison 77, Clarksville 53; Seymour 55, Corydon 53; Jennings County 70, Moore 46; Ballard 82, Evansville Harrison 70; Doss 81, Evansville Harrison 68; New Albany 76, Male 59; New Albany 72, Doss 58.

Auxiliary Gym—Rock Creek 61, Seymour 36; Ballard 64, Jennings County 56; Silver Creek 61, Rock Creek 57; Doss 77, Corydon 75; Moore 76, Seymour 70; Silver Creek 81, Jennings County 68; Corydon 68, Moore 50; Male 86, Silver Creek 77.

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Louisville Ballard-Evansville Harrison tilt tops New Albany HoopFest schedule

June 19, 2013

A match up between the Louisville Ballard boys’ team and Evansville Harrison at 3:40 will highlight Thursday’s New Albany HoopFest at New Albany High School.

The one-day shootout features 12 varsity boys’ teams. Games begin at 9 a.m., and admission is $4.

Ballard senior-to-be Quentin Snider, a University of Louisville commit, is scheduled to play with the Bruins. Harrison — expected to compete for a Class 4-A state title in Indiana — is led by the Duncan brothers: Ernie, a senior-to-be, and junior-to-be twins Everett and Stanley.

Here’s the complete schedule:

Main Gym—New Albany vs. Rock Creek, 9 a.m.; Ballard vs. Clarksville, 10:20 a.m.; Clarksville vs. Evansville Harrison, 11:40 a.m.; Corydon vs. Seymour, 1; Jennings County vs. Moore, 2:20; Ballard vs. Evansville Harrison, 3:40; Doss vs. Evansville Harrison, 5; Male vs. New Albany, 6:20; Doss vs. New Albany, 7:40.

Auxiliary Gym—Seymour vs. Rock Creek, 10:20 a.m.; Ballard vs. Jennings County, 11:40 a.m.; Silver Creek vs. Rock Creek, 1; Corydon vs. Doss, 2:20; Moore vs. Seymour, 3:40; Jennings County vs. Silver Creek, 5; Corydon vs. Moore, 6:20; Male vs. Silver Creek, 7:40.

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LIVE: Derek Smith Shootout championship

June 16, 2013

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Derek Smith Shootout: Friday’s scores

June 14, 2013

Friday’s scores from the 17th-annual Derek Smith Shootout at Valley and Doss High Schools in Louisville:

At Valley (Court 1)—Pleasure Ridge Park 64, Floyd Central 24; Iroquois 64, Clarksville 44; Floyd Central 56, North Oldham 55; Lanesville 79, Limestone, Ill., 75; Iroquois 68, Valley 35; Madison Central 56, Anderson County 43; Jeffersontown 67, Seymour 26; Lanesville 60, Southern 41; St. Xavier 56, Jeffersontown 53.

At Valley (Court 2)—Ballard 74, North Oldham 45; Montgomery County 67, Valley 37; Pleasure Ridge Park 72, Ballard 71, OT; Louisville Male 52, Southern 38; Montgomery County 56, Clarksville 53; Louisville Holy Cross 68, Trinity II 58; St. Xavier 66, Christian Academy, Ind., 35; Limestone, Ill., 66, Louisville Male 62; Christian Academy, Ind., 50, Seymour 48.

At Doss (Main Gym)—Manual 82, Doss 66; Bullitt East 64, Thornton Fractional North, Ill., 41; Doss 77, Owensboro 46; Manual 58, Providence 42; Central 70, Lexington Catholic 60; New Albany 57, Thornton Fractional North, Ill., 35; Butler 64, Charlestown 32; Central 71, Fairdale 56; Silver Creek 67, Lexington Catholic 60; Louisville Holy Cross vs. Collins, night.

At Doss (Auxiliary Gym)—Providence 41, Owensboro 37; New Albany 65, Seneca 26; Jeffersonville 63, Madison Central 58; Jeffersonville 79, Anderson County 53;Silver Creek 68, Fairdale 66; Bullitt East 54, Seneca 52; Trinity I 63, Fern Creek 26; Collins 54, Trinity II 52; Trinity I 60, Butler 52; Charlestown vs. Fern Creek, night.

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