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Boys basketball: Munster’s Mike Schlotman enjoys Indiana All-Star sweep

IndianAll-Stars' Clay Yeo (8) left teammate Michael Schlotman (12) chwhile bench during second half annual Kentucky-IndianBoys' All-Star basketball game Bankers

Indiana All-Stars' Clay Yeo (8), left, and teammate Michael Schlotman (12) chat while on the bench during the second half of the annual Kentucky-Indiana Boys' All-Star basketball game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Saturday, June 15, 2013. Indiana defeated Kentucky 84-77. | Doug McSchooler~for the Post-Tribune

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Updated: July 17, 2013 7:21AM



INDIANAPOLIS — Michael Schlotman didn’t score a point in his two games as an Indiana All-Star.

It made no difference to the Munster graduate, who was more concerned with another statistic: 2-0.

While not as lopsided as its win in Kentucky on Friday, the Indiana Boys All-Stars finished a sweep of their rivals to the south on Saturday with an 84-77 win in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

“It feels great not to lose to Kentucky,” said Schlotman, who had seven rebounds and three assists during the two-game sweep. “I knew my role was not to score, so I was just trying to get other people involved and create as much as I could. I just wanted to play good defense and get rebounds when I could.”

While playing time was pretty evenly dispersed during Friday’s 114-60 drubbing of Kentucky, it wasn’t as much the case on Saturday.

Schlotman played eight minutes — all in the first half as Indiana built a 42-34 halftime lead. With Kentucky hanging around in the second half, Indiana All-Star coach Scott Heady of Carmel used a short bench.

It was a decision made easier by the type of players he had on the team.

“I think in a lot of all-star experiences coaches have difficult times with egos, playing time and who gets the shots,” Heady said. “We just didn’t have to deal with that...the guys bought into keeping their points per game and where they’re going to school at the door. We were a team and just wanted to play hard and enjoy the week.”

Sweeping the annual series will carry a little more meaning for Schlotman, who will next report to William & Mary on June 30.

“I have future teammates on there so it’s a good thing I didn’t lose to them,” said Schlotman.

Kentucky had two players — Omar Prewitt and Jack Whitman — who will join Schlotman at William & Mary. The Tribe had more recruits in the Indiana-Kentucky boys game than any other collegiate program.

Valparaiso University recruit Clay Yeo of Triton scored two points and had one assist on Saturday.

Indiana University recruit Devin Davis had 19 points and 11 rebound, earning the game’s most valuable player award. Mr. Basketball Zak Irvin of Hamilton Southeastern added 16 points, while Purdue recruit Bryson Scott of Fort Wayne Northrop had 14 points.

Kentucky Mr. Basketball Dominique Hawkins shot 10 of 19 from the field and scored a game-high 33 points.

The Indiana girls beat Kentucky 100-86.



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