Hoosier signees, recruiting targets advance in sectional play

  • 03/03/2018 8:31 am in

The Indiana High School Athletic Association 2018 state tournament is in full swing and several IU signees and recruiting targets advanced in sectional play on Friday night.

Here’s a full rundown from Friday’s action:

· Class 4A at Lafayette Jeff: Future IU point guard Robert Phinisee had 34 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to lead McCutcheon past Lafayette Jeff, 67-53. The win advanced the Mavericks to the sectional final tonight where they’ll face Zionsville and Purdue recruit Isaiah Thompson. Zionsville won the regular season matchup between the two teams, 65-59, on Jan. 13 at McCutcheon. You can watch Phinisee play live tonight here.

· Class 4A at Mishawaka: IU signee Damzei Anderson led the way with 16 points as South Bend Riley remained unbeaten with a 60-47 win over Penn. Anderson and Riley will face South Bend Adams tonight for the sectional title. Riley won the regular season meeting at Adams, 63-59, on Dec. 15. You can watch Anderson play live tonight here.

· Class 4A at Greenwood: With IU associate head coach Tom Ostrom in attendance, Trayce Jackson-Davis finished with 13 points to lead Center Grove past Greenwood, 48-45. Center Grove will play Franklin tonight for the sectional crown. Center Grove won the regular season matchup between the teams 80-61 on Nov. 15 at Franklin. You can watch Jackson-Davis play live tonight here.

· Class 4A at Seymour: Five-star guard Romeo Langford poured in 32 points as New Albany cruised past Seymour, 84-42. The Bulldogs will look to avenge their only regular season loss tonight when they face Floyd Central for the sectional championship. Floyd Central beat New Albany, 49-47, in overtime on Dec. 8. You can watch the game live tonight on IHSAATV.org.

· Class 4A at East Noble: Archie Miller was in attendance as Keion Brooks Jr. and Fort Wayne North Side crushed DeKalb, 61-30. Brooks Jr. had 20 points in the victory. North Side will play Fort Wayne Carroll tonight for the sectional title. Carroll won the regular season meeting between the teams 64-61 on Feb. 6.

· Class 4A at Chesterton: Miller moved from East Noble to Chesterton in time to see Brandon Newman and Valparaiso beat Michigan City, 59-41. Newman, a class of 2019 guard, finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds and four assists. Valpo will play Merrillville tonight for the sectional crown. Valpo won the regular season meeting, 57-54 in overtime, on Jan. 26 at Merrillville.

· Class 4A at Evansville North: IU assistant coach Bruiser Flint was in the building as class of 2019 guard Alex Hemenway and Castle beat Jasper, 64-47. Hemenway finished with 20 points and five rebounds in the win. Castle will play Evansville North tonight in the sectional championship game. Castle won the regular season matchup, 69-57, on Feb. 16.

· Class 3A at New Castle: Class of 2019 forward Mason Gillis had 17 points as New Castle cruised past Muncie Burris, 77-36. New Castle will take on Delta tonight in the title game. New Castle won the regular season meeting, 65-46, on Feb. 8.

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  • TomJameson

    Man, lot of success for the IU signees, and recruits.

  • timamac

    I’m a bias ex-Trojan, but Gillis is real good.

  • Reverend_AK

    I think it will be really telling if no one from the IU staff is in Seymour tonight. Wish Archie and co would give Shawn East a look- 9 threes last night, and the telepathy between he and Romeo is really special to see.

  • David Macer

    So am I. And good things happen to Indiana basketball when there is a New Castle connection. Like 4 titles.

  • Ms hoosier

    Man it excites me seeing the coaching staff go after these Indiana kids!! The more Indiana kids the better!! Indiana kids understand what basketball means to the state and when they lace m up to play instate teams such as PUke and Fort Wayne and Indiana St. they will bring their best. Let’s just hope we get these guys.

  • Ms hoosier

    Forgot Notre Dame and Butler

  • sd chuck

    Imo, next year will be a whole different deal. Archie did an amazing job with a team that he inherited. I think it will be totally different with a team of kids that came to play for him! I was always scared of all the transfers with a coaching change, only Curtis Jones transferred! That team was recruited to play a different game! Not cutting on any of the guys, it could have been really bad, but it wasn’t. Just painfull to watch sometimes. Now will start bringing in talent that is coming to play for Archie! Can’t wait! This looks to be a talented bunch that will be asked to play a lot of minutes!

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    I have been saying this all year about the Gillis kid, he is the real deal. I think Archie is making a HUGH mistake by not watching him live and not offering. HUGH MISTAKE!!!!!!!!!

  • bpw97214

    No rest for Archie! Logging a lot of miles. Atta boy….

  • marcusgresham

    What position is Gillis? Is he a wing or a post? I kind of get the feeling he plays down low, and as much as I love Juwan Morgan IU doesn’t need any more undersized front courts.
    I’m not trying to be negative, I’m legitimately asking.

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    AMEN AND AMEN to that!!!!!!!!!!!
    Now, let’s just get them comitted to play at IU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    AGREE !!!!!!!!!!!! Really nice athletic player.

  • inLinE6

    I like Indiana kids on the team, but I’d rather build the roster based on talent, toughness, and desire to play in front of the greatest fans at Indiana. Winning Purdue, Fort Wayne and ind state is nice, but we have to win Duke, Kentucky and KU to bring back another banner. Only winning the state won’t keep Archie’s job. Only winning the big ten is not far from being fired either.

  • inLinE6

    Sean? No offense, but he’s a boarder line D1 prospect in my humble and honest opinion. Probably won’t make it to the big 10. I’d rather get Gelon back.

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    He will be a 3 or stretch 4. Can shoot from 3 or put it on the floor and go by you. Has high basketball IQ and has a tremendous upside. Has a very similar game as the Bridge’s kid at MSU.

  • Corey Dunigan

    The General recently more or less summarized it….

    Miller is a real basketball coach who should be able win a lot of games bc Indiana produces a lot of high level talent

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    Butch Joyner, Big Ten MVP, over 1,000 pts. And one of 4 players to average double digit points and rebounds for college career at IU. Oh, forgot, is also in the IU Basketball Hall of Fame. Just saying.

  • Reverend_AK

    Same body as Durham, Indiana All Star, rapidly improving over the last 10 games. It’d be a sure fire way to land Romeo and he is an unsung player

  • David Macer

    Butch Joyner in the 60’s is the only other one I’m aware of.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    I hope MSU looses today and early in the NCAA tournament.

  • Lance76

    I posted this thought about a month ago. Curtis Jones tried the system and for what ever reason didn’t adapt. If he would have left at the changing of the coaches, we would have likely ended up with McKinley Wright (previous Dayton recruit). I think he was Minnesota Mr. Basketball but one heck of a PG that ended up in Colorado.

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    And 3 MVP’s !!!!!!!!!

  • TomEke

    The other 2 teams in the top 4 — New Albany and SB Riley are obviously home to D1 prospects.

    However, does Floyd Central have any D1 Prospects ? Top 5 team in 4A with only 1 loss on the season, while being the only school with a win over New Albany.

    Same question for Warren Central who enters a sectional final clash with Lawrence Central tonight undefeated. Do they have any D1 prospects?

  • HoosierHillbilly

    I know FC has Barnes who is a wing who has some D1 offers from Butler and Evansville and other regional schools. They also have another wing named Gohmann that was receiving interest from some smaller D1 schools. Most of the rest are looking at D2 or smaller school interest.

  • coachv

    on a team desperate for guards, jones sure bailed quick. he had a world of opportunity right here. wonder if there was something other than playing time at issue

  • coachv

    i watched some video on gillis at your recommendation but i don’t see him close to bridges. i’m sure ryan knows all about him. he’s 2019, right?

  • KingofKentucky

    Thank you so much for showing us where we can watch these awesome players! Much love from Colorado!

  • Steve wallsmaddee77

    Yes 2019. Did not say he was good as Bridges, but has a very similar game. He is also 3-4 years younger.

  • Kwang

    Hey! How’s it going Cheech?

  • bpw97214

    Even us stoners have mad respect for coach!

  • timamac

    Yes. I was at the game he played against Muncie Central at Worthen arena, and wow he put on a show. Butler coach was there to see him. Also, New Castle’s point guard, Luke Bumbalogh reminds me of Jordan Hulls.

  • timamac

    Yes! As a proud Trojan, I can brag about the Huffman Brothers, Benson, and Alford.

  • timamac

    Ray Pavy before his tragic accident.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Riley vs Adams is always a South Bend clash classic. Go Riley!!! Good luck Damezi. Can’t wait to see you on court with an IU jersey on.

  • timamac

    He reminds me of Jim Jackson of OSU. Same height, build, and can shoot outside or drive to the basket.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Alex, hope all is well with you and your family. Thank you for your time and efforts. Contrary to what I thought the attendance at the BTT would be it seems to be going well. Am I correct on that?

  • Kwang

    What times are these games?

    Nevermind, most of the links in the story have a countdown or time, but not all.

  • Bnkepner00

    Durham has 4+ inches on Sean East (barely 6 foot)

  • Neil

    He probably didn’t want to play for this coaching staff. Lol. Relax I’m kidding.