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2024 Girls All Star Futures Roster Announced

2024 Girls All Star Futures Roster Announced

Rosters named for 2024 IndyStar girls' All-Star 'Futures Game'

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             Contact: Pat McKee, 317-403-1665

March 29, 2024                                                  IBCA Director of Special Projects

 

           Two players each from Lawrence Central, Hamilton Southeastern and Homestead plus one player from 18 other schools have been named to the rosters for the 2024 IndyStar girls' All-Star "Futures Game," games director Mike Broughton announced Friday (March 29).

           The Futures Games, one each for boys and girls, are a second-year part of the Indiana All-Star basketball program. The Futures Games will pair teams of current Indiana freshmen and sophomores in a North-South format. The second Futures Games will be played Monday, June 3 at Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Ind. The girls' game is set for 6:00 p.m., and the boys' game will follow about 8:00 p.m.

            Sophomores Lola Lampley and Aniyah McKenzie of Lawrence Central as well as sophomores Kennedy Holman and Kayla Stidham of Hamilton Southeastern have been selected to the South Team for the 2024 Futures Game. Those four players will be joined by sophomore Mollie Ernstes of Jennings County, sophomore Denell Jacobs of Warren Central, freshman McKenzie Koch of Eastern Hancock, freshman Hannah Menser of Plainfield, sophomore C.C. Quigley of Noblesville sophomore Brooklynn Renn of Silver Creek, freshman Paige Schnaus of Gibson Southern and sophomore Madalynn Shirley of Evansville Central on the South squad.

            Sophomores Myah Epps and Gabby Helsom of Homestead will team with 10 others on the North Team. Completing that squad are sophomore Lillian Barnes of Valparaiso, sophomore Kenedi Bradley of Chesterton, sophomore Joslyn Bricker of Warsaw, sophomore Laniah Davis of Marquette Catholic, sophomore Gracyn Gilliard of Munster, freshman Lillie Graves of McCutcheon, sophomore Vanessa Rosswurm of Norwell, sophomore Miley Wareing of Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, sophomore Khala Williams-Thomas of Fort Wayne Northrop and sophomore Laniah Wills of Lapel.

            Kyle Brasher of Gibson Southern is head coach for the South Team. He will be assisted by Tyler Choate of Evansville North. Lisa Finn of Indianapolis Cathedral is head coach for the North Team. She will be assisted by Amy Shearer of Columbia City.

            Brasher is 124-31 in six seasons, and his Titans were 2024 Class 3A state champions with a 26-4 record. Choate is 135-61 in eight seasons at Evansville North, including 16-11 last season with sectional titles in 2020 and 2024. Finn is 63-57 in five seasons at Cathedral, including 12-12 in 2023-24. Shearer is 197-137 in 14 seasons at Columbia City, her alma mater, including 22-3 last season.

           Players and coaches for the All-Star Futures Games are picked by a Futures Games committee chaired by Broughton. In a change from last year, the 2024 Futures Games will feature only freshmen and sophomores. The inaugural Futures Games in 2023 included freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

            In the inaugural girls' Futures Game, Maya Makalusky of Hamilton Southeastern scored 15 points and Jordyn Poole of Fort Wayne Snider tallied 11 points as the North girls defeated the South girls 73-63. Talia Harris of Fishers added eight points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals for the North and was named Game MVP. Jaylah Lampley of Lawrence Central and Juliann Woodard of Jennings County each scored 12 points to pace the South girls.

            In the first boys' Futures Game, Braylon Mullins of Greenfield-Central scored 16 points to lead a balanced South Team to a 100-96 victory. K.J. Windham of Ben Davis added 15 points, while Jack Benter of Brownstown Central and Azavier Robinson of Lawrence North each netted 14 points, Taray Howell of Evansville Bosse chipped in 12 points and Brennan Miller of Lawrence North had 10 points for the winners. Flory Bidunga collected MVP honors after totaling game highs of 21 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks for the North. Ajani Washington, then of Fort Wayne Concordia, added 20 points. Sabien Cain of University had 17 points.

           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 Futures Games doubleheader was added in 2023.

            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. Hoosier Shooting Academy is a presenting partner for All-Star week. Energy Systems Group is a presenting partner for the Saturday doubleheader against Kentucky.

 

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2024 FUTURES GAMES -- GIRLS ROSTERS

INDIANA NORTH GIRLS

No., Name, School, Height, Year, PPG

  0, Laniah Davis, Marquette Catholic, 5-7, 2026, 19.9

  2, Kenedi Bradley, Chesterton, 5-7, 2026, 14.8

  3, Vanessa Rosswurm, Norwell, 5-9, 2026, 11.7

  4, Joslyn Bricker, Warsaw, 5-8, 2026, 16.2

  5, Khala Williams-Thomas, Fort Wayne Northrop, 5-10, 2026, 17.6

  6, Gracyn Gilliard, Munster, 5-10, 2026, 25.9

  7, Myah Epps, Homestead, 5-10, 2026, 17.5

  8, Lillian Barnes, Valparaiso, 5-11, 2026, 17.0

  9, Gabby Helsom, Homestead, 5-11, 2026, 16.1

10, Lillie Graves, McCutcheon, 6-0, 2027, 21.5

11, Laniah Wills, Lapel, 6-0, 2026, 19.3

12, Miley Wareing, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, 2026, 11.7

            Head coach: Lisa Finn, Indianapolis Cathedral

            Assistant coach: Amy Shearer, Columbia City

 

INDIANA SOUTH GIRLS

No., Name, School, Height, Year, PPG

  1, Kennedy Holman, Hamilton Southeastern, 5-8, 2026, 11.7

  2, Hannah Menser, Plainfield, 5-8, 2027, 15.2

  3, Mollie Ernstes, Jennings County, 5-11, 2026, 13.9

  4, McKenzie Koch, Eastern Hancock, 5-8, 2027, 18.4

  5, Denell Jacobs, Warren Central, 5-7, 2026, 11.8

  6, Aniyah McKenzie, Lawrence Central, 5-11, 2026, 11.4

  7, Kayla Stidham, Hamilton Southeastern, 6-0, 2026, 11.9

  8, Madalynn Shirley, Evansville Central, 6-1, 2026, 19.0

  9, Paige Schnaus, Gibson Southern, 6-1, 2027, 9.8

10, C.C. Quigley, Noblesville, 6-2, 2026, 9.7

11, Lola Lampley, Lawrence Central, 6-2, 2026, 10.4

12, Brooklynn Renn, Silver Creek, 6-3, 2026, 15.3

            Head coach: Kyle Brasher, Gibson Southern

            Assistant coach: Tyler Choate, Evansville North

 

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2024 IndyStar Indiana All-Star key dates

                Sunday, June 2 — Indiana Juniors vs. Kentucky Juniors at Scottsburg’s Charles E. Meyer Gymnasium (375 E. McClain St., Scottsburg, IN 47170) — girls, 2:00 p.m.; boys, to follow; admission, $10 per person at the door (adults, school-aged students; pre-school children are free).

                Monday, June 3 – Indiana All-Stars “Futures Games” doubleheader at Hamilton Southeastern (13910 E. 126th St., Fishers, IN 46037) – girls, 6:00 p.m., boys, to follow; admission, $10 per person at the door (adults, school-aged students; pre-school children are free).

                Wednesday, June 5 — Junior-Senior All-Star game at Kokomo (200 S. Apperson Way, Kokomo, IN 46901) — 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 7 — Indiana at Kentucky at TBA — girls, time, TBA; boys, to follow, time TBA. Ticket information, TBA.

                Saturday, June 8 — Indiana vs. Kentucky at Gainbridge Fieldhouse (125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46204) — Senior girls, 5:00 p.m.; Senior boys, to follow (about 7:30 p.m.). Ticket information, TBA.

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