MONTGOMERY – Sixty outstanding junior basketball players from across the state have been named to the North-South teams for the 14th annual Alabama All-Star Sports Week competition in Huntsville July 12-16, according to Steve Bailey, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA)..
The two girls teams and two boys teams will square off in a Thursday doubleheader (July 15) at The University of Alabama-Huntsville's Scogin Hall, beginning with the girls' game at 5 p.m. The boys' contest following at 7 p.m.
Sports Week, which also includes in-state all-star games in volleyball, baseball, softball, football and girls and boys soccer, will feature clinics and special sessions for coaches, principals, athletic directors, cheerleader coaches and officials. An All-Sports Equipment Expo and other related activities are scheduled throughout the week. A highlight of Sports Week will be a Sportsmanship Banquet honoring all schools that have not had an ejection or fine during the 2009-10 school year.
The AHSADCA operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association. Membership includes coaches of all AHSAA sports as well as administrators of member schools.
The coaches for the SOUTH GIRLS team are Charlie Shipp of Class 6A Final 48 participant Davidson and Eddie Jackson of Class 3A state champion Sumter County. Tony Stallworth of the Crenshaw County Board of Education will serve as administrative coach for the girls and boys teams.
Members of the SOUTH girls team are:
Guards: Jatoria Carter, Jeff Davis; Madison Longchamp, Providence Christian; Eisha Person, Brantley; Tyika Robinson, J.F. Shields; Chelan Blow, UMS-Wright; Gabrielle Williams, LeFlore; Aundre Adams, Davidson; Esther Stokely, Faith Academy; Brittany Keel, Horseshoe Bend.
Forwards: Juanice Newton, Sumter County; Tia Faleru, Carroll-Ozark; Devina Moulds, Davidson; Monique Jackson, Central-Phenix City.
Centers: Sharee Williams, Greene County; Shatavia Farris, Carver-Montgomery.
Coaching the NORTH GIRLS team are Jana Killen of Class 4A state runner-up Deshler and Jim Brown of Briarwood Christian. Tim Miller of Bob Jones will serve as administrative coach for the North boys and girls teams.
NORTH girls team members are:
Guards: Delisa Madry, Austin; Krista Simmons, Fairfield; Lexie Stanley, Glencoe; Amara Mayers, Madison Academy; Alicia Williams, Fort Payne; Sharin Rivers, Sparkman; Rikeya McKinnon, Bob Jones.
Forwards: La'Keira Lowe, Midfield; Victoria Billingsley, Wenonah; Nyla Johnson, Madison Academy; Conner Jordan, Fort Payne; Ashley Southern, Deshler; Natasha West, Russellville.
Centers: Brittany Agee, Bessemer City; Chelsea Haggermaker, Clements.
Members of the SOUTH BOYS coaching staff are Johnny Mitchell of South Regional Class 1A finalist Brantley and Mitch Joiner of Class 1A state champion Edward Bell of Camp Hill.
SOUTH boys team members are:
Guards: Deion Curry, Pickens County; David Young, Greene County; Kevin Maye, Sumter County; Jeterious Johnson, J.F. Shields; Charles Eaton, Selma.
Forwards: Jacoby Payne, Opelika; Malcolm Riley, Selma; Rodney Cooper, Russell County; Jacob Coker, St. Paul's; Preston Solomon, Daphne; Kent Langham, Robertsdale; Demario Butler, Baldwin County.
Centers: Roquez Johnson, Carver-Montgomery; Joshua Martin, Horseshoe Bend; Jeremy Nolen, Auburn.
Selected to coach the NORTH BOYS are Faron Key of Arab and Tommy Lewis of Class 3A Final 48 participant Piedmont.
NORTH boys team members are:
Guards: Samuel Luke Brackin, Hatton; Zach Owens, Faith Christian; Levi Randolph, Bob Jones; Ricky Tarrant, Pleasant Grove; Orlando Coleman, Pleasant Grove; Trevor Lacey, Butler; Spencer Palmer, Madison Academy; T.J. Vines, Albertville; Marvin Whitt, Homewood; Waynarous Snodgrass, Anniston.
Forwards: Devin Langford, Lee-Huntsville; Reggie Spencer, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa; Jamar Pope, Sparkman.
Centers: Jeremy Watson, Homewood; William Truss, Vestavia Hills.