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May 7, 2014

2014 THB Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Aaron Korn

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Those are among the accomplishments that helped Korn become an Indiana All-Star during his junior season. And they helped him gain entrance to a select club of players who have been honored as THB's top boys basketball star on more than one occasion, with the Eagles senior repeating this year.

But they don't tell the whole story.

"The biggest thing that sticks out about Aaron Korn is he is a team player," Frankton coach Brent Brobston said. "He was a part of three (Central Indiana) Conference championships in a row and the first sectional championship. And those are the most important things to him. He's a great kid on and off the court. That's why I've enjoyed coaching him throughout his career."

Korn still is coming to grips with the fact that career is over. He led the Eagles with 21.3 points per game and added 5.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and two steals per contest. And in any other year of his high school career, he'd be playing with his AAU team right now and preparing for next season.

Instead, he took a well-earned break — the first he can remember — and has focused on getting stronger and quicker. He'll play NCAA Div. I basketball next season at Lipscomb and plans to make an impact immediately.

Frankton, meanwhile, will look for a way to move on without him.

"It's gotta be by committee," Brobston said. "Aaron is not replaceable."

Not that others won't try.

Korn has met many of them, at basketball camps and after-school visits. He's stood at the front of their classrooms and looked into their faces gazing back with familiar expressions.

After all, he once sat in their chairs.

As an elementary school student, he went to every Frankton varsity game and dreamed of one day taking the court himself. He had no way of knowing he would help elevate the program to unprecedented heights.

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