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Written By StaceyPageOnline / Sports on Monday, June 17, 2019

NorthWood’s Maddy Payne is among the over 100 girls selected to participate in the IBCA/IHSAA Underclass Showcase. (File photos by Mike Deak)

INDIANAPOLIS – NorthWood’s Maddy Payne and Warsaw’s Kaylee Patton are among those chosen to take part in the 17th annual IBCA/IHSAA Underclass Showcase. The boys and girls basketball showcases are set for June 22 for the boys and July 15 for the girls, both at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis.

Staged by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association with support from the Indiana High School Athletic Association, the Underclass Showcase events are designed to give exposure to approximately 240 of the top basketball prospects (120 boys and 117 girls) from across the state to colleges across the state and nation.

Warsaw’s Kaylee Patton

The 2019 Boys’ Showcase will have activity will begin at 2 p.m. and will last until about 7:45 p.m. This is being held during the NCAA’s new “scholastic viewing period” in June this year after being held in July in previous years.

The 2019 Girls’ Showcase will have action will begin at 2 p.m. and last until about 7:45 p.m. The Girls’ Showcase has remained in July, but it could move dates in the future if the NCAA women’s basketball recruiting calendar is adjusted.

The showcase events are open to the public. Admission is $5 per person per day. IBCA-member coaches will be admitted at no charge by showing their IBCA membership card.

Both Patton and Payne will head into their senior seasons for Warsaw and NorthWood, respectively. Patton is coming off an ACL injury this past season, but should be ready to lead an already strong Warsaw team this winter. Patton averaged nine points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals per game in 15 games with the Tigers. Payne partook in the McDonald’s Michiana All-Star Game in June and returns with a strong core for the Panthers. Payne averaged 12 points and five rebounds per night in 24 games with NorthWood.

With nearly 240 names on the list, the area did have plenty of players listed for inclusion.

On the boys side include Deontae Craig and Trey Galloway of Culver Academy, Janye Griffin, Jylen Petty and Demarcus Vaughn of South Bend Washington, Weston Hamby of Manchester, Hayden Jones of East Noble, Jackson Paul of Churubusco, Mitchell Wilson of Columbia City and Charlie Yoder of Westview. Among the coaches for the boys include Mark Galloway of Culver Academy and Ryan Varga of South Bend Washington.

On the girls side include Reganne Pate and Jordyn Smith of Penn, Jaci Walker of Northridge, Brynn Shoup-Hill of Goshen, Kaitlyn Costner of Elkhart Central, Lillian Frasure of North Judson, Bailey Hartsough of Lakeland, McKenzie Hudgen of Mishawaka Marian, Remi Jordan of Knox, Laini Joseph of Winamac, Mila Reynolds of South Bend Washington and Keegan Sullivan of South Bend St. Joe. Among the coaches for the boys include Doug Springer of Northridge and Will Coatie of Elkhart Central.

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