Team Rosters Announced for the 25th Edition of the Carolinas Classic:Jasmin Harris(Northern Guilford HS) is on the NC Girls Squad

Team Rosters Announced for the 25th Edition of the Carolinas Classic

Top high school basketball players from North Carolina and South Carolina to face off

WILMINGTON, NC— The North Carolina Coaches Association and the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association have announced the team rosters for the 2024 Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball Games, this year celebrating its 25th anniversary. House of Raeford Farms FLOCK, the non-profit arm of House of Raeford Farms, is once again sponsoring the event.

On March 23, the top public high school senior boys and girls from North Carolina and South Carolina will face off during the Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball Games at John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington.

This year’s roster of players features McDonald’s All-American Isaiah Evans of the NC boys’ squad, ranked #8 nationally in his class by ESPN, and a product of North Mecklenburg High. He is joined by several boys’ and girls’ McDonald’s nominees from both states. The NC boys will also highlight the top scorer in the state, Paul McNeil, Jr. of Richmond County, who recently set a new NC single game scoring record with 71 points.

The SC boys’ team features Cam Scott of Lexington High, ranked in the top 20 in his class nationally by ESPN and committed to the University of Texas. The NC girls’ team includes the #3 ranked player in the state in Taylor Barner of Panther Creek High in Cary. In addition to Duke and Texas, player college commitments include NC State and Wake Forest in the ACC, Tennessee in the SEC, and other nationally prominent schools like Notre Dame and the University of Memphis.

“We are honored to have the best high school basketball student-athletes from our states come to Wilmington. They will not only compete at a high level in their respective games, but will be involved in outreach activities that touch youth and adults in the community,” said Scott Early and Phil Weaver, executive directors of the South Carolina and North Carolina Coaches’ Associations, respectively.

When the student-athletes are not practicing or playing, they will be participating in community service events, including visits to two New Hanover County elementary schools to interact with the kids and light up their day. The players and coaches will also provide a basketball clinic for special needs children and adults as part of FLOCK’s partnership with Access of Wilmington, a nonprofit organization eliminating barriers to health and wellness through sports, recreation and fitness for those in the community living with disabilities.

Tickets to the games are available now for purchase online and are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students. Tipoff for the Girls’ game will be 3:00 pm followed by the Boys’ game. Proceeds from the event will benefit Access of Wilmington.

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The following players and coaches will be representing their states at the 2024 Carolinas Classic All-Star Games:

NC Boys Team

Carson Daniel 6’0 Central Cabarrus High School

Chase Daniel 6’1 Central Cabarrus High School

Maurio Hanson 6’7 Julius L. Chambers High School

Sir Mohammed 6’6 Myers Park High School

Bishop Boswell 6’4 Myers Park High School

Isaiah Evans 6’7 North Mecklenburg High School

Paul McNeil Jr. 6’6 Richmond County High School

Jayden “Juke” Harris 6’7 Salisbury High School

Grant Hamilton 6’2 Weddington High School

Ari Fulton 6’7 Westover High School

Head Coach: Brian Carver (Enka High School)

Assistant Coach: Bobby Williams (Martin County High School)

SC Boys Team

Yannick Smith 6’3 Summerville High School

Will Fowler 6’2 Byrnes High School

Justin Ray 6’2 Eastside High School

Jayden Pretty 6’5 Ridge View High School

Jaxon Prunty 6’6 Lexington High School

Cam Scott 6’6 Lexington High School

Braylhan Thomas 6’6 Gray Collegiate Academy

Ellis Graham 6’10 Gray Collegiate Academy

Julen Iturbe 6’7 Riverside High School

Alex Atkinson 6’9 Lower Richland High School

Head Coach: Thomas Ryan (Dorman High School)

Assistant Coach: Barry McFadden (Marlboro County High School)

NC Girls Team

Jayda Angel 5’8 Cape Fear High School

Lauren Arnold 5’11 West Rowan High School

Taylor Barner 5’8 Panther Creek High School

Lillian Booker 5’6 Mallard Creek High School

Kaylee Carson 5’8 Independence High School

Yamorie Hardison 5’8 Southwest Onslow High School

Jasmin Harris 5’7 Northern Guilford High School

Audra Hilman 6’0 Wake Forest High School

Dot Mills 5’8 Pisgah High School

Jerin Trusdale 5’9 Myers Park High School

Head Coach: Shane Slate (North Surry High School)

Assistant Coach: Nattlie McArthur (Jack Britt High School)

SC Girls Team

Jasmine Frierson 5’7 Hartsville High School

Quinasia Abercrombie 5’8 Wade Hampton High School

Terriana Gray 5’8 AC Flora High School

Raina McGowens 5’9 Wren High School

Norriyah Bradley 5’9 Aiken High School

Tacoya Heyward 5’9 Bluffton High School

Destiny Drakeford 6’2 Ridge View High School

Kiara Croskey 5’6 Sumter High School

Jerchel Geathers 6’0 Carvers Bay Early College

Victoria Star Morris 5’9 South Pointe High School

Head Coach: Lamont Wakefield (JL Mann High School)

Assistant Coach: Chakaris Thomas (Hemingway High School)

About the North Carolina and South Carolina Coaches’ Associations

The North Carolina Coaches Association, established in 1948, exists to promote and improve athletics in North Carolina public schools and to foster high standards of ethics and sportsmanship. Likewise, the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association was founded in 1946 with a mission to promote, protect, and teach the student athletes of South Carolina through effective leadership and professional development of coaches. Both organizations have over 6,000 members each. Since 1998, the two associations have partnered to host the Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball Games. The event features the top senior basketball players from North and South Carolina in both the boys’ and girls’ divisions.

About House of Raeford Farms

House of Raeford Farms, Inc. is one of the nation’s top ten largest chicken processors, providing ready-to-cook and further processed chicken products to the foodservice, retail, and export markets. The company is family-owned and operated and based out of Rose Hill, North Carolina with additional facilities in Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. House of Raeford Farms FLOCK is the company’s non-profit arm with a mission to help people in the communities in which House of Raeford operates through youth development, hunger relief, mental health and addiction recovery.

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