Upward Stars Announce The 2014 Upward NC Private School All-Star Basketball Game And Rosters

Charlotte, NC – February 10, 2014 – Providence Day School will host the 2014 Upward North Carolina Private School All-Star Basketball Game on Saturday, March 8th, 2014. It will feature some of the top senior boys and girls basketball players in the state of North Carolina.

Over 100 players were nominated by head coaches and Athletic Director’s from across the state of North Carolina. Selection committees worked to narrow the rosters down to 24 players in each game that represent all classifications and regions of the state.

The boy’s game will feature 14 players that have already signed scholarships to play college basketball next season, and several more players that anticipate signing scholarships later on this spring. In addition, Jerry Faulkner, the former Charlotte Latin coach will be coaching the West team, and David Carrier, currently at Kerr-Vance Academy, will be coaching the East team. Coach Faulkner spent 23 years at Charlotte Latin and collected nine 3A state championships and over 700 career wins. He has the third most wins of any high school coach in North Carolina history, and served as the Head Coach of the 2001 McDonald’s All American game. Coach Carrier won two 3A state championships at Providence Day in the late 1990’s before moving on to coach at 2A Kerr-Vance Academy in Henderson, NC. Overall, Coach Carrier has won over 350 games in his career and coached over 30 players that went on to play college basketball.

The girl’s game includes six players that have already signed to play at the college level. This includes McDonald’s All-American, Jatarie White, who is the reigning NC Gatorade Player of the Year and has signed to play next season at the University of South Carolina. Fayetteville Christian’s Don Gardner will coach the East team. Since starting his coaching career in 2001, Coach Gardner has collected over 200 career wins, including the 2008 1A state championship while he was the head coach at Trinity Christian. His teams from Trinity Christian and Fayetteville Christian have made the state tournament every year that he has been the coach. Jack Warren will coach the West squad. Jack has over 30 years of coaching experience, most of them in the NCISAA where he won two state championships in girl’s basketball while at Carolina Day School in Asheville, NC. Over his career, Jack has won numerous Coach of the Year honors. Jack has been the head girl’s coach at Cannon School since 2009.

The games will take place in Mosack Athletic Center on the campus of Providence Day School. The girl’s game will start at 1:00pm followed by the boy’s game at 2:30pm. Admission for the games will be $7 for adults, $5 for students, and children under the age of 8 will be admitted for free. Also, any youth that participates in an Upward Sports program and wears their Upward jersey to the game will be admitted at no charge.

In addition to the game, all players and coaches will participate in a community service project on the afternoon of Friday, March 7th in the Charlotte community.

East Boy’s Roster

#   Player                 High School                  Ht.     Pos.    College	
1   Lloyd Burgess          Christ School                6’10”   C       UNC-Greensboro
2   Chris Corchiani, Jr.   Ravenscroft School           6’0”    PG
3   Justice Cuthbertson    Westchester Country Day      6’2”    G
4   Jalen Jones            North Raleigh Christian      6’4”    F
5   Logan McLane           Greenfield School            6’8”    F       Miami (Ohio)
10  Joey McLean            High Point Christian         6’0”    G
11  Adrian Rich            Village Christian            6’3”    PG
12  Bryan Rouse            Greensboro Day               6’0”    G       Wingate
14  Zane Waterman          Fayetteville Academy         6’9”    F       Manhattan
15  Ashley Williams        Greenfield School            6’6”    G       Western Carolina
20  Jaron Withers          Fayetteville Academy         6’3”    G
21  Alec Wnuk              Christ School                6’7”    F       UNC-Asheville

Head Coach: David Carrier (Kerr-Vance Academy)
Assistant Coaches: Casey Field (Gaston Day), Bob Walker (Kerr-Vance Academy)

West Boy’s Roster

#   Player                High School                  Ht.     Pos.     College	
1   Davon Bell            Northside Christian          5’10”   PG       Presbyterian
2   Colton Bishop         Forsyth Country Day          6’1”    G        Loyola
3   James Demery          Northside Christian          6’5”    F        St. Joseph’s
4   Troy Henderson        Gaston Day School            6’9”    F        Mount St. Mary’s
5   Andrew Howard         Southlake Christian          6’6”    F	
10  Philip Jewell         Cannon School                6’5”    G	
11  Nehemiah Mabson       United Faith                 6’6”    F	
12  Desean Murray         Northside Christian          6’3”    F        Presbyterian
14  Rusty Reigel          Charlotte Latin              6’2”    G        Davidson College
15  Jordan Watkins        Providence Day               6’1”    G        Davidson College
20  Keyshawn Woods        Northside Christian          6’4”    G        UNC-Charlotte
21  Matthew Woods         Asheville Christian          6’2”    G

Head Coach: Jerry Faulkner (former Charlotte Latin coach)
Assistant Coaches: Chris Berger (Charlotte Latin), Donay Fullwood (Charlotte Latin)

East Girl’s Roster

#   Player                High School                   Ht.     Pos.    College	
2   Hayley Wood           Halifax Academy               5’8”    F       ECU 
3   Tori Harris           Trinity Christian             5’6”    G 
4   Anna Murr             Grace Christian               5’5”    G 
5   Caroline Spurr        Greensboro Day                5’7”    G       Emory 
11  Janae Dupree          Trinity Christian             5’7”    G 
12  Karinda Farrant       Grace Christian               5’9”    F
15  Imani Atkinson        Greensboro Day                5’8”    G       NC Central
20  Lily-Anne Ronco       Durham Academy                5’9”    F 
33  Rebecca Banks         Cary Academy                  6’0”    F       UNC-Wilmington
44  Marta Miscenko        Northwood Temple              6’3”    C       UTEP
45  Katy Cook             NRCA                          5’8”    F 
55  Ebony Zappone         Wesleyan                      5’11”   F 

Head Coach: Don Gardner (Fayetteville Christian)
Assistant Coaches: Nikesha Gaddy (Fayetteville Christian) Cynthia Jenkins (Northwood Temple)

West Girl’s Roster

#   Player                 High School                  Ht.     Pos.   College	
3   Morgan Franklin        Charlotte Christian          5’8”    G 
4   Ellen Montgomery       Cannon                       5’6”    G 
5   Hannah Calloway        Carolina Day                 5’6”    G 
11  Emma Pixley            Providence Day               5’4”    G 
12  Lauren Travis          Carolina Day                 5’4”    G 
14  Hailey Manns           Covenant Day                 5’2”    F 
20  Nikyah Morgan          Providence Day               5’6”    G 
21  Jayla Joyner           Hickory Grove                5’7”    G 
22  Hannah Griffin         Hickory Grove                6’1”    F 
23  Trinity Dunlap         Asheville Christian          5’7”    G 
40  Jatarie White          Providence Day               6’4”    F      South Carolina 
44  Alaina Cherry          Charlotte Christian          5’8”    F 

Head Coach: Jack Warren (Cannon)
Assistant Coaches: Jeff Hayhurst (Cannon), Clark Burrell (Cannon), Haniya Mee (Cannon)