Field set for 2020 FORUM Tipoff Classic at Southport

  • 09/08/2020 12:01 pm in

The field for the 2020 FORUM Tipoff Classic was released on Tuesday and Indiana commit Logan Duncomb will be participating in this year’s event at Southport.

This is the eighth year of the FORUM Tipoff Classic, which features many of the top teams in the state of Indiana on an annual basis.

The FORUM Tipoff Classic is set for Saturday, December 12. Here are the full details for this year’s event:

12:30 – Perry Meridian v Carmel
2:00 – Franklin Central v. North Central
3:30 – North Harrison v Barr-Reeve
5:00 – Southport v Gary West Side
6:40 – Silver Creek v Ft. Wayne Blackhawk Christian
8:20 – Lawrence North v Cincinnati Moeller

To open the day Perry Meridian, with Butler commitment, Jayden Taylor will take on MIC powerhouse Carmel. The Greyhounds once again look loaded with talent.

Franklin Central will then make the short trip to the Fieldhouse to do battle with North Central. First year Head Coach Jason Gardner has the Panthers and star Leland Walker ready for a big season.

In a small school battle, two of the best bigs in the state will go at it with LT Hatton of North Harrison going against Curt Hopf of Barr-Reeve. This has major state rankings implications.

Host program, Southport has high expectations this year, and Gary West is arguably the most talented team in the state led by junior Jalen Washington and seniors Quimari Peterson and Mason Nicholson.

The final two games feature some of the best in the Midwest. Silver Creek led by Trey Kaufman and Kooper Jacobi will take on Blackhawk Christian led by Purdue bound big man Caleb Furst in a rematch of last year’s impressive game.

Finally, Ohio’s top team, Moeller, and their starting lineup of division I prospects headed by Indiana pledge Logan Duncomb will do battle with Indiana’s top team, Lawrence North. The Wildcats are led by junior C.J. Gunn and senior standout D.J. Hughes who is headed to Butler.

Ticket information is not available at this time as it is unknown if fans will be able to attend due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We at the FORUM Tipoff Classic take all public health measures very seriously. At this point we do not have any information about the sale of tickets to the public for this event because of the constantly changing and evolving public health guidelines. We will listen to Southport High School, the IHSAA, and local leaders as to the best way to safely put on this year’s event. More information regarding attendance will be made available as we move closer to the event.”

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