Five For Fighting — Burney’s Mid-Winter Indiana Mr. Basketball Power Rankings
1 Tony Perkins (Lawrence North G) — The leader in the clubhouse at the midway point of the season, this Iowa-bound playmaker is pure electricity. Made the leap from offseason sleeper in the race to clear frontrunner in January.
2 Anthony Leal (Bloomington South G) — This slick, heady B-Town baller is hot on Perkins’ heels in the dash for the historic hardware. Leal, who will play in college at IU, floats like a butterfly and stings like a killer bee in the open floor. The total package of a two-guard.
3 Dre Davis (Lawrence Central F) — Ripping and running on the wing, the future Louisville Cardinal is averaging 22 points and 10 rebounds per night. Just a junkyard dog of a competitor and elite finisher.
4 Nijel Pack (Lawrence Central G) — Shredding the comp as the Circle City’s top point guard, Pack is putting up 19 points and five assists a game. The Kansas State-signee is everything you could ever want in a fearless floor general. He’s crafty and the definition of a coach on the court.
5 Trey Galloway (Culver Academy G) — His Mr. Basketball campaign was hampered early-on by a wrist injury, but Galloway is back gunning at an elite level and can’t be overlooked in a crowded field. Maybe the best shooter in the state. Next year he’ll be joining Leal in Bloomington with the Hoosiers.
— SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN