OHIO'S POSTSEASON BOYS CLASSES PICKS
Below are my picks for the Ohio Post Season Tournaments for each of the four classes. Bold denotes the eventual state champion for each class and teams are listed alphabetically. Sectionals begin February 15th and the state tournament will be held March 18-20 at St. John Arena in Columbus, OH.
- BRADLEY (HILLIARD)
- LINCOLN (GAHANNA)
- MOELLER (CINCINNATI)
- ST. EDWARD (LAKEWOOD)
- BUCHTEL (AKRON)
- LIMA (SHAWNEE)
- ST. VINCENT-ST. MARY (AKRON)
- WOODWARD (CINCINNATI)
- COLONEL CRAWFORD (NORTH ROBINSON)
- LUTHERAN EAST (CLEVELAND HEIGHTS)
- TAFT (CINCINNATI)
- WORTHINGTON CHRISTIAN (WORTHINTON)
- RICHMOND HEIGHTS
- TRI VILLAGE (NEW MADISON)
NAISMITH'S FINALISTS FOR BOYS POY & COACH OF YEAR
NAISMITH'S FINALISTS FOR GIRLS POY & COACH OF YEAR
The Jersey Mike's Naismith five finalists for Girls Player of the Year and Girls Coach of the Year were announced Tuesday and can be viewed below. The winners for both awards will be announced in early March.
NAISMITH SELECTION COMMITTEE
TSSAA'S MR & MISS BASKETBALL FINALSITS
View Tennessee's three finalists (boys and girls) for each of their five classes below along with my picks for who I think will be selected Mr and Miss Basketball.
- MAGGIE VICK (LAKEWAY CHRISTIAN)-GIRLS
- ALEX ANDERSON (TIPTON-ROSEMARK)-BOYS
- CARMYN HARRISON (HUTCHISON)-GIRLS
- B.J. EDWARDS (KNOXVILLE CATHOLIC)-BOYS
- KARLY WEATHERS (LORETTO)-GIRLS
- WALTER PEGGS (MADISON ACADEMIC)-BOYS
- REAGAN HURST (UPPERMAN)-GIRLS
- TORIS WOODS (BOLIVAR CENTRAL)-BOYS
- DENAE FRITZ (MARYVILLE)-GIRLS
- MASON MILLER (HOUSTON)-BOYS
KENTUCKY'S "ALL A CLASSIC"
The All A Classic for both boys and girls are set for February 16-21 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. This tournament is for 124 schools in the Bluegrass State with the smallest enrollments. The 124 participants are still eligible to play in the regular post season tournament as well. This tournament over the years has kept Kentucky from developing a class system. One can view the brackets below.
ALL A CLASSIC
Look for Eddyville Lyon County to be crowned champion for the boys and for Bardstown Bethlehem to win the girls' tournament.
IHSAA'S GIRLS SEMI-STATES ARE SET
The Indiana's Girls Semi-States are set for this coming Saturday. The winners will advance to the state finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on February 27th. See below for the schedule.
IHSAA GIRLS SEMI-STATES
COVERAGE OF THREE HOOSIER GIRLS' REGIONAL GAMES
Saturday I took in the semifinal regional games at La Porte (4A) and the championship game at Elkhart Jimtown (3A) via the IHSAA Champions Network. Below were the game results and the top players.
LA PORTE 4A SEMIFINALS
- MISHAWAKA PENN-63 MERRILLVILLE-22
- CROWN POINT-52 LA PORTE-28
ELKHART JIMTOWN 3A CHAMPIONSHIP
SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON-64 LAGRANGE LAKELAND-50
- MILA REYNOLDS 6-2/JR SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON (MARYLAND)
- KAITLYN COSTNER 5-6/SR MISHAWAKA PENN (OHIO STATE)
- AMIYAH REYNOLDS 6-0/SO SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON
- JESSICA CARROTHERS 5-7/JR CROWN POINT
- LILLY STODDARD 6-4/JR CROWN POINT (PURDUE)
- TRINITY CLINTON 5-7/SR MISHAWAKA PENN
RASHUNDA JONES 5-8/SO SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON
- RYLIN OTT 5-11/SR LA PORTE (PURDUE-FT. WAYNE)
- BAILEY HARTSOUGH 5-10/SR LAGRANGE LAKELAND
- LAUREN POLLOCK 6-4/SR LA PORTE
- GRACE ADAMS 5-11/SR MISHAWAKA PENN
- JORDYN SMITH 5-6/SR MISHAWAKA PENN
- TORRI SMITH 5-2/SR MERRILLVILLE
DAVINA SMITH 5-11/JR MERRILLVILLE
COVERAGE OF THREE ILLINOIS' BOYS GAMES
This past week I observed via streaming three boys' games in Illinois. Below were the game results and top players.
- ST. CHARLES NORTH-59 ELGIN LARKIN-49
- GLEN ELLYN GLENBARD WEST-51 ELMHURST YORK-22
- CHICAGO ST. IGNATIUS-63 CHICAGO LEO-39
- BRADEN HUFF 6-10/JR GLEN ELLYN GLENBARD WEST
- ETHAN MARLOWE 6-8/JR ST. CHARLES NORTH
- CADE PIERCE 6-5/JR GLEN ELLYN GLENBARD WEST
A.J. REDD 6-3/JR CHICAGO ST. IGNATIUS
- FERNANDO PEREZ 6-3/JR ELGIN LARKIN
- RICHARD BARRON 6-5/SO CHICAGO ST. IGNATIUS
- TROY GLOVER 6-8/SR GLEN ELLYN GLENBARD WEST