Sectional Preview: 10

High School

Posted On: 11/12/17 10:04 PM

The coming high school season is almost upon us. With that, we are taking a look at each Sectional in the state. Starting with 64 and ending with 1. Today, we are previewing Sectional 10.

Indianapolis Cathedral (15-9) – Lost 2nd Rd. Sectional

Cathedral lost a few big contributors off of last year’s team but they do return a ton of really good players. Their leading scorer returns and they are really young again. With just three returning seniors, Cathedral will look to win the sectional and more. Once they get it together, they will be hard to stop.

Indianapolis Tech (5-17) – Lost 2nd Rd. Sectional

Tech really struggled last year and after losing their top three scorers to graduation, they are going to really struggle again this year. Their leading returner only scored 7.5 points a game and no one else scored more than six a game. This will be another down year,

Lawrence Central (10-11) – Lost Sectional Final

Lawrence Central loses quite a bit of talent from last year’s squad but this year they do have some younger guys who will step up and be much better. They return three of their top four scorers and a couple of good freshmen who contributed last year. They know how to win games and are super athletic.

Lawrence North (17-10) – Lost 1st Rd. Sectional

Lawrence North has a trio of really good players and with the departure of a few key players they may struggle in the early going but they will get it together by the end of the year. They have one of the best players in the 2018 and 2020 class and they will need them to get early on as this team struggled last year at times sharing and moving the ball.

North Central (Indianapolis) (23-5) – Lost 1st Rd. Regional

North Central arguably had the best player in the state as Kris Wilkes now plays for UCLA. They return some talent but can’t replace the value of Mateo Rivera, Emmanuel Little, or Wilkes, not even close. They have a few decent pieces but not enough to contend for a title. They just lost so much talent.

Warren Central (21-3) – Lost 1st Rd. Sectional

Warren Central had a much better year than anyone could have expected and at one point were ranked #1 in the state. They lose a ton of players off their roster but gain a few freshmen and Antwaan Cushingberry who transfers over from Lawrence North. They will be pretty good again this year and will contend once again.

Contenders For 2017-18: Cathedral, Lawrence North, Warren Central

Prediction: Cathedral

Player to Watch: Kevin Easley (Lawrence North)