KENT BENSON AND THE INDIANA
ALL-AMERICANS TAKE DOWN CANADA!
In the spirit of the Winter Olympics, Kent Benson’s Indiana All-Americans Professional Basketball Team has officially won the Gold Medal by defeating Canada in the International Game at Grace College! While Canada has been a unified Team for over five years, it was Benson’s first official Game of the 2022 season with his new look Team – the Indiana All-Americans! Benson stated, “due to the icy weather, unfortunately we were unable to have a single practice together as a Team prior to competing against Canada. We were actually introducing our players to each other prior to the Game, which affirms our lack of Team unity and the cohesion needed to win Games. We were truly surprised how well we played together and pulled off the win in a close Game!”
Benson knows a thing or two about winning, as he led his 1976 Indiana Hoosiers Team to an Undefeated record of 32-0 winning the NCAA Championship! Almost 45-years later, Benson’s 1976 Hoosiers are still the last NCAA Team to secure an undefeated record and win the NCAA Championship. Kent Benson’s official title with the All-Americans is Co-Owner and Chairman, while his partner Bob Petty is the other Co-Owner and President of the Team. Petty explains, “it was an Honor to be the first TBL Team (The Basketball League) to win an International Game against Canada! Everyone knows that the TBL is 3rd best Basketball League in the United States, only behind the NBA and NBA G-League, so it’s truly an honor to compete in an International Game and give the USA the victory over Canada! We are so happy and Blessed to have Evelyn Magley and David Magley leading the way in the TBL!”
David Magley – another former Mr. Indiana Basketball – contacted Benson to join forces with the nationally recognized league the TBL – The Basketball League. The TBL has (44) Teams across the USA which has included (3) owners who were former NBA players – #2 NBA Pick Steve “Franchise” Francis of the Houston Rockets, Kendrick Perkins of the World Champion Boston Celtics and #1 NBA Draft Pick Kent Benson!
Benson states, “our Super-Team was very impressive tonight!” Taishaun Johnson (Kent State University), Isaac Edmondson (All-American Honors @ Bethel University) and our own Purdue Basketball Legend, Lewis Jackson led the way for the All-Americans. Benson laughs, “I’m still trying to figure out how we’ve given the reigns over to a former Boilermaker – but he sure proved his value tonight! All joking aside, we are honored to have a Matt Painter product in our starting line-up and as a Team Captain of our All-Americans Team.” Kellen Dunham of Butler University and former NBA G-League shooting guard is the other Team Captain.
The roster for the 2022 Indiana All-Americans includes:
Kellen Dunham – NBA G-League / Butler University / Pendleton Heights High School
Lewis Jackson – NBA G-League / Purdue University / Decatur, Ill
Troy Taylor – 2021 Champion / Evansville University / Anderson High School
Sean Sellers – Overseas / Ball State University / 2x StateChampion @ Greensburg High School
Taishaun Johnson – Top (5) Scorer in 2021 / Kent State University / Pike High School
Isaac Edmondson – All-American Honors @ Bethel University / Tennessee
Trevon Bentley – Top Defensive MVP / State Champion @ Saginaw High School
Timmy Leavell – Marion High School / Record Holder @ (55) Points in a Single Game
Marquez Morse – 2021 Champion / 2014 Champion Anderson Legends / North Central HS
Aaron Larson – 2021 Champion / All-American Honors @ Olivet Nazarene / Illinois
Wyatt Hughes – 6’9 PF/C / Huntington College / Rookie Season
Brandon Hassell – 2021 Championship / Penn State University / 6’11 PF/C
The Indiana All-Americans will host their Home-Opener on Sunday – March 6 @ 3pm at Blue River Valley High School against Indiana Rival – the Kokomo BobKats. The game will feature a Slam Dunk Contest, a 3-Point Contest and a Post-Game Autograph Session for fans to meet the players. To purchase Tickets and Apparel, go online @ MVPresults.com/AA. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Come support the All-Americans as they compete against Indiana rival the Kokomo BobKats!