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Thursday, 28 April 2016
Rick Bolus Info
Topic: Basketball

2016-17 KENTUCKY'S BOYS PREVIEW

Below are the top 6 candidates for Mr. Basketball for the Bluegrass State along with the top dozen teams.

MR. BASKETBALL CANDIDATES (ONLY SENIORS ARE ELIGIBLE-PLAYERS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

  • Taveion Hollingsworth 6-3/2G Lexington Dunbar
  • Tony Jackson 6-5/WF Radcliff North Hardin
  • Jaylen Sebree 6-6/WF Hopkinsville Christian Co.
  • David Sloan 6-0/PG Louisville Ballard
  • Terry Taylor 6-6/CF Bowling Green
  • Cole Von Handorf 6-2/2G Covington Catholic

TOP DOZEN TEAMS

  1. Bowling Green
  2. Lexington Dunbar
  3. Louisville Trinity
  4. Mercer County
  5. Scott County
  6. Hopkinsville
  7. Radcliff North Hardin
  8. Louisville Ballard
  9. Lexington Christian
  10. Bardstown
  11. Fern Creek

Posted by REH at 12:01 AM EDT
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Rick Bolus Info
Topic: Basketball

2016-17 KENTUCKY'S GIRLS PREVIEW

Below are the top six Miss Basketball candidates and top dozen teams for the 2016-2017 basketball season for Kentucky.

MISS BASKETBALL CANDIDATES (ONLY SENIORS ELGIBLE AND PLAYERS LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

  • Jordan Brock 5-6/PG Harlan
  • Lindsey DuVall 5-10/CG Mt. Washington Bullitt East
  • Jaelynn Penn 5-9/2G Louisville Butler
  • Princess Stewart 5-9/CG Frankfort Franklin Co.
  • Jada Stinson 5-8/PG Elizabethtown
  • Maddie Waldorf 6-2/C Murray

TOP DOZEN TEAMS

  1. Louisville Butler
  2. Murray
  3. Louisville Male
  4. Mercer County
  5. Louisville Manual
  6. Mt. Washington Bullitt East
  7. Louisville Sacred Heart
  8. Louisville Mercy
  9. Covington Holmes
  10. Independence Simon Kenton
  11. Bowling Green South Warren

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Rick Bolus Info
Topic: Basketball

2016-17 OHIO'S BOYS PREVIEW

Below are the top six Mr. Basketball candidates for the Buckeye State along with the top ten teams for the 2016-17 season. All classes are eligible for Mr. Basketball.

MR. BASKETBALL CANDIDATES (Listed alphabetically)

  • Derek Culver 6-8/Sr Warren Harding
  • Danny Davis 6-3/Sr Springfield
  • Markel Johnson 6-1/Sr Cleveland East Tech
  • Derek Koch 6-8/Sr West Salem Northwestern
  • Kaleb Wesson 6-10/Sr Westerville South
  • Kyle Young 6-7/Sr Massillon Jackson

TOP 10 TEAMS

  1. Massillon Jackson
  2. Pickerington North
  3. Westerville South
  4. Dayton Dunbar
  5. Garfield Heights
  6. Trotwood Trotwood-Madison
  7. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary
  8. Toledo Bowsher
  9. Huber Heights Wayne
  10. Toledo St. John's
  11. Cincinnati Roger Bacon
  12. Cleveland Heights

2016-17 ILLINOIS' BOYS PREVIEW

Below are the top six candidates for Mr. Basketball for the 2016-17 season for Illinois along with the top 10 teams in the state. All classes are eligible for Mr. Basketball.

MR BASKETBALL CANDIDATES (Listed alphabetically)

  • Nojel Eastern 6-6/Sr Evanston Township
  • Jordan Goodwin 6-4/Sr Belleville Althoff Catholic
  • Cameron Krutwig 6-8/Sr Alqonquin Jacobs
  • Javon Pickett 6-4/Sr Belleville East
  • Justin Smith 6-6/Sr Lincolnshire Stevenson
  • DaMonte Williams 6-1/Sr Peoria Manual

TOP 10 TEAMS

  1. Peoria Manual
  2. Belleville Althoff Catholic
  3. Chicago Simeon
  4. Chicago Morgan Park
  5. Chicago Whitney Young
  6. Chicago Curie
  7. Hoffman Estates Conant
  8. Joliet West
  9. Edwardsville
  10. Lincolnsire Stevenson

2016-17 INDIANA GIRLS PREVIEW

Below are the top six Miss Basketball candidates and top dozen teams for the Hoosier State for 2016-17.

MISS BASKETBALL CANDIDATES (Only seniors are eligible and listed alphabetically)

  • Dana Evans 5-7/PG Gary West
  • Karissa McLaughlin 5-8/PG Ft. Wayne Homestead
  • Destiny Perkins 5-6/PG Indianapolis Lawrence North
  • Zion Sanders 5-9/CG Evansville Central
  • Daly Sullivan 5-9/PG South Bend St. Joseph
  • Madison Wise 6-1/CF Greenfield Greenfield-Central

TOP DOZEN TEAMS

  1. Columbus North
  2. Ft. Wayne Homestead
  3. Plainfield
  4. Indianapolis Heritage Christian
  5. Evansville Central
  6. Greenfield Greenfield-Central
  7. South Bend St. Joseph
  8. Ramsey North Harrison
  9. Akron Tippecanoe Valley
  10. Martinsville
  11. East Chicago Central
  12. Clarksville Providence

2016-17 INDIANA BOYS PREVIEW

Listed below are the top six Mr. Basketball candidates along with the top twelve teams for Indiana for the 2016-17 season.

MR BASKETBALL CANDIDATES (Only seniors are eligible & listed alphabetically)

  • Jaren Jackson 6-10/C Indianapolis Park Tudor
  • Jaylen Minnett 6-2/PG Terre Haute South
  • Cooper Neese 6-1/CG Cloverport
  • Paul Scruggs 6-3/2G Indianapolis Southport
  • Kris Wilkes 6-8/SM Indianapolis North Central
  • Malik Williams 6-10 Ft. Wayne Snider

TOP TWELVE TEAMS REGARDLESS OF CLASS

  1. New Albany
  2. Indianapolis North Central
  3. Lafayette McCutcheon
  4. Indiananapolis Park Tudor
  5. Indianapolis Lawrence North
  6. Marion
  7. Indianapolis Cathedral
  8. Logansport
  9. Newburgh Castle
  10. Ft. Wayne North
  11. Warsaw
  12. Michigan City


Posted by REH at 11:56 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 27 April 2016 11:59 PM EDT
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Monday, 25 April 2016
Rick Bolus Info
Topic: Basketball

 

  

 

 

 


 

 

 

FROM THE DESK OF RICK BOLUS

HIGH POTENTIAL/BLUE-CHIP CAMP & RECRUITING SERVICE

P.O. BOX 155

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY 40165

bolus@twc.com

www.basketball-camp.net   

 

SUBJECT: NIKE'S EYBL II & UNDER ARMOUR ASSOCIATION II

 

Coach,

 

Below were the top players I observed this past weekend in Indianapolis for the Nike's EYBL and Under Armour's Association AAU events. Class listed is for 2016-17. A few high profile players were listed on rosters but didn't play for various reasons and were not listed below. Rankings based on college potential and game performance.

 

NIKE'S EYBL (Westfield, IN)

TOP 12

DeAndre Ayton 7-1/Sr Phoenix Hillcrest Academy, AZ

Marvin Bagley 6-11/Jr Chatsworth Sierra Canyon, CA

Billy Preston 6-9/Sr Dallas API, TX

Brandon McCoy 7-0/Sr San Diego Cathedral Catholic, CA

Michael Porter 6-8/Sr Columbia Tolten Catholic, MO

Mohamed Bamba 6-11/Sr Westtown School, PA

Wendell Carter 6-10/Sr Atlanta Pace Academy, PA

Mitchell Robinson 6-10/Sr Chalmette, LA

Kevin Knox 6-6/Sr Tampa Catholic, FL

Brian Bowen 6-6/Sr La Porte La Lumiere, IN

Jarred Vanderbilt 6-8/Sr Houston Victory Prep, TX

Gary Trent 6-4/Sr Apple Valley, MN

TOP SLEEPER

Alex Barcello 6-2/Sr Tempe Corona Del Sol, AZ

SECOND 12

Cody Riley 6-9/Sr Chatsworth Sierra Canyon, CA

P.J. Washington 6-8/Sr Henderson Findlay Prep, NV

Zach Brown 7-1/Sr Miami, FL

D.J. Harvey 6-6/Sr Hyattsville DeMatha, MD

Trae Young 6-1/Sr Norman North, OK

Carte'Are Gordon 6-8/Jr Webster Groves, MO

Cameron Reddish 6-7/Jr Westtown School, PA

Jaren Jackson 6-10/Sr Indianapolis Park Tudor, IN

Xavier Tillman 6-8/Sr Grand Rapids Christian, MI

Nojel Eastern 6-6/Sr Evanston, IL

Rayshaun Hammonds 6-8/Sr Norcross, GA

Kaleb Wesson 6-10/Sr Westerville South, OH

SECOND SLEEPER

Alex McConnell 6-5/Sr Milton, GA

 

 

           UNDER ARMOUR ASSOCATION (Fishers, IN)

                                    (TOP 12 )

Kris Wilkes 6-8/Sr Indianapolis North Central, IN

Trevon DuVal 6-2/Sr Dallas API, TX

Jalek Felton 6-3/Sr Mullins, SC

Ira Lee 6-8/Sr Napa Prolific Prep, CA

Bol Bol 7-0/Jr Roeland Park Bishop Miege, KS

Paul Scruggs 6-3/Sr Indianapolis Southport, IN

M.J. Walker 6-5/Sr Jonesboro, GA

Christopher Sodom 7-3/Sr Houston Victory Academy, TX

Nickeil Alexander-6-5/Sr Chattanooga Hamilton Heights, TN

Michael Durr 6-10/Sr Atlanta Westlake, GA

Victor Uyaelunmo 6-11/Sr Miami Gulliver Prep, FL

TyShon Alexander 6-3/Sr Mouth of Wilson Oak Hill Acad., VA

                                  (TOP SLEEPER)

Joe Thompson 6-8/Sr Kenner Bonnabel, LA

                                    (SECOND 12)

Keion Brooks 6-6/So Ft. Wayne North, IN

L.J. Figueroa 6-5/Sr Oldsmar Christian, FL

Jemarl Baker 6-2/Sr Corona Roosevelt, CA

Myles Cale 6-4/Sr Middletown Appoquinimink, DE

Ruot Monyyong 6-9/Sr Whites Creek, TN

Bourama Sidibe 6-10/Sr Newark St. Benedict's Prep, NJ

Matur Maker 6-11/Sr Orangeville Athlete Institute, Canada

Nate Watson 6-9/Sr Arlington Bishop O'Connell, VA

Robert Brown 6-8/Jr Dallas API, TX

Mitchell Ballock 6-4/Sr Eudora, KS

David Nickelberry 6-7/Sr Orlando Windermere Prep, FL

Isaiah Coleman-Lands 6-0/Sr LaPorte La Lumiere, IN

                                      (SECOND SLEEPER)

Trevor Moore 6-5/Sr Houston Wheatley, TX

 

 

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July 11-12 Boys Exposure Camp  (H.S. & Junior H.S. Divisions)

 

SPECIALTY CAMPS (ALL BELOW CAMPS IN GEORGETOWN, KY)

June 25-26 Shooting Camp (For High School & Junior H.S. )

 

June 25-26 Post Camp (For High School & Junior H.S.)

 

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Whether one is looking for either exposure, specialized training or both, the High Potential/Blue-Chip Camps will help your player take his game to its highest potential. Hope you recommend us!

 

Sincerely,

 

Rick Bolus

Camp Director and Scout since 1973 

Member of the Selection Committee for the Naismith Awards

 


Rick Bolus

HIGH POTENTIAL/BLUE-CHIP CAMP & RECRUITING SERVICE

 

 

 


Posted by REH at 8:18 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 25 April 2016 8:21 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Rick Bolus Info
Topic: Basketball

KENTUCKY SENIOR ALL-STAR GAMES

This coming Saturday, April 16, there will be two all-star games involving the top seniors in Kentucky for both boys and girls. The location will be Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. The girls will tip off first at 6:00 PM, followed by the boys at 8:00 PM. There will be several unsigned seniors in both games for college coaches to observe.


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Monday, 11 April 2016
Rick Bolus Info
Topic: Basketball

CONGRATS TO FORMER CAMPERS

The Courier-Journal All-State Teams came out yesterday and several former High Potential/Blue-Chip participants (both boys and girls), were honored. First, the boys.

1ST TEAM

  • Quentin Goodin (Taylor County)
  • Mason Faulkner (Horse Cave Caverna)

2ND TEAM

  • Peyton Broughton (London North Laurel)
  • Tyler Sharpe (Mt. Washington Bullitt East)
  • Tyrik Edwards (Christian County)

3RD TEAM

  • Dylan James (Mercer County)
  • Jalen Johnson (Hopkinsville)

Now to the girls.

1ST TEAM

  • Erin Boley (Elizabethtown)
  • Whitney Creech (Jenkins)
  • I'Liyah Green (Louisville Male)

2ND TEAM

  • Katie Downey (Shepherdsville North Bullitt)
  • Lindsay DuVall (Mt. Washington Bullitt East)
  • Blair Green (Harlan County)
  • Kaylee Cotton (Stearns McCreary Central)
  • Mikayla Berry (Owensboro Catholic)

THIRD TEAM

  • Jordan Brock (Harlan)
  • MacKenzie Coleman (Metcalfe County)
  • Samantha Fitzgerald (Somerset Southwestern)
  • Kristen Mayo (Grayson East Carter)

Numerous other former participants made honorable-mention.


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Friday, 8 April 2016
Rick Bolus Info
Topic: Basketball

OHIO-KENTUCKY ALL-STAR GAMES TOMORROW

The 25th Annual Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Games are set for Saturday at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, KY. The girls' game will start at 5:30 PM while the boys' game will follow at 7:30 PM. There will be a total of 12 former High Potential/Blue-Chip campers performing in the game (five boys and seven girls). The game director is Randy Ward, a staff member on the High Potential/Blue-Chip Camp staff. Click below to view the games' web page and to see the rosters, go to Boys Roster or Girls Roster.

OHIO-KENTUCKY ALL-STAR GAME


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Tuesday, 29 March 2016
2016 IHSA (Illinois) State Boys Basketball Championships Class A, 2A, 3A, & 4A March 12th & 19th, 2016
Topic: Basketball

2016IHSAB

 

 

2016 IHSA (Illinois) Boys State Basketball Tournament Championships

Class 1A, 2A, 3A, & 4A

Carver Arena

Peoria Civic Center

Peoria, IL

March 12th and 19th, 2016

 

March 12th

 

Chicago (Leo) (24-8) vs. LeRoy (27-5) Class A Championship

 

Chicago (Leo) coach Shawn Frison started the following lineup: 6-4 Sr. Darias Oliver, 6-3 Sr. Terrence Lee, 6-7 Sr. Chris Winters, 5-8 Sr. Darius Branch, and 6-0 Sr. Mykel Hampton.  LeRoy coach Mark Edmundson countered with 6-2 Sr. Noah Perry, 6-2 Sr. Teddy Harms, 6-6 Sr. Matt Chastain, 6-0 Jr. Brett Egan, and 6-0 Fr. Nick Perry.

 

Noah Berry connected on a three point shot to give LeRoy what proved to be the winning basket in a 38-35 victory over Chicago (Leo).  There were four ties in this game.  LeRoy shot 35% from the field including five of 15 from the three point line.  The Panthers connected on seven of nine free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored two points off seven Chicago (Leo) turnovers.  Chicago (Leo) shot 24% from the field including three of 17 from beyond the arc.  The Lions connected on eight of 10 free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored eight points off eight LeRoy turnovers.

 

Matt Chastain led LeRoy with 21 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, and three assists.  Noah Perry added nine points and five rebounds.  Nick Perry chipped in with eight points including two three point baskets.

 

Darias Oliver led Chicago (Leo) with 14 points, 15 rebounds, and two blocked shots.  Darius Branch added eight points including four of four from the free throw line.  Mykel Hampton also scored eight points.

 

Chicago (Leo), 8,7,9,11,35

LeRoy,14,4,8,12,38

 

Chicago (Leo) (35) – Oliver 14, Lee 0, Winters 5, Branch 8, Hampton 8.

 

LeRoy (38) – No. Perry 9, Harms 0, Chastain 21, Egan 0, Ni. Perry 8.

 

Taylor Ridge (Rockridge) (28-4) vs. St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) ((23-9) Class 2A Championship

 

Taylor Ridge (Rockridge) coach Toby Whiteman started the following lineup: 6-4 Jr. Carson Frakes, 6-3 Sr. Dakota McManus, 6-5 Sr. TJ Martens, 5-10 Jr. Gentry Whiteman, and 6-0 Sr. Brett Hilligoss.  St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) coach Brian Brooks countered with 6-2 Sr. Aaron Schluter, 6-2 Jr. Brandon Trimble, 6-3 Sr. Kohlten Johnson, 6-0 Sr. Ty Brown, and 6-0 Sr. Jake Pence.

 

St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) outscored Taylor Ridge (Rockridge) 22-11 in the second quarter on their way to a 61-43 victory.  St Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) shot 39.1% from the field including seven of 26 from the three point line.  The Spartans connected on 18 of 23 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and scored 22 points off 17 Taylor Ridge (Rockridge) turnovers.  Taylor Ridge (Rockridge) shot 40% from the field including five of 12 from beyond the arc.  The Rockets connected on 10 of 15 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored three points off four St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) turnovers.

 

Brandon Trimble led St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) with 20 points including 10 of 12 free throws and six rebounds.  Jake Pence added 14 points, six rebounds, and five assists.  5-9 Sr. Garrett Grimsley chipped in with nine points on three three point baskets.  Aaron Schluter also scored nine points and pulled down four rebounds.

 

Gentry Whiteman led Taylor Ridge (Rockridge) with 19 points including three three point baskets.  TJ Martens added 11 points and four rebounds.  Carson Frakes recorded eight points and five rebounds.

 

Taylor Ridge (Rockridge),11,11,13,8,43

St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden),9,22,11,19,61

 

Taylor Ridge (Rockridge) (43) – Frakes 8, McManus 2, Martens 11, Whiteman 19, Hilligoss 0, Ulfig 3.

 

St. Joseph (S.J.-Ogden) (61) – Schluter 9, Trimble 20, Johnson 0, Brown 3, Pence 14, Grimsley 9, Brooks 5, Oltean 1.

 

 

March 19th

 

Bellville (Althoff Catholic) (31-2) vs. New Lennox (Lincoln-Way West) (22-9) Class 3A Championship)

 

Bellville (Althoff Catholic) coach Greg Lieb started the following lineup: 6-4 Sr. Tarkus Ferguson, 6-4 Jr. Jordan Goodwin, 6-6 Sr. Brendon Gooch, 6-1 Sr. Keenen Young, and 6-1 Jr. CJ Coldon.  New Lennox (Lincoln-Way West coach Brian Flaherty countered with 6-2 Jr. Marco Pettinato, 6-1 Sr. Cameron Gavin, 6-6 Sr. Jon Marotta, 5-11 Jr. Jay Bumstead, and 6-0 Jr. Nolan Green.

 

Bellville (Althoff Catholic) defeated New Lennox (Lincoln-Way West) by a score of 62-37.  Bellville (Althoff Catholic) shot 48% from the field including six of 20 from the three point line.  The Crusaders connected on eight of 15 free throws, pulled down 44 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 11 New Lennox (Lincoln-Way West) turnovers.  New Lennox (Lincoln-Way West) shot 30.4% from the field including four of 25 from beyond the arc.  The Warriors connected on five of six free throws, pulled down 19 rebounds, and scored 11 points off 12 Bellville (Althoff Catholic) turnovers.

 

Jordan Goodwin led Bellville (Althoff Catholic) with 19 points including two three point baskets, 10 rebounds, and five assists.  Tarkus Ferguson added 11 points and seven rebounds.  CJ Coldon recorded eight points, five rebounds, and five assists.

 

Cameron Gavin led New Lennox (Lincoln-Way West) with 10 points and six rebounds.  Marco Pettinato added 10 points and five rebounds.  Jon Marotta chipped in with eight points including two three point baskets.

 

Bellville (Althoff Catholic),10,22,10,20,62

New Lennox (Lincoln-Way West),12,8,4,13,37

 

Bellville (Althoff Catholic) (62) – Ferguson 11, Goodwin 19, Gooch 6, Young 6, Coldon 8, Brown 3, Strong 1, Bateman 8.

 

New Lennox (Lincoln-Way West) (37) – Pettinato 10, Gavin 10, Marotta 8, Bumstead 5, Green 4.

 

Lisle (Benet Academy) ((31-3) vs. Chicago (Curie) (26-4) Class 4A Championship

 

Lisle (Benet Academy) coach Gene Heidkamp started the following lineup: 6-4 Sr. Jason Malonga, 6-3 Sr. Daniel Sobolewski, 6-4 Jr. Liam Lyman, 5-11 Jr. Jack Nolan, and 6-2 Sr. James Dockery.  Chicago (Curie) coach Michael Oliver countered with 6-5 Jr. Terry Smith Jr., 6-3 Jr. Elijah Joiner, 6-7 So. Treavon Martin, 5-10 Jr. Allante Pickens, and 6-1 Sr. Devin Gage.

 

Chicago (Curie) outscored Lisa (Benet Academy) 16-6 in the third quarter to erase a 28-23 deficit on their way to a 65-59 victory.  Chicago (Curie) shot 42.3% from the field including six of 20 from the three point line.  The Condors connected on 15 of 22 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and committed four turnovers.  Lisle (Benet Academy) shot 41.7% from the field including 11 of 26 from beyond the arc.  The Redwings connected on eight of 15 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and committed eight turnovers.

 

Devin Gage led Chicago (Curie) with 23 points including four three point baskets.  Treavon Martin added 10 points and 14 rebounds.  6-5 So. Landers Nolley II recorded 10 points and six rebounds.  Elijah Joiner also scored 10 points.

 

James Dockery led Lisle (Benet Academy) with 14 points including two three point baskets, eight rebounds, and three assists.  Daniel Sobolewski added 12 points including two three point baskets and eight rebounds.  Jack Nolan recorded 11 points including three three point baskets.  Liam Lyman chipped in with eight points including two three point baskets and five rebounds.  5-11 Jr. Justin Enochs added eight points including two three point baskets.

 

Lisle (Benet Academy),15,13,6,25,59

Chicago (Curie),8,15,16,26,65

 

Lisle (Benet Academy) (59) – Malonga 4, Sobolewski 12, Lyman 8, Nolan 11, Dockery 14, Doyle 2, Enochs 8.

 

Chicago (Curie) (65) – Smith Jr. 4, Joiner 10, Martin 10, Pickens 8, Gage 23, Nolley II, 10.

 

A special thanks to the IHSA for providing the complete and up-to-date info on their events.

 

 


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Monday, 28 March 2016
Rick Bolus Info
Topic: Basketball

SUBJECT: 2015-16 BOYS' AWARD WINNERS

 

With the 2015-16 season being completed this weekend with the Dick's Sporting Goods High School National Tournament, I have listed below my top award winners for this past season based on personal observations.

 

TOP SENIOR-JOSH JACKSON (NAPA PROLIFIC, PREP, CA)

TOP JUNIOR-KRIS WILKES (INDPLS. NORTH CENTRAL, IN)

TOP SOPH-ROMEO LANGFORD (NEW ALBANY, IN)

TOP FROSH-CHANDLER LAWSON (MEMPHIS EAST, TN)

BEST ATHLETE-JOSHUA LANGFORD (MADISON ACADEMY, AL)

BEST BALLHANDLER-DAVID SLOAN (TAYLOR CO., KY)

BEST DEFENDER-JEREMY LARKIN (CINCINNATI LASALLE, IN)

BEST LITTLE MAN-TYRIK EDWARDS (CHRISTIAN CO., KY)

BEST PASSER-DRU SMITH (EVANSVILLE REITZ, IN)

BEST POTENTIAL-JAREN JACKSON (INDPLS. PARK TUDOR, IN)

BEST POINT-TREVON DUVAL (DALLAS API, TX)

BEST POST-ZACH BROWN (PUTNAM SCIENCE ACADEMY, CT)

BEST REBOUNDER-JOHN MOONEY (A.S. LAKE BRANTLEY, FL)

BEST SCORER-JARRON CUMBERLAND (WILMINGTON, OH)

BEST SHOOTER-SETH TOWNS (COLUMBUS NORTHLAND, OH)

BEST SLASHER-DERRICK FELDER (YONKERS SAUNDERS, NY)

BEST SWINGMAN-REGGIE JONES (MARION, IN)

BEST UPSIDE-ALEEM FORD (BRADENTON IMG ACADEMY, FL)

MOST IMPROVED-TREY LANDERS (HUBER HTS. WAYNE, OH)

SMOOTHEST-JAYLEN SEBREE (CHRISTIAN CO., KY)

TOP BIG GUARD PROSPECT -NOJEL EASTERN (EVANSTON, IL)

TOP BLUE COLLAR-JOEY BRUNK (INDPLS. SOUTHPORT, IN)

TOP COACH-STEVE SMITH (MOUTH OF WILSON OAK HILL, VA)

TOP COMBO GUARD-QUENTIN GOODIN (TAYLOR CO., KY)

TOP DUNKER-THON MAKER (CANADA)

TOP POST PROJECT-JORDAN JONES (BALTIMORE POLY, MD)

TOP SLEEPER-JAYLEN MINNETT (TERRE HAUTE SOUTH, IN)

TOP TEAM-MOUTH OF WILSON OAK HILL ACADEMY, VA

MOST UNDERATED-STEVEN RUCKMAN (EVANSVILLE REITZ, IN)

MOST VERSATILE-MILES BRIDGES (HUNTINGTON PREP, WV)

BIGGEST UPSET-LAKOTA EAST, OH OVER #1 DAYTON WAYNE, OH

COACH OF THE YEAR-JIM SHANNON (27-1 NEW ALBANY, IN)

MOST BIZZARD-GRIFFITH (IN) HAVING TO POSTPONE THEIR SEMI-STATE GAME FOR 4 DAYS DUE TO A BUS ACCIDENT ON THEIR WAY TO THE GYM (TEAM'S BUS FLIPPED OVER WHEN HIT BY A CAR).

 

Sincerely,

 

Rick Bolus

Camp Director and Scout since 1973 

Member of the Selection Committee for the Naismith Awards


Rick Bolus

HIGH POTENTIAL/BLUE-CHIP CAMP & RECRUITING SERVICE


Posted by REH at 7:27 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 28 March 2016 7:29 PM EDT
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Sunday, 27 March 2016
2016 IHSAA (Indiana) Boys State Basketball Championship D1, D2, D3, and D4 March 26, 2016
Topic: Basketball

2016IHSAAB

 

 

2016 IHSAA (Indiana) Boys State Basketball Championships

Class A, 2A, 3A, & 4A

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Indianapolis, IN

March 26, 2016

 

Bloomfield (26-3) vs. Liberty Christian (25-4) Class A Championship

 

Bloomfield coach Matt Britton started the following lineup: 6-4 Sr. Eli Combs, 6-2 Sr. Zach Skinner, 6-7 Sr. Brandon Van Sant, 5-10 Jr. Luke Vandeventer, and 6-2 Jr. Christopher Gilmore.  Liberty Christian coach Jason Chappell countered with 6-4 Sr. Ben Cotton, 6-3 Sr. Greg Dixon, 6-5 Sr. Caleb Hardy, 5-7 Jr. Ronny Williams, and 6-3 Sr. Franklin Nunn.

 

Liberty Christian led 40-28 early in the third quarter but Bloomfield rallied to close within three; 44-41 after three quarters.  However Liberty Christian outscored the Cardinals 20-4 in the final quarter to earn a 64-45 victory.  The score was tied three times and there were two lead changes in the game.  Liberty Christian shot 47.1% from the field including four of eight from the three point line.  The Lions connected on 12 of 16 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and committed nine turnovers.  Bloomfield shot 44.2% from the field including two of 10 from beyond the arc.  The Cardinals connected on five of eight free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and committed 20 turnovers.

 

Franklin Nunn led Liberty Christian with 19 points including six of seven free throws, eight rebounds, and four steals.  Caleb Hardy added 14 points and five rebounds.  Greg Dixon chipped in with 12 points, four rebounds, and two blocked shots.  Ronny Williams recorded 10 points, four rebounds, five assists, and five steals.

 

Brandon Van Sant led Bloomfield with 19 points, six rebounds, and four assists.  Eli Combs added 10 points.  Zach Skinner recorded nine points and six rebounds.

 

Bloomfield,15,13,13,4,45

Liberty Christian,19,13,12,20,64

 

Bloomfield (45) – E. Combs 10, Skinner 9, Van Sant 19, Vandeventer 0, Gilmore 3, Frederick 2. I. Combs 2.

 

Liberty Christian (64) – Cotton 6, Dixon 12, Hardy 14, Williams 10, Nunn 19, Tufts 3.

 

 

Indianapolis Howe (23-7) vs. Lapel (25-4) Class 2A Championship

 

Indianapolis Howe coach Mosi A. Barnes started the following lineup: 6-2 Jr. Tyler Pannell, 6-1 Jr. Jermaine Couch, 6-4 So. Tony Hopkins, 5-10 Fr. Kycia Washington, and 5-11 Sr. Brian Warren.  Lapel coach Jimmie Howell countered with 6-4 Sr. Triston Carpenter, 6-4 Sr. Brady Smith, 6-6 Jr. Jon Ross Richardson, 6-2 So. Preston Scott, and 6-3 Sr. Kamron Herrington. 

 

Lapel raced out to a 33-15 first half lead on their way to a 59-37 victory over Indianapolis Howe.  Lapel shot 44.9% from the field including three of seven from the three point line.  The Bulldogs connected on 12 of 17 free throws, pulled down 38 rebounds, and committed 12 turnovers.  Indianapolis Howe shot 26.8% from the field including five of 17 from beyond the arc, pulled down 34 rebounds, and committed 14 turnovers.

 

Jon Ross Richardson led Lapel with 21 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and four blocked shots.  Triston Carpenter added 12 points, nine rebounds, and four assists.  Kamron Herrington recorded 11 points, four rebounds, and four assists.  Preston Scott chipped in with nine points and five rebounds.

 

Brian Warren led Indianapolis Howe with 11 points, four rebounds, three assists, and four steals.  6-2 So. Wyatt Gordon added six points on two three point baskets.  Tyler Pannell recorded five points and 10 rebounds.  Jermaine Couch chipped in with five points and seven rebounds.

 

Indianapolis Howe,7,8,14,8,37

Lapel,16,17,20,6,59

 

Indianapolis Howe (37) – Pannell 5, Couch 5, Hopkins 4, Washington 1, Warren 11, Rush 5, Gordon 6.

 

Lapel (59) – Carpenter 12, Smith 0, Richardson 21, Scott 9, Herrington 11, Lyons 6.

 

 

 

Evansville Bosse (19-10) vs. Marion (22-7) Class 3A Championship

 

Evansville Bosse coach Shane Burkhart started the following lineup: 6-4 Sr. Ethan Thomas, 6-3 Jr. Jaidon Hunter, 6-4 Jr. Javi Langley, 5-9 So. Mekhi Lairy, and 6-0 Sr. Erik Bell.  Marion coach James Blackmon Sr. countered with 6-5 Sr. Reggie Jones, 6-4 Sr. Jordan Smith, 6-10 Jr. Gage Pinkerton, 6-1 Jr. Tim Leavell, and 6-3 Sr. Vijay Blackmon.

 

Marion trailed 35-25 at halftime but rallied to earn a 73-68 victory over Evansville Bosse.  Marion outscored Evansville Bosse 31-15 in the third quarter to take the lead but Evansville Bosse rallied  to take the lead in the final quarter but Marion fought back for the victory.  The score was tied five times and there were nine lead changes in the game. 

 

Marion shot 47.8% from the field including six of 11 from the three point line.  The Giants connected on 23 of 31 free throws, pulled down 34 rebounds, and committed 14 turnovers.  Evansville Bosse shot 44.6% from the field including seven of 19 from beyond the arc.  The Bulldogs connected on 11 of 17 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and committed 13 turnovers.

 

Reggie Jones led Marion with 25 points including 10 of 10 free throws, eight rebounds, and four assists.  6-4 Sr. Juswon White added 17 points.  Tim Leavell recorded 14 points and five rebounds.  Vijay Blackmon chipped in with 12 points, six rebounds, and three assists.  Jordan Smith added five points, eight rebounds, three assists, three blocked shots, and two steals.

 

Mekhi Lairy led Evansville Bosse with 28 points including four three point baskets, eight of eight free throws and three assists.  Javi Langley added 15 points and eight rebounds.  Jaidon Hunter chipped in with eight points.  Erik Bell recorded seven points, five rebounds, and eight assists.

 

Evansville Bosse,18,17,15,18,68

Marion,8,17,31,17,73

 

Evansville Bosse (68) – Hunter 8, Thomas 6, Langley 15, Lairy 28, Bell 7, Chinn 4.

 

Marion (73) – Jones 25, Smith 5, Pinkerton 0, Leavell 14, Blackmon 12, White 17.

 

 

New Albany (26-1) vs. McCutcheon (28-3) Class 4A Championship

 

New Albany coach Jim Shannon started the following lineup: 6-4 So. Romeo Langford, 6-1 Sr. Josh Jefferson, 6-3 Sr. Michael Maxwell, 5-10 So. Sean East, and 6-0 Jr. Isaac Hibbard.  McCutcheon coach Rick Peckinpaugh countered with 6-4 Jr. Haden Deaton, 6-1 Sr. Charles Phinisee, 6-5 Sr. Darnell Butler, 5-9 Jr. Eddy Collins, and 6-0 So. Robert Phinisee.

 

New Albany Soph sensation Romeo Langford scored 12 of his points in the final quarter to lead the Bulldogs to a 62-59 victory over McCutcheon.  McCutcheon led 33-28 at halftime but New Albany rallied to lead 46-45 after three quarters.  There were seven ties and nine lead changes in the game.

 

New Albany shot 45.8% from the field including eight of 25 from the three point line.  The Bulldogs connected on 10 of 14 free throws, pulled down 26 rebounds, and committed seven turnovers.  McCutcheon shot 46.3% from the field including nine of 19 from beyond the arc.  The Mavericks connected on 12 of 17 free throws, pulled down 25 rebounds, and committed 10 turnovers.

 

Romeo Langford led New Albany with 28 points, five rebounds, and three assists.  Isaac Hibbard added 17 points including four three point baskets, five rebounds, and three assists.  Sean East chipped in with 10 points including two three point baskets.  Michael Maxwell pulled down seven rebounds.

 

Eddy Collins led McCutcheon with 14 points including three three point baskets and six rebounds.  Haden Deaton also scored 14 points including two three point baskets.  Robert Phinisee added 13 points, six rebounds, six assists, and three steals.  6-2 Jr. Gavin Dunbar recorded 11 points including three three point baskets.

 

New Albany,10,18,18,16,62

McCutcheon,11,22,12,14,59

 

New Albany (62) – Langford 28, Jefferson 5, Maxwell 2, East 10, Hibbard 17.

 

McCutcheon (59) – Deaton 14, C. Phinisee 0, Butler 7, Collins 14, R. Phinisee 13, Dunbar 11.

 

A special thanks to the IHSAA for providing all the info and up-to-date results of their events.

 

 


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