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Columbus North boys basketball trio receives all-state honors from IBCA
March 28, 2014Columbus North High School
Columbus North junior Josh Speidel as well as seniors Elliott Welmer and Evan Henry have been recognized by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.
Speidel was named 2014 first team IBCA/Subway Underclass All-State, while Welmer and Henry each were selected 2014 honorable mention IBCA/Subway Senior All-State.
The 6-8 Speidel averaged team highs of 17.2 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists in leading the Bull Dogs to a 20-6 season that included a co-championship of Conference Indiana. Speidel shot 56 percent from the field (170-of-303) and 66 percent on free throws (90-of-137).
A day earlier, Speidel also was selected to the core group of the 2014 Junior All-Stars.
The 6-9 Welmer contributed 15.6 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 blocks while shooting 61 percent from the field (153-of-251) and 62 percent on free throws (86-of-139).
Welmer, who has committed to attend Saint Louis University, also has been selected to participate in the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 Senior Workout on April 6 at Marian University in Indianapolis.
The 6-3 Henry tallied 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.8 steals as CN produced a second consecutive 20-win season. The Saint Francis recruit shot 44 percent from the field (109-of-245), 38 percent on 3-pointers (54-of-144) and 86 percent on free throws (72-of-84).
Both Henry and Speidel surpassed 1,000 career points during the season, while Speidel and Welmer each were chosen all-tournament at the City Securities Hall of Fame Classic. Speidel also was tabbed as MVP of the 16-team Bob Wettig Memorial Invitational in Richmond.
Last season, Henry and Speidel were chosen honorable mention IBCA/Subway Underclass All-State.
The 2014 first-team honorees for Senior All-State and Underclass All-State are listed below.
2014 IBCA/SUBWAY BOYS SENIOR ALL-STATE
James Blackmon Jr., Marion
Trevon Bluiett, Park Tudor
Aaron Brennan, Guerin Catholic
Trevion Crews, Fort Wayne North
Ernie Duncan, Evansville Harrison
Jacob Johnson, Mooresville
Justin King, Bowman Academy
Trey Lyles, Indianapolis Tech
Bryant McIntosh, Greensburg
Zach McRoberts, Carmel
Tayler Persons, Kokomo
Sean Sellers, Greensburg
P.J. Thompson, Brebeuf Jesuit
Jeremie Tyler, Indianapolis Tech
Tyler Wideman, Lake Central
2014 IBCA/SUBWAY BOYS UNDERCLASS ALL-STATE
Gary Bonds, Indianapolis Scecina
Harris Brown, Indianapolis Howe
Ryan Cline, Carmel
Davon Dillard, Bowman Academy
Hyron Edwards, East Chicago Central
Jordan Geist, Penn
Brennan Gillis, Ben Davis
Eron Gordon, North Central
Drew Hackett, Munster
Matt Holba, Guerin Catholic
Joel Okafor, Richmond
Chris Palombizio, Chesterton
Josh Speidel, Columbus North
Caleb Swanigan, Homestead
K.J. Walton, Brownsburg