(2-16-23) The Indiana All Star “Futures” games will allow fans to enjoy a full day of basketball on June 10th at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
The girls Futures game will be played at noon and the boys game at 2 p.m. The girls Indiana All-Stars will play the Kentucky All-Stars at 5 p.m., followed by the Indiana-Kentucky boys game.
The games, which will feature 24 of the top girls and 24 top boys players from Indiana are freshmen, sophomores and juniors selected by a committee set up by the Indiana All Star Committee.
Harness, Poole and Baxter
- Lillian Barnes, 5-11, Valparaiso, Fr.
- Kira Reynolds, 6-3, South Bend Washington, So.
- Addison Baxter, 5-9, Columbia City, So.
- Jordyn Poole, 5-6, Fort Wayne Snider, Jr.
- Ava Ziolkowski, 6-1, Crown Point, Jr.
- Alli Harness, 5-8, Carroll (Flora), Jr.
- Camryn Runner, 5-9, Hamilton Heights, Jr.
- Adrianne Tolen, 5-10, West Lafayette, Jr.
- Addie Bowsman, 5-7, Twin Lakes, So.
- Maya Makalusky, 6-3, Hamilton Southeastern, So.
- Avery Gordon, 6-5, Brownsburg, So.
- Talia Harris, 5-8, Fishers, Jr.
Tolen, Runner and Bowsman
Head coach: Matt Stone, Wabash
Assistant coach: Lisa Finn, Cathedral
Foster, Spreen and Woodard
- Chloe Spreen, 5-9, Bedford North Lawrence, Jr.
- Juliann Woodard, 6-2, Jennings County, Jr.
- Faith Wiseman, 6-4, Indian Creek, Jr.
- Lauren Foster, 5-7, Indian Creek, Jr.
- Rachel Harshman, 6-0, Mooresville, Jr.
- Avah Montgomery, 5-9, Southridge, So.
- Aniyah McKenzie, 5-10, Lawrence Central, Fr.
- Lola Lampley, 6-2, Lawrence Central, Fr.
- Emma Haan, 5-7, Zionsville, Jr.
- Ellery Minch, 6-2, Mt. Vernon, Jr.
- Reagan Wilson, 5-8, Noblesville, Jr.
- Meredith Tippner, 5-10, Noblesville, So.
Lampley, Wilson and Minch
Head coach: Kristi Sigler, Jennings County
Assistant coach: Brian Smith, Loogootee
Two players each from Indian Creek, Lawrence Central and Zionsville plus one player from 18 other schools have been named to the rosters for the inaugural IndyStar girls’ All-Star “Futures Game,” games director Mike Broughton announced Thursday (Feb. 16).
The Futures Games, one each for boys and girls, are a new aspect of the Indiana All-Star basketball program. The Futures Games will pair teams of current Indiana freshmen, sophomores and juniors in a North-South format. The first Futures Games will be played Saturday, June 10 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The girls’ game is set for noon, and the boys’ game will follow about 2:00 p.m. The IndyStar Indiana All-Stars will host the Kentucky senior All-Stars later the same day in Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
Juniors Lauren Foster and Faith Wiseman of Indian Creek, freshmen Lola Lampley and Aniyah McKenzie of Lawrence Central as well as junior Reagan Wilson and sophomore Meredith Tippner of Noblesville each has been selected to the South team for the inaugural girls’ Futures Game.
Those six players will be joined by Zionsville junior Emma Haan, Mooresville junior Rachel Harshman, Mt. Vernon (Fortville) junior Ellery Minch, Southridge sophomore Avah Montgomery, Bedford North Lawrence junior Chloe Spreen and Jennings County junior Juliann Woodard to complete the South team.
The North team features one player from 12 schools. The North lineup includes Valparaiso freshman Lilliann Barnes, Columbia City sophomore Addison Baxter, Twin Lakes sophomore Addison Bowsman, Brownsburg sophomore Avery Gordon, Carroll (Flora) junior Alli Harness, Fishers junior Talia Harris, Hamilton Southeastern sophomore Maya Makalusky, Fort Wayne Snider junior Jordyn Poole, Hamiton Heights junior Camryn Runner, South Bend Washington sophomore Kira Reynolds, West Lafayette junior Adrianne Tolen and Crown Point junior Ava Ziolkowski.
Kristi Sigler of Jennings County is the head coach and Brian Smith of Loogootee is the assistant coach for the South team. Matt Stone of Wabash is the head coach and Lisa Finn of Indianapolis Cathedral is the assistant coach for the North team. Sigler is 94-74 in seven seasons at Jennings County. Smith is 119-76 in eight seasons at Loogootee. Stone is 123-90 in nine seasons at Wabash. Finn is 51-45 in four seasons at Cathedral.
Players and coaches for the All-Star Futures Games are picked by a Futures Games committee chaired by Broughton. Players who are juniors also are eligible for selection to the 2023 Indiana Junior All-Stars that will be selected later by an Indiana Basketball Coaches Association committee chaired by Brandon Bradley of Kankakee Valley.
The Indiana All-Stars program was founded in 1939 when the Indiana boys’ All-Stars played the state champion Frankfort Hot Dogs. The All-Star series with Kentucky began in 1940, and the girls’ portion of the All-Stars was added in 1976. The Junior All-Stars, boys and girls, were added in 1996. The Indiana portion of the All-Star Games is organized and produced by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. The Indianapolis Star, with its IndyStar brand, is the title sponsor.
2023 IndyStar Indiana All-Star key datesSunday, June 4 — Indiana Juniors vs. Kentucky Juniors at Jeffersonville (2315 Allison Ln. Jeffersonville, IN 47130) — girls, 2:00 p.m.; boys, to follow; admission, $10 per person at the door (adults, school-aged students; pre-school children are free). Wednesday, June 7 — Junior-Senior All-Star game at TBA — girls, 6:00 p.m.; boys, to follow; admission, $10 per person at the door (adults, school-aged students; pre-school children are free). Friday, June 9 — Indiana at Owensboro Sportscenter (1215 Hickman Ave., Owensboro, KY 42301) — girls, 5:30 p.m. CDT (6:30 p.m. EDT); boys, to follow, about 7:30 p.m. CDT (8:30 p.m. EDT). Ticket information, TBA. Saturday, June 10 — Futures Games and Indiana vs. Kentucky at Gainbridge Fieldhouse (125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204) — Futures Games, girls, noon; boys, 2:00 p.m.; Senior girls, 5:00 p.m.; Senior boys, to follow (about 7:30 p.m.). Tickets go on sale on April 15.