(5-23-23) IndyStar Indiana Mr. Basketball Markus Burton will play his final games as a high school player on June 7, June 9 and June 10 as a member of the 2023 Indiana All-Star team.

The IndyStar Indiana All-Stars are presented by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. The Indianapolis Star is the title sponsor of the Indiana All-Stars. Hoosier Shooting Academy is a presenting partner of All-Star Week (June 4-10). Energy Systems Group is a presenting partner of the June 10 senior doubleheader against Kentucky.

Markus Burton

Burton, his boys’ All-Star teammates and the 2023 Indiana Girls All-Stars will play three games each — an exhibition against the Indiana Junior All-Stars on Wednesday, June 7 at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis followed by home-and-home doubleheaders against the Kentucky All-Stars on Friday, June 9 at the Owensboro Sportscenter and Saturday, June 10 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Burton, who totaled 2,273 points, 533 rebounds and 512 assists in leading Penn to a 74-31 record during a high school career, is headed to the University of Notre Dame. He averaged 30.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists as a senior with a a career-high of 47 points against South Bend Washington as a senior.

Burton will be joined on the boys’ All-Stars by fellow Notre Dame recruit Logan Imes of Zionsville. Complementing them are Xavier Booker of Cathedral, Myles Colvin of Heritage Christian, JaQualon Roberts of Bloomington North, Joey Hart of Linton-Stockton, Mason Jones of Valparaiso and Zane Doughty and Sheridan Sharp of Ben Davis. Completing the squad are A.J. Lux of Crown Point, Sam Orme of Carmel, Luke Almodovar of Noblesville and Ian Raasch of NorthWood.

The 2023 boys’ All-Stars will be coached by Don Carlisle, coach of Ben Davis’ 33-0 Class 4A state champions. He will be assisted by Brent Brobston of Frankton and Shane Burkhart of Evansville Bosse.

Laila Hull

Indiana Miss Basketball Laila Hull of Zionsville headlines the 2023 Indiana girls’ All-Stars. Hull, a North Carolina signee, averaged 22.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.3 blocks in pacing Zionsville to a 20-3 record as a senior. She set numerous school records in her career, including career points (1,668), career blocks (125), rebounds in a game (18), blocks in a season (37 as a sophomore) and career free throws made and attempted (344 of 465).

Hull will be joined on the All-Stars by McKenna Layden of Northwestern, Karsyn Norman of Bedford North Lawrence, Cristen Carter of Ben Davis, Asia Donald of Hobart, Amber Tretter of Forest Park and RaShunda Jones and Amiyah Reynolds of South Bend Washington. Others on the girls’ squad are Ashlynn Brooke of Pioneer, Layla Gold of Cathedral, Saige Stahl of Columbus East and Riley Makalusky and Olivia Brown of Hamilton Southeastern.

The 2023 girls’ All-Stars will be coached by Kristi Ulrich, who guided Penn to the 2016 Class 4A state title. She will be assisted by Bryan Graham of Triton Central and Bob Lapadot of Garrett.

The Indiana boys hold a 103-44 advantage in their series with Kentucky that began in 1940, one year after the first All-Star team played Indiana state champ Frankfort High School. The Indiana girls have a 52-40 lead in their series with Kentucky that started in 1976. No games were played in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the boys’ All-Stars did not play in 1943 or 1944 because of World War II.

As part of the All-Star doubleheader on June 10, the All-Stars will announce the 2023 recipients of the annual Wooden/MCL Citizenship Awards. The girls’ winner will be announced at halftime of the girls’ game. The boys’ winner will be announced at halftime of the boys’ game. This is the 32nd year that the Wooden Citizenship awards have been presented, all 32 years sponsored by MCL Restaurant & Bakery.

The 2023 Indiana Junior All-Stars will play two doubleheaders this year. Those games will be June 4 at Jeffersonville against the Kentucky Juniors and June 7 at Cathedral against the Indiana Seniors.

Flory Bidunga

Those competing in both games for the Junior boys are Jack Benter of Brownstown Central, Flory Bidunga of Kokomo, Kanon Catchings of Brownsburg, Micah Davis of Franklin Community, Tyler Parrish of Chesterton and K.J. Windham of Ben Davis. Completing the team on June 4 are Sabien Cain of University, Camron Casky of Pike, Josiah Dunham of Evansville Christian, Taray Howell of Evansville Bosse, Ron Rutland III of Indianapolis Attucks and Justin Sims of Chesterton. Completing the team on June 7 are Isaac Andrews of Wapahani, Trey Buchanan of Westfield, Aaron Fine of Noblesville, Brauntae Johnson of Fort Wayne North, Jaelyn Johnson of Portage and Jevon Lewis Jr. of Fort Wayne Wayne.

Alli Harness

Playing in both games for the Junior girls are Alli Harness of Carroll (Flora), Jordyn Poole of Fort Wayne Snider, Chloe Spreen of Bedford North Lawrence, Reagan Wilson of Noblesville, Faith Wiseman of Indian Creek and Juliann Woodard of Jennings County. Completing the team on June 4 are Lauren Foster of Indian Creek, Talia Harris of Fishers, Rachel Harshman of Mooresville, Ellie Kelleher of Westfield, Avery Kelley of Evansville Memorial and Ellery Minch of Mt. Vernon (Fortville). Completing the team on June 7 are Aniyah Bishop of Lake Central, Joh’nea Donahue of Fort Wayne Snider, Kennedy Fuelling of Norwell, Kyra Hill of Goshen, Camryn Runner of Hamilton Heights and Adrianne Tolen of West Lafayette.

Aaron Wolfe of NorthWood is head coach of the Junior Boys. He is assisted by Jon Neill of Bloomfield. Zach Newby of Lapel is head coach of the Junior Girls. He is assisted by Brodie Garber of Fairfield.

The Senior boys and the Senior girls coincidentally both lead their respective Junior rivals 41-10 in games that began in 1996. The Indiana Juniors lead in games the Kentucky Juniors, the boys ahead 7-4 and the girls ahead 10-1.

New for 2023 are the All-Star “Futures Games” that will be played June 10 at Gainbridge FIeldhouse. This is a doubleheader that features Indiana-only teams of juniors, sophomores and freshmen in a North-South format.

The North boys include Andrews, Bidunga, Buchanan, Cain, Catchings, Sims and Brauntae Johnson. Completing the North boys are Grady Carpenter of Tipton, Chase Konieczny of South Bend St. Joseph, Jalen Haralson of Fishers, Kellen Pickett of Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian and Ajani Washington of Fort Wayne Concordia. Coaches are Clint Swan of Crown Point and Cliff Hawkins of Tipton.

The South boys include Benter, Davis, Dunham, Howell and Windham. Completing the South boys are Dezmon Briscoe of Indianapolis Attucks, Braylon Mullins of Greenfield-Central, Blake Neill of Bloomfield, Trent Sisley of Heritage Hills, Mark Zackery IV of Ben Davis and Brennan Miller and Azavier Robinson of Lawrence North. Coaches are Kirk Manns of Seymour and Jackson Williams of Greenwood Christian.

The North girls include Harness, Harris, Poole, Runner and Tolen. Completing the North girls are Lillian Barnes of Valparaiso, Addison Baxter of Columbia City, Addison Bowsman of Twin Lakes, Avery Gordon of Brownsburg, Maya Makalusky of Hamilton Southeastern, Kira Reynolds of South Bend Washington and Ava Ziolkowski of Crown Point. Coaches are Matt Stone of Wabash and Lisa Finn of Cathedral.

The South girls include Foster, Harshman, Minch, Spreen, Wilson, Wiseman and Woodard. Completing the South girls are Emma Haan of Zionsville, Avah Montgomery of Southridge, Meredith Tippner of Noblesville and Lola Lampley and Aniyah McKenzie of Lawrence Central. Coaches are Kristi Sigler of Jennings County and Brian Smith of Loogootee.


All-Star Information

         The information below is about tickets for the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star basketball games in 2023.

      >> Admission is $10 per person for the Indiana Juniors vs. Kentucky Juniors doubleheader on June 4 at Jeffersonville. Tickets are available at the door. The girls start at 2 p.m., and the boys follow about 4 p.m.

      >> Admission is $10 per person for the Junior-Senior doubleheader on June 7 at Cathedral. Tickets are available at the door. The girls start at 6 p.m., and the boys follow about 8 p.m.

      >> Tickets are $12 and $10 each for the All-Stars against Kentucky on June 9 in Owensboro. The girls start at 5:30 p.m. CDT (6:30 p.m. EDT), and the boys follow about 7:30 p.m. CDT (8:30 p.m. EDT). Tickets are available at owensborotickets.evenue.net.

      >> Tickets are priced at $100, $75, $50, $35, $25, $20 and $10 for June 10 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Futures Games doubleheader has the girls at noon and the boys at 2 p.m. The Senior All-Star doubleheader has the girls at 5 p.m. and the boys about 7:30 p.m. One ticket for all four games on June 10. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com.