Indiana State Reps attend official State Qualifier tournaments to award Golden Ticket invites to the top two finishing teams at each grade and to answer any questions from coaches and families. Please say "hello" when you see them!
Hailing from Kodak, Tennessee, Mariah was a standout basketball player who was recruited by a variety of schools across all levels of competition. After graduating from Seymour High School, she joined the Women’s Basketball team at Earlham College in Richmond, IN, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Social Relations. Currently, Mariah is an ABA Therapist working with children diagnosed with autism. Outside of work, she enjoys drawing, reading science fiction, listening to music, and attending concerts and festivals. Mariah is excited to share her love for basketball as a member of the team at State Basketball Championship.
Patrick was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has always loved to play sports. His love of basketball began in middle school when Patrick started playing at his local YMCA after school. He played throughout middle and high school at Shorewood High in Milwaukee, WI and has continued to play as an adult through college intramurals, adult leagues, and playing constantly at local gyms and parks. He is a classic gym rat and simply loves playing and being around the game. Patrick is an avid Milwaukee Bucks fan and is still riding high off the 2021 NBA championship, something he has waited his entire life to see.
Patrick is a return resident in Indianapolis and was previously working in social services for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin in Madison. Patrick hopes this opportunity is a great way to contribute back to the game that has given him so much in life. In Patrick's free time he loves hanging out with his wife and their cat, watching sports, and cooking!
A fun fact about Patrick is that he is bilingual! He learned Spanish and a lot of his skills while living abroad numerous times in Mexico. He attended the Tec de Monterrey in Mexico City and was even offered a spot on their basketball club team. Patrick loves to travel and get to know new places and is excited to be around the game again as well.
Ashley is from Louisville, Kentucky and attended Sacred Heart Academy in high school where she played track and basketball. She then attended Eastern Kentucky University as a freshman, played rugby her sophomore year, then transferred to the University of Southern Indiana to continue her basketball career her 3rd year of college. She received her bachelor's degree in Biology with a Criminal Justice minor.
Ashley has played basketball since she was five years old and continued to play at all levels including AAU, elementary, middle, high school and college. She recently graduated from The University of Indiana. Some of her hobbies include playing basketball, roller skating and thrifting. In her free time she likes to travel, play with her dogs: Missy, Milo and Jax, and binge watch movies and TV shows.
Blair was born in northern Virginia where he helped his dad run and manage a youth basketball league, while playing in the league as well. He then moved 20 minutes outside of east Lansing to a small town called Williamston at the beginning of 8th grade. His senior year of high school he helped lead his basketball team to the MHSAA State Final Four.
Sports have been an interest for Blair ever since he was a little boy, which helped lead him to obtaining his Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management from Davenport University in Grand Rapids Michigan. He moved to the Lafayette area right after graduating where he worked at Legacy-Courts. When he is not busy, he buys, sells, and trades sports memorabilia. One of his favorite items are sports trading cards, he got into this hobby last year and has really enjoyed every aspect of it!
Daniel is from Greeley, Colorado where he played basketball and soccer as a young kid up until high school at the varsity level. He is an avid sports fan and loves cheering for the Denver Nuggets and Broncos. He is currently a junior at Indiana University majoring in Sports Media and minoring in Sports Marketing and Management. In his free time, he enjoys taking pictures and videos of sporting events, playing basketball, and listening to a variety of music.
Ben graduated with honors from Plainfield High School and then went on to spend two years at Indiana University-Bloomington studying Sports Management/Marketing, but left to pursue his real dream of scouting and coaching. He is currently in the process of taking scouting courses.
Basketball has been a part of Ben's entire life. He started playing Upward Basketball at 6 years old to playing in high school, he has always had a basketball in his hand! He would always be traveling around Indiana and to other states for AAU tournaments and this State Rep job encapsulates exactly what he spent most of his life doing. After leaving IU, Ben spent a year and a half coaching at Plainfield and Perry Meridian before Covid ended things. He aspires to get back into it.
Currently, Ben is working for Delta and United Airlines, doing the cabin air pressure and cleaning out the insides. His hobbies are short and sweet: working out and all things sports. In any given week he could watch anything ranging from NBA, NFL, Professional Soccer or Formula 1. Ben has also recently started volunteering at the Indy Humane Society, working with dogs whenever he gets the chance. He is a huge animal lover and nothing makes him happier than seeing dogs find a family or improve their well-being. One fun fact about Ben is that he won the National EYBL Tournament with his AAU team in 6th grade. 60+ teams, 4 days and 10 games and his team came out on top. It was the highlight of his sixth grade year!