Dillard, Edwards Named to IndyStar.com’s Junior All-Stars “Core Six”

indy-starDavon Dillard of Bowman Academy and Hyron Edwards of East Chicago Central were named two of the members of the "Core Six" boys basketball junior all-stars on Wednesday for the IndyStar.com team that will face Kentucky Juniors and Indiana Seniors in June.

Dillard and Edwards will join Ryan Cline (Carmel), Jordan Geist (Penn), Josh Speidel (Columbus North) and K.J. Walton (Brownsburg) on the core six group that will play in all four games scheduled for June 6-11.

IndyStar.com also named six players to the "North" and "South" groups of the Indiana Junior All-Star team. Three players on the "North Six" have Northwest Indiana ties: Ryan Fazekas (Marquette), Drew Hackett (Munster) and Chris Palombizio (Chesterton) will join Matt Holba (Guerin Catholic), Sean McDermott (Pendleton Heights) and Tahai Teague (Pike) on that group. 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 Junior All-Stars will play two games against the Kentucky Junior All-Stars on June 6 and June 7. The June 6 games will be at Scecina High School in Indianapolis, girls beginning at 5 p.m. and boys to follow. The June 7 games will be at a site in Lexington to be determined, girls beginning at 5 p.m. and boys to follow.

The Junior All-Stars also will play two games against the IndyStar.com Indiana All-Star senior girls on June 9 and June 11. The sites and times for these game also will be announced later.

The Indiana senior All-Stars will play the Kentucky senior All-Stars on June 13 at Transylvania University in Lexington and on June 14 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Both nights, the girls' game will begin at 5 p.m. and the boys will follow. 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.