Eighteen players have been selected for the IndyStar.com Indiana boys Junior All-Stars for 2015.
Players in the core group include Joey Brunk of Southport, Eron Gordon of Cathedral, Kyle Guy of Lawrence Central, Damien Jefferson of East Chicago Central, Kyle Mallers of Carroll (Fort Wayne) and C.J. Walker of Indianapolis Tech.
The North group players are Vijay Blackmon of Marion, Nai Carlisle of West Lafayette, Reontre Lawrence of South Bend Riley, Rhyss Lewis of Chesterton and Anthony and Tremell Murphy of Griffith.
The South group players are Tucker Blackwell of Bloomington South, Parker Chitty of Columbus East, John Kiser of Noblesville, Brachen Hazen of Columbia City, Djimon Henson of Warren Central and Dru Smith of Evansville Reitz.
Jason Delaney of Indianapolis Tech will be the head coach of the boys’ Junior All-Stars. He will be assisted by Brent Brobston of Frankton and Brandon Hoffman of Silver Creek.
The Junior All-Stars will play two games against the IndyStar.com Indiana All-Star senior boys. Those games tentatively are set for June 8 and June 10 at sites to be announced later.
The players listed as core group players will play in both games. The players listed as North group players will join the core group for one game, and the players listed as South group players will join the core group for the other game. It is not yet know which date will include the North and South players.
The Indiana senior All-Stars will play the Kentucky senior All-Stars on June 12 at Transylvania University in Lexington and on June 13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
The Junior All-Stars will not play Kentucky juniors this year.
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 recommend 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 representatives from the three IHSAA districts (two each from District 1, District 2 and District 3), then meet to review those recommendations, vote and finalize the selections.
A list of those chosen as 2015 boys Junior All-Stars follows.
2015 INDIANA BOYS JUNIOR ALL-STARS
Name, Ht., Pos., School
Joey Brunk, 6-10, C, Southport
Eron Gordon, 6-2, G, Cathedral
Kyle Guy, 6-2, G, Lawrence Central
Damien Jefferson, 6-5, G/F, East Chicago Central
Kyle Mallers, 6-7, F, Carroll (Fort Wayne)
C.J. Walker, 6-0, G, Indianapolis Tech
Vijay Blackmon, 6-2, G, Marion
Nai Carlisle, 6-2, G, West Lafayette
Reontre Lawrence, 6-1, G, South Bend Riley
Rhyss Lewis, 6-1, G, Chesterton
Anthony Murphy, 6-4, G, Griffith
Tremell Murphy, 6-5, F, Griffith
Tucker Blackwell, 6-1, G, Bloomington South
Parker Chitty, 6-1, G, Columbus East
John Kiser, 6-4, F, Noblesville
Brachen Hazen, 6-6, F, Columbia City
Djimon Henson, 6-2, G, Warren Central
Dru Smith, 6-3, G, Evansville Reitz
Head coach: Jason Delaney, Indianapolis Tech
Assistant coaches: Brent Brobston, Frankton; Brandon Hoffman, Silver Creek