Eighteen players have been selected for the Indiana girls Junior All-Stars for 2013.
Players in the core group include Erica Moore of Class 3A state champion Mt. Vernon (Fortville), Maura Muensterman of Class 2A state champion Evansville Mater Dei and Kindell Fincher of Class A state champion Fort Wayne Canterbury. The other core group players are Sydney Buck of Homestead, Tayler Goodall of Columbus North and Whitney Jennings of Logansport.
The North group players are Kayla Brown of Westfield, Nikki Grose of Warsaw, Jaclyn Heath of LaPorte, Kellie Kirkhoff of Roncalli, Morgan Olson of NorthWood and Courtney Smith of Fort Wayne Concordia.
The South group players are Mackenzie Campbell of Rushville, Danielle Cuttino of Ben Davis, Jenna Knepp of Barr-Reeve, Ana Owens of Lawrence North, Destiny Washington of Lawrence North and Lauren Whitlatch of Bloomington South.
The head coach for the 2013 girls Junior All-Stars will be Michelle Harter of Warsaw. She will be assisted by Jared Peterson of Austin and Tod Windlan of Hamilton Heights.
The Junior All-Stars will play two games against the Kentucky Junior All-Stars on June 7 and June 8. The sites and times for these games will be announced later.
The Junior All-Stars also will play two games against the IndyStar.com Indiana All-Star senior girls on June 10 and June 12. The sites and times for these game also will be announced later.
The players listed as core group players will play in all four games.
The players listed as North group players will join the core group for one game against Kentucky and one game against the Indiana seniors.
The players listed as South group players will join the core group for the other game against Kentucky and the other game against the Indiana seniors.
Assignments for the North and South groups for which dates will be made later.
The Junior All-Star team is determined by the 22-member Indiana Basketball Coaches Association all-state panel in conjunction with its selection of the IBCA/Subway Underclass All-State Team. The selection process allows all IBCA-member head coaches the opportunity to vote for top players from schools on the traditional regional structure of the non-class tournament format. Representatives from each of those 16 regional areas, plus six at-large representatives from IHSAA districts (two each from District 1, District 2 and District 3), then meet to review those votes and finalize the selections.
A list of those chosen as 2013 girls Junior All-Stars follows.
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2013 Girls Junior All-Stars
Sydney Buck, 5-7, G, Homestead
Kindell Fincher, 5-10, F, Fort Wayne Canterbury
Tayler Goodall, 5-9, G, Columbus North
Whitney Jennings, 5-5, G, Logansport
Erica Moore, 6-1, F, Mt. Vernon (Fortville)
Maura Muensterman, 5-11, G/F, Evansville Mater Dei
Kayla Brown, 6-2, G, Westfield
Nikki Grose, 6-0, F/C, Warsaw
Jaclyn Heath, 5-4, G, LaPorte
Kellie Kirkhoff, 5-5, G, Roncalli
Morgan Olson, 5-11, F, NorthWood
Courtney Smith, 5-8, G, Fort Wayne Concordia
Mackenzie Campbell, 5-8, G, Rushville
Danielle Cuttino, 6-3, C/F, Ben Davis
Jenna Knepp, 5-7, G, Barr-Reeve
Ana Owens, 5-6, G, Lawrence North
Destiny Washington, 5-11, F, Lawrence North
Lauren Whitlatch, 5-11, F, Bloomington South