From the Sidelines

Indy Top 80 Unsigned Seniors

6'0 Jaden Terry (Lawrence Central)
Jaden Terry recently won MVP honors at the Hoosier Buckeye Shootout. He scored 27 points, dished out six assists, collected four rebounds and had three steals. For the season, Terry is averaging 12 PPG, 3 APG, 3 RPG, and 2 SPG and has been instrumental in the team's overall success. Lawrence Central currently sports a 9-5 record. We've watched Terry at the 2016 and 2017 Indy Top 80 event. At each game, Terry proved his play is worthy of a collegiate offer especially at the D2 level. In our camp evaluation, we stated, 'Terry is a really good player on both ends of the court, making a living at the defensive end. Offensively, Terry showed the ability to step out and shoot 3-pointers, not to mention his toughness getting into the lane. In addition, he displayed a nice mid-range.' Terry displayed excellent leadership abilities and his high motor and 'team first' approach was impressive. D2 schools looking for a tough hardnosed point guard should venture up to Indianapolis and check out Jaden Terry. Currently, Terry is getting strong interest from Defiance College, Findlay University, Maryville, Indiana University Kokomo, and Ohio Dominican.

6'2 Miles Turner (Tracy HS, Tracy, CA)
In Miles Turner, we're talking about an exceptional athlete that plays much bigger than his listed height. He simply makes plays using his overall strength and toughness on both ends of the court. Turner can easily score from all three levels and has the ability to consistently knock down 3-pointers. At our Indy Top 80 camp, we wrote, 'Miles Turner has a high basketball IQ and has an excellent feel for the game. He drives with purpose and finishes strong. He sees the court extremely well and is an excellent passer. Miles can easily stretch beyond the three-point line given time, and his ability to penetrate the defense can create havoc as he dishes it out from inside.' For the season, Turner is averaging 10 PPG, 5 APG, and 5 RPG. His high school team currently sports a 15-5 record and Turner has his handprint all over the team's success. He's a 'do it all' type player that gives maximum energy and effort on both ends of the court, not to mention he is constantly put on the opposing team's best player. Currently, Turner is getting serious interest from Lake Forest, Lewis and Clark, Whitman and a slew of D3's that are eagerly monitoring him on and off the court.

6'5 Drayden Thomas (Hamilton Heights)
It's been an up and down senior season for Drayden Thomas. After returning from ACL surgery, he has been on a proverbial mission. He is currently averaging 14.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG, and 2 APG in the past five games since his injury. Thomas had really good range and has the ability to be effective on the interior using nifty moves in the paint, not to mention his quick release off the catch and shoot.