East-West All-Stars Basketball Players’ Bios with the games coming up TONIGHT at the Greensboro Coliseum(Check out Locals up top)

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2016 East-West Basketball Bios
(We haved moved the local Guilford County West kids up to the top of the listings for you…)

Hayley Barber
Hayley…Northwest Guilford…5-7…G…coached by Darlene Joyner…as senior, named All-District, All-Conf, Conf POY, All-Northwest, HAECO Invitational Tournament MVP, team capt…NCHSAA Heart of a Champion Award recipient…avg’d 11.3 pts, 3 rebs, 3.3 assists, 3 stls…as junior, named All-District, All-Conf, All-Area, Area POY, All-Regional Tournament, HAECO Invitational Tournament MVP, All-County MVP, team capt and MVP…avg’d 29.6 pts, 2.3 rebs, 3.9 assists, 3.6 stls…as soph, named All-Conf, TIMCO Invitational All-Tournament, team capt…avg’d 10.3 pts., 2.6 rebs., 3.9 assists, 2.8 stls…member of Nat’l Honor Society, FCA…scholarship to play at Campbell where she will major in biology and sports coaching…wants a career as a pro or in marine biology…favorite college athlete is Ryan Arcidiacono…favorite pro is Steph Curry…says “This will be a great experience and a major goal to have achieved.”

Morgan Pointer
Morgan…Northwest Guilford…6-0…P…coached by Darlene Joyner…as senior, named All-Conf, All-Northwest, HAECO Invitational All-Tournament, state championship game Most Outstanding Player…avg’d 9.2 pt., 7.8 rebs, 1.8 assists, 1.7 stls, .5 blocks…as junior, named All-District, All-Conf, HAECO Invitational All-Tournament, Regional All-Tournament…avg’d 11.8 pts, 7.6 rebs, 2.1 assists, 1.5 stls, .4 blocks…as soph, named All-Conf, HAECO All-Tournament…1,000 career pts….member of Nat’l Honor Society…scholarship to play at Gardner-Web…wants to play pro ball or coach college ball…favorite college athlete is Stephanie Mavunga…favorite pro is Simone Augusta…says “The game is something I have been looking forward to since I entered high school. I’m excited about playing with some of best high school talent in NC.”

Chris Denning
Chris…Southern Guilford…6-4, 185…F…coached by Evan Fancourt…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area, Sheetz Invitational All-Tournament…averaged 15.2 points, 9.4 rebounds…plans to attend and play for Winston Salem State University where he will major in fashion design…wants to won his own clothing line…Evan Fancourt is his role model…favorite college athlete is Marcus Paige…favorite pro athlete is Kevin Durant…says “I am honored and excited to play in such a prestigious game, so many good players have played in this game, and I’m excited to have the chance to be mentioned with our state’s best players. I am expecting to have a lot of fun as well as gain some great experience through paying with the best players from around the state.”

Jaylen Gore
Jaylen…Northwest Guilford…6-160…G…coached by Lee Reavis…as senior, named All-District, All-Area, All-Conference…NCHSAA Heart of a Champion Award recipient…Bill Lee Scholarship Award recipient…averaged 13.3 points, 5.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 steals…as junior, named All-District, All-Area, All-Conference, HAEO Invitational All-Tournament…scholarship to Guilford College where he will study sports medicine and the human body…favorite college athlete is Cat Barber…favorite pro athlete is T.J. Warren…says “I’m very excited and blessed to be able to play in such a big game and I look forward to competing and having fun.”

Kaymon Mitchell
Kaymon…Southwest Guilford…6-5, 215…C…coached by Guy Shavers…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area…averaged 13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals…as junior, named All-Conference…scholarship to play at NC Wesleyan where he will major in sports management…wants to pursue a career as a sports agent…favorite college athlete is Marcus Paige…favorite pro athlete is Kevin Durant…says “I am very excited to be playing in the all-star game. I am looking forward to playing with top players within my home state.”

Raymon Pratt
Raymon…Ben L. Smith…6-3, 215…F…coached by Derrick Partee…as senior, named All-District, All-Conference, Conference POY, All-Area…averaged 23.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 5 assists…as junior, named All-Conference…averaged 16.9 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists…as sophomore, averaged 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists…scored over 1,000 career points…scholarship to play with NC A&T where he will major in business administration…favorite college athlete is Buddy Heild…favorite pro athlete is Russell Westbrook…says “It’s such a blessing and great honor to be selected for this illustrious event! As a child it was always a dream to play in the East-West All-Star game, and being that I’m from Greensboro, it couldn’t have gotten any better! I look forward to competing against some of the best athletes from across the state!”

East Women’s Team

Shantel Bennett
Shantel…Lee County…5-8…G…coached by Gabriel Reynolds…as senior, named All-Conference, All-District, Lee County Christmas All-Tournament…7-times Zaxby’s Player of the Game…avg’d 17.3 pts, 9.2 rebs, 6.6 assists, 4.8 stls…as junior, named All-Conf, NCPreps 3A All-State, Conf POY…avg’d 17.2 pts, 5.3 stls, 4.8 assists…as soph, avg’d 12.9 pts, 4.4 stls, 3.5 assists…also competed in track, breaking a school record in the 100m and qualifying for the state in the 100m and 200m sprints…scholarship to play for Fayetteville State where she will major in sports mgmt…wants to open her own fitness center…her mother is her role model…favorite college athlete is Moriah Jefferson…favorite pro is Lebron James…says “I feel honored to be playing in the game. I’m expecting to gain social alliances and pick up some valid tips and advice from the coaching staff.”

Ali Cyr-Scully
Ali…East Chapel Hill…5-5…G…coached by Michelle Wood…as senior, named All-Conf, All-District…scored 520 pts, averaging 20.8…as junior, named All-Conf, All-District…avg’d 26.4 pts…set school single game scoring record with 47 pts…as sophomore, named All-Conf, Holiday Hoopla All-Tournament…avg’d 17.1 pts…scored 1,661 career pts…member of Nat’l Honor Society, French Honor Society, Habitat for Humanity officer…Ronald McDonald House volunteer…plans to play at UNC where she will major in public health…plans a career in medicine or nutrition…favorite college athlete is Ivory Latta…favorite pro is Steph Curry…says “I am excited to be able to play with other players of this caliber from across NC and am looking forward to playing with new teammates and working with new coaches.”

Jillian Ebron
Jillian…Rose…5-9…F…coached by Mark Johnson…as senior, named All-District, All-County, All-Conf, team MVP, team Offensive MVP…avg’d 20 pts, 7.8 rebs, 3 stls…as junior, named All-District, All-County, All-Conf, team MVP, team Offensive MVP…avg’d 14.1 pts…as sophomore, named All-District, All-County, All-Conf, team MVP, team Offensive MVP…avg’d 15 pts…also competed in track and softball where she was the Coaches’ Award recipient…member of Nat’l Honor Society, A/B Honor Roll…Dream Team leader…Link Crew leader…scholarship to play at UNC Pembroke…wants to play pro ball overseas and work as sports psychologist…favorite college athlete is Diamond DeShields…favorite pro is Candace Parker…says “I am excited about playing with other great players from the hoopstate!”

Kelly Funderburk
Kelly…Leesville Road…5-11…F…coached by Ben Daniels…as senior, named All-Conference, Academic All-Conference, team MVP…selected to Raleigh/Durham All-Star game…led team in scoring…as junior, named All-Conference, Academic All-Conference, team MVP…led team in scoring and rebounds…as sophomore, named All-Conference, Academic All-Conference…led team in scoring…member of FCA…PEPI leader…scholarship to play at University of Mount Olive where she will major in business…wants to start her own business…favorite college athlete is Marcus Paige…favorite pro is Steph Curry…says “I am honored to get the opportunity to play in the game representing my school. I hope to gain some valuable experience playing with other outstanding girls.”

Elle Hepburn
Elle…Apex…5-9…G…coached by Isaac Bristol…as senior, named All-Conf, All-District, High School OT All Tournament, team capt and MVP…led conf in scoring with 565 pts…avg’d 20 pts, 2.1 assists, 3.6 rebs…as junior, named All-Conf, team capt and MVP…avg’d 13 pts…also played volleyball, tennis, and lacrosse…member of Spanish Honor Society… Nat’l Honor Society board member…Junior Marshal…AP Scholar of Distinction…scholarship to play at Johns Hopkins where she will major in neuroscience and public health…plans a career in medical surgery…favorite college athlete is Rachel Banham…favorite pro is Tim Tebow…says “I’m looking forward to playing in one last high school basketball games prior to leaving for Johns Hopkins.”

Stephanie Johnson
Stephanie…Union Pines…6-1…P…coached by Greg Mayer…as senior, named Academic All-Conference…NC Scholar Athlete…avg’d 11.5 pts, 9.1 rebs…as junior, avg’d 5.5 pts, 4.8 rebs…as sophomore, avg’d 13.6 pts, 7.1 rebs…scholarship to play at UNC Pembroke where she will major in forensic chemistry…plans a career in forensic science…favorite college athlete is Brice Johnson…favorite pro is Kevin Durant…says “It is an honor to be chosen to play in the all-star game. I feel that it is a privilege to be representing my school and team. I’m looking forward to meeting the team and possibly making new friendships.”

Lexi Mercer
Lexi…Rosewood…5-9…G…coached by Rick Grantham…as senior, named AP and NCBCA All-State, All-Conf, All-District, District POY, NC/SC All-Star…avg’d 25 pts, 10.6 rebs, 4.4 assists, 6.8 stls. 1 block…as junior, named AP All-State, All-Conf, All-District…avg’d 25.5 pts, 9.6 rebs, 3.5 assists, 5 stls, 1.2 blocks…as sophomore, named AP All-State, All-Conf…avg’d 25.5 pts, 20.1 rebs, 3.3 assists, 4 stls, 1.1 blocks…2,561 career pts…also named All-Conf in soccer, volleyball, and track…member of Student Council…Nat’l Honor Society secretary…Junior Marshall…scholarship to Elon where she will major in business…plans career in family business…favorite college athlete is Marcus Paige…favorite pro is Steph Curry…says “I’m privileged to be able to play in this game with the other great players in NC. This experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity and chance to meet new people.”

A’Terria Quick
A’Terria…South Robeson…5-8…G…coached by Lula Ratley…as senior, named AP All-State, All-District, Conf POY, County POY, All-Tournament, Maxprep POY, team MVP…Australia Game participant…avg’d 27.7 pts, 4.2 assists, 4 stls, 3 blocks, 9.1 rebounds…as junior, named All-District, Conf POY, County POY. Team MVP…avg’d 23.9 pts, 3.6 assists, 2.7 stls, 8.1 rebs…as soph, named All-District, Conf POY, County POY…avg’d 23 pts, 3.1 assists, 5.8 rebs, 2.7 stls…2,254 career pts…also competed in softball and track…member of Ring Committee, History Club, FFA, FBLA…undecided about college choice…will major in sports mgmt…her brother is her role model…favorite college athlete is Buddy Hill…favorite pro is Kevin Durant…says “It’s an honor to play in this game. I’m excited to play with some of the best players in NC.”

Olivia Smith
Olivia…Cardinal Gibbons…6-0…P…coached by Jessica Lowe…as senior, named All-Conf, All-Metro, All-District, All-USAToday North Carolina, team MVP…avg’d 21.4 pts, 108. rebs, 2.5 stls, 2 assists…as junior, named All-Conf, Conf POY, All-District, team MVP, 323 Holiday Invitational MVP…avg’d 22.4 pts, 8.4 rebs, 3.7 stls, 1.5 assists…as soph, named All-Conf, team Defensive POY…avg’d 11.8 pts, 5.3 rebs, 2.3 stls, .7 assists…member of Nat’l Honor Society, Spanish Club…Junior Marshal…AP Scholar with Distinction…Biology Club officer…Catholic Athletics basketball rep…will play for UNC where she will major in biology…wants a career as an occupational therapist…favorite college athlete is Brice Johnson…favorite pro is Steph Curry…says “I’m excited for this opportunity and everything it has to offer.”

Mikaya Wilson
Mikaya…Knightdale…5-7…G…coached by Trent Bunn…as senior, named All-Conf, Academic All-Conf, All-District, team capt and MVP…North/South All-Star participant…RDU All-Star participant and MVP…avg’d 15 pts, 5 rebs, 8 assists, 4 stls…as junior, named All-Conf, Academic All-Conf, All-District, team capt and MVP…avg’d 12 pts, 5.2 rebs, 7 assists, 3 stls…as soph, named All-Conf, Academic All-Conf, team capt and MVP…avg’d 16 pts, 6.3 rebs, 7 assists, 4 stls…also named Academic All-Conf in volleyball and track…member of Nat’l Honor Society, A Honor Roll…scholarship to Appalachian State where she will major in physics…plans a career as mechanical engineer…favorite college athlete is Moriah Jefferson…favorite pro is Lebron James…says “I’m excited. I’ll be the first female athlete from Knightdale to play in this event. This experience enables me to network and gain lifelong friendships.”

West Women’s Team

Brooklyn Allen
Brooklyn…Pisgah…5-8…F…coached by Brandon Holloway…as senior, named AP All-State, All-Conf, All-District, WNC POY, Conf POY, District POY, Conf Tournament MVP…Blue/White All-Star participant…avg’d 24.6 pts, 9.6 rebs., 3.8 assists, 3.5 stls…had 10 double-doubles…as junior, named All-Conf, All-District, All-State, All-WNC, Conf POY, Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament MVP…as soph, named All-Conf, All-District, All-WNC, Conf All-Tournament, regional All-Tournament…scored 2,201 career pts…also named All-Conf, All-WNC, Conf POY in volleyball…member of Nat’l Honor Society, PEP Club, FCA…PASCO pres…scholarship with Appalachian State where she will major in elementary ed…favorite college athlete is Marcus Paige…favorite pro is Kobe Bryant…says “I am very excited to play against the state’s best players and hope the game helps me to transition my game to the collegiate level.”

Hayley Barber
Hayley…Northwest Guilford…5-7…G…coached by Darlene Joyner…as senior, named All-District, All-Conf, Conf POY, All-Northwest, HAECO Invitational Tournament MVP, team capt…NCHSAA Heart of a Champion Award recipient…avg’d 11.3 pts, 3 rebs, 3.3 assists, 3 stls…as junior, named All-District, All-Conf, All-Area, Area POY, All-Regional Tournament, HAECO Invitational Tournament MVP, All-County MVP, team capt and MVP…avg’d 29.6 pts, 2.3 rebs, 3.9 assists, 3.6 stls…as soph, named All-Conf, TIMCO Invitational All-Tournament, team capt…avg’d 10.3 pts., 2.6 rebs., 3.9 assists, 2.8 stls…member of Nat’l Honor Society, FCA…scholarship to play at Campbell where she will major in biology and sports coaching…wants a career as a pro or in marine biology…favorite college athlete is Ryan Arcidiacono…favorite pro is Steph Curry…says “This will be a great experience and a major goal to have achieved.”

Dalton Gossett
Dalton…Erwin…5-7…G…coached by Terry Gossett…as senior, named All-Conf, All-District, All-WNC, Holiday on the Hardwoods Tournament MVP…avg’d 18.5 pts, 6.6 assists, 3.8 stls, 5 rebs…as junior, named All-Conf, All-District, All-WNC, Conf POY, Regional All-Tournament, avg’d 15.1 pts, 4.2 assists, 3.8 stls, 4.7 rebs…as soph, named All-Conf…also played volleyball and was named All-Conf, All-District, and All-State in softball…member of Beta Club, Career Tech Ed Honor Society…North Carolina Scholar…undecided about college choice…will major in criminology…wants a career in law enforcement or the legal field…favorite college athlete is Marcus Paige…favorite pro is Russell Wilson…says “Just to get an opportunity to play with the caliber of talent in this game is a dream come true; I feel blessed and hope I can live up to the honor.”

Khaila Hall
Khaila…West Rowan…5-10…F…coached by Ashley Poole…as senior, named All-Conf, All-County, Conf POY….avg’d 11.3 pts, 6 assists…as junior, named All-Conf, All-County, County Female Athlete of the Year, NCHSAA Performer of the Week…as soph, named All-Conf, All-County…also named All-Conf and All-County in track and field…member of Student Leader Club, Athletic Leadership Club…scholarship to play for Longwood University where she will major in athletic training…wants to be a high school or college athletic trainer…favorite college athlete is Tiffany Mitchell….favorite pro is Candace Parker…says “I’m more than blessed to be able to play a sport I love and to have the chance to play with others that love the game just as much as me. It’s an awesome opportunity and I’m beyond grateful to be selected as one of many talented players.”

Bayley Plummer
Bayley…East Davidson…6-2…P…coached by Don Corry…as senior, named AP and NCBCA All-State, All-Conf, All-District, All-Northwest, District POY, Conf POY…North/South team selection…avg’d 16.7 pts, 14.8 rebs, 7.5 blocks…as junior, named All-State, All-Conf, All-District, District POY…as soph, named All-Conf, Conf MVP…scored 1,867 career pts….set NC record for career rebounds (1,745) and career blocks (880) and blocked shots in 1 game (21)…scholarship to play at Appalachian State where she will major in accounting…favorite college athlete is Breanna Stewart…favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says “It is an honor to represent my school and the western part of NC in this all-star game.”

Morgan Pointer
Morgan…Northwest Guilford…6-0…P…coached by Darlene Joyner…as senior, named All-Conf, All-Northwest, HAECO Invitational All-Tournament, state championship game Most Outstanding Player…avg’d 9.2 pt., 7.8 rebs, 1.8 assists, 1.7 stls, .5 blocks…as junior, named All-District, All-Conf, HAECO Invitational All-Tournament, Regional All-Tournament…avg’d 11.8 pts, 7.6 rebs, 2.1 assists, 1.5 stls, .4 blocks…as soph, named All-Conf, HAECO All-Tournament…1,000 career pts….member of Nat’l Honor Society…scholarship to play at Gardner-Web…wants to play pro ball or coach college ball…favorite college athlete is Stephanie Mavunga…favorite pro is Simone Augusta…says “The game is something I have been looking forward to since I entered high school. I’m excited about playing with some of best high school talent in NC.”

Chanin Scott
Chanin…Myers Park…5-11…F…coached by Barbara Nelson…as senior, named All-Conf, All-District, All-State, Conf POY…named to NC/SC All-Star team…avg’d 16 pts, 11 rebs, 2 blocks…as junior, named All-Conf, Regional All-Tournament, played on 4A state championship team…avg’d 12.3 pts, 9 rebs, 2.1 blocks…as soph, named NCISAA All-State, All-Conf…scored over 1,000 career pts…also named All-State, All-Conf in track and All-County in volleyball…member of DREAM Team…scholarship to play at Georgia Tech where she will major in biomedical engineering…plans career as biomedical engineer…favorite college athlete is Tiffany Mitchell…favorite pro is Usain Bolt…says “This all-star game will be a great experience and will be a great way to make friends with other college athletes from NC.”

Te’ja Twitty
Te’ja…Rutherfordton-Spindale Central…5-11…F…coached by Darius Fuller…as senior, named All-Conf, Conf POY, team MVP…avg’d 22 pts, 15 rebs…as junior, named All-District, All-Conf, team MVP…avg’d 27 pts, 15 rebs…as soph, named All-Conf, All-District, team MVP…avg’d 19 pts, 14 rebs…scored 2,276 career pts and had 1,538 career rebs…also twice named MVP in track…scholarship to UNC Greensboro where she will major in physical therapy…plans to become a physical therapist…favorite college athlete is Ben Simmons…favorite pro is Candace Parker…says “It’s an honor to participate in the all-star game. There have been a few players from R-S Central who played in this game, and I wanted to make that list, too.”

Ra’Shika White
Ra’Shika…Berry…6-3…F/C…coached by Marquis Hines…as senior, named All-Conference, team MVP…scored 1,725 career points and had 1,069 career rebounds…also named All-Conference in basketball…scholarship to play at Elon University…favorite pro athlete is Candace Parker…says “I am excited to play in the all-star game. I will gain a greater understanding on paying with and /or against many talented people.”

Chantel Williams
Chantel…Mallard C reek…5-8…G…coached by Clarence Johnson…as senior, named All-District…averaged 12 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 blocks…as sophomore, averaged 14.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.7 blocks…named Student-Athlete of the Month…A/B Honor Roll…undecided about college choice…will major in sports management…favorite college athlete is Breanna Stewart…favorite pro athlete is Maya Moore…says “I feel pretty good about playing in the all-star game. It will be a great opportunity to play with people from all over. I expect to gain good exposure.”

East Men’s Team

Damani Applewhite
Damani…Westover…6-7, 174…F…coached by George Stackhouse…as senior, named All-Conference, All-District…North/South Game selection…avg’d 16 pts, 7.4 rebs…as junior, avg’d 8 pts, 5 rebs…undecided about college choice…plans to major in criminal justice…wants to pursue a career with the FBI…favorite college athlete is Michael Gbinije…favorite pro athlete is Kobe Bryant…says “ It’s an honor for me to be representing my school and community as one of the top basketball players in NC. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to play in a game that has such a rich tradition. I am hoping to enjoy my experience with my fellow all-stars and the coaches. I want to compete in practice and in the game in a manner that will make my family and school proud.

Faison Brock
Faison…Millbrook…6-5, 195…F…coached by Scott McInnes…as senior, named All-Conf, Academic All-Conf, All-Metro…avg’d 14 pts, 8 rebs, 2 stls, 1 block…as junior, avg’d 9 pts, 10 rebs…as sophomore, avg’d 6pts, 7 rebs…member of FCA, SWAG Club…scholarship to USC Aiken where he will major in business…wants to play pro ball overseas…favorite college athlete is Buddy Hield…favorite pro athlete Kawhi Leonard…says “I feel honored to be a participant, and I hope to gain a better feel for the game and meet new people.”

Robert Colon
Robert…Northside…6-1, 181…G…coached by Tony Marshburn…as senior, All-District, All-Area, Pepsi Player of the Week…avg’d 18.3 pts, 4.8 rebs, 4.3 assists…as junior, named All-District, All-Area…avg’d 18.1 pts, 2.5 rebs, 3 assists…scored over 1,000 career pts…holds school record for 3-pointers…Honor Student…scholarship to play for Winston-Salem State where he will major in sports medicine…wants to pursue a career in the NBA…favorite college athlete is Brandon Ingram…favorite pro athlete is Stephen Curry…says “I expect big things from playing in this game, and I also feel good that I’m playing in such a big event that every kid in high school would love to be a part of. It’s truly an honor.”

Cory Gensler
Cory…Cary…6-4, 185…F…coached by Allan Gustafson, Jr….as senior, named AP All-State, All-Conf, All-District, All-Metro, Leon Brogden Holiday Invitational All-Tournament, team MVP, Academic All-Conf…avg’d 17.5 pts, 8.8 rebs, 4.4 assists, 1.9 stls…as junior, named All-Conf, Lee County Holiday Invitational MVP, Conf POY, team MVP, Academic All-Conf…as soph, named Lee County Holiday Invitational All-Tournament, Academic All-Conf…holds all-time school record with 1,956 career pts…also played varsity baseball as a freshman…scholarship to Campbell University where he will major in trust and wealth mgmt…undecided about career plans…favorite college athlete is Denzel Valentine…favorite pro athlete is Derek Jeter…says “Being invited to play in the all-star game is a great individual honor but also a great opportunity to represent my school. I’m looking forward to competing against the top players in NC.”

Peyton Pappas
Payten…Cedar Ridge…5-11, 160…G…coached by Clay Jones…as senior, named All-Conference, Co-District POY…avg’d 24.4 points, 5 assists…school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,790 career points…as junior, named All-Conference, All-District, Holiday Tournament MVP…avg’d 26.3 points…as sophomore, named All-Conference…avg’d 15 points…also played quarterback on the football team and is the school’s all-time leader in career passing and career TDs…scholarship to play at Catawba College where he will major in sports marketing…wants to be a basketball coach or sports agent…his dad is his role model…favorite college player is his brother, Cam Pappas…favorite pro is Steph Curry…says “It’s an honor to be selected to play in a game like this. It’s also an honor to represent my school and family at this event. I’m very excited to go compete with the best of the best in NC.”

Shaft Parker
Shaft…Farmville Central…6-2, 190…G…coached by Larry Williford…as senior, averaged 16 points, 5 assists, 6 rebounds…as junior, named All-Conference…WITN Pepsi Player of the Week…led team to 2A state championship…scholarship to Cape Fear Community College where he will major in sports management…wants to pursue a career as a coach or athletic director, having a positive impact on students’ lives…favorite college athlete is Grayson Allen…favorite pro athlete is Steph Curry… says “I am excited to be playing in the all-star game, and I consider this a great opportunity! I know I will be playing the best of the best, so I am looking forward to adding more experience to my skill set.”

Tharon Suggs
Tharon…Broughton…5-11, 170…G…coached by Jeff Ferrell…as senior, named All-District, HSOT All-Tournament…averaged 15.6 points, 3.9 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals…undecided about career choice…will major in mechanical engineering…plans to start his own business…favorite college athlete is Buddy Hield…favorite pro athlete is Kobe Bryant…says “I’m very honored and excited to play in the all-star game. I am expecting to show my skills and play alongside the top players in the state.”

Trevor Willis
Trevor…East Carteret…6-3, 180…G…coached by Billy Anderson…as senior, named All-Conference, All-County, All-Region, Conference POY, County POY…averaged 21 pts…as junior, named All-Conference, All-Region, NCPreps All-State…as sophomore, named All-Conference, NCPreps All-State, state championship game MVP…undecided about college choice and career plans…favorite college athlete is Brandon Ingram…favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says “I am excited about the opportunity to play in the all-star game.”

Ben Zemonek
Ben…Leesville Road…6-6, 210…C…coached by Russ Frazier…as senior, named All-Conf, Academic All-Conf, team Most Outstanding Player…RDU All-Star Game participant…avg’d 15.1 pts, 12.2 rebs, 3.3 assists, 3.1 blocks, 1.2 stls…as junior, named All-Conf, Academic All-Conf, team Defensive POY…avg’d 17.3 pts, 11.4 rebs, 3.0 assists, 3.3 blocks…as soph, named Academic All-Conf, Conf Most Improved Player…avg’d 8.1 pts, 6.3 rebs, 1.3 assists, 1.9 blocks…scored 1,252 career pts and had 930 career rebs…Honor Roll…Presidential Award for Service Hours recipient…Youth Ministry leader…scholarship to Lenoir-Rhyne…wants to pursue a career as an environmental scientist…favorite college athlete is Malcolm Brogdon…favorite pro is C.J. McCollum…says “I’m looking forward to playing the game and to have fun and to compete with the best players in NC.”

West Men’s Team

Chris Denning
Chris…Southern Guilford…6-4, 185…F…coached by Evan Fancourt…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area, Sheetz Invitational All-Tournament…averaged 15.2 points, 9.4 rebounds…plans to attend and play for Winston Salem State University where he will major in fashion design…wants to won his own clothing line…Evan Fancourt is his role model…favorite college athlete is Marcus Paige…favorite pro athlete is Kevin Durant…says “I am honored and excited to play in such a prestigious game, so many good players have played in this game, and I’m excited to have the chance to be mentioned with our state’s best players. I am expecting to have a lot of fun as well as gain some great experience through paying with the best players from around the state.”

Jaylen Gore
Jaylen…Northwest Guilford…6-160…G…coached by Lee Reavis…as senior, named All-District, All-Area, All-Conference…NCHSAA Heart of a Champion Award recipient…Bill Lee Scholarship Award recipient…averaged 13.3 points, 5.1 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 steals…as junior, named All-District, All-Area, All-Conference, HAEO Invitational All-Tournament…scholarship to Guilford College where he will study sports medicine and the human body…favorite college athlete is Cat Barber…favorite pro athlete is T.J. Warren…says “I’m very excited and blessed to be able to play in such a big game and I look forward to competing and having fun.”

Cayse Minor
Cayse…Mt. Tabor…6-2, 165…F…coached by Andy Muse…as senior, named All-Conference, All-District, All-Northwest, Frank Spencer All-Tournament…avg’d 17.4 pts, 6.2 rebs, 2.8 assists, 1.8 stls…as sophomore, named All-Chronicle…named March Spartan of the Month…scholarship to play at Johnson C. Smith where he will major in business…plans a career in marketing / sales, logistics…favorite college athlete is Buddy Heild…favorite pro athlete is LeBron James…says “I’m very excited about being a part of this elite group of players in NC. It will be a great experience to compete against some of the best players around. I look forward to working with the West coaches and players this week to try and come together as a team in a short period of time. It will be nice to develop new relationships with other player that have my same interest.”

Stephen Misenheimer
Stephen…North Stanley…6-5, 180…F…coached by Chris Misenheimer…as senior, named All-Conf, All-County All-District, Conf POY, County POY, Mt. Pleasant Christmas Tournament MVP…avg’d 19 pts, 14 rebs…as junior, named All-Con, All-County, All-District…avg’d 23 pts, 11 rebs…as sophomore, named All-Conf, All-Distsrict…school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,762 pts…scholarship to Wingate…wants a career that allows him to give back to the community…favorite college athlete is Marcus Paige…favorite pro is Kawhi Leonard…says “I feel honored to be selected to participate in the all-star game. I see it as a way to build relationships with other players and get a bit of recognition, considering the size of the high school I attend. This will be a memory that I will always be able to look back on and cherish.”

Kaymon Mitchell
Kaymon…Southwest Guilford…6-5, 215…C…coached by Guy Shavers…as senior, named All-Conference, All-Area…averaged 13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals…as junior, named All-Conference…scholarship to play at NC Wesleyan where he will major in sports management…wants to pursue a career as a sports agent…favorite college athlete is Marcus Paige…favorite pro athlete is Kevin Durant…says “I am very excited to be playing in the all-star game. I am looking forward to playing with top players within my home state.”

Raymon Pratt
Raymon…Ben L. Smith…6-3, 215…F…coached by Derrick Partee…as senior, named All-District, All-Conference, Conference POY, All-Area…averaged 23.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 5 assists…as junior, named All-Conference…averaged 16.9 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists…as sophomore, averaged 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists…scored over 1,000 career points…scholarship to play with NC A&T where he will major in business administration…favorite college athlete is Buddy Heild…favorite pro athlete is Russell Westbrook…says “It’s such a blessing and great honor to be selected for this illustrious event! As a child it was always a dream to play in the East-West All-Star game, and being that I’m from Greensboro, it couldn’t have gotten any better! I look forward to competing against some of the best athletes from across the state!”

Damon Scott
Damon…Asheville…5-10, 155…G…coached by Sonita Warren-Dixon…as senior, named All-Conference, All-WNC, All-District, Conference POY, Blue/White All-Star game MVP…avg’d 10 pts, 4.4 rebs, 5.8 assists, 3.8 stls…as junior, named All-Conference, team capt and Offensive POY…avg’d 15.9 pts, 4.04 rebs, 5 assists, 4.3 stls…as sophomore, named team capt and Offensive POY…scored over 1,000 career pts…Student Body rep…scholarship to play at Emory and Henry where he will major in pre-pharmacy studies…plans career in pharmacy or as a nursing director…favorite college athlete is Marcus Paige…favorite pro is Steph Curry…says “I feel like playing in this all-star game will finish my high school career off with something great, and I am very excited to be in Greensboro on July 18.”

Jacob Skidmore
Jacob…Kings Mountain…170, 6-8…F…coached by Grayson Pierce…as senior, named All-Conference, All-District, All-Gazette, team MVP, Student Scholar…avg’d 17.3 pts, 6.4 rebs, 2.3 assists, 2.1 stls, 3.5 blocks…as junior, named All-Conference, All-District…avg’d 11.5 pts, 6.5 rebs, 4.3 blocks, 2 assists…as sophomore, avg’d 3.5 pts, 4.2 rebs, 2.6 blocks…scholarship to Lenoir-Rhyne where he will major in computer science…wants to pursue a career making his own software with his own company or working for Microsoft…favorite college athlete is Brice Johnson…favorite pro is Kevin Durant…says “I feel very accomplished and feel that I did what I had to do to be able to play with other good athletes. I expect to gain an experience that is once in a lifetime being able to play with a bunch of good athletes that not every player gets to do.”

Jayce Wolfe
Jayce…Smoky Mountain…5-8, 160…G…coached by Jimmy Cleaveland…as senior, named All-Conf, Conf All-Tournament, All-WNC, All-District, Conf POY…Blue-White All-Star selection…as junior, named All-Conf, All-Region…as sophomore, named All-Conf, Conf Tournament MVP…also played football where he was named All-Conf…served as youth basketball coach…undecided about college choice…plans to major in accounting or business management…favorite college athlete is Brandon Ingram…favorite pro athlete is Kevin Durant…says “I have heard many good things about the East-West All-Star game from friends who have played in it in the past. I hope to have a good time playing the game I love and make new friends during the experience. I’m looking forward to playing with the top seniors, in NC.”

Jaylon Wray
Jaylon…Crest…6-3, 180…F…coached by Justin Zaleski…as senior, named All-Conference…avg’d 21 pts, 7.3 rebs, 2.4 assists, 2.0 steals…as junior, named All-Conference…avg’d 12 pts, 5 rebs, 1.5 steals…as sophomore, avg’d 6.8 pts, 4.1 rebs, 1.8 assists…scholarship to play at Brunswick Community College…wants to play pro basketball…favorite college athlete is Grayson Allen…favorite pro athlete is Lebron James…says “I am excited about playing in the all-star game and competing against some of the best competition in the state.”


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