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Crozier to play in two more showcases in July
Courier Sports Staff
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:00 AM
Olivia Crozier's busy summer has gotten even busier with the announcement that the Madison Consolidated High School senior will be playing in two more all-star showcases.
The first will be the second annual NHSBCA Rising Senior Academy next week at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. The National High School Basketball Coaches Association event is for seniors-to-be. Squads represented by Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Washington and Wisconsin will take part in the event, which includes four games for each team, a skills competition and off-court sessions.
Crozier is joined by nearly the entire Indiana Junior All-Star team. The rest of the girls roster is: Alexa Bailey and Dominique McBryde, Bedford North Lawrence; Lamina Cooper, Lawrence North; Josie Fisher, Homestead; Jordyn Frantz, NorthWood; Victoria Gaines, Merrillville; Darby Maggard, Fort Wayne Canterbury; Tiara Murphy, South Bend Washington; Tori Schickel, Evansville Mater Dei; and Brittany Ward, Pike.
Teams arrive on Sunday with activities including an opening ceremony at 4 p.m. at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle. Educational sessions will include speakers such as Paul Biancardi, Ira Childress and Bob Lovell.
Admission is $10 for a one-day pass, or $15 for a two-day pass. On-court action begins on Monday. The Indiana girls will face Ohio at 9:50 a.m., Wisconsin at 1:30 p.m. and Iowa at 8 p.m. on Monday. On Tuesday, Indiana will face Ohio again at 9:30 a.m.
A week after the NHSBCA event, Crozier and fellow Cub Nick Macon will be back at Ben Davis to compete in the 12th annual IBCA/IHSAA Top 100 Showcase event July 23-24.
Staged by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association with support from the Indiana High School Athletic Association, the Top 100 Showcase events are designed to give exposure to top basketball prospects from across the state to colleges across the state and nation.
The 2014 Girls' Showcase will be on Wednesday, July 23. The 2014 Boys' Showcase will be on Thursday, July 24. Both events are NCAA certified. Both events begin at 2 p.m. and last until about 8 p.m.
In addition to Crozier and Macon, current Madison boys coach Cliff Hawkins, former Madison boys coach Pat King, former Switzerland County boys coach and current coach at Rushville Brian Bowen, and current Switzerland County girls coach Ashley Kitts are among the nearly 50 coaches who will work the event.
Other notable players in the in boys event are: Jeff Byrne, DeAnthony Warren, and Davon Winburn, New Albany; Blaze Byrer, Bedford North Lawrence; Parker Chitty and Connor Umphress, Columbus East; Gabe Bauer and Christian Reed, Silver Creek; Evan Borgman, Jac-Cen-Del; Christian Evans, Scottsburg; Will Brown, Rock Creek; Bryan Hoeing and Blake Walsman, Batesville; and Matt Moorman, Oldenburg.
Other notable players in the girls event are: Jenna Allen, Alexa Bailey and Dominique McBryde, Bedford North Lawrence; Brooke Bradford, Batesville; Sarah Cook and Kaitlyn Howe, Rushville; Alexis Fussnecker, Lawrenceburg; Jenna Hughes, Jac-Cen-Del; Baylee Krueger, Jennings County; Tori Schickel, Evansville Mater Dei; and Sydney Shelton, Mt. Vernon (Fortville).
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