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A recent Indianapolis Star article listed past runner-ups to Mr. Basketball in Indiana. In 1997 Batesville’s Michael Menser was the runner-up to Luke Recker of DeKalb hHgh School. Recker went on to play at 3 different universities including Iowa. Michael Menser starred at Indiana State. Menser led the Sycamores to 2 NCAA appearances.Michael coached and taught in the Terre Haute area for several years, and he is now an administrator in the Plainfield School system. He works alongside Melvin Siefert who is the principal at Plainfield.Not listed in this article, but another Batesville High School graduate who was also an Indiana High School All-Star runner-up, was Cindy Lamping in 1991. Cindy went on to star at Purdue University and helped lead the Boilermakers to an NCAA runner-up title in basketball.