Trevor Lakes finishes with 19 points and 7 rebounds in the South’s 135-133 win at the North/South All-Star game
Lebanon Reporter Reprinted by: Will Willems
Logansport — For four seasons, Lebanon senior Trevor Lakes shined on the court for the Tigers.
On Sunday, he got to show that he stacks up pretty well with some of the top kids in his class as well. Lakes represented the Tigers in the 29th annual North/South All-Star Classic, held at the Berry Bowl in Logansport.
“It was a lot of fun,” Lakes said after the game. “Our team put up 135 points, and it is always fun to play with that kind of talent and competition. It was all really good.”
Lakes and the South team led the entire way and beat the North 135-133 after a 3-pointer from Marion’s Tim Leavell was off the mark.
While it was just an all-star game, Lakes said it was good to get a win.
“We were talking about it in the hotel last night before the game,” Lakes said. “We knew we were undersized, especially with me being our tallest guy going against (McDonald’s All-American) Kris Wilkes and (National dunk contest participant) Jalen Adaway. We really wanted to prove something. They had all of the big names, and we felt like we had something to prove.”
Lakes had a strong day individually.
He led the South with 19 points and added seven rebounds.
“We got into a good team atmosphere and lots of guys were making shots,” Lakes said. “When that happens in a game like this, it starts getting easier to play out there. It was really fun playing with these guys, I really enjoyed it.”
While the South may have been undersized, they overcame that with strong shooting from the outside.
Lakes his three 3-pointers, and as a team, the South was able to make close to 25. Lakes said the key for the team was making the extra pass and finding the open shooter.
“We were full of really good guards who knew how to share the ball,” Lakes said. “Really, once you start getting everyone involved like that, it becomes contagious and everyone wants to make that extra pass to a teammate.”
Lakes is the first Lebanon player to play in the game since 2012, when Trey Hendrix played.
Lakes said that having the opportunity to represent the Tigers in one of the state’s big all-star games was something he was excited about.
“It makes me feel like I accomplished something,” Lakes said. “It gives me satisfaction to be able to represent Lebanon after everything the city has done to get me here. It makes happy.”
Lakes finished his career with 1,693 points, which is third all-time in Lebanon history, behind only Rick and Rich Mount.
His 584 points this season were eighth best in Lebanon history and he added 575 career rebounds.
“I didn’t know where I was on the list, and it is really humbling,” Lakes said. “You walk down the hallway and see all the All-Star jerseys and you know the history. To only be behind the greatest high school basketball family in Indiana, is really humbling.”
Lakes signed with Maryville in the fall, but head coach Kevin Carroll was let go at the end of the season.
The Saints hired Marc Stricker as head coach last week, and Lakes said he is waiting to talk to Stricker before making any decision about his status. But for now, he is just enjoying the end of his senior year.
And playing in the North/South game was a good end to his prep career.
“I made memories with all these guys,” Lakes said. “They are all great guys. It was a lot of fun and something I will remember this forever.”