Girls Senior All Star selections come with controversy


NC’s Girls Indiana All-Star banners hang in the gym.

Kaiden Kreinhagen, Editor-in-Chief

The girls Indiana All-Stars were selected on March 14. There were many questions concerning the selections that were made. The team is made up of 13 girls selected from all over the state. All of the girls selected will all be attending Division I schools this fall.

This group is led by Zionsville’s Miss Basketball, Laila Hull, who will be attending The University of North Carolina. The class of 2023 is a highly skilled group of girls.

This year’s 4A state finals were between Fishers High School and Bedford North Lawrence. Bedford had one all-star candidate and Fishers with two.

Bedford coming out with the state title solidifies the one candidate, Karsyn Norman, for her spot on the roster. While the two candidates who played for Fishers and finished runner up in the state finals have many questions one why they were not selected.

Fishers was coming out of the toughest sectional in the state and one of the top ten hardest schedules in the state. Yet that was not recognized when they were not selected. With that being said, the two all-star candidates, who are both committed to Ball State University where they will look to continue both their academic and athletic career, turned to social media when the all-star selections were announced.

There was much backlash on social media about the selections that were made. Comments from players include statements from a candidate for Miss Basketball, senior Rashonda Jones out of South Bend Washington High School.

“Guess you have to live in Indy to get anything,” Jones said.

This started the flame that everyone’s Twitter feed was going ballistic about. Multiple news sites reported this, including the IndyStar and other local newspapers. Everyone in the girls basketball world is talking about it.

For the past six years we have had four straight Indiana all-stars here at NC. This year, those tracks were broken.

Senior guard Trinity Archey was a top 60 candidate to be selected as an Indiana All Star, and had some thoughts on this year’s all star selection.

“I think all the all star selections were fair, but I think there are others that could have been more qualified to have been selected. Such as, the twins from Fishers would be the most shocking that I thought would have been picked, especially with the stats they put up and leading their team to state and considering the toughness in their schedule,” Archey said.

Archey commented on how she feels about not being an all star.

“I don’t think I should have been selected looking back on it. I did not put up high enough stats compared to the other girls and also because my team didn’t go far in the tournament,” Archey said.

Seniors Ava Couch and N’Kiyah Harris were also in the top 60 of candidates to be chosen, but yet were not. With the 2022-23 season concluding, it will be interesting to see next year’s selections as they have made some changes to the junior all star games.