- Val T.
Westfield’s Smith named Mr. Basketball
BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS
Sports Editor, RTC
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.
Argos-Bethany Christian softball games canceled: The Argos-Bethany Christian softball games scheduled for April 15-16 have been canceled.