2023 Indiana All-Stars: 5 That Missed the Cut
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The 2023 Indiana All-Star team was officially announced at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning in the Indianapolis Star. This is the most prestigious honor that Indiana High School Basketball players can achieve to cap off their senior seasons. 13 of the…
The 2023 Indiana All-Star team was officially announced at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning in the Indianapolis Star. This is the most prestigious honor that Indiana High School Basketball players can achieve to cap off their senior seasons. 13 of the best seniors have been selected to represent the Hoosier state in the annual All-Star series against the best in Kentucky. A game against the Indiana Junior All-Stars will take place on June 7th followed by the home-and-home series against Kentucky on June 9th and 10th. Soon, the Indiana Mr. Basketball award winner will be announced as well earning the honor of donning the #1 uniform during the All-Star series. On Tuesday we took a deeper look at those who were chosen for the 2023 Indiana All-Star team. Now, let’s take a look at a handful of other potentially deserving candidates that did not make the cut.
Brenner’s case is an interesting one because his own teammate,, made the Indiana All-Star team. However, 6’3″ guard was NorthWood’s leading scorer at 18.5 points per game as the Panthers went on to claim the Class 3A state championship with a 28-2 record. The Huntington recruit finished second all-time at NorthWood scoring a career 1,559 points.
It is almost eerie how similar Carson’s two seasons at Anderson High School played out. He averaged 19.9 points per game as a junior while leading the Indians to a 20-5 record including a first round Sectional win over Greenfield-Central and a second round exit to Mount Vernon (Fortville). Fast forward to his senior season and Carson averaged 21.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 3.6 steals per game with the exact same season results. Somewhat like with Moles, the final couple spots are so close that a Sectional 9 championship might have earned the dynamic 6’1″ left-handed guard a spot on the roster.
This Marian bound guard averaged 20.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game while leading Greenfield-Central to a 21-1 regular season. However, Moles and company drew Anderson in the Sectional 9 first round and fell to the Indians 55-48. You are obviously splitting hairs when you get to those final one or two spots and a Sectional championship might have been enough to get Moles on the Indiana All-Star roster following a spectacular season.
Sefton averaged 16.6 points and 5.6 assists for the Class 2A state champions. That sentence alone is a pretty good case for Indiana All-Star status. In terms of career achievement, the Grace signee would have a lot on his side as well. Blackhawk Christian went 101-14 during Sefton’s time with four sectional championship, three regional titles, and two state championship rings (his freshman season was cut short after the Sectional round).
A walking triple-double threat that advanced to the Class 2A Semi-State before falling in a close one to the eventual state champions not making the team is bound to draw some questions and criticism. Williamson, a dynamic 6’2″ guard with elite playmaking skills, averaged 19.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 11.1 assists per game this season for Gary 21st Century. In terms of on-court production, he is probably the leading candidate for “snub” status from the Indiana All-Star roster.
Five More Names That Had a Case
(Park Tudor – Purdue Fort Wayne)
(Culver Academy – Bentley)
(New Palestine H.S.)
(Munster H.S. – Northern Michigan)