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STATE CHAMPS! SCOUT TEAM: Indiana basketball recruiting notebook — North Harrison’s McIntire shoots his way to D-I, Commits To Evansville

By: SCOTT M. BURNSTEIN, August 15, 2021, 5:09 pm

Bombs away in the ‘Ville.

Arguably the best shooter in Southern Indiana, North Harrison’s, Logan McIntire will be gunning from downtown with aces up his sleeve in the near future. The 6-foot-4 McIntire committed to the University of Evansville earlier this month. He pumped in 15 points per night and connected on 46 percent of his 3-point attempts in 2021 as part of an 18-4 North Harrison team.

In the offseason, McIntire plays for Indiana Elite on the AAU circuit. 

The Evansville Aces are coached by former Butler and Iowa sideline general Todd Lickliter and compete out of the Missouri Valley Conference. While at Butler in the 2000s, Lickliter took the Bulldogs to a pair of Sweet 16 berths in the NCAA Tournament (’03, ’07). Lickliter arrived at Evansville two years ago.

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Twinning to the next level

The Jarrard brothers will continue playing together in college and have both committed to IUPUI. Mt. Vernon’s Ahmad and Armon Jarrard, checking in at 6-4 and 6-3, respectively, averaged 14 points, four rebounds and three assists apiece on a 17-7 Marauders squad last season. They play AAU for the George Hill All-Indy club.

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Welcome to the big time, fellas

Central Noble senior sniper Connor Essegian and Indianapolis Cathedral junior center Xavier Booker each had a flood of high-major Division I schools enter the picture in their college recruitment this summer. 

Essegian, a 6-4 marksman who makes a strong argument for having the most-pure outside shooting stroke in the state, has narrowed his list of offers down to a Top Seven of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Wake Forest, Creighton, Butler, IPFW and Loyola (Ill.). The 6-10 rim-running Booker gathered offers from Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Ohio State, Notre Dame, LSU, Louisville, TCU and Kansas State.