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Local stars fare well at Top 40

Local stars fare well at Top 40
Local stars fare well at Top 40
North Harrison's Blake Snodgrass drives to the hoop at Sunday's Top 40 Workout. (Photos by Alan Stewart)

Fifty of the state’s best boys high school seniors strutted their stuff in front of dozens of college and Indianapolis Star Indiana All-Star coaches Sunday afternoon at Pike High School in Indianapolis.
Among those taking part at the Top 40 Workout ‘ put on by Garry Donna’s Hoosier Basketball Magazine ‘ were Corydon Central’s Kyle Savely and North Harrison’s Blake Snodgrass. Rick Snodgrass, Blake’s father and head coach at North Harrison, was selected to help coordinate the workout.
Savely was among the Top 40, while Snodgrass was an alternate who also took part in various basketball drills and scrimmages.
‘It was cool. Some of those guys I’ve never seen before and they are good. It was awesome to be up here,’ Savely said after scoring 10 points with five steals, three rebounds and two assists. ‘I had a lot of fun.’
Savely was part of the ‘Blue Blazers,’ along with Jason Craft (Switzerland Co.), Doug Sheckler (Columbia City), Jake Didion (Garrett), Matty Bush (Morgan Township) and backcourt-mate and Butler recruit Gary Patterson (Hammond Bishop Noll).
Blake Snodgrass, who tallied seven points, three assists, three rebounds and a steal as part of ‘Yellow Yankees,’ enjoyed the great competition that the workout offered.
‘The North-South game there wasn’t a lot of ball movement, but here, everyone was passing and everything and it just seemed to flow a lot better,’ Snodgrass said. ‘When you come up here you try not to worry about stats and just go out and play and have fun.’
Other members of the Yankees were state champion Justin Barnard (Waldron), Jimmy Sloss (Anderson), Scott VanderMeer (Lake Central), Jason Jamerson (Muncie Burris), Shane Meadows (Henryville) and Mr. Basketball finalist James Hardy (F.W. Elmhurst).
Coach Snodgrass said both of Harrison County’s top scorers represented the area very well against the best talent in the state.