East-West All-Stars Boys Basketball Bios with Sam Hunt(Dudley HS) and Terrell Leach(SWG) up here at the top

Posted by Andy Durham on July 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

*****Let’s put our two local boys up here at the top with Sam Hunt and Terrell Leach coming at you….*****
2013 Men’s Basketball

West Team

Sam Hunt
Sam…Dudley High…6-2, 173…guard…coached by Brian Seagraves…as senior, named NCPreps.com 4A All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, All-County…averaged 20 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds…as junior, named All-Conference, All-District…averaged 19 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds…as sophomore, named All-Conference…averaged 14 points, 5 assists…named Freshman Student-Athlete of the Year…member of Dudley Fellows…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Jacksonville University where he will major in business management…wants to pursue careers as a professional basketball player, restaurant owner, and motivational speaker…his father, Kevin L. Hunt, is his role model…his favorite pro athlete is Kobe Bryant…says “I feel that it is an honor to play in this game because I used to be a ball boy in the past and always dreamed about being in the game. I expect to meet new people.”

Terrell Leach
Terrell…Southwest Guilford High…6-0, 177…guard…coached by Guy Shavers…as senior, named AP All-State, NCPreps.com All-State, All-District, District Player of the Year, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, McDonalds All-American nominee…averaged 30 points (led state), 8.6 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 2.5 assists, 1.3 blocks…scored 1,749 career points…his mom is his role model…his favorite college athlete is Trey Burke….his favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says “I feel honored and excited to play in this game, and I think it’s a great opportunity. I expect to have fun, meet new people, and get a chance to play some of the best high school athletes that played in North Carolina.”

Ty’Quan Bitting
Ty’Quan…Mount Tabor High…6-8, 200…post…coached by Andy Muse…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Northwest…averaged 13 points, 10 rebounds, 7 blocks…as junior, named All-Conference…averaged 10 points, 10 rebounds…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Charleston Southern University…undecided about college major and career plans…his dad, Antoine Partlow, is his role model…favorite pro athlete is Kevin Durant…says “I am excited to participate in the East-West all-star game. I am expecting to gain an experience I will never forget playing against great athlete in North Carolina.”

Darren Black
Darren…Concord High…6-0, 166…guard…coached by George Walker…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Conference Tournament, Moody Holiday Basketball Tournament MVP…played in North vs. South game, tying game record for assists…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Conference Tournament, Moody Holiday Basketball Tournament MVP, Dave Telep Carolina Challenge participant…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-Conference Tournament, Dave Telep Carolina Challenge participant…plans to attend Fort Union where he will major in business…his parents are his role models…Trey Burke is his favorite college athlete…favorite pro athlete is Kobe Bryant…says he is looking forward to “having a good time and learning some things from the coaches.”

Clay Byrd
Clay…East Burke High…6-1, 175…guard…coached by Jon Hancock…as senior, named AP All-State, District Player of the Year, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…averaged 26.7 points…as junior, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…averaged 24.7 points…as sophomore, named All-Conference…averaged 20 points…scored 2,274 career points and is the all-time leading scorer in Burke County history…also named All-Conference in track and field where he ran the 800 meters and competed in the high jump…N.C. Scholar…Honors Graduate…signed with UNC Greensboro where he will major in kinesiology…wants to pursue a career as a personal trainer…his dad is his role model…favorite college athlete is C.J. McCollum…favorite pro athlete is Stephen Curry…says he is “honored to participate in the all-star game and is looking forward to the experience and getting better.”

Donte Falls
Donte…Shelby High…6-5, 195…wing…coached by Aubrey Hollifield…as senior, named All-Conference, All-District, All-Tournament…averaged 12.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 1.5 steals…as junior, named All-Conference, All-District, All-Tournament, N.C. Scholar Athlete…averaged 16.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.7 blocks, 1.3 steals…as sophomore, averaged 8.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, 1.5 steals…member of National Technical Honor Society…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Lees McRae College where he will major in pre-health sciences…wants to pursue a career as a physician’s assistant…his godfather, the Rev. Dr. Marcus T. Mauney, Sr., is his role model…favorite college athlete is Rasheed Sulaiman…favorite pro athlete is Kobe Bryant…says “I’m very excited and honored to be a part of this game. I’ve had 3 family members before me to participate, and I expect to gain more friends and meet new people while participating.”

Josh Gaither
Josh…Statesville High…6-3, 185…guard…coached by Sonny Schofield…as senior, named NCPreps.com 3A All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Western Regional Tournament MVP…as junior, named All-Conference, All-County, Record & Landmark Holiday Tournament MVP…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-County…also named All-Conference in football…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Lees-McRae College where he will major in broadcasting or criminal justice…wants to be a sports broadcaster or a homicide detective…Tyler Heaggans is his role model…favorite college athlete is De’Anthony Thomas…favorite pro athlete is LeBron James…says “I feel honored and blessed to have been selected to play in this game. I feel like all the hard work and time that I put in the gym has paid off, but I still have a lot left to give. I hope to gain recognition from other coaches and be a positive influence to young kids back in Statesville that you can make it if you believe and work towards your goals.”

Craig Hinton
Craig…East Forsyth High…6-6, 195…post/wing…coached by Mike Muse…as senior, named All-Conference, All-County, All-District, All-Northwest, team MVP…as junior, named All-County, team Offensive Player of the Year…as sophomore, named team’s Most Improved Player…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Virginia Military Institute where he will major in business and economics…wants to pursue a career playing pro ball and then operate a successful gym facility…his favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says “I’m honored to be selected to play in the all-star game. It should be a lot of fun.”

Deion Robinson
Deion…Mount Tabor High…6-4, 180…post/wing…coached by Any Muse…as senior, named NCPreps.com All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Frank Spencer Classic Tournament MVP, team MVP…as junior, named Conference All-Tournament, team MVP…led team in rebounds…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with the University of Northwestern Ohio where he will major in automotive/business management…wants to open his own automotive repair business.

Christopher Wray
Christopher…Shelby High…6-7, 180…wing…coached by Aubrey Hollifield…as senior, McDonald’s All-American nominee…averaged 11 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2.5 steals, 2.3 blocks…as junior, named All-Conference…twice named All-Conference in track and field…his father is his role model…Trey Burke is his favorite college athlete…his favorite pro athlete is Kevin Durant…says “I’m excited about playing in the all-star game. I look forward to the experience of playing against some of the players out of North Carolina.”

East Team

Logan Evans
Logan…Wakefield High…6-7, 185…guard/forward…coached by Dexter Cooley…as senior, named All-Conference, school’s Male Athlete MVP, All-Academic Excellence…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Academic Excellence…as sophomore, named All-Academic Excellence…also competed in football and baseball….Honor Graduate…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Queens University of Charlotte where he will major in business/pre-law…wants to pursue a career in business or law…his parents are his role models…favorite college athlete is Aaron Craft…favorite pro athlete is Kevin Durant…says that playing in the all-star game is “one of the highest honors I have received. I’m expecting a great weekend.”

Devonté Graham
Devonté…Broughton High…6-1, 175…guard…coached by Jeff Ferrell…as senior, named NCPreps.com All-State, NCBCA All-State, Eastern Regional MVP, state championship Most Outstanding Player, Glaxo All-Tournament team, school’s Male Athlete of the Year…as junior, named team MVP…led team in steals and assists…as sophomore, led team in steals…scored over 1,200 career points…his mom is his role model…Lebron James is his favorite pro athlete…says he is “honored to be selected to play in the all-star game. I know it’s going to be a great experience. I plan to meet new people and have a life-time memory that will last forever.”

Jared Hendryx
Jared…Jordan High…6-8, 185…center…coached by Kim Annas…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Co-Player of the Year…averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Queen’s University of Charlotte where he will major in business…wants to take basketball as far as possible and eventually become a coach…his mother, Linda Addison, is his role model…favorite college athlete is Mitch McGary…favorite pro athlete is Kevin Durant…says “I feel both honored and blessed to be playing in the all-star game. I’m expecting a great experience and to create some lifelong memories.”

MarQuel NewKirk
MarQuel…Wallace-Rose Hill High…6-3, 170…guard/forward…coached by Steve Robinson…as senior, Duplin Times Player of the Year, All-Conference, team MVP…averaged 22.1 points…as junior, named All-Conference, team MVP…averaged 15.7 points…as sophomore, named team’s Most Improved…averaged 7.8 points…also competed in football and track and field.

Tyrone Outlaw
Tyrone…Person High…6-5, 198…forward…coached by Wendell Wise…as senior, named AP All-State, NCPreps.com All-State, All-Conference, Conference Co-Player of the Year…played in NC/SC All-Star Game…averaged 23.7 points, 13.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 2.8 blocks…as junior, named AP All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…averaged 22.4 points, 14.9 rebounds…as sophomore, named All-Conference…averaged 19.2 points, 14.1 rebounds…member of National Honor Society…Student Council Vice President…signed and athletic grant-in-aid with UNC Greensboro where he will major in kinesiology….his favorite pro athlete is Derrick Rose…says he is “just glad to be chosen and I hope it’s memorable.”

Quinton Ray
Quinton…Middle Creek High…6-0, 185…guard…coached by David Kushner…as senior, averaged 12.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 6 assists…as junior, averaged 13.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3 assists…as sophomore, averaged 10.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4 assists…also twice named All-Conference in football and a regional qualifier in the 4×200 in track…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Campbell University where he will major in graphic design…wants to start his own company…his dad is his role model…his favorite pro athlete is Kevin Durant…says “I’m really excited because I’m the first male basketball player from my high school to play in this all-star game. I’m expecting to gain more friends from my team.”

David Robertson
David…Green Hope High…6-2, 185…guard…coached by John Green…as senior, named All-Conference, team captain and MVP…averaged 18.57 points, 3 rebounds, 1.4 steals…as junior, named All-Conference, DaveTelp Carolina Challenge MVP…averaged 17.25 points…as sophomore, named Academic All-Conference and Scholar Athlete Award recipient…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with UNC Asheville where he will major in business…wants to pursue a career related to sports and business…his father is his role model…his favorite college athlete is Trey Burke…favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says “I am excited to play with other great players from the state of North Carolina. I look forward to learning from the experience and enjoying time with my teammates.”

Demarcus Sanford
Demarcus…Garner High…6-0, 165…guard…coached by Eddie Gray…as senior, named All-Conference, All-District, OT Holiday Invitational Tournament MVP…averaged 15 points, 5 steals, 5 assists…as junior, named All-OT Holiday Invitational Tournament…signed and athletic grant-in-aid with Cape Fear Community College where he will major in physical therapy…wants to pursue a career as a physical trainer…his grandfather is his role model…his favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says “It is a great honor to be selected to play in this very special all-star game. The Garner community is a special place to live in our fine state. I hope that I am able to use my God-given abilities in this game in order to represent my school and my teammates. This is an opportunity to play with some very top student-athletes in North Carolina. I am very grateful that the Garner basketball program has given me this chance to participate in this event.”

Tarique Thompson
Tarique…Hoke County High…6-5, 215…forward…coached by Quame Patterson…averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocks…3-times named Conference Player of the Year, 3-times named All-Cape Fear Region, 3-times named team MVP…McDonald’s All-American nominee…scored 1,565 career points and had 888 career rebounds…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with High Point University where he will major in exercise science…wants to pursue a career as a professional ball player…his mother, Lisa Davis, is his role model…his favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says “I’m grateful to have been selected for the all-star game. I look forward to playing with my peers in the sport I love.”

Anthony Vanhook
Anthony…Chapel Hill High…6-3, 208…forward…coached by Tod Morgan…as senior, named All-Conference, Academic All-Conference, team MVP…as junior, named team Defensive MVP…plans to attend UNC Greensboro where he will major in business administration/pre-law…wants to pursue a career in business…his mom is his role model…favorite college athlete is Trey Burke…favorite pro athletes are Dwayne Wade and Derrick Rose…says he is “excited and expects a different experience.”


Comments are closed.