Gary has shaped Cameron Jernigan’s life, whether it was living with his sister, brother, friends or coaches, working at stores or the local pizza shop. His path to Division I basketball is unorthodox.
The star guard, who transferred from Calumet to 21st Century earlier this school year, is ranked as the No. 3 sophomore in Indiana by Prep Hoops.
Quintin Floyd grew up playing against Eugene German, his cousin. German, a 21st Century great and Northern Illinois' all-time leading scorer, sees similar potential in the 16-year-old Floyd.
“Dre has an infectious personality that keeps everyone feeling good. On the court, Dre is an intense competitor and wants to win at every cost."
“We waited until the fourth quarter to actually go down into it,” Cougars coach Larry Upshaw said. “We tried to wear them down a little bit and then pick the pace up.”
“A lot of guys can be skilled but a lot of guys don’t got that dog in them.”
"For him, it wasn't about winning a game. He wanted our kids to win in life."
Sunday was the first Father's Day the German family spent without David German Sr. For NBA Draft hopeful Eugene German, their tight bond and the lessons he learned will carry on with him.
Johnell Davis has dreamed of being named Indiana Mr. Basketball ever since he was a kid. On Tuesday he was named a finalist for the coveted award.
Junior guard Johnell Davis scored 19 points to lead 21st Century to a 59-55 win over Bowman Academy.
The Times sports staff breaks down each of the regional brackets involving Northwest Indiana boys basketball teams.
MICHIGAN CITY — The Marquette Catholic training staff earned their keep on Saturday night.
The Times' Branden Hull breaks down the independent boys basketball teams in the Region.
KOUTS — Westville coach Nate Mrozinski warned his guys about looking ahead.
GARY | Before the game, Century coach Rodney Williams talked about finishing.