A plethora of basketball players from the area have been invited to take part in the 10th annual IBCA/IHSAA Underclass Showcase July 19-20 at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.
The event offers top players from across the state, both boys and girls, an opportunity to showcase their skills to college coaches. In 2011, 92 college coaches attended the event, including ones from programs such as Notre Dame, Purdue, Indiana, Ball State, Michigan and Michigan State.
The boys portion of the showcase is slated Jully 19 with the girls on July 20. Both exposure events are scheduled to run from 2-8 p.m. at Ben Davis.
Area players invited on the boys side, with their year of graduation in parentheses, include Nick Kindig of Tippecanoe Valley (2013) and Clay Yeo of Triton (2013). Also invited from NLC schools are Markese McGuire of Elkhart Memorial (2013), Mack Mercer of Plymouth (2014), Nate Ritchie of Northridge (2014), Sam Stegelmann of Goshen (2013) and Zach Zurcher of NorthWood (2014). Also invited from the area are Brock Cosey of South Bend Riley (2013), Demetrius Jackson of Mishawaka Marian (2013), Chris Mitchell of Mishawaka (2013) and Leo Svete of Penn (2013).
The girls list of invitees includes Kilee Knafel of Wawasee (2013), Cagney Craig of Whitko (2013) and Samantha Dewey of Triton (2015). Also on the list are Morgan Olson of NorthWood (2014), Aimee Swihart of Goshen (2013), Ashley Campbell of Oregon-Davis (2014), Taylor Parmley of Mishawaka (2014) and Olivia Carlton (2013) and Taylor Lutz (2013), both from Penn.