The 2012-13 Times Preseason All-Area boys basketball team

2012-11-15T21:25:00Z 2013-12-29T02:14:11Z The 2012-13 Times Preseason All-Area boys basketball teamTimes Staff nwitimes.com
November 15, 2012 9:25 pm  • 

Justin King

Bowman Academy

Jr.

6-6

Forward

Stats: 8 ppg., 5 rpg.

Nickname: Smoove

Colleges recruiting me/where I've committed: I've been offered by Northern Illinois.

My favorite basketball player and why: Keven Durant because he is so clutch.

My favorite pro/college team: Michigan State

My dream job: NBA

My No. 1 goal this season: win state!

My biggest contribution to my team: my leadership.

Pregame ritual: Listen to Lil Boosie.

Favorite fast food: Homemade hamburgers.

Favorite pizza place: Little Caesars.

Biggest inspiration: My big brother.

Biggest pet peeve: Smacking gum.

Something people don't know about me: I like old-school music.

 

Cole Teal

Chesterton

Junior

6-3

Guard

Stats: 10.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.5apg, 1.4 spg

Colleges recruiting me/where I've committed: Harvard, Yale, Lehigh, South Dakota State, IPFW, Miami (Ohio).

My favorite basketball player and why: Kevin Durant.

My favorite pro/college team: Michigan, Chicago Bulls.

My dream job: NBA

My No. 1 goal this season: Win the DAC, make the Indiana Junior All-Star team.

My biggest contribution to my team: Leadership.

Pregame ritual: Listen to music.

Favorite fast food: Taco Bell.

Favorite pizza place: Papa John's.

Biggest inspiration: My parents.

Biggest pet peeve: When players are listed taller than they actually are,

Something people don't know about me: I can solve a Rubix Cube in under three minutes.

 

Tyler Wideman

Lake Central

Junior

6-6

Forward

Stats: 13.1 ppg., 7.3 rpg., 1.8 apg., 2.1 bpg.

Nickname: Big Cat

Colleges recruiting me/where I've committed: Xavier, Purdue, Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee, Iowa.

My favorite basketball player and why: Kevin Durant.

My favorite pro/college team: OKC.

My dream job: NBA.

My No. 1 goal this season: Win DAC and make the Indiana Junior All-Star team.

My biggest contribution to my team: Rebounding and scoring.

Pregame ritual: Listen to music.

Favorite fast food: Taco Bell.

Favorite pizza place: Pizza Hut.

Biggest inspiration: My grandmother and family.

Biggest pet peeve: Over-rated people.

Something people don't know about me: I laugh at everything.

 

Nick Davidson

Andrean

Senior

6-4

Guard

Stats: 17.7 ppg., 4.1 rpg., 3.6 apg.

Nickname: Sunshine.

Colleges recruiting me/where I've committed: Valparaiso.

My favorite basketball player and why: Derrick Rose.

My favorite pro/college team: Chicago Bulls.

My dream job: Nurse practitioner.

My No. 1 goal this season: Help my team be the best team they can be.

My biggest contribution to my team: Scoring and assists.

Favorite fast food: Wendy's.

Favorite pizza place: Gino's East.

Biggest inspiration: My brothers.

Something people don't know about me: I love reading comic books, especially Spider-Man.

 

Nate Bubash

Munster

Senior

6-6

Forward

Stats: 15.4 ppg., 7.1 rpg.

Nickname: Boobie.

Colleges recruiting me/where I've committed: Indiana Wesleyan, Florida Southern, Maryville.

My favorite basketball player and why: Derrick Rose because he goes all out all the time.

My favorite pro/college team: Chicago Bulls.

My dream job: To run a business.

My No. 1 goal this season: Become a better team leader.

My biggest contribution to my team: My energy and toughness.

Pregame ritual: Relax and shoot around.

Favorite fast food: Wendy's.

Favorite pizza place: Edwardo's.

Biggest inspiration: My parents.

Biggest pet peeve: Slackers.

Something people don't know about me: I have three brothers.

 

Michael Schlotman

Munster

Senior

6-3

Guard

Stats: 10.5 ppg., 5 rpg., 4.2 apg., 1.8 spg.

Colleges recruiting me/where I've committed: I've committed to the College of William & Mary.

My favorite basketball player and why: Derrick Rose because he is a complete point guard.

My favorite pro/college team: Chicago Bulls.

My dream job: NBA team owner.

My No. 1 goal this season: I want to make the Indiana All-Star team.

My biggest contribution to my team: Take care of the ball and lead the team.

Pregame ritual: Listen to music.

Favorite fast food: Subway.

Favorite pizza place: Aurelio's.

Biggest inspiration: My parents.

Biggest pet peeve: Bad drivers.

Something people don't know about me: I have a dog named "Bear."

 

Collin Wojcik

Andrean

Senior

6-4

Guard

Stats: 12.5 ppg., 4.3 rpg., 1.7 apg.

Nickname: Woj.

Colleges recruiting me/where I've committed: Texas Pan-American, Brown, Grand Valley State, Rose-Hulman.

My favorite basketball player and why: Derrick Rose for his tenacity and fearlessness on the court.

My favorite pro/college team: Chicago Bulls.

My dream job: Engineer.

My No. 1 goal this season: To play to the best of my ability.

My biggest contribution to my team: Scoring.

Pregame ritual: Take a nap in the training room.

Favorite fast food: Qdoba.

Favorite pizza place: Papa John's.

Biggest inspiration: My father.

Biggest pet peeve: Arrogance.

Something people don't know about me: My right pointer finger is disfigured due to a burn when I was 1.

 

Davon Dillard

Bowman Academy

Sophomore

6-4

Guard

Stats: DNP varsity last year.

Nickname: Von.

Colleges recruiting me/where I've committed: Purdue, Indiana, Michigan State, Illinois, North Carolina.

My favorite basketball player and why: Kobe Bryant.

My favorite pro/college team: Kentucky.

My dream job: NBA.

My No. 1 goal this season: Be a team player.

My biggest contribution to my team: Scoring.

Favorite fast food: Little Caesars.

Favorite pizza place: Little Caesars.

Biggest inspiration: My mom and dad.

Biggest pet peeve: Losing.

Something people don't know about me: I'm smart.

 

Zoran Talley

Merrillville

Senior

6-5

Guard

Stats: 13.9 ppg., 3 rpg., 1.5 apg., 2 spg.

Colleges recruiting me/where I've committed: Denver, Austin Peay, Marietta.

My favorite basketball player and why: Kobe Bryant. He is the best. He has a killer instinct. He's unguardable and very skilled.

My favorite pro/college team: Lakers and Indiana University.

My dream job: Playing professional ball.

My No. 1 goal this season: Going to state,

My biggest contribution to my team: Scoring and leadership.

Pregame ritual: Music.

Favorite fast food: McDonald's.

Favorite pizza place: Beggars.

Biggest inspiration: My family.

Something people don't know about me: I was in the band and play the bassoon.

 

Max Everaert

Kouts

Junior

6-2

Forward

Stats: 15.8 ppg, 7.9 rpg

Nickname: Magic Man.

My favorite basketball player and why: Larry Bird, he was a good player and a hard worker.

My favorite pro/college team: Chicago Bulls.

My dream job: English teacher.

My No. 1 goal this season: Win 20 games.

My biggest contribution to my team: Playing hard every second of the game.

Pregame ritual: Go to Subway with some of the team.

Favorite fast food: Wendy's.

Favorite pizza place: Papa John's.

Biggest inspiration: Chris Herren.

Biggest pet peeve: Bad, slow drivers.

Something people don't know about me: I don't like eggs.

 

Tye Wilburn

Lake Central

Junior

5-11

Guard

Stats: 10.1 ppg., 3.1 rpg.,3.2 apg.

Colleges recruiting me/where I've committed: Valparaiso, IPFW, Indiana State, Central Michigan.

My favorite basketball player and why: Kobe Bryant. Best all-around player.

My favorite pro/college team: Lakers.

My dream job: NBA.

My No. 1 goal this season: Make the Indiana Junior All-Star team.

My biggest contribution to my team: Leadership.

Pregame ritual: Shoot an hour before the game, then listen to music.

Favorite fast food: Pizza.

Biggest inspiration: Family.

Something people don't know about me: I'm a daddy's boy.

 

Levon Hamilton III

Hammond

Senior

6-0

Guard

Stats: 20 ppg., 3 apg., 2 spg.

Nickname: LH3

My favorite basketball player and why: Michael Jordan because he changed the game of basketball.

My favorite pro/college team: L.A. Lakers.

My dream job: Professional sports doctor.

My No. 1 goal this season: Win Player of the Year Award.

My biggest contribution to my team: Leadership.

Pregame ritual: Sketch and listen to music.

Favorite fast food: Chipotle.

Favorite pizza place: House of Pizza.

Biggest inspiration: My granny because she's a strong woman.

Biggest pet peeve: Loud individuals.

Something people don't know about me: I love to write poetry.

 

Hyron Edwards

E.C. Central

Sophomore

6-0

Guard

Stats: 15 ppg., 4 rpg., 3.5 apg.

Nickname: Chosen One.

Colleges recruiting me/where I've committed: Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State.

My favorite basketball player and why: Lebron James because his desire for the game is tremendous.

My favorite pro/college team: Duke because of Coach K and the Miami Heat.

My dream job: NBA.

My No. 1 goal this season: To make my teammates around me better.

My biggest contribution to my team: Taking the leadership role.

Pregame ritual: Listen to music.

Favorite fast food: McDonald's.

Favorite pizza place: Beggars.

Biggest inspiration: My parents.

Biggest pet peeve: I don't like to lose.

Something people don't know about me: I'm a mamma's boy.

 

Tommy Bardeson

Crown Point

Senior

6-5

Guard

Stats: 17 ppg., 4.8 rpg., 3.9 apg.

Colleges recruiting me/where I've committed: Northwestern.

My favorite basketball player and why: Steve Nash.

My favorite pro/college team: Duke and the Bulls.

My dream job: Optometrist.

My No. 1 goal this season: Play together as a team and make my teammates better.

My biggest contribution to my team: To make sure we all help each other get better at practice.

Pregame ritual: Listen to music and stretch a lot.

Favorite fast food: Subway.

Favorite pizza place: Gelsosomo's.

Biggest inspiration: Grandpa Eddy and Grandpa Jerry.

Biggest pet peeve: When people doubt me.

Something people don't know about me: I only played one year of AAU basketball.

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