Canterbury senior Kindell Fincher led three northeast Indiana basketball players with the announcement Wednesday of The Associated Press All-State teams.
Fincher was named to the girls all-state first team, while Homestead senior Sydney Buck was named to the third team. On the boys side, Homestead sophomore Caleb Swanigan was named to the third team.
Mr. Basketball Trey Lyles of Indianapolis Tech was the top vote-getter for the boys, while Miss Basketball Whitney Jennings from Logansport received the most votes on the girls all-state team chosen by a panel of coaches and media members.
Trevon Bluiett, who played at Indianapolis Park Tudor and has signed with Xavier, finished second in the voting – just as he did in the three-man Mr. Basketball race. James Blackmon Jr. of Marion (formerly of Bishop Luers) and Greensburg teammates Bryant McIntosh and Sean Sellers completed the first team. Blackmon is headed to Indiana, McIntosh is going to Northwestern, and Sellers is off to Ball State.
Jennings, the state’s top scorer at 32.0 points, finished with the most votes on girls’ side. She’s headed to Iowa after leading Logansport to the Class 4A semifinals where they lost to Penn.
Miss Basketball runner-up Maura Muensterman, an Indiana recruit from Class 3A state runner-up Evansville Mater Dei, was second in the voting. Bedford North Lawrence teammates Jenna Allen, who will play at Indiana, and Dominique McBryde, who is headed to Purdue, rounded out the girls first team.
Butler recruit Tyler Wideman, whose Lake Central squad was runner-up to Tech in the Class 4A final, was on the boys second team along with Indianapolis Brebeuf’s P.J. Thompson, a Purdue recruit; Carmel’s Zach McRoberts, who has committed to Vermont; Lyles’ high school teammate Jeremie Tyler, who will play at Ball State; and Jacob Johnson of Mooresville.
On the girls second team are Notre Dame recruit Ali Patberg of Columbus North’ Purdue recruit Erica Moore of Mount Vernon (Hancock)’ Lamina Cooper of Lawrence North’ Tori Schickel of Evansville Mater Dei’ and Allison Nash of Speedway.