Preview: Indiana Junior-Senior All-Star Exhibitions

  • 06/03/2011 1:56 pm in

(Photo credit: Jamie Owens of J. Scott Sports)

With the annual Indiana-Kentucky All-Star games a week away at Bellarmine University on June 10 and Conseco Fieldhouse on June 11, the final tuneup for the Indiana teams will come on Monday and Wednesday with exhibition games against the junior all-stars.

Here’s a look at the exhibition games including venues, start times, rosters and other notes:

— Monday at Washington, Wednesday at Kokomo: The exhibitions kick off Monday night at the Hatchet House in Washington with the girls at 6 p.m. (eastern) and boys at 8 p.m. Start times will be the same for Wednesday’s exhibitions at Kokomo. Admission is $5 at the door.

— Senior roster: The seniors are led by a trio of McDonald’s All-Americans: Mr. Basketball Cody Zeller of Washington (Indiana), Pike’s Marquis Teague (Kentucky) and Gary Wallace’s Branden Dawson (Michigan State). Other notables: Austin Etherington of Hamilton Heights (Indiana), Bloomington South’s Darwin Davis Jr. (Xavier), Center Grove’s Andrew Smeathers (Butler) and Warsaw’s Nic Moore (Illinois State).

— Core junior roster: The junior team is comprised of six “core” players that will play at both exhibitions, six “south” players that will play on Monday only and six “north” players that will play on Wednesday only. The core players include Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell of Park Tudor (Indiana), North Central’s D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Broad Ripple’s Ron Patterson (Indiana), Lake Central’s Glenn Robinson III (Michigan), Kokomo’s D.J. Ballentine and Hamilton Southeastern’s Gary Harris.

— South junior all-stars: Lawrence Central’s Jeremy Hollowell (Indiana), Avon’s Austin Burgett (Notre Dame) and North Central’s Ronnie Johnson (Purdue) highlight the six junior south all-stars that will compete in the game at Washington.

— North junior all-stars: La Porte La Lumiere’s Hanner Perea (Indiana), Ft. Wayne South’s Raphael Davis (Purdue), Pendleton Heights’ Kellen Dunham (Butler) and Bowman Academy’s DeJuan Marrero highlight the six junior north all-stars that will compete in the game at Kokomo.

— High-level talent: There will be no shortage of talent on display as 13 players ranked among ESPN.com’s top 100 prospects nationally will compete: 2011: Teague (7), Zeller (13), Dawson (22); 2012: Harris (16), Smith-Rivera (32), Ferrell (34), Hollowell (41), Perea (49), Robinson III (60), Davis (72), Dunham (81), Patterson (86), Johnson (89).

— An answer for Mr. Basketball? Even though the games are labeled as exhibitions, they’re usually more hard fought and structured than typical all-star games. It’s probably not a stretch to say these games will be more competitive than the weekend games with Kentucky. From a matchup perspective, the biggest problem for the juniors is likely the ability of Zeller to dominate in the post. The junior team is heavy with guard and wing talent, but finding an answer for Zeller could be the difference.

Inside the Hall will be in attendance for both exhibitions and will provide analysis and video.

Filed to:

  • Will Remy be in the game with Kentucky?

  • Will Remy be in the game with Kentucky?

  • He will indeed.

  • He will indeed.

  • Kelin Blab

    Three words….

    Road Trip Kokomo!

  • Kelin Blab

    Three words….

    Road Trip Kokomo!

  • Anonymous

    Hmm.. Looks like I might be making a trip to Washington on Monday if I can get free.

    Alex, will ITH be there getting footage of the game? For highlights and all of that jazz? 

  • That’s the first time that phrase has ever been followed by an exclamation point.

  • Anonymous

    The list of players mentioned in this article out of the state of Indiana is amazing.  I always sound like a broken record when mentioning it, but how can you not.  I wish ESPN would be more productive and write articles about the sheer talent that Indiana produces.

  • Anonymous

    I take it these games are not televised?

  • Anonymous

    I take it these games are not televised?

  • Kelin Blab

    Highly unlikely they are televised. However expect a more competitive game than the actual Indiana Kensucky game. Purchased tickets today for the game in Indy…Remy I ended my class basketball boycott because of you, don’t disappoint me please.

  • Anonymous

    Hey Alex, no idea why, but I’m having problems accessing the site (just the home page, I can follow individual story links from Twitter or Facebook) on my home computer.  I’m on a Mac using Chrome and I get an error message every time.

  • deedubbadoo

    Not if you know about the “Hugger” it’s not!

  • Anonymous

    Why isnt Chris Whitehead on your Indiana Senior All Star list? He is on the team

  • Andrew

    B/c he didn’t list the entire roster, just those he considered notable.

  • Andrew

    B/c he didn’t list the entire roster, just those he considered notable.

  • Andrew

    B/c he didn’t list the entire roster, just those he considered notable.

  • What’s the error? Can you email me a screen grab?

  • What’s the error? Can you email me a screen grab?

  • What’s the error? Can you email me a screen grab?

  • What’s the error? Can you email me a screen grab?

  • What’s the error? Can you email me a screen grab?

  • Anonymous

    Shhhhhhh! It’s a BASKETBALL trip, and that’s the story we’re sticking to!

  • Anonymous

    I was amazed looking at the names and where these kids are going.  How many state’s senior all-star teams are starting three mcdonald’s all americans?  Reading this list had me day dreaming about our in state rivalry for the next few years.

  • Anonymous

    I was amazed looking at the names and where these kids are going.  How many state’s senior all-star teams are starting three mcdonald’s all americans?  Reading this list had me day dreaming about our in state rivalry for the next few years.

  • ldiu

    see ya there

  • Dtfree

    The JRs will beat the SRs. When you get past Z-man the rest of the SRs are fairly average

  • Dtfree

    The JRs will beat the SRs. When you get past Z-man the rest of the SRs are fairly average

  • Kelin Blab

    mmmmm Mcdonalds all americans Teague, Dawson, and Zeller…then you chase that with D.Davis, Nic Moore, and others….well above average.

  • Kelin Blab

    mmmmm Mcdonalds all americans Teague, Dawson, and Zeller…then you chase that with D.Davis, Nic Moore, and others….well above average.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah look for Whitehead to keep up with these guys. He is an explosive athlete who is overlooked. Not saying he will put up huge numbers, but he can…even against these guys. 

  • Anonymous

    Yeah look for Whitehead to keep up with these guys. He is an explosive athlete who is overlooked. Not saying he will put up huge numbers, but he can…even against these guys. 

  • Anonymous

    You can still technically claim that you didn’t end it—Kentucky doesn’t play class basketball.  There’s a pretty easy joke to make there, isn’t there?

  • Dannon Brown

    Are you serious!!  Hanner vs. Cody Wed night….. i will be there.  Remy vs Teague on the 11th…. anxious to see that too.  Hopefully the pride steps in both games and it is high level.

  • Anonymous

    I hope that Austin Etherington “lights it up” from outside. He is generally being under-appreciated by everyone who comments on the 2011 class.

  • Anonymous

    Not that I’m expecting anything less than a sweep by Indiana, but Kentucky does have Chane Behanan to put on Cody.

  • Chane Behanan isn’t on the Kentucky All-Star team.

  • Jenny

    My grandson, Joe Reed, Center Grove is on the South junior all stars, but not listed.

  • Kelin Blab

    With the guards that the Indiana All Stars have, I don’t expect a big offensive game from Cody. May get some touches and things off the glass, but a lot of guards that can put in the basket.

  • Anonymous

    OK, then they have no chance. lol

  • Diesel

    Same thing was said at McDonalds game and Derby Classic but Cody still seems to get his.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I’ve got it marked on the calendar!  Bout time something worth watching basketball wise came to my neck of the woods.  The last few years the only BB even has been the Globetrotters!!!                                  

  • Anonymous

    ESPN is too busy writing articles that no one cares to read.

  • Anonymous

    Just emailed it to you.

  • Anonymous

    Just emailed it to you.