Clarke, Edwards, Goff showcase skillsets at Indiana Basketball All-Star Classic

Sunday, June 16, 2024
Clay County's Brynlee Clarke (left), Brayden Goff (middle) and Ethan Edwards (right) all participated in the Indiana Basketball All-Star Classic at Anderson University over the weekend.

On Friday, a pair of the top boys high school basketball players from the Wabash Valley, who happen to reside in Clay County, were on hand at Anderson University for the annual Indiana Basketball All-Star Classic.

In the Junior Game during the morning session, Clay City’s Ethan Edwards, who was assigned No. 50 on the White Division team, was rated as the top player in terms of the +/- statistic with a +6.

The soon-to-be senior played 14 minutes and scored 11 points on 5-of-5 shooting from the field and 1-of-3 from the free throw line to go along with four rebounds, one block and one steal. Edwards also added a play to his high school highlight reel when he posterized a member of the Red Division team with a one-handed dunk during a fastbreak in the 76-60 loss.

A couple of hours later, in the Freshmen-Sophomore Game, Northview’s Brayden Goff, who was assigned No. 21 on the Red Division team, showed off his skillset in front of a sizable crowd.

The sophomore standout played 20 minutes and scored eight points on 3-of-8 shooting from the field and 2-of-2 from the free throw line to go along with three rebounds, one assist and one steal. Friday’s All-Star Classic marked the first time Goff had been on the floor in a game-like setting since suffering a minor injury the week before. The do-it-all point guard showed no signs of rust as he knocked down one of his patented pull-up jumpers during the afternoon session in the 102-72 loss.

And then on Saturday, in the girls Indiana Basketball All-Star Classic, Northview’s Brynlee Clarke played in the Junior game. The soon-to-be senior standout, who was coming off participating in the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Top 100 Showcase as well as helping lead the Lady Knights to a pair of wins in the Charlie Hughes Shootout earlier in the week, showed her defensive prowess when put into matchups against players taller than her, which included recording a block.

More importantly, Clarke, who was assigned No. 43 for the White Division team, was given the Mental Attitude award, an honor one student-athlete from each All-Star game received.

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