Our good friend Helen Terry from Dudley now joined by Paris Alston/SEG and Shay Jones/Mount Tabor: Roster and bios East-West hoops

Posted by Andy Durham on July 17, 2009 at 4:40 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

Our good guard and good friend Helen Terry from Dudley HS has now been joined by Paris Alston/Southeast Guilford and Shay Jones/Mount Tabor on the West squad for the girl’s East-West All-Star game coming up this Monday night at the Greensboro Coliseum.

We have the complete adjusted rosters and bios on all the girls that will be here for the game on Monday night and again congrats to Helen, Paris and Shay as they get set to play in what would amount to their last-ever high school basketball game.

We’ll also get to see Amber Calvin of Hope Mills Southview who is on her way to N.C. A&T.

NCCA East-West All-Star Games

Women’s Basketball Rosters

East Team

# Name Pos. Ht. Hometown School
4 Sasha Millington G 5-4 Clinton Clinton
12 Joan Shontel Mallory G 5-6 Roanoke Rapids Weldon
14 Amber Calvin G 5-7 Hope Mills South View
20 LaKevia Boykin G 5-9 Raleigh Southeast Raleigh
22 Sarah Wollett G 5-10 Wake Forest Wakefield
30 Tierra Coleman C 6-1 Cameron Western Harnett
32 Alyssa Luebs F 6-0 Havelock Havelock
34 Kelsey Evans F 6-2 Raleigh Wakefield
40 Jazmine Cooper F 6-0 Fayetteville South View
42 Asia Williams G – Durham Hillside

Head Coach: Jamie Willoughby (Tarboro HS)
Assistant Coach: Lewis Cummings (Western Harnett)

West Team

# Name Pos. Ht. Hometown School
4 Helen Terry G 5-2 Greensboro Dudley
10 Ali Ford G 5-4 Morganton Freedom
12 Eleisha Hairston 5-11 Reidsville Reidsville
14 Shay Jones G 5-4 Winston-Salem Mount Tabor
20 Paris Alston G/F 6-1 Greensboro Southeast Guilford
22 Anna Freeman P 6-0 Thomasville East Davidson
24 Jaquaria Forney G/F 5-9 Charlotte Butler
30 Christal Caldwell G/F 5-9 Charlotte West Charlotte
32 Keyrra Gillespie G 5-5 Statesville Statesville
40 Jazmin Cromartie 6-0 Clemmons Parkland

Head Coach: Ken Beaty (Forestview HS)
Assistant Coach: Jerry Murray (Draughn HS)

2009 Women’s Basketball

East Team

LaKevia Boykin
Lakevia…Southeast Raleigh High…5-9…guard…coached by Nicole Sampson…as senior, named NCPreps All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, team MVP…WRAL Extra Effort Award recipient…as junior, named Raleigh Sport Club Athlete of the Week, team MVP…AAU All-American Junior Girls Award recipient…as sophomore, named team MVP…academic awards every year during high school…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Wake Forest University…wants to pursue a career as a high school teacher and coach on the NCAA level…her mother is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Maya Moore…favorite pro athlete is Diana Taurasi…says “I’m honored to play in the all-star game. I expect to play on a high school level for the last time with other great players.”

Amber Calvin
Amber…South View High…5-7…guard…coached by Brent Barker…as senior, named NCPreps All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, conference tournament MVP, team MVP, Eastern Regional All-Tournament, NCBCA Regional Player of the Year…selected to play in the NC/SC All-Star Game…averaged 18.1 points, 6.9 assists…as sophomore, named AP All-State, All-Conference, conference tournament MVP, Eastern Regional MVP, state championship game MVP, team Co-Most Valuable Player, Cape Fear Region Player of the Year, Tournament of Jewels Holiday Classic Tournament MVP…averaged 18.4 points, 8.1 assists…also played softball…member of the IB Academy…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with North Carolina A & T State University where she will major in science…wants to pursue a career in coaching…her parents, Don and Patricia, are her role models…her favorite pro athlete is Kobe Bryant…says “I am very excited to compete with the top North Carolina women high school players. I expect to gain camaraderie and sportsmanship.”

Tierra Coleman
Tierra…Western Harnett High…6-1…center…coached by Lewis Cummings…as senior, named All-Conference, most blocked shots…averaged 14.7 points, 1.3 assists, 3 blocks, 3 steals…as junior, named All-Conference, team’s Best Rebounder…also played volleyball where she was named Most Improved Player…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Fayetteville State University where she will major in pharmacy…Michelle Obama is her role model…favorite college athlete is Tyler Hansbrough…favorite pro athlete is Candice Parker…says she is “excited to be selected to play in the all-star game.”

Jazmine Cooper
Jazmine…South View High…6-0…forward…coached by Brent Barker…named NCPreps All-State, NCBCA All-Region, NC/SC All-Star, All-Conference, Fayetteville Observer All-Region…averaged 17 points, 10 rebounds…as junior, named NCPreps All-State, Conference MVP, NCBCA All-Region, team MVP…also played volleyball…named Rookie of the Year at Dover High…Student Athlete Award recipient…Best Defensive Award recipient…plans to attend Campbell University where she will major in physical therapy / Spanish…her aunt and her father are her role models…her favorite pro athlete is Dwight Howard…says “I feel honored that my hard work has paid off to get this far. I’m expecting to gain team chemistry, which is what you need for college.”

Kelsey Evans
Kelsey…Wakefield High…6-2…forward…coached by Danielle Blackburn…as senior, named NCPreps All-State, Academic All-Conference, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, District Co-Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year…averaged 18.5 points, 10 rebounds…as junior, named All-Conference, Academic All-Conference, All-Regional Tournament Team, Most Valuable Rebounder…averaged 12 points, 9 rebounds…as sophomore, named All-Conference, Academic All-Conference, Most Valuable Rebounder…averaged 11 points, 9 rebounds…member of Mu Theta Alpha Math Honor Society, Science Honor Society, Honor Roll,…recipient of Excellence Lamp of Knowledge Award and the Character Education Excellence Award…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Elon University where she will major in chemistry…wants to pursue a career in coaching, pharmacy, or possibly research…her favorite college athlete is Angel McCoughtry…favorite pro athlete is LeBron James…says “I feel honored to play with and against the best girls in the state. It will be great to meet new players and compete against the best level of talent.”

Alyssa Luebs
Alyssa…Havelock High…6-0…forward…coached by Anna Wood Spear…as senior, named All-Area, All-Conference, school Senior Athlete of the Year…averaged 12.4 points, 8.3 rebounds…as junior, named All-Area, All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-Area, All-Area Player of the Year, All-Conference…scored 1,034 career points…also named All-Conference in volleyball three times and All-Regional in track and field in the discus…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Mount Olive College where she will major in exercise science…wants to pursue a career as a physician’s assistant…her parents are her role models…her favorite college athlete is Bruce Carter…favorite pro athlete is Dwight Howard…says “I am tremendously honored and excited to be named an ‘all-star’ in the sport I love. I am looking forward to competing against and playing with girls who have also earned the right to be selected.”

Joan Shontel Mallory
Joan Shontel…Weldon High…5-6…guard…coached by Grady Williams…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, All-Area, Area Player of the Year, Christmas Tournament MVP…as junior, named All-Conference, Daily Herald Player of the Year, team MVP…as sophomore, named All-Conference, Daily Herald Player of the Year, team MVP…also played volleyball and softball…named Homecoming Queen…wants to pursue a career in sports management…her mother is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Kristi Toliver…favorite pro athlete is Candice Parker…says “I feel excited, happy and honored. I expect to represent myself, my school, and my community well, and hopefully meet new friends.”

Sasha Millington
Sasha…Clinton High…5-4…guard…coached by Chris Owens…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Sampson County, Conference All-Tournament, Best Offensive Player…as junior, named All-Conference, Conference All-Tournament, Most Valuable Player…as sophomore, named All-Sampson County, All-Conference, Nathan Gay Holiday Classic All-Tournament…member of Ebony Club, CTE Honor Society, TLC Helping Hand…Spartan Award recipient for English (9th), Art II (10th), and Biology…Pursuit of Honor…plans to attend UNC Pembroke where she will major in psychology…wants to pursue a career in psychology, opening her own practice….her mother is her role model. Her favorite college athlete is Mea Moore….favorite pro athlete is Kobe Bryant…says “It is a great honor to be selected to play in the all-star game. I still can’t believe I get the chance to play in it. I’m expecting to find out whether I have what it takes to compete against the best in high school, and hopefully, good or bad, I can only get better and work harder.”

Asia Williams
Asia…Hillside High…guard…coached by Ovester Grays…as senior, named AP All-State, NCPreps All-State, NC Gatorade Player of the Year, Herald Sun Player of the Year, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, All-Area, Area Player of the Year…as junior, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Herald Sun All-Area, Area Player of the Year…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-Area…scored 2,065 career points and had 800+ career rebounds…member of National Honor Society, National Achievers Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Club…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Wake Forest University where she will major in health and exercise science…wants to pursue a career as a physical therapist or coach….her mother is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Maya Moore…favorite pro athlete is LeBron James…says “I’m excited about playing in the all-star game because it will be my last high school game.”

Sarah Wollett
Sarah…Wakefield High…5-10…guard…coached by Danielle Blackburn…as senior, named All-Conference…named to North / South All-Star Game…averaged 14.3 points, 10 assists…4-times named Academic All-Conference…member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes…Peer Ambassador…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Wingate University…wants to pursue a career as a coach…her mother is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Tyler Hansbrough…favorite pro athlete is Sue Bird…says “I am really honored and excited to be named to the all-star team. I hope I meet a lot of new people and of course play basketball.”

West Team

Paris Alston
Paris…Southeast Guilford High…6-1…forward…coached by Shawn Newton…as senior, named NCPreps All-State, All-Conference, All District, All-Area, team MVP…recipient of Queen of the Boards Award…averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds, 2.7 blocks…as junior, named All-Conference…Queen of the Boards Award recipient…averaged 11 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2 blocks…as sophomore, averaged 9.3 points, 7.6 rebounds…scored 1,008 career points…plans to attend South Carolina State where she will major in elementary education…wants to pursue a career as a classroom teacher and high school basketball coach…her father Tyrone Alston, Sr. is her role model…her favorite pro athlete is Kandance Parker…says “I am very excited about playing. I am expecting to gain higher competition with some challenges of rebounding, blocks, steals, and shots that will help prepare me for college level basketball.”

Christal Caldwell
Christal…West Charlotte High…5-9…guard/forward…coached by Reggie Mobley…as senior, named AP All-State, NCPreps All-State, Western Regional MVP, state championship game MVP, Charlotte Observer Player of the Year, Ms. Basketball North Carolina…averaged 24 points, 10 rebounds…as junior, named Western Regional MVP, Charlotte Observer Player of the Year…averaged 18 points, 8 rebounds…as sophomore, named All-Observer…averaged 16 points, 7 rebounds…also competed in track and field, golf, and tennis…member of National Honor Society…perfect attendance…plans to attend the University of Florida where she will major in interior design…her parents are her role models…her favorite college athlete is Reneé Montgomery…favorite pro athlete is LeBron James…says “I feel honored and excited to have been chosen to play in the all-star game. I plan to meet new people and enjoy playing another game of basketball.”

Jazmin Cromartie
Jazmin…Parkland Magnet High…6-0…post…coached by Jon Weavil…as senior, named NCPreps All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, All-County, County Player of the Year, All-Northwest…averaged 18.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.2 blocks, 1.2 assists…as junior, named All-Conference, All-County, averaged 16.8 points, 14.9 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 assists…as sophomore, named All-County…led Forsyth County in rebounding…averaged 12 points, 11.3 rebounds…holds the school record for most points scored in a game with 38…member of National Honor Society…Crosby Scholars vice president, Senior Board vice president…IB diploma candidate…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with High Point University where she will major in biology…wants to pursue a career as an obstetrician…her mother is her role model…says “It is an honor to have been selected to play in this event among other elite high school athletes. I hope to make this a memorable experience.”

Ali Ford
Ali…Freedom High…5-4…guard…coached by Amber Fox…as senior, named NCPreps All-State, NCHSAA Female Athlete Year, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…twice named Unifour Player of the Year and 4 times named All-District…earned 18 varsity letters in her high school career and was named All-Conference 12 times in various sports…played 5 sports her senior year: basketball, golf, softball, tennis, and cross country…scored 2,502 career points and made 286 career 3-point shots…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Elon University…her grandmother is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Tyler Hansbrough…favorite pro athlete is Michael Jordan…says it is a “great honor to play with some of the state’s best and have fun before college workouts start!”

Jaquaria Forney
Jaquaria…Butler High…5-9…guard/forward…coached by Stephanie Butler…as senior, named West Mecklenburg High’s Athlete of the Year, team MVP, Bojangles Shootout National Tournament All-Tournament, Charlotte Weekly’s Super Team, All-Conference, Charlotte Pro-Am All-Star, Charlotte Pro-Am West MVP…as junior, named West Mecklenburg High’s team MVP, Charlotte Weekly’s Super Team, Queen City Conference Player of the Year…as sophomore, named West Mecklenburg High’s team MVP, Queen City Conference Player of the Year…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with UNC Charlotte…her mother is her role model…her favorite pro athlete is Michael Jordan…says she is ‘excited’ to be playing in the all-star game.”

Anna Freeman
Anna…East Davidson High…6-0…post…coached by Terry Allmon…as senior, named NCPreps All-State, AP All-State (2nd team), All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Lexington Dispatch Player of the Year, High Point Enterprise Player of the Year… Winston-Salem Journal Mary Garber Award winner…as junior, named AP All-State (2nd team)…All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Lexington Dispatch Player of the Year, High Point Enterprise Player of the Year, state championship MVP…Winston-Salem Journal Mary Garber Award winner…as sophomore, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, High Point Enterprise Player of the Year, New Bridge Holiday Tournament MVP, All-Western…also named All-Conference in volleyball and softball…member of Beta Club, FCA…Homecoming Queen…twice named Scholar Athlete…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Appalachian State University where she will major in elementary education…wants to pursue a career in teaching…her older sister Katie is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Stephen Curry…favorite pro athlete is Magic Johnson…says “I feel honored to play in the all-star game. I think it will be a preview of the next four years for me.”

Keyrra Gillespie
Keyrra…Statesville High…5-5…guard…coached by Todd Jones…as senior, named AP All-State, NCPreps All-State, Statesville Record and Landmark Player of the Year, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…as junior, named All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Statesville Record and Landmark Player of the Year…as sophomore, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Statesville Record and Landmark Player of the Year…was also named team MVP in track and field…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Clemson University where she will major in business and marketing…wants to pursue a career in marketing…Jen Domagalski is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Maya Moore…favorite pro athlete is Dwayne Wade…says “It is an honor to be chosen to play in the all-star game. I hope to meet and see other players I have played with again.”

Eleisha Hairston
Eleisha…Reidsville High…5-11…guard/ forward…coached by Casey Elrod…as senior, named NCPreps All-State, AP All-State (2nd team)…All-District, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, All-Area…averaged 27 points, 14 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 4.2 blocks, 3.8 steals…had 12 triple doubles…as junior, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…averaged 23.4 points, 15.1 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 4.4 blocks…as sophomore, named Conference Tournament MVP, Christmas Tournament MVP…averaged 18.1 points, 14.9 rebounds, 2 assists, 4.5 blocks…also played 2 years of volleyball…Senior Class President, National Honor Society Vice President…member of FCA…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Elon University where she will major in pre-med…Karen Barefoot is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Maya Moore…favorite pro athlete is LeBron James…says “I am honored to have been selected to participate in this year’s game. I am expecting to gain friendships, more knowledge about the game, and have an unforgettable experience.”

Shalayia Jones
Shay…Mount Tabor High…5-4…guard…coached by Rick Anderson…as senior, named NCPreps All-State, CPC Player of the Year…averaged 18.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 4.9 steals…as junior, named CPC Player of the Year…averaged 17.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5 assists, 4.1 steals…scored 1,000 career points…Scholar Athlete Award recipient…honor roll…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Charleston Southern University where she will major in forensics…her favorite pro athlete is Kobe Bryant…says “I’m happy to be playing in the all-star game. I’m expecting to meet new people and learn new things.”

Helen Terry
Helen…Dudley High…5-2…guard…coached by Kris Britton…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, team captain and MVP, state championship MVP, Eastern Regional MVP…played in NC/SC All-Star Game…averaged 16.3 points…as junior, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Greensboro News and Record All-Area Player of the Year, team captain and MVP…as sophomore, named All-Conference, team MVP…scored 1,457 career points…also competed in track and field….member of International Thespian Society…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Charleston Southern University where she will major in elementary education…wants to pursue a career in teaching and coaching… her role models are her parents and Coach Britton…her favorite college athlete is Ty Lawson…favorite pro athlete is Kobe Bryant…says “I feel like it is great honor to be playing in this all-star game; it’s like one of my dreams coming true. I hope to inspire anyone who has been told they were too small to play.”


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