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Westfield’s Smith named Mr. Basketball


Sports Editor, RTC

Boys basketball

Braden Smith, a 6-0 guard from Westfield, has been named the Indiana Mr. Basketball in online voting of media and boys varsity coaches.

Smith will wear the No. 1 jersey for the Indiana All-Stars during their annual series against the Kentucky All-Stars.

Smith averaged 18.3 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 1.9 steals per game. He finished his career with 1,629 points. He is the first player from Westfield to win Mr. Basketball.

Smith is a Purdue recruit and will become the 13th Mr. Basketball to play for Purdue.

Smith received 128 votes. Homestead’s Fletcher Loyer was second with 109 votes.

The Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Games will be played at the Owensboro SportsCenter in Owensboro, Ky., on June 10 and at the Southport Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on June 11.

The list of Indiana All-Stars was released Monday. No RTC players were selected.

2022 Indiana Boys All-Stars (includes height, position, scoring average, college choice)

Braden Smith (Westfield), 6-0, G, 18.3 ppg, Purdue

Ahmad Jarrard (Mount Vernon (Fortville)), 6-4, G, 14.6 ppg, IUPUI

Tayshawn Comer (Indianapolis Cathedral), 6-1, G, 16.2 ppg, Eastern Kentucky

Travis Grayson (Chesterton), 5-10, G, 19.0 ppg, undecided

Peter Suder (Carmel), 6-5, G, 13.6 ppg, Bellarmine

Connor Essegian (Central Noble), 6-4, G, 26.5 ppg, Wisconsin

Ryan Conwell (Pike), 6-3, G, 22.6 ppg, South Florida

C.J. Gunn (Lawrence North), 6-5, G, 23.5 ppg, Indiana

Jalen Jackson (Fort Wayne Northrop), 6-2, G, 25.8 ppg, UIC

Tae Davis (Warren Central), 6-8, F, 22.0 ppg, undecided

Branden Northern (Silver Creek), 6-0, G, 24.9 ppg, undecided

Jaxon Edwards (Indianapolis Cathedral), 6-6, G, 10.9 ppg, Murray State

Javan Buchanan (Lafayatte Jeff), 6-7, F, 20.5 ppg, Indiana Wesleyan

Jalen Washington (Gary West Side), 6-9, G, 12.5 ppg in 2020-21, North Carolina

NOTE: Washington was injured during the 2021-22 season and did not play. He will be unable to play during the All-Star Games.

NOTE: Indiana All-Stars director Mike Broughton said that Homestead’s Fletcher Loyer was selected but declined an invitation to play.

Coaches: Chad Johnston (South Bend Adams, head), Steve Lynch (Brownsburg, assistant), Rob Yoder (Westview, assistant)


Rochester JV at Carroll (Flora), 6 p.m. Wednesday: The Rochester-Carroll JV baseball game will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Carroll.


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