First Look: Indiana Elite Force 2019

Grassroots
Indiana

Posted On: 03/23/18 12:31 PM

With the end of the high school season fast approaching, we began our AAU previews at the start of March and now we have begun the look at rosters. Rosters and teams are starting to take shape and we are getting more and more everyday. This one, is a look at Indiana Elite Force 2019 coached by Shane Thomson.

# Prospect HT POS CLASS High School
5 Hogan Orbaugh 6’9 C 2019 Zionsville
13 Cory Richards 6’3 PG 2019 Franklin Community
15 Peyton Meadors 6’4 SG 2019 Mt. Vernon (Fortville)
22 Chaz Hinds 6’7 PF 2019 Southport
23 Reece Thomson 6′ PG 2019 Franklin Community
31 Matt Roming 6’7 PF 2019 Columbus East
32 Avery Paddock 6’4 SG 2019 Alexandria
33 Gavin Hess 6’4 SF 2019 Beech Grove
41 Nolan Smith 6’5 C 2019 Franklin Community

 

Roster Breakdown: There are a lot of big posts on this team and it’ll be a team that will look to wear you down. Orbaugh, Hinds, and Roming are all very good rebounders and they should standout on this team. It’ll be nice to see what some of these lesser known players can do and with a team makeup like this, they will be able to play in many different ways.

Guy You Have To Watch: Peyton Meadors (Mt. Vernon-Fortville)

Meadors is looking for a breakout summer. He was kind of in the shadows at Mount Vernon this year but he is really skilled. His jumper is good and he has the handles to be able to fit in. Long, lanky and he plays tough getting the 50-50 balls and getting to the line. Could be a really sneaky good summer for him.

Best Bet To End Up Breaking Out: Hogan Orbaugh (Zionsville)

Orbaugh is getting used to his body and has shown some glimpses of really solid low post touch. This summer he should really be able to get a lot of looks in the low post. He is a good rebounder and knows where he needs to be on offense. His stock should rise a ton this summer if he is able to score and rebound effectively.

Who Should Be Watching: D3/NAIA
While none of these players are D2 level players just yet, it wouldn’t surprise me if that was the case by the end of the summer. They are all very solid and with a mix of guys with different playing styles should attract a ton of D3 coaches into the gym. A solid lineup with every player fitting onto a future college roster.

 

Elite Invitational Mar 17-18, 2018 Indianapolis, IN
Tip-Off Classic Apr 7-8, 2018 Indianapolis, IN
The Association I Apr 13-15, 2018 Terre Haute, IN
Circle City Shootout Apr 21-22, 2018 Indianapolis, IN
Under Armour Midwest Showcase Apr 28-29, 2018 Carmel, IN
Bill Hensley Run ‘N’ Slam May 4-6, 2018 Ft. Wayne, IN
Adidas May Classic May 12-13, 2018 Indianapolis, IN
Crossroads Challenge May 19-20, 2018 Indianapolis, IN
The Association II May 25-27, 2018 Westfield, IN
The Association Finals Jul 6-8, 2018 Atlanta, GA
Adidas Invitational Jul 13-15, 2018 Indianapolis, IN
All In Classic Jul 20-22, 2018 Louisville, KY
GRBA Nationals Jul 27-29, 2018 Ft. Wayne, IN