MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State men’s basketball signees Sean Sellers and Jeremie Tyler have each been selected for the13-member Indiana All-Star Team, as announced Thursday.
Sellers of Greensburg and Tyler of Indianapolis Arsenal Tech both helped their teams to high school state championships earlier this month. Just this week, Sellers was one of five players named to the Associated Press All-State First Team, while Tyler was a second-team selection.
“We are really proud of Sean and Jeremie for the seasons they had, and we are excited for them to be recognized as Indiana All-Stars,” Ball State head coach James Whitford said. “It is a significant statement for our program because we want to be able to recruit top in-state talent. The culture and tradition of high school basketball in Indiana is second to none, and we are confident we will be successful in the long run by effectively recruiting this state.”
This marks the third time the Cardinals have signed two Indiana All-Stars in the same year and the first time since inking Mickey Hosier from Alexandria-Monroe and Lamont Roland from New Albany in 1996. The only other time it has happened was 1986 when Ball State signed Greg Miller of Yorktown and Rodney Haynes of New Castle.
Sellers, who scored more than 1,900 points for his high school career, led Greensburg with 20.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game this season while shooting 60 percent from the floor. The 6-foot-6 wing poured in 27 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in Greensburg’s Class 3A state championship victory over Bowman Academy. The Pirates finished 28-1 on the year.
Tyler, a 6-foot-3 guard, averaged 16.2 points and shot 59 percent from the floor this season for Tech. He is a 1,000-point career scorer and owns Tech’s record for 3-pointers. Tyler scored 19 points on 8-for-10 shooting in the Titans’ 4A state title victory over Lake Central. Tech was nationally ranked throughout the season and ended the year with a 27-2 record.
Earlier this week, Tyler was named to the Indy Star Super Team as one of the top five players in the Indianapolis area.
Together, Sellers and Tyler form half of Ball State’s incoming freshman class. Tyler’s Tech teammate Rashaun Richardson will also join the Cardinals next year along with Francis Kiapway, who helped his St. Thomas More (Conn.) team to the prep school national finals.
The Indiana All-Star Team also includes James Blackmon Jr. (Marion), Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor), Grant Evans (Wapahani), Trey Lyles (Tech), D.J. McCall (Fort Wayne Concordia), Bryant McIntosh (Greensburg), Zach McRoberts (Carmel), Mack Mercer (Plymouth), Tayler Persons (Kokomo), P.J. Thompson (Brebeuf) and Tyler Wideman (Lake Central).
The team will play the Kentucky All-Stars on June 13 in Lexington, Ky., and June 14 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. It will play exhibition games against the Indiana Junior All-Stars in Logansport on June 9 and at Columbus North on June 11.
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Indiana Boys’ All-Stars to Play for Ball State
(Listed by year selected to all-star team)
2014 – Sean Sellers, Greensburg
2014 – Jeremie Tyler, Arsenal Tech
2010 – Tyrae Robinson, Bowman Academy
2008 – Randy Davis, Plymouth
2003 – Peyton Stovall, Lafayette Jefferson
2001 – Gabe Miller, Fort Wayne Carroll
2000 – Michael Bennett, Brebeuf
1999 – Rob Robbins, Delta
1998 – Patrick Jackson, Delta
1997 – Cedric Moodie, South Bend Washington
1996 – Mickey Hosier, Alexandria-Monroe
1996 – Lamont Roland, New Albany
1994 – Bonzi Wells, Muncie Central
1993 – Randy Zachary, Anderson Highland
1991 – Marlon Fleming, Southport
1991 – LaSalle Thompson, Pike (transfer from Indiana State)
1990 – Jeermal Sylvester, South Bend Riley
1989 – Rodney Holmes, South Bend St. Joseph
1989 – Jamie Matthews, New Washington (transfer from Vincennes)
1988 – Chandler Thompson, Muncie Central
1986 – Greg Miller, Yorktown
1986 – Rodney Haynes, New Castle
1985 – Billy Butts, Muncie North (transfer from Michigan)
1981 – Dan Palombizio, Michigan City Rogers (transfer from Purdue)
1981 – Rick Rowray, Muncie Central (transfer from Indiana)
1980 – Jeff Todd, Marion (transfer from Indiana)
1977 – Jeff Williams, Logansport
1970 – Larry Bullington, Pike
1970 – Kim Kaufman, Muncie Central (transfer from Rice)
1964 – Mike Shumaker, Huntington
1964 – Terry Stillabower, Lafayette Jefferson (transfer from Tyler [Texas] JC)
1961 – Doug Reid, Frankfort (transfer from Louisburg [N.C.] JC)