Benson to join forces with the nationally recognized league the TBL – The Basketball League




Indiana Basketball Legend Kent Benson is once again an Indiana All-American!  He was previously selected as an All-American in 1976 at Indiana University, when he was playing for the great Bobby Knight and went on to finish the season as the 1976 NCAA Champions with an Undefeated 32-0 record!  Now, almost 45-years later and still the last NCAA Team to secure an undefeated record, Kent Benson is again an All-American, but this time as the Franchise Owner and Chairman.


Last season Benson partnered with Bob Petty to form the Hoosier Hardwood Basketball Association which included (4) Teams across Indiana.  After a miracle season with huge success, 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 (43) Teams across the USA which include (4) 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, “we decided to select the best-players from our New Castle NightHawks Team and our Pendleton Legends Team, to form a Super-Team in the TBL.”  Benson’s partner Bob Petty said he selected the Team name – INDIANA ALL-AMERICANS – after Benson’s success as a collegiate player at Indiana University.  Kent was named All-American (3) times and Academic American (2) times.  The All-Americans is the perfect name for our Franchise!”


The 2022 Indiana All-Americans roster is almost set for the season.  Notable players who were selected include:


Kellen Dunham – NBA G-League / Butler University / Pendleton Heights High School


Lewis Jackson – NBA G-League / Purdue University / Decatur, Ill


Asauhn Tatum – NBA G-League / Auburn University / Highland High School in Anderson


Troy Taylor – 2021 Champion / Evansville University / Anderson High School


Sean Sellers – Overseas / Ball State University / 2x State Champion @ 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


Emmanuel Little – Southern Indiana University / North Central High School


The Indiana All-Americans will showcase their players in their first Exhibition Game on January 30 @ 3pm at Knightstown High School.  The game will feature a Slam Dunk Contest, a 3-Point Contest and a Post-Game Autograph Session for fans to meet the players.  The address is Knightstown High School – 8139 W. US HWY 40, Knightstown, IN 46148.  To purchase Tickets and Apparel, go online @  Tickets can be purchased at the door as well as, Indiana All-American T-shirts and Jerseys will be available for purchase.




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