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AUG 03
09:15
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2020
GRASSROOTS SHOWDOWN SESSION 1 TIPS AUGUST 6-7, 2020
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
NY2LA Sports will make its 2020 debut this upcoming weekend with the opening session of the Grassroots Showdown presented by THE DRIP Basketball.  A symbol of excellence and quality annually for nearly two decades, we look to close the summer offering up much of the same.  Here’s a quick look at the teams set to compete August 6-7, 2020… SEE ALSO SCHEDULE FOR SESSION 1   More...
 
 
MAR 06
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2020
WHERE ARE THEY NOW: ROBBIE HUMMEL
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Former first team all-state and Indiana all-star Robbie Hummel continues to be involved in the game he loves.  Hummel played alongside Purdue teammate Scott Martin (transferred to Notre Dame after one season) for Valparaiso High School in northwest Indiana.  Both 6’8” forwards were selected as 1st team all-state players and were ranked in the top 60 nationally.  As   More...
 
 
MAR 04
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2020
2020 G BRAYTON BAILEY IS CREATING HIS OWN IDENTITY
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
As a child growing up in basketball crazy Indiana, I had the pleasure of witnessing what would become folklore and that is Damon Bailey from Bedford North Lawrence.  It’s fitting that his high school team’s mascot or nickname is the BNL “Stars” because that’s exactly what Damon Bailey is a star.  As a matter of fact, Bobby Knight recruited him in 8th grade   More...
 
 
MAR 04
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2020
2020 G JOHNELL DAVIS HAS ARRIVED
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Johnell Davis is a 6’4” 185-pound senior from Gary 21st Century high school in Gary Indiana.  This young man has started every varsity game since his freshman year and those in the area knew this was coming.  He and the program have steadily become one of the best in the state for the past 4 years plotting along with success…they have arrived. Let’s take a   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-9    PF
Blackhawk Christian
Fort Wayne, IN
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 37
MAR 04
10:45
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2020
PURDUE STRIKES ON TRAIL WITH 2021 PF CALEB FURST
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Class of 2021 players in Indiana are quickly coming off the board. Last week point guard Kristian Lander of Evansville Reitz High School committed to Indiana and now power forward Caleb Furst of Blackhawk Christian High School picked Purdue. Some of the other juniors in Indiana to have also already made a commitment include Treyton Thompson to Minnesota, JR Konieczny to Notre Dame and Jayden   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-9    PF
Blackhawk Christian
Fort Wayne, IN
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 37
 
MAR 04
10:30
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2020
UPDATE WITH 2021 G/F OWEN DEASE
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Over the past year Owen Dease has continued to develop his game and become one of the more talented juniors in all of Indiana. The 6’5” wing has been having another strong season at Evansville Reitz High School to generate further interest for himself.  Last May, University of Evansville became the first school to offer Dease a scholarship. Miami of Ohio joined in and became   More...
 
 
FEB 25
09:15
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2020
UPDATE WITH 2021 G GUS ETCHISON
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Gus Etchison is having himself a huge season to move himself into one of the top juniors in Indiana. The 6’0” junior is a point guard at Hamilton Heights High School and is averaging a monstrous 27 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists per game.  Etchison earned his first scholarship offer last July from Western Michigan. Since then he has been able to earn additional offers from   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-1    PG
FJ Reitz
Evansville, IN
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 5
FEB 25
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2020
INDIANA STRIKES BIG ON TRAIL WITH 2021 PG KHRISTIAN LANDER
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Indiana landed one of the top juniors in the entire nation Tuesday night when in-state Khristian Lander announced his commitment to the Hoosiers. The commitment follows after he had visited Indiana over the past weekend in addition to visiting Louisville a few days prior to that.  Lander is a 6’2” point guard at Evansville Reitz High School and played with the Indiana Elite   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-1    PG
FJ Reitz
Evansville, IN
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 5
 
FEB 25
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2020
2020 F CHRIS MANTIS FOLLOWING IN FAMILY'S FOOTSTEPS
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The Mantis family is synonymous with basketball in northwest Indiana.  Chris Mantis a 6’6” forward from Lowell HS carries on the family legacy quite well indeed.  Chris grandfather Nick Mantis was an outstanding player for East Chicago Washington graduated in 1955.  Nick was a parade all American who received over 150 college offers eventually playing for   More...
 
 
FEB 25
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2020
UPDATE WITH 2020 G TREY GALLOWAY
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Culver Academies is a college preparatory boarding school located in Culver, Indiana, which is composed of three entities: Culver Military Academy for boys, Culver Girls Academy, and the Culver Summer Schools and Camps.  This institution is very unique in the fact it is a national prep school but yet still a member of the IHSAA.  Culver is the home of head basketball coach Mark Galloway   More...
 
 
FEB 25
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2020
UPDATE WITH 2021 G JAKE HEIDBREDER
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
One junior getting plenty of attention from college coaches in Indiana right now is Jake Heidbreder. Heidbreder is a 6’5” guard at Floyd Central High School in Indiana.  Indiana State became the first school to offer him a scholarship over the summer back in June. As well Furman University offered him a few months later in November. For the pair of schools that have offered   More...
 
 
Class of 2022
6-9    PF
Gary West Side
Gary, IN
FEB 17
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2020
UPDATE ON 2022 F JALEN WASHINGTON
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Northwest Indiana, better known as “The Region, has produced some of the best talent in the state of Indiana: Glenn Robinson, Robbie Hummel, Bryce Drew, Delray Brooks, Dan Palombizio, Roger Harden and many more.  Jalen Washington promises to be the next big-thing from “Da Region”. Jalen is a 6’8” forward that plays for West Side Leadership Academy in Gary,   More...
 
Class of 2022
6-9    PF
Gary West Side
Gary, IN
 
Class of 2021
6-1    PG
FJ Reitz
Evansville, IN
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 5
FEB 17
08:45
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2020
UPDATE WITH 2021 G KHRISTIAN LANDER
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The class of 2021 in Indiana is absolutely loaded like a twice-baked potato in talent and Khristian Lander may be the “cream” on the top of said talent spud.   This 6’2” dynamo-guard hails from Evansville Reitz and is a 5-star recruit by most recruiting publications.  A consensus top 25 national prospect, Lander is being courted by a number of schools   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-1    PG
FJ Reitz
Evansville, IN
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 5
 
FEB 12
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2020
2021 G CONNOR HICKMAN ADDS A PAIR OF OFFERS
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
After receiving his first college scholarship offer back in September, Connor Hickman saw his recruitment cool off a bit. Elon University was the first to pull the trigger early on this school year but no other schools joined in on extending any further offers, until now.  Over the weekend not only did Hickman pick up his second offer, but his third one as well. Furman University became   More...
 
 
FEB 07
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2020
CHECKING IN WITH 2020 JAYDEN IVEY
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
We’re checking-in on 2020 Purdue commit Jaden Ivey from nationally ranked LaPorte La Lumiere.  Many may know his mother Niele Ivey, who was the associate head coach for Notre Dame and is now impressively an assistant coach for the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA.  Jalen though has made quite the name for himself and Rivals puts him as a 4-star recruit and as the 18th best at his   More...
 
 
FEB 04
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2020 G ALEX SCHMIDT ENJOYING STRONG SENIOR YEAR
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
As with any team, the unsung heroes don’t always receive the attention but make no mistake without them the team is destined for failure.   Alex Schmidt (2020) is a 6’2” combo-guard from Chesterton High School in NW Indiana.  On the varsity level, he experienced some success last season but had to wait his turn, so to speak, playing behind several   More...
 
 
FEB 04
12:30
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2020
2021 INTRO - G PARION ROBERSON
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
It takes place with nearly every sports team when key players go down with injuries and the “next-man-up” mentality must take over.  Parion Roberson 6’3” junior for Gary West Side Leadership Academy has taken that mentality and ran with it. West Side has had several substantial injuries and Parion has stepped up averaging 13ppg and 5rpg.  One of those key   More...
 
 
FEB 03
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2020
2021 SF BROOKS BARNHIZER CONTINUES TO TREND UP
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
This season Brooks Barnhizer has been able to pick up right where he left off; as one of the top 2021 players in all of Indiana. On the season, he is averaging a staggering 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists per game to help lead Lafayette Jeff High School to a 17-2 record so far.  With Barnhizer’s as well as Lafayette Jeff’s success this season, he has been able to catch   More...
 
 
JAN 28
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2020
2021 G JALEN BLACKMON - A FAMILY AFFAIR
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Folks in Indiana have become accustomed to the last name Blackmon and now the stuff of legend.  Jalen Blackmon 6’1” (Marion HS) is the youngest of 3 boys’ in the family that has basketball running through its veins.   It all started with father James Blackmon Sr. was the runner-up for Indiana Mr. Basketball to Steve Alford.  He was selected as both a   More...
 
 
Class of 2021
6-9    PF
Blackhawk Christian
Fort Wayne, IN
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 37
JAN 24
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2020
2021 PF CALEB FURST CONTINUES TO BUILD UP HIS HIGH MAJOR RESUME
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
One of the frontrunners for Mr. Basketball in Indiana is Caleb Furst a 6’8” forward from Ft. Wayne Blackhawk Christian.  This 4-star recruit is ranked the top-prospect by some in Indiana and he is a top-40 in the nation by several recruiting services. Caleb just recently took another unofficial visit to Purdue whom he has an offer from and also offers from: Michigan State,   More...
 
Class of 2021
6-9    PF
Blackhawk Christian
Fort Wayne, IN
NY2LASPORTS.COM Rank: 37
 
Class of 2020
5-10    PG
Lake Central H.S.
Schereville, IN
JAN 23
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2020 BREAKOUT PROSPECT - G NICK ANDERSON
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Lake Central HS in St. John, IN surely didn’t see this coming before the season began.  6’1” guard Nick Anderson is having a tremendous breakout season for the Indians.  Nick showed signs of this while playing grassroots this past summer for Indiana Elite Northwest knocking down jumpers like it was child’s play.  IE Northwest coach Rob Cavanaugh, “I   More...
 
Class of 2020
5-10    PG
Lake Central H.S.
Schereville, IN
 
JAN 21
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2020
2021 G KEON THOMPSON HAVING STELLAR JUNIOR CAMPAIGN
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The corner of the state in Northwest Indiana, better known as “The Region”, is the current home of the state’s leading scorer.  Keon Thompson (Merrillville HS) is putting up PlayStation type of numbers with a mind-boggling 32.2ppg to go along with 8.7rpg (as a guard).  Some players with these type of stats get them by large-volume shot selection not this kid he’s   More...
 
 
JAN 16
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2020
2021 LUKE BROWN - HARTFORD CITY CINDERELLA STORY
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
A tale that could only be fantasized in a Disney production is taking place in Hartford City, IN.  Located in the northeast central portion of the state, this town of 6,000 suffered some very economic troubles.  As with many other communities, the decline in manufacturing opportunities and business closings caused many citizens to migrate elsewhere.   The local high school   More...
 
 
JAN 13
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2021 INTRO - G LOGAN VAN ESSEN
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Logan Van Essen is a true “Gym Rat” in every sense some may call it a labor of love.  The 6 foot guard from Illiana Christian (IN) has put in countless hours of work on his craft and as they say, “Practice makes perfect”. Illiana Christian is new to Indiana having just moved from across the border in Illinois 12 miles to Dyer (IN).  The growing enrollment and   More...
 
 
JAN 10
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2020
NY2LAINDIANA.COM IS LIVE
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM

Proud to annouce the launch of the NY2LAINDIANA.COM site today.  In addition you can follow us on Twitter @NY2LAIndiana.   

We're excited to get to work in Indiana with providing quality legitimate content throughout the year.  

 
 
Class of 2021
6-7    F
La Lumiere
Bremen, IN
JAN 10
01:30
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2020
UPDATE WITH 2021 F JON BRYAN
Jeff Moore — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Now that the Christmas tree and stockings are stowed away until next season, let’s check-in on a talented young man from national powerhouse LaPorte La Lumiere (IN). Class of 2021 Jon Bryan is a 6’7” forward that brings plenty to the table with a broad array of skill-sets: high-motor, great IQ, scores off the dribble, perimeter game and can guard multiple positions.    More...
 
Class of 2021
6-7    F
La Lumiere
Bremen, IN
 
JAN 06
06:45
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2020
2021 SG LINCOLN HALE POPS FOR INDIANA STATE
Dan Gibbs — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
Lincoln Hale of Linton-Stockton High School (IN) has made an early commitment as a junior. The 6’4” shooting guard will be staying in his home state as he made a verbal commitment to nearby Indiana State and head coach Greg Lansing.  Hale was offered by the Sycamores over the summer in June. Indiana State was the lone school to offer Hale a scholarship, though he had plenty of   More...
 
 
DEC 31
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2020 NY2LA SPORTS SPRING & SUMMER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The sunrise of the 2020 calendar year is front and center and that means the glimmer of the spring and summer travel season is quietly peeking out from the shadows of winter across the country.  As teams young and old continue to plan for their upcoming travel season it seems like a perfect time to continue to release our updated loaded spring and summer calendar for boys travel teams in   More...
 
 
DEC 30
12:15
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2019
NY2LA BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION FOR BOYS 15U-17U SET TO RETURN IN 2020
Antonio Curro — National Recruiting Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
The annual high school proving grounds of the NY2LA Basketball Association returns in 2020 and it once again promises to be the top independent travel circuit in the country.  Open to boy’s 15U-17U teams the NY2LA Basketball Association has consistently set the bar for independent teams over the past few years and in 2020 it promises to be bigger and better than ever. Launched in   More...
 
 
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