Some good news today with all basketball currently cancelled. The entire 2020 women’s basketball recruiting class has been named as Indiana All-Stars:
The 2020 Indiana Girls All-Stars, listed alphabetically, are: Allison Bosse of Brownsburg, Kendall Bostic of Northwestern, Ella Collier of Danville, Katie Davidson of Lawrence North, Nan Garcia of Jeffersonville, Khera Goss of Ben Davis, Sydney Graber of Homestead, Madison Layden of Northwestern, Rachel Loobie of Franklin Central, Ra’Shaya Kyle of Marion, Jasmine McWilliams of North Central, Sydney Parrish of Hamilton Southeastern, Dash Shaw of Crown Point and Kristian Young of Lawrence North. Garcia is injured and is not expected to play in the games.
The head coach for the 2020 Girls All-Stars will be Jeff Allen of Bedford North Lawrence. He will be assisted by Donna Buckley of Noblesville and Doug Springer of Northridge.
The 2020 IndyStar Indiana Miss Basketball will be announced from within the group of All-Stars listed above at The Star’s Indiana Sports Awards program on May 3 at Clowes Memorial Hall in Indianapolis.
The Junior-Senior exhibition game is set for June 3 at a site to be announced. The first game against Kentucky will be June 5 at a site to be announced. The final game against Kentucky will be June 6 at Southport Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Ra’Shaya Kyle of Marion and Madison Layden of Northwestern have both signed with Purdue. Kyle is a 6’5” 5-star center that is the No. 36 overall prospect. Two years ago she led Marion to their deepest tournament run in decades with a 23-5 record and a semi-state appearance in class 3A. This year she averaged 27.3 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks per game.
Madison Layden has had an incredible high school career and leaves Northwestern as one of the best scorers in state history. She scored 2,360 points in her high school career, shattering the Howard County scoring record that stood since 1993. In the state championship game she passed former Boiler Jennifer Jacoby to finish 13th on the state’s all-time scoring list. With teammate Kendall Bostic (a Michigan State signee that scored 2,032 points in her career) her career record was 107-9 record over four years. Northwestern blew through Class 3A in 2018 and 2019 to win consecutive state championships. This past season they were forced to move up to Class 4A, where they were still ranked No. 1, achieved a top 15 national ranking, and went into the state championship game at 29-0 as a 600 student school before getting upset by Lawrence North 59-56. They won their games this season by an average of 37 points, took out Fishers, Homestead, and Penn (three of the state’s largest schools) with ease, and it really was a shock they were stunned by Lawrence North.
Layden’s mother also happened to be her coach, and Kathie Layden has won five state championships in her time.
Both of these players will be a huge boost to Purdue’s program going forward.