FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: GARRY H. DONNA MAY 16, 2012 CALL (317) 925-8200 or (317) 496-1700
MOVIE HOME COURT OF HICKORY HUSKERS HOSTS ALL-STAR DOUBLEHEADER
Knightstown’s Historic Hoosier Gym, movie home of the "Hoosiers" Hickory Huskers, is again the site of the Hoosiers' Reunion All-Star Classic. The seventh annual girls' / boys' doubleheader classic will take place on Friday, June 1, 2012. The girls' game starts at 6:00 p.m. The boys' game follows at 8:00 p.m. New Castle High School coaches Steve Bennett (boys) and Roger Miller (girls) will coach the Terhune Tigers. Knightstown coaches Bob Allen (boys) Dawn Basicker (girls), will lead the Hickory Huskers.
Nine girls who will participate in the 2012 Indiana/Kentucky All-Star series as Indiana All-Stars, highlighted by 2012 Miss Basketball Jessica Rupright, Norwell (Miami-Ohio), will play in the first game of this doubleheader.
The Hickory Husker girls are led by five Indiana All-Stars including 2012 AAAA State Champion Rachael Gregory of North Central-Marion (BUFFALO), 2012 AAA State Runner-up Jessica Brown of Mt. Vernon-Fortville (INDIANA WESLEYAN) and high scoring Jocelyn Mousty (19.3 ppg), Eastern-Pekin (BALL STATE). The other two 2012 All-Stars are Kasey Johnson, Plainfield (INDIANA STATE) and Coco Moore, Lawrence North.
Rupright (20.5 ppg) and three more 2012 All-Stars lead the Terhune Tigers— Brionna Barnett, Elkhart Memorial (WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY), Raveen Murray, Merrillville and Akilah Sims (25.5), Fort Wayne Snider (IUPUI). Three more high scorers for Terhune are Taylor Miller (24.3 ppg), Hauser (BALL STATE), Lakan Hasser-Smith (22), McCutcheon (MARIAN) and Nicole Rogers (20.9), Western (IUPUI).
Michigan State recruit and 2012 Indiana Mr. Basketball Gary Harris of Hamilton Southeastern highlights the boys’ nightcap at 8:00 p.m. along with nine other 2012 Indiana All-Stars. In all, six Big Ten Conference signees and five Indiana Division I recruits lead this talented group.
The Hickory boys’ are led by five 2012 Indiana All-Stars— Harris (25.4 ppg), along with the state's leading scorer Kellen Dunham (29.5), Pendleton Heights (BUTLER), 2012 AA State Runner-up DeJuan Marrero, Bowman Academy (DEPAUL), Indiana University bound Jeremy Hollowell (23), Lawrence Central and Austin Burgett, Avon (NOTRE DAME). Also on the Hickory Husker team are Joe Reed (23.1 ppg), Center Grove (IPFW) and Riley Rapp of 2012 AAA State Champion Guerin Catholic.
The Terhune boys’ also have five 2012 Indiana All-Stars including Purdue recruit Ronnie Johnson (22 ppg), North Central-Marion, high scoring Glenn Robinson III (22.1 ppg), Lake Central (MICHIGAN) and 2012 AAAA State Runner-up RJ Hunter (20.5), Pike (GEORGIA STATE). The other two All-Stars are Patrick Ingram of North Central-Marion, (IOWA) plus Nick Osborne, Muncie Central (LOYOLA-CHICAGO). Two in-state Division I recruits also play for Terhune— Michael Ramey, Southport (BALL STATE) and Rhett Smith, Sullivan (INDIANA STATE).
Coordinating this event are Garry Donna, Publisher of Hoosier Basketball Magazine and the Historic Hoosier Gym Committee of Knightstown. To purchase tickets (there are only 665 seats - all reserved) call (317) 925-8200 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All four team rosters— girls’ and boys’ Hickory Huskers and the Terhune Tigers girls’ and boys’— follow.
2012 Hoosier Reunion Classic Girls' Teams
HICKORY HUSKERS GIRLS Coach - Dawn Basicker, Knightstown Height Position College Jordin Alexander - Hamilton Southeastern 5-11 Guard Brown Jessica Brown - Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 5-6 Guard Indiana Wesleyan LaRae Cruz - Greenfield-Central 5-5 Guard Indiana Rachael Gregory - North Central (Marion) 5-11 Forward Buffalo Kasey Johnson - Plainfield 5-9 Guard Indiana State Coco Moore - Lawrence North 5-8 Guard SIU - Edwardsville Jocelyn Mousty - Eastern (Pekin) 6-3 Center Ball State Bethany Murrell - New Palestine 5-10 Forward Flordia Gulf Coast Lexus Murry - Decatur Central 5-6 Guard Butler Courtney Ogle - Columbus East 6-0 Forward IPFW Makenzi Reasor - Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 6-2 Forward Indiana State Nyla Rueter - Hagerstown 5-8 Forward St. Bonaventure
TERHUNE TIGERS GIRLS Coach - Roger Miller, New Castle
Height Position College Emily Alfrey - Triton Central 5-11 Forward Lindenwood Brionna Barnett - Elkhart Memorial 5-7 Guard Wisconsin-Green Bay Abby Dean - Carmel 5-10 Guard Valparaiso Lakan Hasser-Smith - McCutcheon 5-9 Guard Marian Jailyn Henderson - Pike 5-9 Forward Indianapolis Brooklyn Juday - Tipton 5-9 Guard Pennsylvania Taylor Miller - Hauser 5-7 Guard Ball State Raveen Murray - Merrillville 5-6 Guard Northeast Community Nicole Rogers - Western 6-0 Forward IUPUI Jessica Rupright - Norwell 6-2 Center Miami (Ohio) Kinsey Siler - Centerville 6-0 Center Marian Akilah Sims - Fort Wayne Snider 5-10 Forward IUPUI
2012 Hoosier Reunion Classic Boys' Teams
HICKORY HUSKERS BOYS Coach - Bob Allen Knightstown
Height Position College Austin Burgett - Avon 6-9 Forward Notre Dame Kellen Dunham - Pendleton Heights 6-5 Guard Butler Kyle Gross - Blue River Valley 6-3 Guard Undecided Gary Harris - Hamilton Southeastern 6-4 Guard Michigan State Jeremy Hollowell - Lawrence Central 6-8 Forward Indiana Dylan Langkabel - Morristown 6-4 Guard Northwood DeJuan Marrero - Bowman Academy 6-6 Forward DePaul Josh Penley - New Palestine 6-5 Forward IUPUI Jared Pyle - Eastern Hancock 6-2 Forward Anderson Riley Rapp - Guerin Catholic 6-1 Guard Wabash Zac Rea - Cambridge City Lincoln 6-3 Guard IU - South Bend Joe Reed - Center Grove 6-8 Center IPFW
TERHUNE TIGERS BOYS Coach - Steve Bennett, New Castle Height Position College Adam Botts - Muncie Central 6-0 Guard DePauw RJ Hunter - Pike 6-6 Forward Georgia State Patrick Ingram - North Central (Marion) 6-2 Guard Iowa Ronnie Johnson - North Central (Marion) 6-0 Guard Purdue Matt O'Leary - Terre Haute North 6-8 Forward Loyola (Chicago) Nick Osborne - Muncie Central 6-8 Center Loyola (Chicago) Michael Ramey - Southport 6-4 Guard Ball State Jordan Richardson - New Castle 6-1 Guard Taylor Glenn Robinson III - Lake Central 6-6 Forward Michigan Rhett Smith - Sullivan 6-7 Forward Indiana State Kyle Stidom - Greenwood Christian 6-2 Guard Undecided J.T. Yoho - Eastern (Greene) 6-6 Forward Wright State