TERRE HAUTE —
It’s summertime and basketball games are being played.
As reported in the newspaper, Indiana State cager Manny Arop is on the Canadian team competing in the World University and played six minutes in his team’s victory over Sweden.
Indiana players Yogi Ferrell and Will Sheehey are on the U.S. team that bested United Arab Emirates 140-46 in its first game. Ferrell had 13 assists and Sheehey scored 15 points for the Americans.
Canada was slated to play UAE in its next game and the U.S. went against the Czech Republic.
Summer League action also has begun for National Basketball Association teams in Florida.
Miles Plumlee was a top player for the Indiana Pacers in their first two games.
The Rising Senior Event will be played next week at Ben Davis High School for players who will be seniors in high school this fall from six different states including Indiana.
Two of the players on the Indiana roster are Indiana State recruit Byrant McIntosh of Greensburg and IU commit James Blackmon Jr. of Marion.
Games will be played next Monday and Tuesday.
Jackson Bohnert was a starter on Linton’s great team and plans to attend Wabash Valley College where Mike Carpenter, who has Linton ties, is the new coach. Blake Cesinger of Clay City also intends to go to the Illinois school.
Ernie Duncan will be a senior at Evansville Harrison and the 6-foot-3 guard says he will sign with Vermont after earlier committing to Evansville and changing his mind. He averaged 15.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists for the 22-2 Warriors.
Jordan Hulls has completed his eligibility at IU and will play for a team in Poland.
Sandi Marcus has received his degree from Purdue and will transfer to DePaul where he has one year of eligibility remaining.
All-Star series set — The annual North-South All-Star Weekend for new high school graduates is Saturday and Sunday at Wabash College.
Three of the players for the South team are Kaden Lawson of South Vermillion who is going to ISU, Patrick Green of Shakamak who is going to Olney Central, and Sam Wolf of Terre Haute North who is going to Lincoln Trail.
One of the players on the North team is Ryan Keaffaber of Northfield who is going to ISU.
Terre Haute North assistant Fay Spetter is on the coaching staff.
Dan Sparrow has been the baseball coach at Evansville North for 25 years and is retiring. He had a 372-289-1 mark and guided North to two Class 4A state titles.
• Ellis Park began its 90th season of live thoroughbred racing last week and will have races each weekend through Labor Day. Post time is 12:50 p.m. CDT.
• Tom Newlin and Ed Pabst have begun a bike ride across the country.
The event began Sunday in the state of Washington and will conclude in Williamsburg, Va., in August with 31 riders doing the entire distance of about 3,500 miles, going about 115 miles per day.
• Paul Patterson has resigned as men’s basketball coach at Taylor University.
He had a 734-375 mark — that’s a percentage of .682 — in 34 seasons.
• Former Indianapolis North Central standout Patrick Ingram is leaving Iowa after one season and will transfer to IUPUI. He averaged less than a point per game in limited minutes for the Hawkeyes.
• Don’t forget that harness racing begins today at the Martinsville Agricultural Fair in Illinois and runs through Thursday with running races set for Friday. Post time is 1 p.m. CDT.
• And junior golfers will begin city play today at Rea Park with the first two rounds of the men’s city tournament slated for this weekend at Rea Park and Hulman Links.
• Finally, you probably heard that the hot-dog eating champ set a record of downing 69 in 10 minutes last week.
Tom Reck may be contacted by telephone at (812) 232-3231, by email at email@example.com or by mail at 4284 S. Fifth St., Apt. 3, Terre Haute, IN 47802.
TERRE HAUTE —
It’s summertime and basketball games are being played.
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