RELEASE: Attached is a list of Hoosier Basketball Magazine's Top 60 senior boys’ basketball players for 2016-2017 as compiled by Hoosier Basketball Magazine. These boys were selected from approximately 1,600 senior players statewide. This event will be at Beech Grove High School on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
Seven players that participated in the 2017 IHSAA State Finals were selected as Top 60 performers. Three of the four IHSAA State Champion teams have a Top 60 Senior Workout participant. They are Maurice Knight, Frankton (AA Champion), Teyon Scanlan and Nike Sibande, Indianapolis Crispus Attucks (AAA Champion) as well as Datrion Harper, Ben Davis (AAAA Champion). Representing AAA runner-up Twin Lakes is Justin Crabb. Two other state runner-ups participants were selected, but are unable to attend. They are Avery Denhart, Lafayette Central Catholic (Class A) and Jaylen Butz, Fort Wayne North (AAAA).
The top five senior scores in the state are also Top 60 Senior selections. They include the state’s leading scorer Courvoisier McCauley, Indianapolis Manual (27.7 ppg), Nathan Walpole, Whitko (26.8) and Tyler Smith, Northeastern (24.6). Butler bound Cooper Neese, Cloverdale (27.2 ppg) and high scoring Brady Ewing, East Central (25.6) were selected, but are unable to attend.
Purdue University recruit Sasha Stefanovic, Crown Point and UCLA signee Kris Wilkes, North Central (Marion) will also participate in the 2017 Top 60 Senior Workout.
Statistical evaluation, game observation and statewide research were conducted throughout the season and the 2017 state tournament to determine Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 60.
Two sessions of the Top 60 Senior Workout will be hosted on Sunday, April 2, 2017 by Hoosier Basketball Magazine, in conjunction with the IHSAA and the IBCA, at Beech Grove High School on the southside of Indianapolis (5330 Hornet Avenue).
Boys primarily from Northern and Southern Indiana will participate in the first session (1:00-3:00 pm EST). The remaining players, mostly from Central Indiana, will compete during the second session (3:30-5:30 pm EST).
Coach Steve Lynch (Brownsburg) will direct both sessions. Five other outstanding IBCA coaches— Criss Beyers (Warren Central), Matt English (Beech Grove), Paul Ferguson (Columbus North), JJ Foster (Fort Wayne Luers) and Brent Ross (Northeastern)— have been invited to assist with on court coaching.
Both sessions are open to the public for admission fee of $8.00 ($5 for students). Media can call (317) 925-8200 if interested in credentials for one or both sessions. The Top 60 boys follow.
Mark Albers, Pendleton Heights Dylan Allen, Beech Grove Anton Berry, Fort Wayne Luers Juston Betz, Providence Sterling Brown, Carmel Cooper Bybee, Edgewood Caleb Coleman, Hammond Dante Combs, Michigan City Jermaine Couisnard, East Chicago Central Justin Crabb, Twin Lakes Haden Deaton, McCutcheon Josh Dieball, Linton Gabe Elliott , Pike Central Michael Ertel, Mt. Vernon (Fortville) Al Ervin, Griffith Nick Felke, Plymouth Keegan Fetters, Lakewood Park Christian Max Flinchum, Noblesville J.J. Foster, Fort Wayne Luers David Froedge, New Castle Landon Hall, Brownsburg David Hanyard, Lafayette Jeff Datrion Harper, Ben Davis Isaac Hibbard, New Albany Isiah James, Pike Matt Jennings, Logansport Alex King, Columbus North Ben Kinker, Oldenburg Academy Maurice Knight, Frankton Jordon Knoebel, Charlestown Ra Kpedi, Lawrence North Trevor Lakes, Lebanon Carson Lambring, Brownstown Central Javien Langley, Evansville Bosse Tim Leavell, Marion Trevor Lengacher, Barr-Reeve Emmanuel Little, North Central (Marion) Nick Mantis, Lowell Courvoisier McCauley, Indianapolis Manual Payton Mills, Castle Nathan Mills, Perry Meridian Jaylen Minnett, Terre Haute South Jalen Owens, Terre Haute North Grant Pedigo, Franklin Central Caleb Randolph, North Montgomery Mateo Rivera, North Central (Marion) Teyon Scanlan, Indianapolis Crispus Attucks Nike Sibande, Indianapolis Crispus Attucks Grant Smith, Connersville Luke Smith, Monrovia Mack Smith, Warren Central Tyler Smith, Northeastern Trequan Spivey, Warren Central Sasha Stefanovic, Crown Point Nathan Walpole, Whitko Kobe Webster, Park Tudor Cameron Wilbon, Merrillville Kris Wilkes, North Central (Marion) Ronald Williams, Liberty Christian Tanner Yeryar, Shakamak
SELECTED BUT INJURED and UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE Ben Dermody, LaPorte • Evan Ohman, Lewis Cass • Christian Stewart, Roncalli
SELECTED BUT UNABLE TO ATTEND Jalen Adaway, Logansport • Jaylen Butz, Fort Wayne North • Avery Denhart, Lafayette Central Catholic • Brady Ewing, East Central • Jack Ferguson, Homestead • Gavin Griggs, Shenandoah • Zach Gunn, Hamilton Southeastern • Parker Hazen, Columbia City • Hunter Hollowell, Huntington North • Cody Holmes, Northfield • Wyatt Hughes, Maconaquah • Tra Landers, Indianapolis Cathedral • Kyle Mangas, Warsaw • Ignas Masiulionis, Culver Academies • Vincent Miranda, NorthWood • Cooper Neese, Cloverdale • Tyler Nottingham, Jasper • Jack Nunge, Castle • Jalen Paul, Churubusco • Trace Ramsey, Valparaiso • Jacob Redding, Carroll (Allen) • JonRoss Richardson, Lapel • Austin Sappingfield, West Vigo • Ty Sparling, Kokomo • Michael Valle, Whiteland • Malik Williams, Fort Wayne Snider