Jeffersonville junior hoops standout Tre Coleman is one of 24 players from across the state who were named to the IndyStar Indiana boys Junior All-Stars on Wednesday.
There are four groups of six players each in the Core Group, the Red Group, the White Group and the Blue Group. Coleman is on the White Group along with Brayton Bailey of Bedford North Lawrence, Carson Barrett of Lafayette Central Catholic, Sincere McMahon of Indianapolis Crispus Attucks, Tayson Parker of Northwestern and Tony Perkins of Lawrence North.
Coleman, a 6-foot-6 forward, averaged 16 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.4 steals per game this past season for the Red Devils, who went 19-6 and won their first sectional title since 2013 before falling to Bloomington South in the regional semifinals.
Delta’s Mark Detweiler will be the coach for the boys Junior All-Stars. Detweiler will be assisted by Ryan Eakins of East Noble and Ryan Osborn of Carmel.
The Junior All-Stars will play two games against the Kentucky Junior All-Stars, the first tentatively June 1 at a Kentucky site to be announced and the second June 3 at Jeffersonville. The Junior All-Stars also will play one game against the Indiana All-Star senior boys June 5 at a site to be announced.
All three games will be doubleheaders with the 2019 Indiana girls Junior All-Stars, who were chosen and announced in late February.
The players listed as Core Group players will play in all three games. The players in the Blue Group will play in the June 1 game against Kentucky. The players in the White Group will play in the June 3 game against Kentucky.
The players in the Red Group will play in the June 5 game against the Indiana seniors.
The 2019 Indiana senior boys All-Star team will be announced in April. Winners of the IndyStar Mr. Basketball and IndyStar Miss Basketball titles for 2019 will be announced May 5.
The Indiana senior All-Stars will play the Kentucky senior All-Stars on June 7 at Bellarmine University’s Knights Hall in Louisville. The Indiana senior All-Stars will play Kentucky’s seniors again on June 8 in Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Those home-and-home events also will be girls-boys doubleheaders.
2019 INDYSTAR BOYS JUNIOR ALL-STARS
Name, Ht., Pos., PPG, High School, College Choice
Dre Davis, 6-6, G, 16.9, Lawrence Central, Nebraska
Trey Galloway, 6-5, F, 16.1, Culver Academy, undecided
Jaden Ivey, 6-3, G, 24.9, Mishawaka Marian, undecided
Anthony Leal, 6-5, G, 19.9, Bloomington South, undecided
Nijel Pack, 6-1, G, 16.5, Lawrence Central, undecided
Charlie Yoder, 6-4, G, 23.7, Westview, undecided
Deontae Craig, 6-4, F, 12.7, Culver Academy, undecided
Johnell Davis, 6-4, G, 25.0, Gary 21st Century, undecided
Chris Grubbs, 6-6, F, 12.8, Hamilton Southeastern, undecided
Zak Krueger, 5-10, G, 13.2, Homestead, undecided
Mabor Majak, 7-0, C, 8.4, Hamilton Southeastern, undecided
Jake Wadding, 6-4, F, 17.5, Chesterton, undecided
Brayton Bailey, 6-2, G, 19.0, Bedford North Lawrence, undecided
Carson Barrett, 6-5, G, 14.4, Lafayette Central Catholic, undecided
Tre Coleman, 6-6, F, 16.0, Jeffersonville, undecided
SinCere McMahon, 6-1, G, 16.6, Crispus Attucks, undecided
Tayson Parker, 6-1, G, 23.6, Northwestern, undecided
Tony Perkins, 6-3, F, 15.0, Lawrence North, undecided
Murray Becher, 6-4, G, 20.3, Heritage Hills, undecided
Maximus Gizzi, 6-1, G, 15.8, New Palestine, undecided
Noah Jager, 5-8, G, 12.9, Bloomington South, undecided
Kiyron Powell, 6-10, C, 10.3, Evansville Bosse, undecided
Kenny Tracy, 6-0, G, 15.3, Decatur Central, undecided
Andrew Welage, 6-7, G, 16.9, Greensburg, undecided
Coach: Mark Detweiler, Delta. Assistant coaches: Ryan Eakins, East Noble; Ryan Osborn, Carmel.
2019 ALL-STAR BASKETBALL SCHEDULE (tentative)
Saturday, June 1: Indiana Juniors vs. Kentucky Juniors at Kentucky (site TBA); this date could change to June 2
Monday, June 3: Indiana Juniors vs. Kentucky Juniors at Jeffersonville High School
Wednesday, June 5: Indiana Seniors vs. Indiana Juniors (site TBA)
Friday, June 7: Indiana Seniors vs. Kentucky Seniors (at Knights Hall, Bellarmine University, Louisville)
Saturday, June 8: Indiana Seniors vs. Kentucky Seniors (at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis)
2019 ALL-STAR COACHES
Junior Girls — Coach: Kirk Comer, Jay County. Assistants: Danny Brown, Columbus East; Todd Law, Oak Hill.
Senior Boys — Coach: Criss Beyers, Warren Central. Assistants: Aaron Garrett, Batesville; Dave Milausnic, Lake Central.
Senior Girls — Coach: Debbie Guckenberger, Brownsburg. Assistants: Mike McBride, Eastern; Chris Seibert, Crown Point.
13 NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-STATE
Thirteen local players — seven boys and six girls — have earned 2019 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State recognition.
Silver Creek’s Zane Gross headlines the group. The senior, who has a 3.9 grade-point average, was the only area player to garner first-team honors.
Henryville’s Kade Badger, Providence’s Hayden Burke, Silver Creek’s Ty Kessinger, New Washington’s Spencer Tye and Floyd Central’s Levi Siewert and Cam Sturgeon earned honorable mention recognition.
Meanwhile, Silver Creek’s Jordan Balz and Alyssa Wright, Floyd Central’s Sophia Gianfagna, New Washington’s Hope Griffith and Henryville’s Kenzie Rappe and Eden Ryan earned honorable mention recognition on the girls’ side.
HIGHLANDERS 14TH IN PRESEASON GOLF POLL
The Floyd Central boys’ golf team is No. 14 in the Indiana High School Golf Coaches Association preseason Top 20 poll released Wednesday.
The Highlanders return three of their top five players from a team that won their 15th sectional in 16 seasons and finished 10th at the IHSAA State Finals last year.
IHSGCA PRESEASON TOP 20 POLL
2. Evansville North
3. Center Grove
4. Hamilton SE
6. Guerin Catholic
11. FW Dwenger
13. Evansville Memorial
14. Floyd Central
15. Culver Academies
17. Lafayette Harrison
18. Columbus North
20. New Castle
Honorable mention: FW Canterbury, Roncalli, Warsaw, FW Blackhawk Christian, Franklin, Bloomington South