Inaugural girls’ event June 16-17 at HSE, Mt. Vernon; fourth boys’ event June 23-25 at Carmel, Westfield

(5-16-23) Seventy-two girls’ teams and 156 boys’ teams are set to participate in the 2023 IBCA/IHSAA Team Showcase events in June.

The inaugural IBCA/IHSAA girls’ Team Showcase is set for June 16-17 at Hamilton Southeastern and Mt Vernon (Fortville), while the fourth IBCA/IHSAA boys’ Team Showcase in memory of Charlie Hughes is planned for June 23-25 at Carmel and Westfield.

The Indiana Basketball Coaches Association and the IHSAA partner to make each Showcase a “scholastic event” under NCAA and National Federation of State High School Associations rules, thereby making the events open for NCAA Division I coaches to attend in person for purposes of evaluating prospective players. Only events sanctioned by the IHSAA and IBCA may have NCAA Division I coaches attend during this “scholastic recruiting period.”

The IBCA also works with Charlie Hughes Basketball in managing both events. Craig Lyon of Charlie Hughes Basketball coordinates with IBCA chief operating officer Tom Beach in making game schedules, hiring officials, securing game facilities (events may be played in only IHSAA-member facilities) and assists, if needed, in housing arrangements.

Participating teams generally play four games in the events, although some teams choose for a one-day option where they play just two games. Each contest in these events is a regulation 32-minute stop-clock game, not a running-clock game like in many other summer events. No team plays more than two games in one day.

Teams are assigned a pool based on competitive play (organizers attempt to have teams play four competitive games against a “similar” team), whether a team’s coach selects the one-day or two-day option, and organizers trying to avoid teams playing opponents they typically play during the regular season.

These Team Showcase events are not tournaments, and no champions are determined. However, these Team Showcase events offer four competitive games to help each team develop while also allowing college coaches to watch the games in person.

The two-day girls’ event begins at 9:00 a.m. June 16 with final games starting at 8:00 p.m. June 17. Games are at Hamilton Southeastern High School, 12499 Olio Rd., Fishers, IN 46037, and Mt. Vernon High School, 8112 N. 200 W., Fortville, IN 46040. A list of registered teams is below.

The three-day boys’ event begins at 4:00 p.m. June 23 with final games starting at 3:00 p.m. June 25. Games are at Carmel High School, 520 E. Main St., Carmel, IN 46032, and Westfield High School, 18250 N. Union St., Westfield, IN 46074. A list of registered teams is below.

Both IBCA/IHSAA Team Showcase events are open to the public. Admission is $10 per day. IBCA members are admitted free by showing their membership card at the door.

The IBCA and IHSAA began working with Charlie Hughes Basketball in the fall of 2018 when the NCAA created a “scholastic” period in its men’s basketball recruiting calendar for June 2019. Charlie Hughes Basketball had started a summer boys’ basketball school-team developmental event in 2005 and ran it successfully for 14 years. The event was renamed in Hughes’ memory after he passed away in December 2014.

In 2022, coaches from 85 colleges attended the third IBCA/IHSAA boys’ Team Showcase in memory of Charlie Hughes. Colleges with coaches on hand included Air Force, Anderson, Appalachian State, Army (West Point), Auburn, Austin Peay, Ball State, Barry, Bellarmine, Belmont, Bowling Green, Bradley, Butler, California, Cedarville, Central Florida, Chicago, Cincinnati, Culver-Stockton, Dayton, DePauw, Drake, Earlham, Eastern Illinois, Elmhurst, Evansville;

Also, Fairmont State, Florida Atlantic, Franklin, Grand Canyon, Hanover, Hope, Huntington, Illinois, Illinois-Chicago, Illinois State, Indiana, Indiana State, Indiana Wesleyan, Indianapolis, IU-East, IUPUI, Judson, Kent State, LeMoyne, Liberty, Lincoln Memorial, Louisville, Maine, Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Michigan State, Middle Tennessee State, Missouri State, Navy, Nevada, New Orleans, Northwestern, Northwood;

Also, Ohio State, Purdue, Purdue-Fort Wayne, Purdue-Northwest, Rose-Hulman, Southeast Missouri State, Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Southern Indiana, Southern New Hampshire. Taylor, Texas A&M, Trine, UC-San Diego, Valparaiso, Virginia Military Institute, Wabash, Western Kentucky, Western Michigan, William & Mary, Wisconsin, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wofford, Wright State and Wyoming.                  

This is the first year that the NCAA has created a “scholastic” period in its women’s basketball recruiting calendar, so this is the first year for the IBCA/IHSAA girls’ Team Showcase.

Net proceeds from both Team Showcase events support the IBCA Scholarship Fund and Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

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            GIRLS’ TEAMS (72):Alexandria, Anderson, Austin, Avon, Bedford North Lawrence, Ben Davis, Bloomington North, Bloomington South, Borden, Brownsburg, Carmel, Carroll (Flora), Cathedral, Center Grove, Charlestown, Chesterton, Columbia City, Columbus North, Crown Point, Decatur Central, Elkhart, Evansville Central, Evansville Memorial, Evansville North, Faith Christian, Fishers, Franklin Central, Franklin Community, Fort Wayne Northrop, Fort Wayne Snider, Gibson Southern, Greensburg, Greenwood, Guerin Catholic, Hamilton Heights, Hamilton Southeastern, Heritage Christian, Homestead, Jennings County, Kankakee Valley, Lafayette Central Catholic, Lake Central, Lapel, Lawrence North, Linton-Stockton, McCutcheon, Mooresville, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), Munster, Noblesville, North Knox, Northeastern, Northridge, Norwell, Parke Heritage, Penn, Pike, Plainfield, Portage, Richmond, Scottsburg, Silver Creek, South Bend Washington, South Knox, Tri-West, Valparaiso, Warsaw, Washington, Washington Township, West Lafayette, Westfield, Zionsville. 

            BOYS’ TEAMS (156): Anderson, Andrean, Avon, Batesville, Beech Grove, Ben Davis, Benton Central, Bethesda Christian, Bloomfield, Bloomington North, Bloomington South, Borden, Brebeuf Jesuit, Brownsburg, Brownstown Central, Carmel, Carroll (Flora), Carroll (Fort Wayne), Cathedral, Center Grove, Central Noble, Charlestown, Chesterton, Christel House Manual, Christian Academy of Indiana, Columbia City, Columbus East, Columbus North, Concord, Corydon Central, Crown Point, Culver Military Academy, Daleville, Danville, Decatur Central, Delta, DeMotte Christian, East Chicago Central, East Noble, Eastern (Greentown), Eastern Hancock, Evansville Bosse, Evansville Christian, Evansville Harrison, Evansville Memorial, Evansville North, Fishers, Floyd Central, Fort Wayne Concordia, Fort Wayne North, Fort Wayne Snider, Fort Wayne South, Fort Wayne Wayne, Frankfort, Franklin Central, Franklin Community, Gary 21st Century, Gary West, Gibson Southern, Greencastle, Greenfield-Central, Greenwood Christian, Guerin Catholic, Hammond Bishop Noll, Harrison (West Lafayette), Hamilton Heights, Hamilton Southeastern, Hammond Central, Heritage Hills, Homestead, Indianapolis Attucks, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, Indianapolis Lutheran, Indianapolis Metropolitan, Indianapolis Riverside, Indianapolis Scecina, Indianapolis Tech, Indianapolis Tindley, Indianapolis Washington, Jeffersonville, Kankakee Valley, Kokomo, Lafayette Central Catholic, Lapel, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, Lawrenceburg, LibertyChristian, Logansport, Lowell, Martinsville, Merrillville, Mississinewa, Mooresville, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), Morristown, Muncie Central, Munster, New Albany, New Castle, New Haven, New Palestine, Noblesville, North Central (Indianapolis), North Decatur, North Putnam, Northridge, NorthWood, Norwell, Park Tudor, Parke Heritage, Paoli, Pendleton Heights, Penn, Perry Meridian, Pike, Pike Central, Plainfield, Portage, Princeton, Providence, Purdue Poly-Englewood, Richmond, Rising Sun, Roncalli, Scottsburg, Shelbyville, Shenandoah, Silver Creek, South Bend Riley, South Bend St. Joseph, South Bend Washington, South Ripley, Southport, Taylor, Terre Haute North, Terre Haute South, Tippecanoe Valley, Tipton, Trinity Lutheran, Tri-Township, Tri-West, University, Valparaiso, Vincennes Lincoln, Wabash, Wapahani, Warren Central, Warsaw, West Lafayette, West Vigo, Westfield, Whiteland, Woodlan, Yorktown, Zionsville.