The HS basketball games are coming up Monday night at the Greensboro Coliseum and some of the boys to watch out for are Kendall Smith from Kernersville Glenn, Marcus Wright out of Winston-Salem Prep(both Smith and Wright representing the West), Big 7’1 Ty Walker from Wilmington New Hanover, Bo Ingram out of Kinston and Hunter McClintock originally from Burlington Williams but most recently from Northern Durham.(Walker, Ingram, and McClintock are on the East squad)
For the young ladies we have kids from the West we want to talk about and they are Trumae Lucas and Krystin Fields both from Phil Weaver’s Grimsley Whirlies, Tyisha Bridges from Southwest Guilford and Secily Ray of Thomasville.
Tyishaâ€¦Southwest Guilford Highâ€¦5-9â€¦guardâ€¦coached by Duane Willisâ€¦as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, All-High Point Enterprise, All-Northwestâ€¦averaged 17.6 points, 4.2 steals, 3.8 reboundsâ€¦as junior, named All-Conference, All-Northwestâ€¦as sophomore, named All-Conferenceâ€¦also competed in track and field where she was named All-Conferenceâ€¦member of chorusâ€¦signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Norfolk State University where she will major in communicationsâ€¦plans to pursue a career in the WNBAâ€¦her father is her role modelâ€¦her favorite college athlete is Tyler Hansboroughâ€¦favorite pro athlete is Kobe Bryantâ€¦says â€œI am very honored to play in this game. Itâ€™s a great accomplishment. I expect to gain more knowledge and to just have fun.â€
Krystinâ€¦Grimsley Highâ€¦5-11â€¦forwardâ€¦coached by Phil Weaverâ€¦as senior, named All-Conference, All- District 7â€¦averaged 13.4 points, 3 steals, 6 reboundsâ€¦as junior, named All-Conferenceâ€¦as sophomore, named All-Conferenceâ€¦twice named All-Conference in volleyballâ€¦signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Towson University where she will major in nursingâ€¦would like to pursue a career in the WNBA and then as a registered pediatric nurseâ€¦her mother and brother are her role modelsâ€¦her favorite college athlete is Candace Parkerâ€¦favorite pro athlete is Ray Allenâ€¦says â€œI am really excited about playing in the East-West game. I hope to get to know the other girls and experience the opportunity to play in a very competitive game.â€
TrumaÃ©â€¦Grimsley Highâ€¦5-9â€¦guardâ€¦coached by Phil Weaverâ€¦as senior, named All-Conference, North Carolina/South Carolina All-Star selection, Steak and Shake AM 950 Player of the Year, Little Four Tournament MVP, Conference Tournament MVP, team MVPâ€¦as junior, named All-Conference, Western Regional Conference MVP, Conference Tournament MVP, 4A State Championship Most Outstanding Playerâ€¦as sophomore, named All-Conference, Conference All-Tournament, Flow Athlete of the Week, Conference Player of the Year, 4A Player of the Yearâ€¦member of National Technical Honor Societyâ€¦Scholar Athleteâ€¦Superior Achievement and Excellence of Performance in Businessâ€¦signed an athletic grant-in-aid with the University of Florida where she will major in sports managementâ€¦wants to pursue a career playing ball overseasâ€¦favorite college athlete is Candace Parkerâ€¦favorite pro athlete is LeBron Jamesâ€¦says â€œIt will be another great experience , and Iâ€™m looking forward to playing against some of the best in the state.â€
Secilyâ€¦Thomasville Highâ€¦6-0â€¦guardâ€¦coached by Lacardo Meansâ€¦as senior, named All-Conference, Conference Player of the Year, All-Northwest, All-Area, team MVPâ€¦averaged 20.5 points, 9 reboundsâ€¦as junior, named All-Conference, All-Areaâ€¦member of National Honor Society, AB Honor Roll, Spanish Club, Student Councilâ€¦signed an athletic grant-in-aid with Wake Forest where she will major in sports medicineâ€¦wants to pursue a career as a physical therapistâ€¦Delaney Rudd is her role modelâ€¦her favorite college athlete is Candace Parkerâ€¦favorite pro athlete is Vince Carterâ€¦says â€œI am very excited about being selected to the all-star team, and I expect to gain some friends and be able to adapt to playing with new teammates.â€
*****Info sent our way from Jim Modlin, courtesy of David Willoughby, North Carolina Coaches Association media. Big Jim will be out there covering the games for us next week and we will have more on the Soccer and Football during the weekend.*****