Reed earns one of four prep cage scholarships given by coaches

Huntington North High School senior Noah Reed was one of four prep basketball players in the state to be awarded the Pat Aikman Character and Leadership Award by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) on Tuesday, May 7.

The IBCA, a statewide coaches group with more than 2,600 members, presents grants of $750 to recipients in the names of Marion Crawley, Junior Mannies and Pat Aikman.

Named for the former Indiana All-Star game director and former IBCA Coordinator of Special Projects, criteria for the Aikman Scholarship include achievements and contributions in basketball, scholastic achievement, extra-curricular activities and service to school and community. Also, those considered for the Aikman Scholarship are students who plan to enter the fields of journalism, sports management, athletic training or physical therapy.

"These are deserving young people who help make coaching a great profession," IBCA Executive Director Steve Witty said of the winners.