Posted On: 11/22/19 11:08 AM

There was a time not long ago, when kids were always outdoors playing backyard sports whenever the weather would permit them.  There were few rules applied, no coaches around, and there certainly were no trophies to play for.  Whether it was your block, your neighborhood, or your community, winning was of vital importance, because you simply played for bragging rights until the next time you took the court.  There were famous playgrounds coast to coast, like Rucker Park in Harlem, Manhattan, or the Venice Beach courts in Los Angeles.  Even the old Ben Davis outdoor courts in Indianapolis drew recognition as one of the top playgrounds in the country 20-25 years ago.  You could go there and see some of the area's top high school players, Midwestern college talent, and even a few pros during the late-Summer months.

All of that got me thinking...who has the best top-end talent right now in Indiana?  Below I've assembled a list of the top counties in Indiana when it comes to girls basketball talent.  Why counties?  Anytime you do cities or regions, it's tough to draw firm lines as to who should or shouldn't be included.  Do you add in suburbs?  What if

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