FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Blackhawk Christian basketball star Caleb Furst was selected as this year's Mr. Basketball by the Indianapolis Star on Friday.
Furst, a future Purdue Boilermaker, averaged 21.4 points, 14.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 2.2 blocks per game as a senior.
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He helped to lead the Braves to this year's Class 2A state championship, where he scored 20 points with seven rebounds and six blocks in a 55-40 victory over Parke Heritage.
Furst finished his high school career with 2,087 points and 1,253 rebounds.
He helped Blackhawk to 105 victories in his four years, with four sectional titles, three regional titles and two state championships, one in Class 1A, and the other in 2A.
Furst becomes the sixth player from Fort Wayne to win Mr. Basketball, and the first since Caleb Swanigan in 2015.
The other five finalists for the award were:
- Shamar Avance, Lawrence North
- Brooks Barnhizer, Lafayette Jeff
- Luke Brown, Blackford
- Trey Kaufman-Renn, Silver Creek
- J.R. Konieczny, South Bend St. Joseph
Mr. Basketball is awarded to the senior who receives the most votes from the state’s high school coaches and media.