From the Sidelines
Indy Top 80 Unsigned Seniors
6’6 Will O’Connor (Greenfield-Central)
When we talk about rhythm players, guys who can score within the framework of the offense, Will O’Connor quickly come to mind. We’re talking about a fundamentally sound, high basketball IQ, and player that is in continuous motion. He is constantly moving, cutting and working to get open. This season, O’Connor is averaging 15 PPG, 5 RPG, and 2 APG. He currently sports an offer from IU South Bend and is getting interest from Bethel, Holy Cross, University of Northwestern Ohio, Kentucky Christian, Ohio Christian, and Lincoln Christian University. Without question, O’Connor is having an outstanding senior season. Not only has he continued to improve his skills and
continues to produce on the court. O’Connor leads by example. In addition, O’Connor is a
model citizen and true student athlete.
6’4 Rilee Epley (Evansville Harrison)
We’ve had a chance to watch Epley numerous times and is a two-time Indy Top 80 alum. We have always been impressed with his work ethic, hard nose approach to the game. He has been consistent and productive in every outing. This season, Epley is averaging 22.5 PPG, 6.5 RPG and is shooting 62% from the floor. In addition, Epley sports an amazing 4.0 GPA which illustrates his work ethic on and off the basketball court. In our Indy Top 80 evaluations, we were always impressed with his positive attitude and team approach to the game.
6’0 ‘Kegan Owen (Greenwood Christian)
Kegan Owen is an excellent two-way player. He can absolutely light it up from the perimeter. He has good shooting fundamentals, mechanics and a soft touch which should translate at the next level. We have always stated, “Shooters translate,” and one thing is for certain, Owen has always demonstrated a blue-collar approach. He’s a tough, scrappy and intense guard that makes things happen on both ends of the court. For the season, Owen is averaging 18.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG and 4.0 APG. He currently sports an offer from Trine University and is getting interest from Taylor University, Huntington University, Spring Arbor, Holy Cross, and Wabash College.
6’3 Austin Boucher (Ft. Wayne Northside)
When you talk about being a competitive player, Indy Top 80 Austin Boucher quickly comes to mind. We have watched him in camp and high school settings and one thing is for certain. Austin Boucher will battle and compete each and every possession. We’re talking about a solid all-around player that can play both guard positions. Boucher has excellent ball handling skills and impeccable court vision, not to mention he can shoot off the catch or the bounce/dribble. For the season, he is averaging 16 PPG, 4.5 RPG and 4 APG. He is also shooting 41% from the 3-point line, 57% from the floor and 82% from the free throw line. Lower tier D1 schools looking for a gritty, crafty
and competitive guard should give him a serious look.