EC Central's Dominique Murphy didn't look like one of the youngest players on the floor Saturday afternoon, yet he was.
The first Rising Stars boys basketball All-Star game was held at Purdue Northwest.
Chesterton's Travis Grayson added another honor to his list of accolades after being tabbed an AP All-State team member.
Chesterton's Travis Grayson is Times' 2022 Boys Basketball Player of the Year
Grayson, a 5-foot-10 guard, averaged 19 points a game for the 29-1 Trojans.
Jeremy Fears Jr. won a gold medal with USA Basketball, competed for the Peach Jam championship and now hopes to lead La Lumiere to a GEICO nationals title.
Chesterton senior Chris Mullen was recognized for his accomplishments by the IHSAA following the Class 4A state championship game. Video provided in partnership with The Times, JEDtv and WJOB.
"For him, it's a great, great honor, a great opportunity for him to showcase his abilities as an 18 year old. This is kind of like his first little job interview with NBA people."
The Trojans and Irish meet in Indianapolis
Chesterton won its first boys basketball regional and semistate championships but was denied the biggest trophy. Senior Chris Mullen was given the Mental Attitude Award after the game.
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Jordan Hughes didn't play in Chesterton's Class 4A semistate win over Kokomo on Saturday. He didn't expect to.
The Trojans earned their first trip to state.
Lafayette Central Catholic outscored 21st Century 22-6 from the free-throw line.
It was only fitting that Travis Grayson was at the free-throw line when it mattered.
The Cougars play for a state finals berth.
Cougars coach Larry Upshaw said Williams has a high ceiling, especially if he can develop a jump shot.
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They all call him “OG,” even the little kids who stand near the baseline as Chesterton warms up.
MICHIGAN CITY — Travis Grayson did what he had to do to help Chesterton win its first regional championship Saturday, even if that meant he wore shoes that were a size too small.
Chesterton and Penn meet in a Class 4A Michigan City Regional title
The Cougars play Triton for a regional title
“I was mad about it. But it just motivated me to come out harder. My team needed me in that spot and like coach said it was the best decision for the team.”
Chesterton plays South Bend Adams in a regional semifinal
“That’s just confidence right there. He gets shots up. He makes shots and he’s confident. I don’t know what their game plan was but it didn’t work. ... He’s been shooting really well all season.”
Munster and Penn play for a spot in the regional championship
“This is about as proud of a team as I’ve been in a long time. There were times when we could’ve rolled over and died and we didn’t. Kids just kept battling and battling right up until the last moment of this game.”