All-HAECO 40th Anniversary Team and look back at some of these names from Paris Kea(Page HS) to Cedric Cokely(Grimsley HS)

Posted by Andy Durham on December 27, 2015 at 3:20 pm under High School | 8 Comments to Read

Courtesy of reader Bob Black, who has seen nearly all of the Little Four/Pizza Hut/TIMCO/HAECO Basketball Tournaments over the past 40 years…..
(We have added the player’s schools and some comments to the players’ list and only name we might be off is from the girls side in Dee Dee Watts)…What do you think about this list and who do you add???? Or subtract???…Good list and interesting seeing all of these names again…

BOYS
Cedric Cokely-Grimsley…Long-time assistant coach at Grimsley
Danny Manning-Page…Now head coach at Wake Forest…
Lindsay Foster-Page…Also known as BooCat back in the day…
Trip Welborne-Page…One of the best athletes to ever come out of this city…
Thomas Roberts-GDS…Led Bengals to first-ever Title after an OT win in 1987…
Ethan Albright-Grimsley…Big Red, wore blue and coaches Red team in softball…
Brian Seagraves-Dudley and current Panther coach..
Vincent Whitt-Dudley…Might be the best streak shooter to ever hit the floor and could light it up in hurry…Outstanding release…
Julian London-GDS…one of the quickest little guards that you will ever see…
Brendan Haywood-Dudley…Still on active NBA roster…
Brent Halsch-GDS
K J Garland-GDS
Kevin Swinton-GDS…and famous for the “Swinton-Bomb”, his dunk…
Johnny Thomas-GDS…Now playing for the Harlem Globetrotters…
Peter Agba-GDS…Now with Akron Zips…

GIRLS
Paris Kea-Page…Three-time Tourney MVP and there were discussions behind closed doors that should start calling the Women’s MVP Award the Pairs Kea MVP Award…Only joking, but makes for good copy/content…We will all be looking for her at this year’s tournament..Hope Paris Kea, now of UNC, gets a chance to stop in….
Angie Polk-Grimsley…Excellent ambassador for athletics and education…
Dee Dee Watts-Smith
Teresa Perkins-Western Guilford…”Super-Tall” young lady that made her team a powerhouse…
Jill Williams-Western Guilford…Had a sister named Jan and she played for Page or visa-versa…
Beth Schoolfield-Western Guilford…WG won the tournament three straight years under head coach Ginger Moore who moved in here from down East, did great things and then went back home…Was only in town here for the three years…
Felisha Tate-Grimsley…Very tough guard who later helped coach her team…
Stephanie Permar-Grimsley…Very gritty player who did not mind doing the “dirty work” and I believe she led Whirlies to a Title with Coach Phil Weaver at the helm…
Hayley Barber-Northwest Guilford…To many fans, the current face of girls basketball in Guilford County…Hard worker, not afraid to go to basket and very good team leader…Hoping to lead her team to another Title in 2015…On the way to Campbell University in Fall of 2016…


  • bball fan said,

    John and Tonya braswell,William bethea,George ceaser,Pearce Landry,Marc Lewis, resean Sinclair, kenard Moore,shemar Bowden, just a few names I came up with pretty good players

  • Andy Durham said,

    Bball fan you named some good ones and Pearce Landry was a real good one and he has a son, Pearce Landry in the tournament this year…Young Pearce Landry playing for Greensboro Day School…John Newman with a son in there too, with Greensboro Day and William Turner played in the tournament years ago and his son Tre Turner is out there with Northwest Guilford….

    Maybe some more dads and moms who played in the tournament with kids in there this year???

  • bball fan said,

    Glen Hayes from Dudley was a good one

  • Andy Durham said,

    PJ Hairston, Reggie Dillard, William Graves, Eric Hicks and Josh Chavis too….Reggie with Dudley and GDS in the tourney…

  • BBall skills said,

    Seems to be a personal favorite list and not most talented list. How can you leave out players like PJ Hairston? And mentioning Paris Kea with the likes of a one year champ Barber is sketchy too.

  • Andy Durham said,

    One person’s list, makes for a good topic and have names, feel free to add, that is the idea behind posting the list…

    Who else is in???

  • Anwar Alston said,

    Kevin Swinton played for Dudley. These others should have received some mention:

    Braxton Williams (Dudley)
    Dominique Brown (Dudley)
    Jemaine Price (Dudley)
    Rasean Sinclair (Smith)
    Robbie Saunders (Smith)
    Jamal Burney (Smith)
    Vincent Jones (Dudley)
    Marvin Webster

  • CH3 said,

    Grimsley-Eric Summers,Cam Benerman,Matt Kovaric,Mark (Jabbo) Harris,Scottie Arant
    Smith-Carlos Rankin,Gerald Carter,Jamal Burney,Clevon Ingram,Earl Haith
    Page-Kevin Ryan,Marsheree Nealy,Frank Eaves,Willie Wright,Mark Lewis
    Dudley-Freddie Barnes,Prince Bowden,Eric Hicks,Will Graves,Sam Hunt
    GDS-Monty Bumper,Dee Fuller,Justin Gainey,Rodney Beasley,Aaron McMillion