American Family Insurance ALL-USA Indy Area Boys Basketball Super Team

American Family Insurance ALL-USA Indy Area Boys Basketball Super Team

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American Family Insurance ALL-USA Indy Area Boys Basketball Super Team

The 2017 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Indy Area Boys Basketball team.

The 2017 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Indy Area Boys Basketball team.

The five-member first-team of the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Indy-area boys basketball Super Team combined to win two state championships, set several records and provide thrilling moments all season.

Hamilton Southeastern’s Zach Gunn, Ben Davis’ Aaron Henry, Tindley’s Eric Hunter, Warren Central’s Mack Smith and North Central’s Kris Wilkes were selected to the first team by IndyStar. Gunn, Smith and Wilkes are seniors, while Henry and Hunter are juniors. Here is a closer look at the players, as well as the second and third team and honorable mention selections:

First team

Zach Gunn, Hamilton Southeastern (Senior)

The 6-6 Gunn, a Ball State recruit, averaged 21.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game for Hamilton Southeastern, which finished 21-6. Along the way, Gunn set school career records for scoring (1,657) and rebounds (791). Gunn was a four-year starter at Hamilton Southeastern, helping the Royals to the regional championship game as a freshman.

Aaron Henry, Ben Davis (Junior)

The 6-5 Henry led Ben Davis to its first state championship since 1996. The Giants caught fire in mid-January and didn’t stop, winning 14 consecutive games and capped its Class 4A title with a 58-55 win over Fort Wayne North Side. Henry averaged a team-leading 14.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists as a junior. He shot 42 percent from the 3-point line.

Eric Hunter, Tindley (Junior)

The 6-3 Hunter was named the City Player of the Year and went on to lead Tindley to its first state championship in the Class A game. Hunter averaged 25.5 points and 7.2 rebounds as a junior and shot 52.7 percent from the 3-point line (79-for-150). Hunter has 1,836 career points through his junior year with a chance to finish as the leading scorer in Marion County history.

Mack Smith, Warren Central (Senior)

The 6-2 Smith, who recently committed to Eastern Illinois, led Warren Central to unprecedented success as a senior. The Warriors won the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference outright and were ranked No. 1 in the state, both first-time accomplishments. Smith averaged 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and shot 44 percent from the 3-point line.

Kris Wilkes, North Central (Senior)

The 6-7 Wilkes, a McDonald’s All American and UCLA recruit, was named the Marion County Player of the Year for a second consecutive season. Wilkes scored 30 points or more six times as a senior, averaging 22.1 points and 7.0 rebounds. North Central was 77-22 in Wilkes’ four seasons, winning two sectional titles. Wilkes finished with 1,831 career points.

Second team
Left to right: Nike Sibande, Ra Kpedi, Kevin Easley, Courvoisier McCauley and Mateo Rivera.

Left to right: Nike Sibande, Ra Kpedi, Kevin Easley, Courvoisier McCauley and Mateo Rivera.

There are four seniors on the second team and one junior. Kevin Easley, a 6-7 junior, led Lawrence North to a 17-10 record and the championship game of its sectional. Easley averaged a team-leading 17.6 points and eight rebounds and his teammate, 6-9 senior Ra Kpedi, averaged 10 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Also named to the second team were 6-5 Manual senior Courvoisier McCauley (26.8 ppg), 6-2 North Central senior Mateo Rivera (13.0 ppg, 3.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds) and 6-4 Crispus Attucks senior Nike Sibande (22.0 ppg, 7.2 rebounds). Sibande led Attucks to the Class 3A state title, the program’s first since 1959.

Third team
Left to right: Kobe Webster, Emmanuel Little, Michael Ertel, Isaiah Thompson and Isiah James.

Left to right: Kobe Webster, Emmanuel Little, Michael Ertel, Isaiah Thompson and Isiah James.

There are four seniors and a sophomore on the third team. Michael Ertel, a 6-foot Mt. Vernon senior, averaged 19.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists as a senior. Other seniors on the third team are 6-6 forward Isiah James (13.9 ppg, 8.3 rebounds), 6-6 North Central’s Emmanuel Little (15.1 ppg, 8.0 rebounds) and 6-foot Park Tudor guard Kobe Webster (14.8 ppg, 3.0 assists). The fifth member of the third team is 6-foot Zionsville sophomore Isaiah Thompson (18.4 ppg, 3.3 assists, 1.6 steals).

Honorable mention

There were 30 players who received honorable mention recognition:

Seniors: Mark Albers, Pendleton Heights; Daveon Bell, Lawrence Central; Josh Brewer, Ben Davis; Sterling Brown, Carmel; Landon Hall, Brownsburg; Datrion Harper, Ben Davis; Ian Kristensen, Westfield; Trevor Lakes, Lebanon; Nathan Mills, Perry Meridian; Grant Pedigo, Franklin Central; Jon Ross Richardson, Lapel; Teyon Scanlan, Crispus Attucks; Andrew Short, Avon; Luke Smith, Monrovia; Christian Stewart, Roncalli; Michael Valle, Whiteland; Justin Williams, Pike.

Juniors: Gavin Bizeau, Plainfield; Jarron Coleman, Cathedral; Antwaan Cushingberry, Lawrence North; Jamal Harris, Crispus Attucks; Tony Hopkins, Howe; Michael Roberson, Central Christian; Tyler Watson, Tri-West; Myja White, Brebeuf Jesuit.

Sophomores: Cameron Alford, Brownsburg; Armann Franklin, Fishers; Jack Hansen, Guerin Catholic; Trayce Jackson-Davis, Center Grove; John Michael Mulloy, Carmel.

Call IndyStar reporter Kyle Neddenriep at (317) 444-6649. Follow him on Twitter: @KyleNeddenriep.

Left to right: Mack Smith, Eric Hunter, Aaron Henry, Zach Gunn and Kris Wilkes

Left to right: Mack Smith, Eric Hunter, Aaron Henry, Zach Gunn and Kris Wilkes

North Central Panthers Emmanuel Little (14) drives past Warren Central Warriors Jay Hines (20) during first half action between Warren Central and North Central in Marion County boys semifinals, at Southport High School, Indianapolis, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. North Central won, 69-65.

North Central Panthers Emmanuel Little (14) drives past Warren Central Warriors Jay Hines (20) during first half action between Warren Central and North Central in Marion County boys semifinals, at Southport High School, Indianapolis, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. North Central won, 69-65.

Isaiah Thompson of Zionsville gets around Jack Skaggs of Logansport Friday, March 3, 2017, in the Boys Basketball Sectional at Lafayette Jefferson High School in Lafayette.

Isaiah Thompson of Zionsville gets around Jack Skaggs of Logansport Friday, March 3, 2017, in the Boys Basketball Sectional at Lafayette Jefferson High School in Lafayette.

Park Tudor's #10 Kobe Webster passes past Cloverdale's #12 Nick Winders during the Cloverdale vs Park Tudor basketball game of the Tip Off Classic at Southport Fieldhouse, Saturday, December 10, 2016. Park Tudor won the game 74-63.

Park Tudor’s #10 Kobe Webster passes past Cloverdale’s #12 Nick Winders during the Cloverdale vs Park Tudor basketball game of the Tip Off Classic at Southport Fieldhouse, Saturday, December 10, 2016. Park Tudor won the game 74-63.

Lawrence North Wildcats Kevin Easley (34) celebrates after connecting on a three-point shot against the North Central Panthers during their IHSAA 4A sectional final basketball game at North Central High School on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Lawrence North Wildcats Kevin Easley (34) celebrates after connecting on a three-point shot against the North Central Panthers during their IHSAA 4A sectional final basketball game at North Central High School on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Crispus Attucks Tigers Nike Sibande (22) and Derrick Briscoe (11) begin to celebrate their win in their IHSAA 3A Sectional basketball game Friday, March 3, 2017, evening at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. The Crispus Attucks Tigers defeated the Manual Redskins 65-53.

Crispus Attucks Tigers Nike Sibande (22) and Derrick Briscoe (11) begin to celebrate their win in their IHSAA 3A Sectional basketball game Friday, March 3, 2017, evening at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. The Crispus Attucks Tigers defeated the Manual Redskins 65-53.

Pike High School's Isiah James (42) hits a 2 point shot over Pendleton Height's Eston Stull (22) and Eli Pancol (14), during "The Really Big Basketball Show, 2017", held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Jan 28, 2017. Pendleton Heights vs. Pike.

Pike High School’s Isiah James (42) hits a 2 point shot over Pendleton Height’s Eston Stull (22) and Eli Pancol (14), during "The Really Big Basketball Show, 2017", held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Jan 28, 2017. Pendleton Heights vs. Pike.

North Central's #3 Mateo Rivera makes a free throw during the North Central vs New Albany basketball game of the Tip Off Classic at Southport Fieldhouse, Saturday, December 10, 2016. North Central won the game 84-60.

North Central’s #3 Mateo Rivera makes a free throw during the North Central vs New Albany basketball game of the Tip Off Classic at Southport Fieldhouse, Saturday, December 10, 2016. North Central won the game 84-60.

Lawrence North Wildcats Ra Kpedi (33) is fouled as eh shoot by Warren Central Warriors Ki-ng Tyler (33) in the second half of their game Tuesday, February 28, 2017, evening at North Central High School. The Lawrence North Wildcats defeated the Warren Central Warriors 60-54.

Lawrence North Wildcats Ra Kpedi (33) is fouled as eh shoot by Warren Central Warriors Ki-ng Tyler (33) in the second half of their game Tuesday, February 28, 2017, evening at North Central High School. The Lawrence North Wildcats defeated the Warren Central Warriors 60-54.

Manual Redskins Courvoisier McCauley (34) looks to put a move on Brebeuf Jesuit Braves Simon Banks (15) in the first half of their IHSAA sectional basketball game Wednesday, March 1, 2017, evening at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. The Manual Redskins defeated the Brebeuf Jesuit Braves 59-61

Manual Redskins Courvoisier McCauley (34) looks to put a move on Brebeuf Jesuit Braves Simon Banks (15) in the first half of their IHSAA sectional basketball game Wednesday, March 1, 2017, evening at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. The Manual Redskins defeated the Brebeuf Jesuit Braves 59-61

Warren Central's Mack Smith (32).

Warren Central’s Mack Smith (32).

North Central's Kris Wilkes

North Central’s Kris Wilkes

Hamilton Southeastern's Zach Gunn.

Hamilton Southeastern’s Zach Gunn.

Ben Davis junior Aaron Henry

Ben Davis junior Aaron Henry

Tindley's Eric Hunter (13)

Tindley’s Eric Hunter (13)

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