After earning a split the last two years, Indiana will look to reassert its dominance over the Kentucky All-Stars when the annual series between the two states tips off early next month.
And a pair of future Hoosiers will be at the forefront of the effort.
2019 Indiana Mr. Basketball Trayce Jackson-Davis and Armaan Franklin, both IU signees, are among the 15 players who were named to the Indiana All-Star team in early April.
Jackson-Davis was named the state’s Mr. Basketball earlier this month. The signing of Romeo Langford and Jackson-Davis in consecutive years marks the first time that the Hoosiers have landed Indiana’s Mr. Basketball in back-to-back years since 1997 (Luke Recker) and 1998 (Tom Coverdale).
Indiana and Kentucky will play their annual series on Friday, June 7 at Bellarmine University and on Saturday, June 8 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Prior to those meetings, the Indiana All-Stars will play the Indiana Junior All-Stars on Wednesday, June 5 at New Castle.
In addition, the Indiana Junior All-Stars will play the Kentucky Junior All-Stars on Sunday, June 2 at Mercy Academy in Louisville and on Monday, June 3 at Jeffersonville.
2019 Indiana All-Stars schedule
Sunday, June 2: Junior All-Stars vs. Kentucky Junior All-Stars at Mercy Academy (5801 Fegenbush Lane, Louisville, KY 40228) — girls, time 4:00 p.m.; boys, to follow (Core Group, plus Blue Group); admission, $10, at the door.
Monday, June 3: Junior All-Stars vs. Kentucky Junior All-Stars at Jeffersonville High School (2315 Allison Lane, Jeffersonville, IN 47130) — girls, 6:00 p.m.; boys, to follow (Core Group, plus White Group); admission, $6 at the door.
Wednesday, June 5: Junior-Senior All-Star game at New Castle High School (801 Parkview Dr., New Castle, IN 47362) — girls, 6:00 p.m.; boys, to follow (Core Group, plus Red Group); admission, $8 at the door.
Friday, June 7: Indiana at Kentucky at Knights Hall, Bellarmine University (2000 Norris Place, Louisville, KY 40205) — girls, 6:00 p.m.; boys, to follow. Ticket information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kyin-all-star-game-tickets-61058073341
Saturday, June 8: Indiana vs. Kentucky at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 26204) — girls, 5:00 p.m.; boys, to follow. Ticket information: https://www.bankerslifefieldhouse.com/event/2019-06-08-indiana-vs-kentucky-high-school-all-stars-2019/
2019 Indiana All-Stars Roster
Cobie Barnes, Floyd Central (Indiana State)
Jesse Bingham, Warren Central (UIndy)
Ethan Brittain-Watts, Culver Academies (Boston University)
Luke Bumbalough, New Castle (Ball State)
Armaan Franklin, Cathedral (Indiana)
Alex Hemenway, Castle (Clemson)
Trayce Jackson-Davis, Center Grove (Indiana)
Dawand Jones, Ben Davis
Jake LaRavia, Lawrence Central (Indiana State)
John-Michael Mulloy, Carmel (Butler)
Brandon Newman, Valparaiso (Purdue)
Isaiah Thompson, Zionsville (Purdue)
Jalen Windham, Ben Davis (Creighton)
Ali Ali, East Noble (Akron)
Mason Gillis, New Castle (Purdue)
2019 Indiana Junior All-Stars Roster
Anthony Leal, Bloomington South
Trey Galloway, Culver Academies
D’Andre Davis, Lawrence Central (Nebraska)
Jaden Ivey, Mishawaka Marian (Purdue)
Nijel Pack, Lawrence Central
Charlie Yoder, Westview
Deontae Craig, Culver Academies
Johnell Davis, Gary 21st Century
Chris Grubbs, Hamilton Southeastern
Zak Krueger, Homestead
Mabor Majak, Hamilton Southeastern
Jake Wadding, Chesterton
Brayton Bailey, Bedford North Lawrence
Carson Barrett, Lafayette Central Catholic
Tre Coleman, Jeffersonville
Sincere McMahon, Crispus Attucks
Tayson Parker, Northwestern
Tony Perkins, Lawrence North
Murray Becher, Heritage Hills
Maximus Gizzi, New Palestine
Noah Jager, Bloomington South (Army)
Kiyron Powell, Evansville Bosse
Kenny Tracy, Decatur Central
Andrew Welage, Greensburg