Posted On: 03/19/21 12:14 PM

Regional play is over but we are still locked in for the State Playoffs. It is that time of year where we start looking ahead and previewing each and every Semi-State matchup. Time to take a look at the two matchups that make up the 2A Semi-State.

 

Elkhart Semi-State

The Matchup: Fort Wayne Blackhawk vs. Blackford

Players To Watch:  Caleb Furst Caleb Furst 6'9" | PF Blackhawk Christian | 2021 State #34 Nation IN (2021), Zane Burke Zane Burke 6'2" | SG Blackhawk Christian | 2021 State IN (2021), Luke Brown Luke Brown 6'1" | PG Blackford | 2021 State IN (2021), Landon Grimes (2021)

Analysis: This is the matchup that everyone expected to see in the North Semi-State at the start of the season. Fort Wayne Blackhawk is the obvious #1 team in the class, and they come in with just three losses to Homestead, Cathedral, and Elevation Prep. They are led by Furst (Purdue), Burke (St. Francis), and Marcus Davidson Marcus Davidson 6'0" | SG Blackhawk Christian | 2021 State IN . Blackford comes in at 25-4 with two of their losses coming in the Hall of Fame Classic to Barr-Reeve and Shenandoah. The biggest storyline in this one is that Luke Brown Luke Brown 6'1" | PG Blackford | 2021 State IN comes in at 23 points away from 3,000, and he is just 25 from reaching fourth all-time in Indiana history.

I don’t anticipate Fort Wayne Blackhawk having much of a problem with the

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