For Immediate Release
December 29, 2020
Contact: Kip Wesner (317) 925-8200 •email= Twitter- HoosierBasketball@HBBMagazine
HOOSIER BASKETBALL MAGAZINE’s 51st ANNUAL ISSUE
Hoosier Basketball Magazine presents an annual comprehensive survey of all high school (boys and girls), college (men and women) and professional (Pacers and Fever) basketball in Indiana. The 2020-21 issue of Hoosier Basketball Magazine can be ordered now by mail. Please visit our website at or follow on
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Eight high school seniors are featured on Hoosier Basketball's front cover, four boys and four girls. Four are spotlighted in the center of the basketball-Caleb Furst (Fort Wayne Blackhawk), Trey Kaufman (Silver Creek). Meg Newman (North Central-Marion) and Jayla Smith (Lawrence North) - while four more are highlighted around the ball. They are Jelen Blackmon (Marion). Luke Brown Blackford). Ally Becki (Brownsburg) and Ariana Wiggins (Heritage Christian).
Twenty-five more boys and girls are pictured on the magazine’s front cover. The senior boys are Shamar Avance (Lawrence North), Brooks Barnhizer (Lafayette Jeff), Gus Etchison (Hamilton Heights), Luke Goode (Homestead), Lincoln Hale (Linton-Stockton), Langdon Hatton (North Harrison), Jake Heidbreder (Floyd Central), Curt Hopf (Barr-Reeve), DJ Hughes (Lawrence North), JR Konieczny
(South Bend St. Joe), Christopher Mantis (Lowell), Blake Sisley (Heritage Hills), Jayden Taylor (Perry Meridian), Pierce Thomas (Brownsburg) and Blake Wesley (South Bend Riley). Gracing the cover for the girls class of 2021 are Courtney Blakely (Hammond Noll), Madelyn Bischoff (Roncalli), Katie Burton (Fishers), Trinity Clinton (Penn), Kaitlyn Costner (Penn), Bridget Dunn (Carmel), Lilliann Frasure (North Judson-San Pierre), Sydney Jaynes (Trinity Lutheran), Vanessa Shafford (Linton-Stockton) and Trinity Thompson (Michigan City).
Four men’s college players are on the front cover as well including Eric Hunter Jr. (Purdue), Trayce Jackson-Davis (Indiana), K.J. Walton (Ball State) and Kyle Mangas (Indiana Wesleyan) along with Ali Patberg of the Indiana women’s team. Professional players pictured on the cover are T.J. Warren (Pacers) and Kelsey Mitchell (Fever).
There are five high school players that appear with action photos on the table of contents page. Three boys are featured— Kooper Jacobi from Silver Creek, Payton Sparks of Winchester and Cole Wireman of Kouts. The girls action shots are of Rebekah Gordon, Heritage Hills and Brynn Shoup-Hill, Goshen.
This year’s cover is styled after the 1971-72 Hoosier Basketball Magazine which featured four player’s inside a basketball, but this format also allows for the large number of talented players from the class of 2021 to be recognized on the front cover of Hoosier Basketball Magazine. The 2020-21 edition can be ordered by mail now (please call 317-925-8200). Newsstand locations such as Barnes & Noble, CVS, Kroger, Martin’s Supermarket, Meijer, Wal-mart and Walgreens will have copies available in January. Call 317-925-8200 to find a Hoosier Basketball Magazine in your part of the state.