East-West All-Stars Women’s Basketball Bios with Coffer(Northern Guilford) and Hailey(SEG) carrying the local load

Posted by Andy Durham on July 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

2013 Women’s Basketball

West Team

Amanda Coffer
Amanda…Northern Guilford High…6-1…forward/center…coached by Kim Furlough…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Tournament, All-Area, All-District, NC/SC All-Star, Academic All-Conference…averaged 14.1 points…ranked #1 in the state in blocked shots with an average of 6.5 per game…as junior, named All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-Conference Tournament…recipient of the Female Student Athlete of the Year Award presented by U.S. Marine Corps…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Campbell University where she will major in criminal justice…her favorite college athlete is James Michael McAdoo…favorite pro athlete is Kevin Durant…says “I’m looking forward to meeting and playing with different people; this game is a great opportunity, and it is such an honor to be chosen.”

Kenya Hailey
Kenya…Southeast Guilford High…6-1…guard…coached by Shawyn Newton…as senior, named All-Conference, All-District…averaged 16.1 points, 2 assists, 7.1 rebounds…as junior, named All-Conference…averaged 12.2 points, .7 assists, 4 rebounds…also named All-Area in track and field…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with North Carolina A & T State University where she will major in criminal justice…her favorite pro athlete is Steve Nash…says “I feel honored to play in this game. I expect to gain more friends and unforgettable memories.”

Alexis Armstrong
Alexis…Forestview High…5-8…guard…coached by Kevin Gurganus…as senior, named AP All-State, NCPreps.com All-State, All-Conference, All-Gazette, All-District, Conference Player of the Year, Gazette Player of the Year…as junior, named NCBCA All-State, All-Conference, All-Gazette, All-District, Gazette Player of the Year…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-Gazette, All-District…holds career and single season record for rebounds…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Lander University where she will major in business…her mother is her role model…favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says “It’s a blessing to have been chosen out of a lot of girls that have good talent. I’m just expecting it to prepare me more for my college season.”

Keri Fulp
Keri…East Surry High…6-3…center…coached by Keith Gunter…as senior, named AP All-State, NCPreps.com All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, District 11 Player of the Year, All-Northwest, NC/SC All-Star Game participant, NC Miss Basketball, Heisman state finalist…averaged 16.1 points, 12 rebounds, 3.1 blocks…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Northwest…averaged 9.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.5 blocks…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-Northwest, U.S. – Russia Exchange Team member…averaged 11.7 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.4 blocks…had 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds…also played volleyball where she had 1,000 career kills and was named NW Player of the Year…Class Valedictorian…National Honor Society President…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Wake Forest University where she will major in biophysics…wants to pursue a career working as an Environmental Engineer, possibly for the U.N….her role models are Walt Disney and Rosalind Franklin…favorite college athlete is Tyler Lewis…favorite pro athletes are Tim Duncan and Tamika Catchings…says “The all-star games provide a wonderful opportunity for North Carolina to showcase its talent prior to the athletes leaving for college. I’m very thankful for the opportunity to play. I hope to connect with other athletes as we move forward to the next chapter in our lives.”

Mylia Garner
Mylia…Jordan-Matthews High…6-0…forward…coached by Jeff Stutts…as senior, named NCPreps.com All-State, All-Region, All-District, District Player of the Year, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Courier-Tribune Christmas Invitational Tournament MVP…averaged 19.2 points, 5-5 rebounds…as junior, named NCPreps.com 2A Player of the Year, NCBCA All-State, All-District, District Player of the Year, All-Conference, Regional MVP, 2A State Championship Kay Yow MVP …as sophomore, named All-Conference…school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,219 career points…member of Beta Club, SADD…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with UNC Charlotte where she will major in pre-kinesiology…wants to pursue a career as a professional ball player or as a physical therapist in the U.S. Navy…Melody Dark, her assistant high school basketball coach, is her role model… says “I’m thankful to be considered one of the best players in the state for which I’m being honored. I’m expecting to gain the ability to adapt quickly and efficiently to a new environment, including being able to perform. This will be a great experience playing with players that are at the same level as you are and being able to compete against some of the best in the state as well.”

Jasmine Huntley
Jasmine…Porter Ridge High…5-4…guard…coached by Ina Thompson…as senior, named All-Conference, All-County, semi-regionals All-Tournament…as junior, named All-Conference, All-County, Christmas Tournament MVP…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-County…1,000 career points…member of National Honor Society, DECA, FCCLA…plans to attend UNC Pembroke where she will major in sports management…her role model is Glendora Rorie…favorite pro athlete is Derrick Rose…says “It’s an honor to play in the all-star game with such great players. I want to gain the experience of playing at a higher level, more skills, and learn more of the game I love to play.”

Tatum Jarvis
Tatum…Mount Tabor High…5-10…guard…coached by Rick Anderson…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Northwest, All-County, 2012 Carolina Invitational All-Conference Team in Charleston, SC, All-District, 2013 Triad High School All-Star Team…as junior, named All-Conference, All-County, Edward Jones Player of the Month, NCHSAA Regional All-Tournament, state championship runners-up…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-County…also named All-Conference in volleyball…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Charleston Southern University where she will major in forensic science/criminal justice…wants to play basketball overseas or in the WNBA…her parents, Sherri and Ricky Jarvis, are her role models…favorite college athlete is Skyler Diggins…favorite pro athlete is Blake Griffin…says she feels “blessed and honored to be asked to participate in the all-star game,” and she expects “to play with great players from across the state.”

Milan Quinn
Milan…Berry Academy…6-2…guard…coached by Bryant Bailey…as senior, named All-Conference, All-District, Conference Player of the Year, All-County, team Most Outstanding Player…averaged 18 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.5 steals…as junior, named All-Conference, All-County…averaged 11 points, 8 rebounds…also competed in volleyball where she was named All-Conference, Conference Co-Player of the Year, team Most Outstanding Player…member of National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society…Senior Class Vice President…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Wake Forest University where she will major in biology or exercise science…wants to become a physician…her mom is her role model…her favorite pro athlete is Tim Duncan…says “Playing in the all-star game is an honor and somewhat of a reward for all the hard work that I’ve done throughout my career. I’m excited to share in this accomplishment with my teammates and other all-stars. I hope to gain an understanding of what it takes to play at the next level by playing with and against some of the best of my peers.”

Terri Rogers
Terri…Easter Alamance High…6-0…forward/center…coached by Tim Krotish…as senior, named NCPreps.com 3A All-State, All-Conference, All-Region, All-District, District 6 Player of the Year, team Player of the Year and Offensive MVP…averaged 15.4 points, 12.7 rebounds…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Region, team Defensive MVP…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-Region…also named All-Conference in track…named AAA Scholar Athlete…plans to attend Catawba College where she will major in sports medicine…wants to pursue a career as a sports physical therapist…her dad, Terry Rogers, is her role model…favorite college athlete is Seth Curry…favorite pro athlete is Maya Moore…says she is “very excited to be playing in the all-star game. I expect to gain experience and also another level of skills in my game from participating in this game.”

Imani Williams
Imani…Freedom High…5-5…guard…coached by Amber Fox…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Conference Tournament, Burke County Female Player of the Year, Jakes MVP…averaged 12 points…as junior, named All-Conference, All-District, Jakes MVP…as sophomore, named All-Conference Tournament…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Limestone College where she will major in sports medicine…her dad is her role model…her favorite college athlete is Alyssa Thomas…favorite pro athletes are Diana Taurasi and Ivory Latta…says “I am honored to be participating in the all-star game. I expect to discover my strengths and weaknesses against players attending different collegiate divisions.”

East Team

J’Kyra Brown
J’Kyra…Rocky Mount High…5-11…guard…coached by Pam Gainey…as senior, named AP All-State, NCBCA All-State, NCBCA Player of the Year…all-time female leading scorer for Rocky Mount High…averaged 25.5 points, 6.3 rebounds…as junior, named All-Area, Player of the Year…as sophomore, named All-Area, Player of the Year…also competed in track and field, placing 3rd in state in the discuss and 5th in the shot put…member of National Honor Society…plans to attend East Carolina University…undecided about college major…would like to pursue a career in the WNBA…Coach Pam Gainey is her role model…favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says “I’m honored to have been selected. I look forward to playing with and meeting others who share my love of basketball. I look forward to improving my skills, especially my defense because defense wins games.”

Whitney Bunn
Whitney…Bunn High…5-7…guard…coached by Ben Daniels…as senior, named NCPreps.com 2A All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…ranked 29th by ESPN Hoopgirlz…averaged 14.2 points, 5.5 assists…as junior, named NCPreps.com 2A All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…averaged 15.1 points, 5.4 assists…as sophomore, named All-Conference…averaged 17 points, 3 assists…holds NC career record for 3-pointers with 229…also played soccer where she holds school record with 108 goals…member of BETA Club…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Furman University…undecided about major…wants to pursue a career coaching or working in the health field…favorite pro player is Kobe Bryant…says “I am honored to be chosen to play and represent my team the best that I can. I expect to make new friends and to experience some great competition.”

Kelsey Daniels
Kelsey…Rocky Mount High…6-0…center… by Pam Gainey…as senior, named Conference All-Tournament, team’s Most Improved…averaged 7.8 points, 5 assists, 7 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 7 blocks…also competed in volleyball, indoor track, track and field…member of KEY Club, marching band and concert band…plans to attend Apprentice School where she will major in engineering…says “I am honored to play in and to be part of such an historic event. I am excited to play against some of the best players in the state. I hope to gain many memories and friendships from this experience.”

Briana Day
Briana…Millbrook High…6-4…forward/center…coached by Chris East…as senior, named NCPreps.com All-State, NCBCA All-State, All-District, Eastern Regional MVP, Kay Yow MVP in 2013 state championship game…as junior, named Eastern Regional MVP, Kay Yow MVP, High School OT Most Outstanding Player, News and Observer Basketball Player of the Year…as sophomore, named Eastern Regional MVP, Glaxo Smith Kline MVP…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Syracuse University where she will major in Health Sciences…wants to pursue a career as an OB/GYN…her mommy is her role model…her favorite pro athlete is Elena Delle Donnne…says “It’s a true honor to be selected to play with and against such talented players. I hope to gain many friends and the chance to play with people who have very high skill sets.”

Amber Doniere
Amber…Laney High…6-0…forward/center…coached by Sherri Tynes…named NCPreps.com 4A All-Star, NCHSAA Academic All-State, All-Conference, All-Area, All-District, team MVP… team Most Outstanding Rebounder Award recipient…team’s leading scorer… Leon Brogden Holiday Classic All-Tournament…participated in the Carolinas Classic All-Star game – game-tying jumper to force overtime where North Carolina was victorious…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Area, All-District, NCHSAA Academic All-State, NHS Holiday Classic All-Tournament, team MVP…team’s Most Outstanding Rebounder Award recipient…as sophomore, named All-Conference, NCHSAA Academic All-State…team’s Most Outstanding Rebounder Award recipient…member of National Honor Society, SAVE, DECA, Skills USA…Teacher Cadet President…2010 Student Leadership Award recipient…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Appalachian State University where she will major in elementary education…wants to pursue a career as a teacher…her mother, Karen J. Doniere, is her role model…favorite pro athlete is Candace Parker…says “It’s a tremendous honor to be selected for the all-star game. I have a great opportunity to represent Laney High, my high school coaches, my AAU coaches, and most of all my family and ASU. I’m expecting to gain some valuable experience from this game, and I feel very blessed and honored to have been selected.”

Ryan Flowers
Ryan…Millbrook High…6-1…forward/center…coached by Chris East…as senior, named NCPreps.com All-State, NCBCA All-State, Upward Classic MVP, state championship Most Outstanding Player, Eastern Regional Most Outstanding Player, News and Observer Player of the Year…as junior, named state championship Most Outstanding Player…as sophomore, named state championship Most Outstand Player…named Academic All-Conference each of the last 3 years…signed with UNC Wilmington…undecided about her major…wants to pursue a career as an athletic trainer…her favorite professional athlete is Seimone Augustus.

DeAnneisha Jackson
DeAnneisha…Harnett Central High…6-2…forward/center…coached by Bennie Pollock…as senior, named All-Conference, All-District, Conference, team captain and MVP, Academic All-Conference….McDonald’s All-American nominee…as junior, named All-Conference, All-District, Best Offensive Player…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-District, Best Offensive Player…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with High Point University where she will major in physical therapy…wants to pursue a career as a physical therapist for people with special needs…favorite college athlete is Breanna Stewart…favorite pro athletes are Lauren Jackson and Ray Allen…says “I feel extremely honored and privileged to be able to play in the all-star game. I expect to be able to play with other great players.”

Mylea McKenith
Mylea…Hillside High…5-7…guard…coached by Ovester Grays…as senior, named All-Conference, team Most Improved…school’s leader in scores and steals…also competed in track and cross country…signed with Lander University where she will major in child psychology…her favorite pro athlete is Diana Taurasi…says “I feel extremely blessed to be selected to be a part of this event.”

Jordyn Smith
Jordyn…Hillside High…5-10…forward/center…coached by Ovester Grays…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…Reaves Family Premier Hornet Award recipient…as junior, named All-Conference…as sophomore, named All-Conference…member of Kappa Leadership Development League, National Achievers Society…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Howard University where she will major in kinesiology…wants to pursue a career as an athletic trainer or a physical therapist…her mother is her role model….favorite pro athlete is Candice Parker…says “I feel very excited as well as blessed to be participating in the all-star game. I hope to gain great friendships during the process.”

Diamond Tyson
Diamond…Carrboro High…5-5…guard…coached by Sheremy Clanton…as senior, named NCPreps.com 2A All-State, All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year…averaged 22.5 points, 2.7 assists, 5.7 rebounds, 3.8 steals…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Area…averaged 18.7 points, 2 assists 5.9 rebounds, 2.9 steals…as sophomore, named All-Conference…averaged 17.7 points, 1.1 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 2 steals…also threw the shot put and the discuss on the track and field team…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Catawba Valley College where she plans to major in Art/Art History (Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology)…her career plans are to pursue whatever calling draws her – just wants to be successful at it…says “Being a part of the all-star game is an incredible honor. I feel truly blessed for this opportunity to showcase my skills at this level. I am coming into the game without expectations – just with an open mind.”


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