Highlighting the night will be defending 4A State Champion New Albany taking on North Central. This matchup will feature a battle of potential Mr. Basketball and McDonald’s All-American candidates Romeo Langford and Kris Wilkes.
A highly anticipated matchup features Park Tudor and Snider. Park Tudor has the services of 6-foot-10 Jaren Jackson while Snider has 6-foot-10 Malik Williams. Both are Mr. Basketball candidates.
Event host Southport will face off with Castle in a battle of highly thought of seniors. Southport is led by Paul Scruggs while Castle big man Jack Nunge has emerged as one of the best players in the state over the past 12 months.
Lawrence North and Ft. Wayne North provide us a look into the future of Hoosier State basketball. Legendary coach Jack Keefer has a rugged senior in Ra Kpedi as well as highly touted junior Kevin Easley. They will be challenged by senior big man Jaylen Butz as well as the state’s top rated sophomore prospect Keion Brooks.
Cloverdale makes their first trip to the FORUM Tip Off and features Butler commitment Cooper Neese. Mt. Vernon is a top 4A team, and returns the core of a roster that went 18-5 a season ago.