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AAU notes

Top team looks for improved summer

– Three players from the Indiana Elite 2015 team expect to put on a better show at the Adidas Invitational basketball tournament, which tipped off Wednesday, than they did in the spring.

Guards Chandler White of Carroll, Hyron Edwards of East Chicago and Jalen Coleman of LaPorte La Lumiere suit up for Indiana Elite. The three are among the top guards in the rising junior class and expect to finish the AAU circuit among the best teams in the country.

“It’s very important to us,” said Edwards, a 6-foot guard with offers from Indiana, Purdue and Illinois. “Spring, we didn’t do so well. We were losing games and stuff as a team, so we got to go out and play hard.”

Coleman, who sports offers from the Hoosiers, Boilermakers and Notre Dame, hopes for the same.

“I think we know each other’s roles,” said Coleman, a 6-foot-3 combo guard. “There’s less role confusion, and that’s going to help.”

White is one of the under-the-radar players hoping for more interest this summer, with an offer from Boston College and interest from Michigan State, Purdue and others.

“I’ve been working on my shot a lot, ball-handling and all that,” White said. “I have to go out there and do my best and help my teammates. Hopefully, some coaches will notice me and put some offers on the table.”

The right move

Eric Gordon All-Stars forward Sam Logwood heard from naysayers when he decided to transfer to La Lumiere from Lawrence North.

“It’s a big season for me. I still got a lot to prove – just that I can continue to compete consistently,” said Logwood, who will be a senior. “I just take that as extra motivation to help me get better.”

The 6-foot-6 wing player has shown enough to get offers from Auburn, Mississippi, Indiana State and others. He has a number of top programs after him as well.

“Duke, Oregon, Michigan State, Florida State, Memphis, New Mexico and Missouri,” Logwood rattled off. “I’m trying to turn a lot of those interests into offers.”

He hopes for the same from Purdue.

“I talked to coach (Matt) Painter a couple weeks ago,” he said. “He was just saying don’t forget about them. They’re still interested, and they’re going to come see me in July.

“Everybody has a shot right now. Towards August, I’m going to start narrowing my list down and things like that, and I plan on committing in November.”

smorrison@jg.net

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