NH’s Smith selected for Top 60 workout
Top senior boys’ players from the 2013-14 season have been invited to participate in the 27th annual Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 Senior Boys’ Workout. They were selected from approximately 1,600 senior players statewide.
Among the players selected is North Harrison guard Cory Smith. The Cincinnati State Community College commit averaged 15.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and one steal per outing. Smith also eclipsed the 1,000-career point mark as a Cougar.
Ten players that participated in the 2014 IHSAA State Finals highlight the list of the Top 60 invitees. Seven of the eight IHSAA State Finalist teams have a Top 60 Senior Workout invitee. There are four from the 4A teams: Tyler Wideman and Tye Wilburn, both from Lake Central, as well as Mike Jones and Jeremie Tyler, both from Indianapolis Tech. Others are Justin King (Bowman Academy) plus Bryant McIntosh and Sean Sellers (Greensburg from 3A), Jordyn Bontrager (Westview) and Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor from 3A) as well as Micah Bullock (Barr-Reeve from Class A).
Three high-scoring players who averaged more than 25 ppg are also Top 60 Senior selections. They are the state’s leading scorer Bluiett, Park Tudor (36.2 ppg), Perry Farrow, Evansville Bosse (26.6) and Grant Evans, Wapahani (25.5). Indiana recruit James Blackmon Jr. (Marion) and Kentucky signee Trey Lyles (Indianapolis Tech) were selected but will be unable to participate in the Top 60 Senior Workout.
Statistical evaluation, game observation and statewide research were conducted throughout the season and the 2014 state tournament to determine Hoosier Basketball Magazine’s Top 60.
Other area players tabbed for the workout are Austin Clark (Switzerland County), Brad Hunt (Jennings County), Leondre McBirth (New Albany), Calvin McEwen (Clarksville), Devon Merder (Heritage Hills) and Chaz Schneider (Brownstown Central).
Two sessions of the Top 60 Senior Workout will be hosted on Sunday by Hoosier Basketball Magazine in conjunction with the IHSAA and the IBCA on the campus of Marian University in Indianapolis.
Boys, primarily from Northern and Southern Indiana, will participate in the first session, from 1 to 3 p.m. The remaining players, primarily from Central Indiana, will compete during the second session, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Coach Steve Lynch (Brownsburg) will direct both sessions. Four other IBCA coaches ‘ Brent Chitty (Columbus East), Andy Hodson (Bloomington North), Stacy Meyer (Greensburg) and Jason Speer (Columbus North) ‘ have been selected to assist with on-court coaching.
Both sessions are open to the public for an admission charge of $7.