Arsenal Tech plans celebration after winning state championship


Arsenal Technical High School says it's planning to celebrate its state basketball championship with an event to be announced after spring break.

Tech won the IHSAA 4A state championship Saturday night after defeating Lake Central, 63-59. It was Tech's first-ever state championship win and the first state championship for an IPS program in 34 years.

After the game, senior Trey Lyles was awarded the IHSAA 4A Arthur L. Trester Award for Mental Attitude. Lyles will also play in the McDonald's All-American Game this week in Chicago.

Lyles is only the second Indianapolis Public Schools player in history to be named to the McDonald's All-American team. The first was Tech student, and Indiana University standout, Landon Turner.

"I am so proud of Trey," said Arsenal Tech Coach Jason Delaney. "What he's done for Tech is beyond words. He represents everything associated with a McDonald's All-American. He works so hard on his game and has definitely earned this honor."

Each year only 24 players from around the United States are selected to be on the McDonald's All-American teams. Lyles will be on the West team. The McDonald's All-American games will be held on April 2, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. For more information and tickets visit

Lyles is considered among the best high school power forwards in the country, and will play at the University of Kentucky in the fall.

Lyles has led a resurgence in the Tech basketball program, including helping clench the first-ever state championship for the school. He is also among the frontrunners for the coveted Indiana Mr. Basketball award that is announced in the spring.

(Info from IPS)