Several future Hoosiers honored with postseason awards

  • 04/01/2022 1:25 pm in

Several of Indiana’s signees in the class of 2022 along with its two commitments in the class of 2023 have earned postseaon accolades for their play this season.

Class of 2023 Centerville (Ohio) guard Gabe Cupps, who committed to Indiana last fall, was named Ohio’s Mr. Basketball earlier this week:

Cupps helped lead Centerville to 45 consecutive wins, which included a state championship in 2021 and a state runner-up finish two weeks ago. This season he averaged 14.3 points per game, 6.8 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 2 steals. He has committed to play basketball at Indiana University.

Class of 2022 Fayetteville (Ga.) wing and IU signee Kaleb Banks was named the Class 4A player of the year in Georgia.

Class of 2023 Newton (Ga.) guard Jakai Newton, who is committed to Indiana, was named second team all-state in Class 7A in Georgia.

Class of 2022 Lawrence North guard and IU signee CJ Gunn was named a finalist for Indiana’s Mr. Basketball award this week. The other finalists for the award are Fletcher Loyer (Homestead), Braden Smith (Westfield), Travis Grayson (Chesterton) and Connor Essegian (Central Noble).

As a senior at Lawrence North, Gunn averaged 23.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and shot 46.8 percent from the field. Gunn also shot 37.4 percent from 3-point range.

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