By KEVIN HARRIS
INDIANAPOLIS – For the second year in a row, New Albany will be represented on the Indiana Junior All-Star team.
It was announced Wednesday that Bulldog juniors Romeo Langford and Sean East each made the Junior All-Star roster. Langford, a 6-foot-5 swingman, is in the squad’s core junior group. East, a 6-foot guard, is in the South group of the Junior All-Star team.
New Albany senior guard Isaac Hibbard was in the South group of the 2016 Indiana Junior All-Star squad.
As a member of the core group, Langford will play for the Junior All-Stars in their two exhibition games against the Indiana All-Stars on Tuesday, June 6 at New Albany’s Doghouse and Thursday, June 8 at Plainfield. Langford averaged 28.7 points and 8.9 rebounds for the Bulldogs this season.
With him being in the South group, East will compete for the Junior All-Stars only in the exhibition contest at New Albany. East scored 12 points per contest for New Albany this year.
Joining Langford in the core group are Indianapolis Ben Davis’ Aaron Henry, Indianapolis Tindley’s Eric Hunter, South Bend Riley’s Damezi Anderson, Evansville Bosse’s Mekhi Lairy and McCutcheon’s Robert Phinisee.
East’s teammates in the South group are Indianapolis Cathedral’s Jarron Coleman, Bloomington South’s Chance Coyle, Bloomington North’s Musa Jallow, Cloverdale’s Jalen Moore and Terre Haute South’s De’Avion Washington.
Making up the North group are Plainfield’s Gavin Bizeau, Merrillville’s Johnny Bernard, Lawrence North’s Kevin Easley, South Bend Adams’ Walter Ellis and Indianapolis Attucks’ Jamal Harris and Caleb Middlesworth.
Castle head coach Brian Gibson will coach the Junior All-Stars. Gibson’s assistant coaches will be Valparaiso head coach Barak Coolman and Oak Hill head coach Kevin Renbarger.
The June 6 exhibition game at New Albany will tip off at about 8 p.m. The girls’ exhibition contest between the Indiana All-Stars and Junior All-Stars will start at 6 that evening. Admission is $6.