The 2022 Mr. Basketball candidate is rewarded for a monster season.
All three of Purdue’s current commitments had stellar seasons and entered the state tournament among the favorites to win in their respective classes. While seniors Trey Kaufman-Renn and Caleb Furst will play this weekend in the state finals, junior Fletcher Loyer’s Homestead team suffered its first loss of the season two weeks ago in the regional. He will return next season as one of the state’s top seniors, and as a result he was named an Indiana Junior All-Star today.
This season there is only one game instead of the usual 3 for the juniors, so there are only 12 juniors instead of the usual 18.
Below is the full Junior All-Star team:
Tayshawn Comer, Cathedral
Tae Davis, Warren Central
CJ Gunn, Lawrence North
Jalen Jackson, Carroll (Fort Wayne)
Will Lovings-Watts, Jeffersonville
Fletcher Loyer, Homestead
Branden Northern, Silver Creek
Braden Smith, Westfield
Peter Suder, Carmel
Leland Walker, North Central
Jalen Washington, Gary West Side
Charlie Williams, Carmel
In addition to Loyer Purdue is recruiting Gary West’s Jalen Washington, one of the top players nationally in the 2022 class.
The junior team will play the senior team on June 9th, and the senior team will certainly have both Kaufman-Renn and Furst on the roster.