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Vincennes University hosts North/South Indiana All-Star Classic on April 24

An elite group of the state's 2015-2016 seniors will participate in the 28th annual North/South Indiana All-Star Classic.

This girls’ and boys’ doubleheader will be played at Vincennes University on Sunday, April 24. The games will be at 2 p.m. (girls) and 4 p.m. (boys). The North/South Indiana All-Star Classic is sponsored by Hoosier Basketball Magazine and Pacesetter Sports of Terre Haute.

Twenty-four girls compete in the first half of this doubleheader highlighted by 2016 Naismith Prep Player of the Year, Jackie Young of Princeton. Other featured performers include 2016 AAA IHSAA State Champion Tyasha Harris of Heritage Christian and AA IHSAA State Champion Cameron Onken, Lafayette Central Catholic as well as 2016 AAAA state runner-up Paige Littrell of Columbus North.

The North/South girls also have plenty of Division I talent in Young, Princeton (Notre Dame); Kaylan Coffman, Benton Central (Evansville); Lauren Dickerson, Lawrence North (Miami of Ohio); Holly Hoopingarner, Greenwood (IUPUI); Katelyn O'Reilly, Noblesville (Florida Atlantic); Onken, Lafayette Central Catholic (Villanova); Lauren Rau, Center Grove (Lipscomb); Tyana Robinson, Pike (Florida Atlantic); Jayla Scaife, Muncie Central (Dayton); Alexis Shannon, Noblesville (Florida Atlantic); Sydney Shelton, Mt. Vernon-Fortville (Butler); Kristen Spolyar, Lebanon (Butler) and Emily Sullivan, Evansville Memorial (North Carolina). The North girls will be coached by Muncie Central's Lisa Blalock. Princeton coach Charles Mair will lead the South girls.

Twenty-four boys compete in the second game featured by Indiana University signee Grant Gelon of Crown Point. Four other Division I recruits are Joey Brunk, Southport (Butler); Parker Chitty, Columbus East (Eastern Kentucky); Dru Smith, Evansville Reitz (Evansville) and Jordan Walker, Indianapolis Cathedral (Morehead State).

There are many high-scoring boys, including six players that averaged 20 ppg or more. They are Desmond Bane, Seton Catholic (30.3 ppg); Marcus Burk, Franklin Central (24.8); KC Earls, Mooresville (22); John Kiser, Noblesville (21.2); Hunter Crist, Hamilton Heights (20) and Devan Straub, Evansville Mater Dei (20). The North boys will be led by Brian McCauley, Noblesville. Evansville Reitz's Michael Adams will coach the South.

The 2016 Classic Game Director is Vincennes University Athletic Director Harry Meeks.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling (812) 888-4511.

Below is a listing of participating players for the North-South Indiana All-Star Classic:

NORTH/SOUTH BOYS
NORTH COACH — Brian McCauley, Noblesville
SOUTH COACH — Michael Adams, Evansville Reitz
BOYS PLAYERS, SCHOOL

Desmond Bane, Seton Catholic
Vijay Blackmon, Marion
Tucker Blackwell, Bloomington South
Evan Borgman, Jac-Cen-Del
Joey Brunk, Southport
Marcus Burk, Franklin Central
Parker Chitty, Columbus East
Ethan Claycomb, Vincennes Lincoln
Hunter Crist, Hamilton Heights
Mason Degenkolb, Tipton
KC Earls, Mooresville
Colten Garland, Washington
Grant Gelon, Crown Point
Eron Gordon, Indianapolis Cathedral
C J Hedgepeth, Evansville Harrison
Luke Kenney, Mooresville
John Kiser, Noblesville
Anthony Smith, Vincennes Lincoln
Dru Smith, Evansville Reitz
Isiah Stafford, South Knox
Devan Straub, Evansville Mater Dei
Justin Thomas, Pike
Jordan Walker, Indianapolis Cathedral
Cameron Wolter, Fishers

NORTH/SOUTH GIRLS
NORTH COACH — Lisa Blalock, Muncie Central
SOUTH COACH — Charles Mair, Princeton
GIRLS PLAYERS, SCHOOL

Kaylan Coffman, Benton Central
Lauren Dickerson, Lawrence North
Katie Donovan, Vincennes Rivet
Jenee Goodwin, Vincennes Lincoln
Tyasha Harris, Heritage Christian
Holly Hoopingarner, Greenwood
Kelsey Ivers, Vincennes Rivet
Jenna Johnson, Washington
Paige Littrell, Columbus North
Maleha Motter, Danville
Katelyn O'Reilly, Noblesville
Cameron Onken, Lafayette Central Catholic
Madelene Raley, Gibson Southern
Lauren Rau, Center Grove
Tyanna Robinson, Pike
Jayla Scaife, Muncie Central
Alexis Shannon, Noblesville
Sydney Shelton, Mt. Vernon (Fortville)
Kristen Spolyar, Lebanon
Emily Sullivan, Evansville Memorial
Alexis Vieck, North Knox
Kayla Voegerl, Southridge
Erynn Young, Ben Davis
Jackie Young, Princeton

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