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The 2016 IndyStar Indiana All-Star Games with Kentucky drew a 12-year best crowd of 6,851 to Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Moving forward, the 2017 games are coming together as we speak.

All 12 coaches and the Girls Seniors have been announced along with both Junior teams. The Boys Seniors should be ready to go in early to mid-April.

The Indiana All-Stars will play the Kentucky All-Stars on Saturday, June 10 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The girls’ game will tip off at 5:00 p.m., and the boys’ game will follow. If you want to bring your team, we will sell you $18 tickets for $10. E-mail me at chall33@msn.com or call me at 765-480-2665.

The Kentucky All-Stars will host the Indiana All-Stars on Sunday, June 11 at Central Hardin High in Elizabethtown.

The Junior-Senior exhibition games will be Tuesday, June 6 at New Albany and Thursday, June 8 at Plainfield. Both nights, the girls’ game will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the boys will follow. Admission is $6 per person to each exhibition doubleheader.

The Mr. and Miss Basketball winners will be announced on April 27 at the Indiana Sports Awards Dinner. The girls’ finalists are Dana Evans of Gary West, Karissa McLaughlin of Homestead and Madison Wise of Greenfield-Central. The list of boys’ finalists will be forthcoming.

The 84-team All-Star Shootout will be Saturday, June 10 at Best Choice Fieldhouse and at Ben Davis. I want to thank Steve Witty and the IBCA volunteers who make the Shootout work.

I want to thank Rob New and Best Choice Fieldhouse for agreeing to continue as our presenting sponsor for another four years. That will put the total to nine years of what has and will be unprecedented run of generosity for the All-Star series.

Another key All-Star supporter is Bob Kizer and BSN Sports, which will provide over $10,000 worth of equipment and uniforms for the third straight year. In addition, Pacers Sports & Entertainment, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Marian University, MCL Cafeteria, Shepherd Insurance, McDonald’s and Franciscan Health Sports Medicine are on board again.

Hope to see you all on June 10 at the Fieldhouse.

Beat Kentucky!

–Charlie Hall

2017 IndyStar.com Indiana All-Star key dates:

June 4 All-Stars report to Marian University
June 6 Junior-Senior All-Star game at New Albany—girls, 6:00 p.m.; boys, to follow
June 8 Junior-Senior All-Star game at Plainfield—girls, 6:00 p.m.; boys, to follow
June 10 Indiana vs. Kentucky at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis—girls, 5:00 p.m.; boys, to follow
June 11 Indiana at Kentucky at Central Hardin High School, Elizabethtown, Ky.—girls, 1:00 p.m.; boys, to follow

2017 IndyStar Indiana Boys All-Stars

Name, School, Height, Pos., PPG, College Choice
Jaylen Butz, Fort Wayne North, 6-10, F, 17.2, DePaul
Jermaine Couisnard, East Chicago Central, 6-4, G, 27.5, undecided
Michael Ertel, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), 6-2, G, 19.8, Louisiana-Monroe
Zach Gunn, Hamilton Southeastern, 6-6, F, 21.2, Ball State
Kyle Mangas, Warsaw, 6-3, G, 22.6, Indiana Wesleyan
Jaylen Minnett, Terre Haute South, 6-1, G, 25.8, IUPUI
Cooper Neese, Cloverdale, 6-4, G, 27.2, Butler
Jack Nunge, Castle, 6-10, F, 22.8, Iowa
Grant Smith, Connersville, 6-6, F, 18.9, Indiana Wesleyan
Mack Smith, Warren Central, 6-2, F, 19.5, Eastern Illinois
Sasha Stefanovic, Crown Point, 6-4, G, 19.9, Purdue
Kris Wilkes, North Central, 6-7, F, 22.1, UCLA
Malik Williams, Fort Wayne Snider, 7-0, F, 21.5, Louisville

Head coach: Marty Beasley, Carroll (Fort Wayne)
Assistant coaches: Kerry Brown, Connersville; Mark Galloway, Culver Academy

2017 IndyStar Indiana Girls All-Stars

Name School Height Pos. College Choice
Chyna Anthony New Albany 6-1 F Northern Kentucky
Riley Blackwell Plainfield 6-1 F Northern Illinois
Dana Evans Gary West 5-6 G Louisville
Maliah Howard-Bass Columbus North 5-9 G Ball State
Nicole Konieczny South Bend St. Joseph 5-9 G Valparaiso
Karissa McLaughlin Homestead 5-8 G undecided
Rachel McLimore Zionsville 5-10 G DePaul
Madisen Parker Homestead 5-8 G Bowling Green
Destiny Perkins Lawrence North 5-6 G Akron
Zion Sanders Evansville Central 5-8 G undecided
Ajanae Thomas North Central 5-9 F Indiana State
Macee Williams Fountain Central 6-2 F IUPUI
Madison Wise Greenfield-Central 6-1 F Iowa State

Head coach: Curt Benge, Plainfield
Assistant coaches: Vince Cerbone, Martinsville; Michelle Harter, Warsaw

2017 IndyStar Boys Junior All-Stars

CORE GROUP

Name Ht. Pos. High School College Choice
Damezi Anderson 6-6 F South Bend Riley undecided
Aaron Henry 6-5 F Ben Davis undecided
Eric Hunter 6-3 G Tindley undecided
Mekhi Lairy 5-8 G Evansville Bosse undecided
Romeo Langford 6-5 G New Albany undecided
Robert Phinisee 6-0 G McCutcheon undecided

NORTH GROUP

Name Ht. Pos. High School College Choice
Johnny Bernard 6-3 G Merrillville undecided
Gavin Bizeau 6-10 C Plainfield undecided
Kevin Easley 6-5 F Lawrence North undecided
Walter Ellis 6-4 G South Bend Adams undecided
Jamal Harris 6-2 G Indianapolis Attucks undecided
Caleb Middlesworth 6-8 F Oak Hill undecided

SOUTH GROUP

Name Ht. Pos. High School College Choice
Jarron Coleman 6-5 G Cathedral undecided
Chance Coyle 6-3 G Bloomington South undecided
Sean East 6-0 G New Albany undecided
Musa Jallow 6-5 F Bloomington North undecided
Jalen Moore 5-9 G Cloverdale undecided
De’Avion Washington 6-3 G Terre Haute South undecided

Head coach: Brian Gibson, Castle
Assistant coaches: Barak Coolman, Valparaiso; Kevin Renbarger, Oak Hill

2017 IndyStar Girls Junior All-Stars

CORE GROUP

Name Ht. Pos. High School College Choice
Angel Baker 5-8 G Pike undecided
Jenasae Bishop 5-8 G East Chicago Central undecided
Nia Clark 5-9 G Ben Davis undecided
Amy Dilk 5-10 G Carmel undecided
Katlyn Gilbert 5-10 G Heritage Christian Notre Dame
Kayana Traylor 5-9 G Martinsville Purdue

NORTH GROUP

Name Ht. Pos. High School College Choice
Leigha Brown 6-1 G DeKalb undecided
Emily Kiser 6-3 F Noblesville undecided
Brooke McKinley 5-10 G Northridge undecided
Keya Patton 5-7 G Cathedral undecided
Taylor Ramey 5-6 G North Central undecided
Blake Smith 6-3 F Carmel undecided
* Ajah Stallings 5-7 G North Central undecided

SOUTH GROUP

Name Ht. Pos. High School College Choice
Mackenzie Blazek 6-2 C Whiteland undecided
Cassidy Hardin 5-10 G Center Grove Purdue
Cali Nolot 5-8 G North Harrison undecided
Rachel Stewart 5-9 G Eastern (Pekin) undecided
Kyra Whitaker 5-7 G Greensburg undecided
Michaela White 6-0 F Pike undecided

Head coach: Mike McBride, Eastern (Pekin)
Assistant coaches: Ryan Myers, Kankakee Valley; DeeAnn Ramey, North Central

* selected as a Junior All-Star, but unable to play in games in June