Davious Webster and Joel Okafor have spent four years opening eyes and impressing onlookers when it comes to Richmond basketball.
They’ll have another opportunity later this month.
Webster and Okafor will both participate in Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 60 senior boys workout on April 12. The 28th annual event will be on the campus of Marian University in Indianapolis.
“I just want to go in there and work hard and show them I can still improve and get better at the game,” Webster said.
There will be two sessions. Session One is 1-3 p.m. featuring players primarily from northern and southern Indiana. Session Two is 3:30-5:30 with players from central Indiana.
Both sessions are open to the public. Cost is $7.
Brownsburg coach Steve Lynch will direct the sessions, with Michael Adams of Evansville Reitz, Marty Beasley of Carroll-Allen, Kent Chezem of Covington and Clint Swan of Crown Point assisting.
“It’s a great opportunity and just another step along the way of being part of hopefully the Indiana All-Star team down the road,” said RHS coach Joe Luce. “Both of them had a fantastic season and our team had a great year. Individual awards come with team success, and you’re seeing that with this recognition.”
Richmond finished 26-4, won Class 4A sectional and regional titles and advanced to the semistate level for the first time since 1992. The 26 wins was the second most in program history.
Webster and Okafor led the Red Devils in scoring, each averaging 15.2 points per game.
Okafor was a Junior All-Star who will continue his basketball career at the Division I level with Green Bay.
“I’m really excited and blessed to have the opportunity,” Okafor said of the Top 60 workout. “It’s just a pretty big deal the two of us can come out and represent the community and our school.”
Okafor and Webster have represented the Red Devils well for the past four years.
Both started as freshmen, and played a part in 84 victories for Richmond. Both were integral components to the Red Devils ending their drought of nearly two decades without a sectional title in 2014.
“You can look at the wins they’ve put together, and not only wins, but big wins,” Luce said. “They both sacrificed individual-type statistics for that type of success for our program, which will continue to help for years to come.
“We’ve been very lucky to have those two guys as a part of Richmond basketball.”
Both passed 1,000 career points this season, with Okafor finishing eighth on Richmond’s all-time scoring list with 1,092. Webster is 11th with 1,004.
Okafor also averaged 6.6 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.3 steals per game as a senior, with Webster adding 3.5 rebounds, 4 assists and 1.4 steals.
“I just want to go in there and work hard,” Webster said.
“It just means a lot, especially coming from the last four years. It means a lot to me and I know it means a lot to him. … It will just be a fun experience.”
The last time the Red Devils were in Indianapolis on a basketball court was the Southport regional.
Richmond knocked off both Pike and Brownsburg then, with Okafor and Webster combining for 85 points through the two games.
“It showed how hard we worked to get there,” Webster said.
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At a Glance
• What: 28th annual Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 Senior Boys Workout
• When/where: April 12 at Marian University in Indianapolis
• Session One: 1-3 p.m. for players primarily from northern and southern Indiana
• Session Two: 3:30-5:30 p.m. for players mostly from central Indiana
• Cost: $7. Both sessions open to the public