Spiece Indy Heat 16U EYBL Earns Peach Jam Bid


Posted On: 06/7/17 8:40 PM

Spiece Indy Heat 2019 Earns First Ever Peach Jam Bid

Indy Heat 2019, led by Head Coach Jason Delaney and Assistant Coaches Aundrey Wright and Cody Henson, have earned their first ever Peach Jam Bid at the 16U level. This has been a goal of the team from the start of the spring season and throughout the two EYBL sessions that they played in in the months of April and May. They posted a record of 6-3 with big wins over Alabama Fusion (AL) and Expressions Elite (MA). Below is the roster of players who are poised to finish well out of the sixteen teams attending the Peach Jam in July.

Name Height Position High School
Harold Bennett 5’11” Point Guard Southport (IN)
Brandon Newman 6’4” Combo Guard Valparaiso (IN)
Ethan Brittain-Watts 6’2” Point Guard Culver Academies (IN)
Hayden Smithey 6’5” Small Forward Bishop Dwenger (IN)
Javin Etzler 6’7” Power Forward Crestview (OH)
Isaiah Thompson 5’11” Point Guard Zionsville (IN)
Noah Applegate 6’6” Small Forward Penn (IN)
Craig Young 6’6” Small Forward Fort Wayne Wayne (IN)
Caleb Hodgson 6’9” Power Forward Dansville (MI)
John Michael-Mulloy 6’8” Power Forward Carmel (IN)

After speaking with Ethan Brittain-Watts and Javin Etzler after the Bill Hensley Memorial Run N’ Slam, that was the only thing on their mind.From top to bottom this team stacks up as one of the best in the Midwest Region. During spring workouts and practices, players were driven with the thought of making it to the Nike Peach Jam in July but had to put in the work to reach that point.

“Peach Jam. We know we have to take care of business this weekend in order to get there! Try to compete on the highest level, play tough, and get some wins”, said Ethan. He knew back at that time in early May that they had a chance at qualifying but had to take care of business in Atlanta at their second EYBL session.

Etzler reiterated the same point of wanting to get to the Peach Jam. “Our mindset is just go out and play as hard as possible and just flat out win. We need to prove that we are good enough to compete with all of the top EYBL programs.”

This team could turn some heads come July down in Georgia. This may be new territory for the Indy Heat program, but with a strong coaching staff and history of making it to the Peach Jam, this team is poised for success. They will have to compete with the same intensity that got them to this point to be successful in the field.