Kentucky/Indiana Cancel Series

Indiana-Kentucky All-Star series canceled for 2020
Senior games, Junior games and All-Star Shootout called off; events to resume in 2021
            The Indiana-Kentucky All-Star basketball games have been cancelled for 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials from both states announced Thursday (April 9).
            With governmental leadership in both states implementing stay-at-home mandates, schools being closed for the remainder of the academic year and group gatherings limited to 10 people are fewer through late May, Indiana game director Mike Broughton and Kentucky game director Scott Chalk jointly agreed that the All-Star series would not be contested in 2020.
            All-Star leadership from both states understands the seriousness of this pandemic and supports measures being implemented by governmental leadership in both states. Thus with great disappointment, the All-Star leadership is canceling the All-Star competition for this year.
            The cancellation includes the Indiana-Kentucky Senior Games (that were to be on June 5 at Great Crossing High School in Georgetown, Ky., and June 6 at Southport Fieldhouse in Indianapolis) and the Indiana-Kentucky Junior Games (that were to be on June 1 at Floyd Central High School).
            On the Indiana side only, the cancellation also includes the Indiana Junior-Senior Games (that were to be on June 3, site not yet announced) and the All-Star Shootout for current high school teams (that was to be on June 6 at Ben Davis High School).
            It is planned that all aspects of the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Series will resume in 2021. Tentative dates for the 2021 All-Star games will be June 4 in Kentucky and June 5 at Southport Fieldhouse.
            “I am sad for the players and coaches who comprise this year’s All-Star teams,” Broughton said. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the seniors who made the team, but they do have the satisfaction that they are an Indiana All-Star for life. “We wish all members of the 2020 All-Stars a great transition to college after their fantastic high school careers.”
            Broughton also expressed gratitude to Perry Township Schools superintendent Patrick Mapes and Southport High School officials for their work on hosting the 2020 games that now will not be played.
            “I want to thank Pat Mapes and Southport High School for their help in setting up this year’s games,” Broughton said. “All fans who purchased tickets for this year’s event at Southport will receive refunds.”
            The boys’ portion of the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star series dates to 1940 with games being played in 78 of the 81 years. Games also were not played in 1943 and 1944 because of World War II. The girls’ portion of the All-Star series was added in 1976, and it had been contested for 44 consecutive years. This will be the first interruption in the girls’ series. The Indiana boys hold a 99-44 advantage in the games with Kentucky. The Indiana girls lead 50-38 in their series with the Bluegrass state.
            The Indiana All-Stars were created in 1939 and played a game against the state champion Frankfort Hot Dogs that year. The series against Kentucky was started in 1940.
            Indiana-Kentucky Junior All-Star games have been contested five times over the past eight years. That series, with two games each year for boys and girls, has been played in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018 and 2019. The Indiana Junior Boys lead 6-4 in their series with Kentucky. The Indiana Junior Girls hold a 9-1 advantage in their series with Kentucky.
            The Indiana Junior All-Stars were started in 1996. The Indiana Junior All-Stars have played exhibition games against the Indiana senior All-Stars for 25 years – 1996 through 2019. The Indiana senior boys and Indiana senior girls both hold 39-10 advantages in the Senior-Junior games.
            The All-Star Shootout has been held on the day of the Indiana seniors’ home game against Kentucky each year starting in 2009. The Shootout is an event where high school teams each receive two “shootout games” for their teams in the morning or early afternoon. The players and coaches on those high school teams also receive a ticket to attend the Indiana-Kentucky senior games that evening as part of their participation in the Shootout.
            For your reference, players and coaches selected to the 2020 IndyStar Indiana All-Star teams are listed below.
2020 IndyStar Indiana Boys All-Stars
Name, School, Height, Pos., PPG, College Choice
Tre Coleman, Jeffersonville, 6-6, F, 14.6, Nevada
Dre Davis, Lawrence Central, 6-6, F, 21.6, Louisville
Johnell Davis, Gary 21st Century, 6-4, G, 31.4, Florida Atlantic
Malek Edwards, Brownsburg, 6-6, F, 17.1, Marian
Trey Galloway, Culver Academy, 6-5, G, 21.4, Indiana
Anthony Leal, Bloomington South, 6-5, G, 18.2, Indiana
Mabor Majak, Hamilton Southeastern, 7-0, C, 11.9, Cleveland State
Sincere McMahon, Crispus Attucks, 6-1, G, 26.1, Western Illinois
Nijel Pack, Lawrence Central, 6-1, G, 17.7, Kansas State
Tayson Parker, Northwestern, 6-1, G, 28.8, Indiana Wesleyan
Tony Perkins, Lawrence North, 6-4, G, 17.7, Iowa
Kiyron Powell, Evansville Bosse, 6-11, C, 14.2, Houston
Charlie Yoder, Westview, 6-4, G, 27.3, undecided
            Head coach: Ryan Osborn, Carmel
            Assistant coaches: Mark Detweiler, Delta; Nate Hawkins, Heritage Hills
2020 IndyStar Indiana Girls All-Stars
No., Name, School, Height, Pos., PPG, College Choice
Allison Bosse, Brownsburg, 5-8, G, 17.0, Marian
Kendall Bostic, Northwestern, 6-1, F, 20.5, Michigan State
Ella Collier, Danville, 6-0, G, 23.5, Marian
Katie Davidson, Lawrence North, 5-10, G, 10.7, Miami (Ohio)
Nan Garcia, Jeffersonville, 6-0, F, 18.8, Penn State
Khera Goss, Ben Davis, 5-11, F, 14.6, Toledo
Sydney Graber, Homestead, 6-0, F, 15.1, Central Michigan
Madison Layden, Northwestern, 6-1, G, 25.6, Purdue
Rachel Loobie, Franklin Central, 6-1, G/F, 21.0, Central Michigan
Ra’Shaya Kyle, Marion, 6-6, C, 27.3, Purdue
Jasmine McWilliams, North Central, 5-11, F, 12.1, Northwestern
Sydney Parrish, Hamilton Southeastern, 6-2, G/F, 24.8, Oregon
Dash Shaw, Crown Point, 5-6, G, 13.5, Purdue-Northwest
Kristian Young, Lawrence North, 5-5, G, 10.7, Illinois-Chicago
        Head coach: Jeff Allen, Bedford North Lawrence
        Assistant coaches: Donna Buckley, Noblesville; Doug Springer, Northridge
2020 IndyStar Indiana Boys Junior All-Stars
    Name, Ht., Pos., PPG, High School, College Choice
    Brooks Barnhizer, 6-6, G, 20.7, Lafayette Jeff, undecided
    Caleb Furst, 6-10, F, 21.7, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Purdue
Trey Kaufman, 6-9, F, 25.8, Silver Creek, undecided
    J.R. Konieczny, 6-7, G, 23.5, South Bend St. Joseph, Notre Dame
    Khristian Lander, 6-3, G, 21.0, Evansville Reitz, Indiana
    Keon Thompson, 6-3, G, 28.1, Merrillville, undecided
    Name, Ht., Pos., PPG, High School, College Choice
    Jalen Blackmon, 6-2, G, 29.8, Marion, undecided
    Luke Brown, 6-2, G, 32.3, Blackford, undecided
    Michael Eley, 6-4, G, 21.2, Fort Wayne Snider, undecided
    Luke Goode, 6-6, F, 17.6, Homestead, undecided
    Christopher Mantis, 6-6, G, 24.8, Lowell, undecided
    Malik Stanley, 5-11, G, 21.0, Warren Central, undecided
    Blake Wesley, 6-4, G, 26.0, South Bend Riley, undecided
    Name, Ht., Pos., PPG, High School, College Choice
    Shamar Avance, 6-0, G, 14.4, Lawrence North, undecided
    Lincoln Hale, 6-4, G, 23.4, Linton-Stockton, Indiana State
    Jake Heidbreder, 6-4, G, 20.0, Floyd Central, undecided
    Connor Hickman, 6-2, G, 14.5, Bloomington South, undecided
    Kooper Jacobi, 6-6, F, 17.3, Silver Creek, undecided
    Blake Sisley, 6-9, F, 19.4, Heritage Hills, undecided
    Pierce Thomas, 6-5, G, 13.6, Brownsburg, Butler
    Head coach: Marc Davidson, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian
    Assistant coaches: Marc Urban, Chesterton; Kendall Wildey, South Decatur
2020 IndyStar Indiana Girls Junior All-Stars
    Name, Ht., Pos., PPG, High School, College Choice
    Ally Becki, 5-9, G, 12.2, Brownsburg, undecided
    Katie Burton, 5-9, G, 15.4, Fishers, undecided
    Trinity Clinton, 5-7, G, 17.8, Penn, undecided
    Lilliann Frasure, 5-9, G, 23.6, North Judson, undecided
    Jayla Smith, 5-11, G, 13.3, Lawrence North, Purdue
    Ariana Wiggins, 5-8, G, 16.4, Heritage Christian, undecided
    Name, Ht., Pos., PPG, High School, College Choice
    Maddie Bischoff, 5-10, G, 18.3, Roncalli, undecided
    Bridget Dunn, 6-3, F, 12.4, Carmel, undecided
    Hanna Knoll, 5-7, G, 16.9, Angola, undecided
    Mercedes Rhodes, 5-9, G, 26.9, Oregon-Davis, undecided
    Brynn Shoup-Hill, 6-2, F, 15.5, Goshen, undecided
    Trinity Thompson, 5-11, F, 20.0, Michigan City, undecided
    Name, Ht., Pos., PPG, High School, College Choice
    Nakaih Hunter, 6-0, F, 11.0, North Central, undecided
    Maycee Lange, 6-0, F, 15.7, Vincennes Lincoln, undecided
    Chloe McKnight, 5-8, G, 14.1, Bedford North Lawrence, undecided
    Meg Newman, 6-3, F, 10.7, North Central, Arizona State
    Tenleigh Phelps, 5-11, F, 13.2, Triton Central, Youngstown State
    Vanessa Shafford, 5-9, G, 17.9, Linton-Stockton, undecided
    Head coach: Jerry Hickey, Salem
    Assistant coaches: Brandon Appleton, Angola; Lauren Votaw, Fishers

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