The 2019 Indiana All-Stars have had a busy week of basketball. After moving to campus, 2019 Indiana Hoosier signees Trayce Jackson-Davis and Armaan Franklin left Bloomington temporarily to play in the annual Indiana vs Kentucky All-Stars game. Other signees going to other schools likely have had a similar schedule. The first game, hosted in Kentucky, took place on the Bellarmine University campus in Louisville on Friday, June 7th. The All-Star return game in Indianapolis was held in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, June 8th.
The Indiana All-Stars won the first game convincingly in Louisville with a score of 97 to 64 (33 point margin). The battle of the border was led by Purdue’s pair of incoming back-court players Brandon Newman and Isaiah Thompson, as well as Indiana’s five-star center Trayce Jackson-Davis. Newman and Thompson scored 18 and 17 respectively for the Indiana squad. Trayce Jackson-Davis scored 16 points and added 5 rebounds and 3 assists to his stats. He led all players in minutes across both teams. Indiana’s Armaan Franklin scored only 6 points, but he led the team with 4 assists and he had 5 rebounds of his own.
After the game, Boo Brewer, coach of the Kentucky All-Stars, expressed his disappointment of the showing of his Kentucky team.
Indiana came in and really took it to us… To me we didn’t play Kentucky basketball at all. We’re better than what we showed tonight.Kentucky All-Stars Coach James Brewer
Louisville commit David Johnson wanted a different result for his Kentucky team the next day.
“We have to bounce back tomorrow and move on… We did not come ready to play. We just didn’t play together. We weren’t ready. That’s a one-time thing for us.”Louisville Signee David Johnson
A different result is exactly what he got, but it may not have been quite what he was expecting.
On day two, the Indiana All-Stars were again led by Trayce Jackson-Davis in minutes. He finished with a team high 17 points and pulled down 8 boards. Notably Trayce drew 7 fouls during the game and he made 7 of 13 at the free throw line. Armaan posted another efficient stat-line of 7 points, 4 assists, and 4 rebounds in 14 minutes of action.
The Indiana All-Stars would win the second game of the series with a final score of 120 to 74 (46 point margin). Thus the two-game combined margin of victory racked up at +79 points for the Hoosier state.
According to Kyle Neddenriep of the Indianapolis Star, the margin of the second game is the second highest margin of victory in the history of the event. Saturday’s game sits just behind Indiana’s 2013 All-Star cast. That team led by former Hoosiers Devin Davis, Collin Hartman, and Indiana football’s Darius Latham beat the 2013 Kentucky All-Stars at Freedom Hall by a margin of 54 points.
In 2018’s edition of this series, the Hoosiers had three players in the two-game event: Romeo Langford, Rob Phinisee, and Damezi Anderson.
Don’t forget about this nasty finish by the upcoming 2019 NBA Draft participant, which happened to take place right across the river of his hometown in New Albany, Indiana.
Indiana’s graduate transfer Joey Brunk also played in the 2016 All-Stars game, representing Southport High School. At the time, he was committed to play for Butler University upon high school graduation.
Friday, June 7th: 2019 Indiana All-Stars vs Kentucky All-Stars (Full Game)
The following is the full game between the Indiana All-Stars and Kentucky All-Stars held at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. The show starts with the Girls game and the tip-off for the Boys game starts at the 2:35:00 marker.
Box Score 2019 Indiana All-Stars vs Kentucky All-Stars (Louisville)
Saturday, June 8th: 2019 Indiana All-Stars vs Kentucky All-Stars (Highlights)
Box Score 2019 Indiana All-Stars vs Kentucky All-Stars (Indianapolis)
Bonus: Wednesday, June 5th: 2019 Junior vs Senior Indiana All-Stars
Below you will find the full game of the 2019 Indiana Junior All-Stars versus Senior All-Stars. The Junior-Senior game was held in New Castle, Indiana earlier this week.
Hoosiers fans got to see a number of 2020 Indiana basketball targets including Culver’s Trey Galloway and Bloomington South’s Anthony Leal. Both of those in-state players hold offers from Archie Miller and the Hoosiers, and they are both leading candidates for 2020’s Indiana Mr. Basketball.
The juniors also feature 2020 PG Nijel Pack from Lawrence North. While he does not have an Indiana offer, he has been receiving interest from the Hoosiers and his play has been trending upward since the beginning of the AAU season. Pack led the junior team with 17 points and 4 assists, with an impressive 4 of 6 showing from behind the arc.