Benter to coach Indiana H.S. all stars

Former Hanover College basketball all-American David Benter has been selected to coach the Indiana All Stars in the squad’s annual two-game series against the top high school players in Kentucky.

Benter, a 1996 Hanover graduate, is the basketball coach at Brownstown Central High School in Brownstown, Ind. He has guided the Braves for 16 seasons, earning two appearances in the state finals, two semi-state titles, a pair of regional championships and seven sectional crowns.

He is the second Hanover graduate to lead the Indiana All Stars and first since 1989, when Pat Rady, a 1963 graduate, led the squad to a split in the two-game series.

The 2014 all-star games will be played Friday, June 13, in Lexington, Ky., and Saturday, June 14, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Indiana leads the series, which dates to 1940, 89-44, including a current string of 11 straight wins.

While at Hanover, Benter was a four-year letterwinner with Hanover's basketball team. He was named the NCAA Division III national player of the year as a senior and also was an all-American as a junior.

He led the Panthers to two berths in the NCAA III national tournament and was a two-time Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference player-of-the-year and a three-time team most valuable player.

He capped his career ranked fourth in Hanover history in scoring with 1,934 points and sixth in rebounding with 755 boards.