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Indiana
Girls
Kari Barnes, Snider
Kelsey Cromer, Wabash
Hannah Field, Leo
Annalissa Kammeyer, Concordia
Imani Moore, Wayne
Morgan Perry, Southern Wells
Brooke Ridley, Bishop Luers
Jessica Rupright, Norwell
Eleni Shea, Bishop Dwenger
Jomani Thomas, South Side
Matte Troxel, Canterbury
Miracle Woods, Bishop Luers
Boys
Tyler Arrowsmith, Churubusco
Andy Bachman, North Side
T.J. Blair, East Noble
Jordyn Coon, Warsaw
Caleb Featherston, Norwell
Kyle Fillman, Norwell
Kai Foday, Canterbury
Quilyn Howard-Upshaw, North Side
Kendan Lewis, Wayne
Logan Irwin, Whitko
Jonathon McKeeman, Carroll
Davis Rao, Canterbury
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Girls
Liz Aller, Shawnee
Kennedy Boggs, Delphos Jefferson
Michelle Holmes, Notre Dame Academy
Miriam Justinger, Sylvania Northview
Lauren Langenderfer, Evergreen
Kelsea Newman, Perrysburg
Amelia Recker, Arlington
Alivia Recker, Arlington
Jamie Sobczak, Toledo Central Catholic
Cat Wells, Notre Dame Academy
Boys
D.J. Bonds, Toledo St. John’s Jesuit
Kharri Daily, Toledo Bowsher
Shawn Flanagan, Maumee
C.J. Gettys, Findlay
Tory Guilliam, Defiance
Thayne Recker, Arlington
Josh Scott, Defiance
Jared Sturt, Maumee Valley Country Day
Wade Wooley, Wauseon

Transfer was ‘perfect fit’ for Wayne boys squad

Lewis

– Aaron Rehrer and Kendan Lewis really didn’t have a lot of knowledge of each other two years ago.

Rehrer was in his first year as a head coach and his first year at Wayne after being an assistant coach at South Side for years, while Lewis was a transfer who had spent his first two years at Carroll.

“Kendan was more of a raw player when we got him from Carroll,” Rehrer said. “He had fundamentals, but I think that he just needed more game experience in order to develop more as an all-around player.

“I remember seeing him in tryouts in my first year, and I was amazed by the athleticism and his willingness to be coached.”

Rehrer’s system with the Generals fit Lewis’ developing game.

“Coming from Carroll, which was more of slow-paced basketball, and I knew Wayne got up and down the court a lot,” Lewis said. “That fit my style a little bit better because I like to get out and run.”

After averaging 5.0 points as a junior in his first season at Wayne, the 6-foot-3 guard/forward averaged 13.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.6 steals as a senior, earning a chance to play college basketball at Saint Francis.

Lewis also earned a spot on the Indiana boys roster as part of Saturday’s 20th annual Nancy Rehm/Border Wars Classic, sponsored by The Journal Gazette and McDonald’s.

“My junior year I didn’t expect to play varsity very much, I just wanted to dress and maybe get some varsity time,” Lewis said. “When (Rehrer) started playing me on varsity, I figured I had to step up my game.”

Lewis was named the Generals’ most improved player as a senior.

“Kendan came a long way as far as his basketball skills and knowledge of the game in the two years that he was in our program,” Rehrer said. “If there was ever a time that Kendan didn’t know how to do something or had a question about a philosophy that we were teaching, then he was the first person to ask how to do it or why we did it that way.

“When Kendan came from Carroll, he was mainly a slasher. He worked very hard on his shot and his ball-handling and became much more of a complete player. By his senior year, he was one of the better shooters in our program.”

After going to Miami Middle School, Lewis went to Carroll for two years. He then moved in with his mother (Jannie Burkhamer) on the south side of town and enrolled at Wayne and an ideal match was created between player and program.

“He was a perfect fit for the type of player that I am looking for in my program,” Rehrer said. “I could always count on Kendan to come to practice and games with a positive attitude, and I always knew that he was going to work hard for us.”

gjones@jg.net

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