Area cagers earn Top 60, all-state honors
Hoosier Basketball Magazine and the Indiana Basketball Coaches Associated released their Top 60 Workout and all-state boys teams, respectively, Thursday, with several area standouts earning recognition.
Kokomo seniors Tayler Persons and Erik Bowen were both selected as part of the Top 60 senior boys, and will participate in the Top 60 workout April 6 at Marian University in Indianapolis.
Selections from primarily northern and southern Indiana will participate in the day’s first session at 1 p.m., while the remaining players will compete in the second session at 3:30.
Both sessions are open to the public. Admission costs $7.
Persons was one of 15 selected to the IBCA-Subway Senior All-State first team. Bowen and Lewis Cass’ Austin Keisling were Senior All-State honorable-mention selections.
Peru’s Seth Adelsperger, Western’s Des Balentine, Cass’ Ryan Bixler, Tipton’s Mason Degenkolb, Carroll’s Brandon Dillion and Clinton Central’s Jake Burton were all named to the Underclassmen All-State honorable-mention team.
Ravens’ Rice indicted on assault charge
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has been indicted on a charge he assaulted his fiancee during an argument in an elevator at an Atlantic City, N.J., casino last month.
Rice had been charged with simple assault after police said he knocked out Janay Palmer on Feb. 15 at the Revel Casino. But a grand jury Thursday indicted him on a more serious count of aggravated assault, which carries a three-to-five-year sentence.
Palmer also had been charged with simple assault. But prosecutors say that complaint was administratively dismissed.
The couple live in the Baltimore suburb of Reistertown.
Palmer’s attorney has said he’s certain no crime was committed.
Rice’s attorney, Michael Diamondstein, tells The Press of Atlantic City that Rice “vehemently denies” the charge and that the couple are happy and in counseling.