Boys basketball: 2016 IndyStar Indiana All-Stars revealed

Evansville Reitz's Dru Smith (center)

Evansville Reitz’s Dru Smith (center)

Tech's C.J. Walker

Tech’s C.J. Walker

Cathedral's Eron Gordon

Cathedral’s Eron Gordon

Lawrence Central's Kyle Guy

Lawrence Central’s Kyle Guy

Griffith's Tremell Murphy (left)

Griffith’s Tremell Murphy (left)

Southport center Joey Bunk

Southport center Joey Bunk

Crown Point's Grant Gelon

Crown Point’s Grant Gelon

Carroll's Kyle Mallers

Carroll’s Kyle Mallers

East Chicago Central's Damien Jefferson.

East Chicago Central’s Damien Jefferson.

Seton Catholic's Desmond Bane

Seton Catholic’s Desmond Bane

The 2016 IndyStar Indiana boys All-Stars

The 2016 IndyStar Indiana boys All-Stars

IndyStar Indiana All-Star games director Charlie Hall had a pretty good idea of how the All-Star roster would shake out before Sunday’s Top 60 Senior Workout at Marian University.

If Hall had any doubt about Eugene German, a 6-foot guard from Gary 21st Century, he was convinced otherwise after the workout.

“I don’t want to go overboard because the Top 60 isn’t necessarily a tryout for the team,” Hall said. “But German probably had the best performance I’ve ever seen at a Top 60. He validated his spot on the team.”

German, a Northern Illinois recruit, is one of 13 players on the Indiana All-Star roster announced today. The Indiana All-Stars will play the Kentucky All-Stars on June 11 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and June 12 at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky. There will be two exhibition games against the Junior All-Stars on June 7 and 9 at sites still to be announced.

The local players selected to the team are Southport’s Joey Brunk, Cathedral’s Eron Gordon, Lawrence Central’s Kyle Guy and Tech’s C.J. Walker. Brunk, Guy and Walker are the three finalists for IndyStar Mr. Basketball presented by the Indiana Pacers, which will be awarded at IndyStar’s inaugural Indiana Sports Awards banquet on April 28 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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The 6-10 Brunk, who led Southport to its first sectional title since 2000 and first regional championship since 1990, averaged 18.3 points and 8.2 rebounds as a senior. The Butler recruit is one of four players on the team committed to in-state college programs.

Crown Point’s Grant Gelon (Indiana), Fort Wayne Carroll’s Kyle Mallers (Ball State) and Evansville Reitz’s Dru Smith (Evansville) are the others. The 6-5 Gelon averaged 14.5 points and 5.7 rebounds as a senior and shot 38.9 percent (98-for-252) from the 3-point line. The 6-7 Mallers averaged 14.3 points and 6.0 rebounds for Carroll, which finished 22-7 and won a Class 4A sectional title.

The 6-2 Smith signed with the hometown Purple Aces. Reitz made it to the Class 4A state finals in Smith’s junior season and he led the Panthers to a 22-5 record and regional final appearance as a senior. Smith averaged 20.3 points, 7.3 assists, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 steals.

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Rounding out the team are Seton Catholic’s Desmond Bane, Bloomington South’s Tucker Blackwell, Columbia City’s Brachen Hazen, East Chicago Central’s Damien Jefferson and Griffith’s Tremell Murphy. Only Jefferson (New Mexico) is committed to a college among that group.

Hall said this is a perimeter-oriented team, although there is some size joining Brunk and Mallers with the 6-7 Hazen (16.1 ppg), 6-6 Murphy (16.5 ppg), 6-5 Jefferson (26.1 ppg) and 6-5 Bane (30.0 ppg, 11.5 rebounds, 6.1 assists).

“We don’t have a ton of size but if you look around, there aren’t that many natural post players anymore,” Hall said. “I think we’ll cause problems because we can spread the floor. That’s how this team will look.”

Greensburg’s Stacy Meyer will coach the team. His assistants are Broad Ripple’s Scott Hicks and NorthWood’s Aaron Wolfe.

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Guy, a 6-3 Virginia recruit, was the only McDonald’s All American this year from Indiana. t Guy He averaged 23.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists to lead Lawrence Central to a 19-7 record, its highest win total in 20 years. He set a school record with 1,614 career points.

The 6-foot Walker, a Florida State commit, finished his career with 1,598 points to rank second on Tech’s all-time list. He averaged 24.6 points, 5.4 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 steals as a senior to lead the Titans to an 18-6 record.

Gordon, a 6-3 guard, averaged 19.0 points a game for Cathedral as a senior. He is uncommitted for college. The 6-2 Blackwell averaged 18.7 points a game as a senior at Bloomington South.

German was the highest-scoring All-Star. He averaged 33.5 points a game for Gary 21st Century, leading the Cougars to a Class A regional title for the first time. Bane, German and Murphy were the only players from a non-4A team selected.

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2016 IndyStar Indiana All-Stars

Desmond Bane: Seton Catholic, uncommitted.

Tucker Blackwell: Bloomington South, uncommitted.

Joey Brunk: Southport, Butler.

Grant Gelon: Crown Point, Indiana.

Eugene German: Gary 21st Century, Northern Illinois.

Eron Gordon: Cathedral, uncommitted.

Kyle Guy: Lawrence Central, Virginia.

Brachen Hazen: Columbia City, uncommitted.

Damien Jefferson: East Chicago Central, New Mexico.

Kyle Mallers: Fort Wayne Carroll, Ball State.

Tremell Murphy: Griffith, uncommitted.

Dru Smith: Evansville Reitz, Evansville.

C.J. Walker: Tech, Florida State.