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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Indiana Pacers defeat Milwaukee Bucks in Evansville

NBA: Preseason-Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner (33) defends a shot from Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. (James Brosher/USA TODAY Sports)

NBA: Preseason-Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) draws a flagrant foul from Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague (44) at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. (James Brosher/USA TODAY Sports)

NBA: Preseason-Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers forward Lavoy Allen (5) and Milwaukee Bucks forward Michael Beasley (9) wait for a free throw at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. (James Brosher/USA TODAY Sports)

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Princeton, Indiana basketball standout Jackie Young

Jackie Young is arguably the best basketball player – boys or girls – in the state of Indiana. I had the opportunity to photograph her for an ALL USA TODAY basketball player of the year candidate feature last week. It became clear how good she is as soon as I walked into the high school and saw her game jerseys framed on the wall outside of the gym. She doesn’t graduate until the end of May. In January, she broke Indiana’s all-time high school scoring record previously held by Damon Bailey. Next season she will play at Notre Dame.

I had not shot a “sportrait” (sports portrait) in a while. This assignment reminded me of a weekly feature we would shoot in Wyoming featuring high school athletes called “Prep Athlete of the Week” where we would conceptualize and photograph a sportrait on the fly. A special thanks to Princeton athletics director Jason Engelbrecht and girls basketball coach Charles Mair who were awesome and went out of their way to help me get everything set up for the shoot.

Jackie Young

Princeton basketball standout Jackie Young poses for a portrait on Friday, April 1, 2016, in Princeton, Indiana. Young broke Damon Bailey’s Indiana high school career scoring record of 3,134. She will play for Notre Dame next season. (James Brosher/USA TODAY Sports)

Jackie Young

Princeton basketball standout Jackie Young poses for a portrait on Friday, April 1, 2016, in Princeton, Indiana. Young is an ALL USA TODAY basketball player of the year candidate. (James Brosher/USA TODAY Sports)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Penn defeats Columbus North for first state championship

I photographed the Penn girls basketball team last night as they faced Columbus North for the IHSAA Class 4A state championship. The game was a freelance gig for my former employer, the South Bend Tribune. It was a cool experience to see a few familiar faces in the media room and on the court. Penn won 68-48, capturing the school’s first state championship.

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn players celebrate by piling up on the court after a 68-48 win against Columbus North in the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn head coach Kristi Kaniewski UIrich hugs guard Kamra Solomon (44) in the closing seconds of Penn’s 68-48 win against Columbus North in the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Indiana basketball defeats Nebraska

Indiana's national championship banners are illuminated by spotlights before players make their way to the court for a NCAA men's basketball game against Nebraska on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Indiana’s national championship banners are illuminated by spotlights before players make their way to the court for a NCAA men’s basketball game against Nebraska on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Indiana Nebraska Basketball

Indiana’s Thomas Bryant (31) works in the post against Nebraska’s Michael Jacobson (12) during a NCAA men’s basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Indiana Nebraska Basketball

Indiana’s Troy Williams (5) goes up for a dunk during a NCAA men’s basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Indiana Pacers blow out Milwaukee Bucks 123-86

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) works against Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo (3) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. The Pacers defeated the Bucks 123-86. (James Brosher/USA TODAY Sports)

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers forward C.J. Miles (0) shoots in front of Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker (12) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. The Pacers defeated the Bucks 123-86. (James Brosher/USA TODAY Sports)

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers guard Glenn Robinson III (40) leads a fast break against the Milwaukee Bucks at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. The Pacers defeated the Bucks 123-86. (James Brosher/USA TODAY Sports)

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Indiana Hoosier Hysteria

Hoosier Hysteria

Indiana’s James Blackmon Jr. dances to Taylor Swift with teammates during IU’s Hoosier Hysteria on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

Hoosier Hysteria

Indiana forward Juwan Morgan (13) attempts a dunk in the dunk contest during IU’s Hoosier Hysteria on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

Hoosier Hysteria

Indiana forward Troy Williams (5) throws down a dunk during IU’s Hoosier Hysteria on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Indiana basketball comes from behind to defeat Rutgers

Indiana Rutgers Basketball

Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. (1) reacts a Rutgers turnover during a NCAA men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

Indiana Rutgers Basketball

Rutgers coach Eddie Jordan, center, disputes a call at the end of the first half during a NCAA men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Indiana basketball upsets No. 22 Ohio State

Nick Zeisloft

Indiana guard Nick Zeisloft (2) reacts after IU forced a turnover against Ohio State late in a NCAA men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

Tom Crean

Indiana coach Tom Crean pumps up his players during a NCAA men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

Troy Williams

Indiana forward Troy Williams (5) reacts as he runs off the court after a 69-66 against Ohio State on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Indiana basketball defeats New Orleans

Indiana New Orleans Basketball

Indiana guard Yogi Ferrell (11) looks to pass under the basket during a NCAA men’s basketball game on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

Indiana New Orleans Basketball

Indiana forward Max Hoetzel (3) reacts after drawing contact from a New Orleans defender during a NCAA men’s basketball game on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

Indiana New Orleans Basketball

Indiana forward Emmitt Holt, bottom, and New Orleans forward Kevin Hill tumble on the floor for a loose ball during a NCAA men’s basketball game on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Indiana basketball crushes Savannah State

Indiana Savannah State Basketball

Indiana players watch a video before player introductions during a NCAA men’s basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

Indiana Savannah State Basketball

Indiana guard Yogi Ferrell, right, tries to steal the ball away from Savannah State’s Terel Hall (22) during a NCAA men’s basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

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