Eighteen players have been selected for the IndyStar.com Indiana girls Junior All-Stars for 2014.
Players in the core group include Jenna Allen and Dominique McBryde of Class 4A state champion Bedford North Lawrence, Lamina Cooper of Lawrence North, Victoria Gaines of Merrillville, Ali Patberg of Columbus North and Tori Schickel of Evansville Mater Dei.
The North group players are Josie Fisher of Homestead, Jordyn Frantz of NorthWood, Darby Maggard of Fort Wayne Canterbury, Michal Miller of Michigan City, Tiara Murphy of South Bend Washington and Nakeya Penny of Logansport.
The South group players are Kennedy Archer of Franklin Central, Alexa Bailey of Bedford North Lawrence, Olivia Crozier of Madison, Jordan Hankins of Lawrence North, Stephanie Sherwood of Evansville Memorial and Brittany Ward of Pike.
The coaches for the Junior All-Stars have not yet been announced.
The Junior All-Stars will play two games against the Kentucky Junior All-Stars on June 6 and June 7. The June 6 games will be at Scecina High School in Indianapolis, girls beginning at 5 p.m. and boys to follow. The June 7 games will be at a site in Lexington to be determined, girls beginning at 5 p.m. and boys to follow.
The Junior All-Stars also will play two games against the IndyStar.com Indiana All-Star senior girls on June 9 and June 11. The sites and times for these game also will be announced later.
The players listed as core group players will play in all four games.
The players listed as North group players will join the core group for one game against Kentucky and one game against the Indiana seniors.
The players listed as South group players will join the core group for the other game against Kentucky and the other game against the Indiana seniors.
Assignments for the North and South groups for which dates will be made later.
The Indiana senior All-Stars will play the Kentucky senior All-Stars on June 13 at Transylvania University in Lexington and on June 14 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Both nights, the girls’ game will begin at 5 p.m. and the boys will follow.
The Junior All-Star team is determined by the 22-member Indiana Basketball Coaches Association all-state panel in conjunction with its selection of the IBCA/Subway Underclass All-State Team. The selection process allows all IBCA-member head coaches the opportunity to vote for top players from schools on the traditional regional structure of the non-class tournament format. Representatives from each of those 16 regional areas, plus six at-large representatives from IHSAA districts (two each from District 1, District 2 and District 3), then meet to review those votes and finalize the selections.
A list of those chosen as 2014 girls Junior All-Stars follows.
2014 Girls Junior All-Stars
Jenna Allen, 6-3, F, Bedford North Lawrence
Lamina Cooper, 5-9, G/F, Lawrence North
Victoria Gaines, 6-0, F, Merrillville
Dominique McBryde, 6-2, F, Bedford North Lawrence
Ali Patberg, 5-10, G, Columbus North
Tori Schickel, 6-2, F, Evansville Mater Dei
Josie Fisher, 5-5, G, Homestead
Jordyn Frantz, 6-0, G, NorthWood
Darby Maggard, 5-5, G, Fort Wayne Canterbury
Michal Miller, 5-9, G, Michigan City
Tiara Murphy, 5-6, G, South Bend Washington
Nakeya Penny, 5-11, F, Logansport
Kennedy Archer, 5-10, G, Franklin Central
Alexa Bailey, 5-7, G, Bedford North Lawrence
Olivia Crozier, 6-1, F, Madison
Jordan Hankins, 5-7, G, Lawrence North
Stephanie Sherwood, 5-9, G/F, Evansville Memorial
Brittany Ward, 6-1, F, Pike