East-West All-Stars Basketball Bios with Harris(Page), Powell(NWG), Stepp(Ragsdale), Withers(NEG), Burgins(SWG), Burnett(SA) and Nieters(BM)

Posted by Andy Durham on July 21, 2014 at 10:51 am under College, High School | Comments are off for this article

Local men’s and women’s players in tonight’s East-West All-Stars Basketball Games at the Greensboro Coliseum

Jeremy Harris
Jeremy…Page High…6-6, 175…forward…coached by James Abell…as senior, named All-District, All-Conference, All-Regional, All-Tournament, All-State, team MVP…as junior, named All-Conference…undecided about college choice and major…wants to pursue a career in the NBA…favorite college athlete is Shabazz Napier…favorite pro athlete is Carmelo Anthony…says “I’m honored to be playing in the all-star game. I’m not expecting anything. I have nothing to prove.”

Nick Powell
Nick…Northwest High…6-4, 200…guard…coached by Lee Reevis…as senior, named All-Conference, All-District, team MVP…averaged 16.5 points…as junior, named All-Conference, Greensboro Sports’ Player of the Year…averaged 16.5 points…as sophomore, named All-Conference Tournament…averaged 15.5 points…scored over 1,000 career points…member of Leadership Club…Rising Stars Camp coach…Special Olympics coach…soup kitchen volunteer…will attend and play basketball at UNC Wilmington as a preferred walk-on where he will major in business administration…says of playing in the all-star game: “I’m excited to play. It’s a good opportunity to play with great players and learn.”

James Stepp, Jr.
James…Ragsdale High…6-2, 175…guard… coached by Craig Shoemaker…as senior, named NCPreps 4A All-State…All-Conference, All-District, Conference Player of the Year…averaged 21 points, 4 assists, 2 steals…as junior, named All-Conference…averaged 13 points, 4 assists…as sophomore, averaged 11 points, 3 assists…member of National Honor Society…will attend and play basketball for Newberry College…plans to major in physical therapy…wants to pursue a career in physical therapy…his father, James Stepp, Sr., is his role model…favorite college athlete is Johnny Manziel…favorite pro athlete is Stephen Curry…says “This is a great accomplishment. I plan to add to my experience as I go on to play basketball at the next level.”

Todd Withers
Todd…Northeast Guilford High…6-8, 195…forward…coached by Curtis Hunter…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference MVP…as junior, named All-Conference, team’s Most Improved…also played football…member of National Honor Society… plans to attend Queens College where he will major in sports communication…his father, Stanley D. Moyer, is his role model…favorite college athlete is C.J. Fair…favorite pro athlete is Paul George…says “It’s a great honor to play in the all-star game, and I expect to gain a better skills set.”

Briana Burgins
Briana…Southwest Guilford High…5-8…guard / forward…coached by Nick Scarborough…as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, Sheetz Tournament MVP, team captain and MVP…reached 1,000 point mark…as junior, named All-Conference, team MVP, Sheetz Tournament MVP…also played volleyball where she was named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, team MVP and Best Offensive Player…member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Cowboy Crazies…National Honor Society reporter…volunteer…undecided about college choice…wants to major in pre-pharmacy…want to pursue a career as a compound pharmacist…her grandfather is her role model…favorite college athlete is Diamond DeShields…favorite pro athlete is Maya Moore…says “I am truly excited about participating in the event. I am expecting to gain a whole new level of understanding for the game.”

Shaylen Burnett
Shaylen…Southern Alamance High…5-8…guard…coached by Amy Sarratt…as senior, named NCPreps 4A All-State, NCBCA District VI Player of the Year, All-Region, Time-News Player of the Year…NC/SC All-Star selection…averaged 20.8 points, 12 rebounds…as junior, named All-District, Metro 4A Player of the Year, All-Region, Times-News Player of the Year…averaged 17.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 7.7 assists…as sophomore, named All-District, District Player of the Year, All-Conference, All-Region…averaged 18 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists…scored 2,113 career points…also named All-Conference in track and field where she holds the school record in the shot put…member of DREAM Team, Student Council…Project Unify assistant…plans to attend Elon University where she will major in kinesiology…wants to pursue a professional basketball career or work as a physical therapist…her parents are her role models…favorite college athlete is Alyssa Thomas…favorite pro athlete is LeBron James…says “It is an honor and a privilege to be selected to play in such an event. I am expecting to gain experience competing against top competition.”

Cameron Nieters
Cameron…Bishop McGuinness High…6-1…guard / forward…coached by Brian Robinson…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Northwest…NC/SC All-Star Game participant…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Northwest, state championship MVP…as sophomore, named All-Conference, All-Northwest, state championship MVP…member of National Honor Society…Fellowship of Christian Athletes president…signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Harvard where she will major in psychology…wants to pursue a career as a psychologist or lawyer…favorite college athlete is Breanna Stewart…favorite pro athlete is Skylar Diggins…says “I’m so excited to have the opportunity to play with and against the best players in North Carolina.”


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