Anderson, IU recruiting targets set for regional play in state tournament

  • 03/08/2018 10:27 am in

The 108th annual IHSAA boys basketball continues this weekend with regional play as Damezi Anderson and several IU recruiting targets will look to win two games in a day to advance to semi-state.

Here’s at the schedule this weekend for Anderson and all of the IU targets who will be in action:

· Class 4A at Michigan City: IU signee Damezi Anderson and class of 2019 Valparaiso guard Brandon Newman will both be in action in Michigan City. In the first game, Newman and Valpo will take on Elkhart Memorial at 10 a.m. CST with Anderson and unbeaten South Bend Riley taking on Lake Central at 12 p.m. CST.

Sagarin predictions: Valparaiso by 10 over Elkhart Memorial; South Bend Riley by 22.5 over Lake Central

· Class 4A at Seymour: Class of 2018 five-star recruiting target Romeo Langford and class of 2019 target Trayce Jackson-Davis will both play in front of more than 8,000 fans at Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium. Jackson-Davis and Center Grove will be the early game (10:30 a.m. ET) against Evansville North followed by Langford and New Albany taking on Bloomington South at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Sagarin predictions: Center Grove by 23.5 over Evansville North; New Albany by 10.5 over Bloomington South
How to watch live: Center Grove vs. Evansville North; New Albany vs. Bloomington South

· Class 4A at Logansport: Class of 2019 Fort Wayne North Side forward and IU recruiting target Keion Brooks Jr. will be in action at 10 a.m. ET as the Legends take on Zionsville. The second game will be Homestead vs. Carmel at 12 p.m. ET.

Sagarin predictions: Zionsville by less than a point over Fort Wayne North; Carmel by 13.5 over Homestead
How to watch: Fort Wayne North vs. Zionsville

· Class 3A at LaPorte: Class of 2020 guard Trey Galloway and Culver Academies will face Hammond at 10 a.m. CST. West Lafayette and Calumet will follow at 12 p.m. CST.

Sagarin predictions: Culver Academies by 16.5 over Hammond; West Lafayette by 20 over Calumet

· Class 3A at Marion: Host Marion will take on NorthWood at 10 a.m. ET followed by New Castle-Angola at 12 p.m. ET. Freshman Jalen Blackmon, the younger brother of James and Vijay, plays for Marion while New Castle features 2019 forward Mason Gillis.

Sagarin predictions: Marion by 6.5 over NorthWood; New Castle by 21.5 over Angola

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  • sd chuck

    What about Jerome Hunter in Ohio? He is the top rated out of all the recruits, by rivals #50, Phinese #102, Damezi #109, Jake #129, all 4 stars!

  • coachv

    anyone here still have some skin in the game? my alma mater, marion, still playing

  • I graduated from Angola, but I don’t like our chances against New Castle.

  • Hoosiernation1887

    His team has been eliminated recently, maybe last night actually.

  • Donnie Vick

    plus, the only tournament that matters this year is the state tournament!

  • Tony

    Lake Central still in it!!! But that ride is going to end badly Saturday against SBR 🙁

  • sd chuck


  • John D Murphy

    New Albany Bulldog right here!

  • IU Andy

    Undefeated Warren Central!

  • IndianaCARM

    Hammond High for this ole Region Rat!

  • jayrig5

    Wawasee sadly but predictably out, but I live in Culver now, so kind of!

  • Ms hoosier

    Well… don’t live there anymore but I was born in New Albany and most of my family is still there. Still remember running them roads when I was a boy.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83


  • N71

    Kind of wondering why Hinkle isn’t host anymore to high school basketball, that place is great. As its set up a large Indy school like Ben Davis could end up playing in Seymour. Seymour is nice but Hinkle is perfection.

  • ForIndiana

    Southern Wells in Class A! I still don’t like class basketball though!

  • coachv

    wow, a lot still. i moved to marion from out of state before my junior year right after they won state or back to back states in 1976. everyone was talking basketball and i was wondering, “what’s the big deal?” then i went to my first game that fall. 7000 hysterical hoosiers packed the stands! been hooked ever since even though i haven’t been to a game in nearly 3 decades

  • HoosNation

    Nice! GFND!! Class of ’98

  • Ole Man

    If they win, will you leave and never troll again?
    Since you’re so sure and all.
    I’m in NC so I don’t care one way or another.
    Just odd how you always follow coachv around and comment on his comments.
    Kinda creepy.

  • hoosier

    You coming to MC?

  • Matthew Michael Rice

    class basketball …?

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Can’t. Your take on the regional? Actually, please let me expand on that. My twins 18th birthday is on that day and we are taking them and friends out for hibachi and sushi. My son William is leaving for IU football on June 13 so every day to be with him before that is too important. If you go can you keep me posted on how Riley is doing? Enjoy being there and I’m glad to see Valporaiso doing well also. Thanks Hoosier.

  • coachv


  • Mitch

    Another Bulldog here!

  • Brian Bulger

    bbulger mc class of 02 here in mc cant wait to see the champ game tomorrow night going if its val vs riley i need to see for myself how good these kids think they are these days, hard to judge when no one presses all game, which is how i grew up in town getting hounded never flustered but dang sure tired. btw i think RP is for real and did anyone else make the connection that DA first name looks DAM EASY?

  • Mark Bando

    I gotta beleive the rankings for RP and DA will change after the year they had.

  • coachv

    florida has, i think, 8 classes, so it could be worse

  • BKLock

    I think Romeo was dropping a hint as to what school he will attend next fall. He only made 50% of his free throws this morning against BS. 😉

  • AndyCapp

    IU’s recruits and recruiting targets are doing very well in the Regionals thus far (03/10/2018):

    Damezi Anderson / SBR Winners, going to Reg. Finals
    Romeo Langford / NA Winners, going to Reg. Finals
    Trayce Jackson-Davis / CG Winners, going to Reg. Finals
    Keion Brooks Jr. / FWNS Winners, going to Reg. Finals
    Mason Gillis / NC Winners, going to Reg. Finals