This week is Indiana All-Stars week and of the five events, tonight was the night where most of Purdue’s future was on display. The Indiana Juniors played the Indiana Seniors in New Castle in a boys/girls doubleheader. That meant Isaiah Thompson, Brandon Newman, Jaden Ivey, Madison Layden, and Ra’Shaya Kyle were all participating. Here is how both games went down.
Girls Game: Seniors 97, Juniors 58
Both Purdue participants were on the Juniors team int his one as members of the 2020 class. two-time Class 3A State Champion Madison Layden of Northwestern is one of the favorite to win Miss Basketball next season, but she was held scoreless. Teammate Kendall Bostic had 17. Ra’Shaya Kyle, who plays for Marion, finished with six points and fouled out. Obviously this was a lopsided game for the seniors, but Layden got off only five shots in 21 minutes.
Boys Game: Seniors 127, Juniors 116
A host of juniors as targets were on display on this one, along with Ivey, Newman, and Thompson. It was a vertible Purdue recruiting smorgasboard. Here are the stats:
Newman - In a little over 16 minutes Newman was 4 of 6 from the floor (3 of 5 from three) for 15 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Only Trayce Jackson-Davis had more with 16 points.
Thompson - Thompson also played a little over 16 minutes and had 10 points on 4 of 8 shooting (2 of 4 from three) along with 7 assists. I really like the 7 assists here, especially playing with really good teammates. He will be more of a distributor at Purdue, but he is still a very good three-point shooter.
Mason Gillis - DNP
Ivey - Ivey played just under 23 mintues and had 15 points on 5 of 14 shooting (4 of 8 from three). He also added five rebounds.
Nijel Pack - The junior from Lawrence Central is definitely on the radar, but the scholarship crunch and waiting for Hunter Dickenson means we’re holding off for now. In 23 minutes he had 17 points on 6 of 10 shooting (4 of 6 from three). He also had 8 rebounds and 4 assists.
Trey Galloway - Galloway is basically in the same boat as Pack: We’re interested, but the room may not be there, especially with Ethan Morton on board. Galloway played 12 minutes and had 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting.
Deontae Craig - Jeff Brohm is going after Craig hard as a defensive end, but he is also a pretty good basketball player with Galloway at Culver Academy. He played 13 minutes and had 9 points and 4 rebounds on 4 of 5 shooting. He even his a three.