(4-27-22) According to multiple sources Blackford grad Luke Brown has entered the transfer portal and will leave Ball State after a partial season. Brown transferred before the start of last season from Stetson University.

It doesn’t come as a complete shock since a new coach, Michael Lewis, was hired to take over the helm at Ball State.

While Brown is leaving several other Ball State players, freshmen Payton Sparks, Jaylin Sellers and Basheer Jihad, have decided to stay after announcing they would enter the transfer portal. All three decided to stay after Lewis was hired.

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Indiana High School background…

Brown is the No. 4 all-time leading scorer in Indiana high school basketball history. During his career at Blackford High School in Hartford City, he amassed 3,011 points. He was a 2020-21 Indiana All-Star. He finished his high school career with 3,011 points. In 2020-21, he led Blackford to an Indiana High School Athletic Association 2A State Semifinals. He averaged 31.7 points per game as a senior, 32.3 points per game as a junior, and 35 points per game as a sophomore. His 950 points during his senior season led Indiana and was tied for second in the country.