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All-Stars Selected for 29th Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games

Teams Report Wednesday, March 13

    MONTGOMERY – Twenty-four seniors have been selected to represent Alabama in the 29th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games to be played at Alabama State University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome on the Montgomery school’s campus, Friday, March 15.
       The Alabama teams, comprised of 12 senior boys and 12 senior girls, were selected by the Basketball Coaches All-Star Selection Committee and announced by Jamie Lee, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA). The girls’ game will tip off at 5 p.m. and the boys’ game will follow at 7.  
        Alabama and Mississippi come into the 29th annual game deadlocked with 14 wins apiece in the girls ‘and boys’ games.  Alabama’s girls won last year’s game played Mississippi College in Clinton (MS), 109-96. The Mississippi boys’ all-stars won 127-90 – the most points allowed by Alabama in the series since its inception in 1991.
         Lee also announced the all-stars and coaches for the 2019 North-South All-Star boys’ and girls’ games to be played July 17 during All-Star Sports Week. Both games will also be held at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome.
         Headlining the Alabama Boys’ All-Star Squad is Mountain Brook 6-foot-9 senior Trendon Watford, who will have one more game with Spartans’ head coach Bucky McMillan. McMillan and Carver-Montgomery Coach James “J.J.” Jackson are the Alabama boys’ coaches. David Good of Mountain Brook will be the Alabama administrative coach.
      Coaching the Alabama Girls’ All-Star Team are Tim Miller of Class 6A state champion Hazel Green and Tammy West, who guided Cold Springs to the Class 2A title in 2019. Coach Carey Ellison, who coached Pisgah to the 2018 and 2019 Class 3A state titles, is the administrative coach.
      Watford finished his career at Mountain Brook as AHSAA State Basketball Tourney MVP three straight years. The Spartans (31-3) won the 7A state crown for the third time with Watford in the lineup this season. Watford concluded his prep career as the AHSAA’s all-time career leading rebounder (1,909) and also scored more than 3,500 points in his fabled career. One of the nation’s top senior recruits, He is still uncommitted.
    Lee-Montgomery center Demond Robinson, 6-8, and LeFlore 6-8 forward DeAntoni Gordon give Alabama a strong inside presence with Watford. Gordon is heading to Wichita State and Robinson to Murray State.  Texas A&M signee Kobe Brown of Lee-Huntsville, a 6-6 forward, and Carver-Montgomery 6-6 forward Jaykwon Walton, a Georgia signee, provide scoring and rebounding at the power forward slot. Brewbaker guard Desmond Williams, a Troy University signee, and Class 5A state champion Wenonah guards Cameron Tucker and Justin Minter headline a strong group of guards. Both are uncommitted.
      Florida State signee River Baldwin, a powerful 6-5 center, tops the Alabama girls’ roster. She was named MVP last summer in the AHSAA North/South All-Star Game played during All-Star Sports Week.  Eleven of the 12 Alabama girls’ all-stars are already committed or signed, including Ramsay forward Aniyah Smith (Alabama State) and guard Jaylyn Sherrod (Colorado). Guard Annie Hughes of Pisgah, a two-time Class 3A state tourney MVP, is headed to Auburn; guards Skyla Knight and Joiya Maddox of Class 7A state champion Hoover are set to play collegiately at Arkansas-Little Rock and Rutgers, respectively.
      Miller (583-95), became the first girls’ basketball coach in AHSAA history to guide three different schools to state titles with Hazel Green’s 2018 championship, has coached six in all (Jeff Davis, 2006; Bob Jones, 2008, 2009, 2011); and Hazel Green (2018, 2019). West’s Cold Spring girls set the AHSAA state record for 3-point goals in a season in 2019. Her teams have now won four state titles (1999, 2008, 2009, and 2019). West has a 617-203 career coaching record.
     McMillan, 35, is one of the youngest coaches in the NFHS to win 300 games in a career. He has coached Mountain Brook to a 301-71 record and five state titles (2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019) and Jackson (445-102) has guided the Wolverines to three Class 6A state crowns (2012-, 2015, 2018). His team was 6A state runner-up in 2019.
    Coaches selected for the North-South All-Star Games include: (South Boys) Jeffrey Pope, LeFlore; Jessie Foster, Dadeville; Nigel Card, Saint James (administrative); (North Boys) James Poindexter, McAdory; Anthony Reid, Florence; Brant Llewellyn, Lauderdale County (administrative); (South Girls) Dyneshia Jones, Charles Henderson; John Smith, Southside-Selma; Nigel Card, Saint James (administrative); and (North Girls) Kim Nails, Southside-Gadsden; JeTaime Silas, Lee-Huntsville; Brant Llewellyn, Lauderdale County (administrative).
    Highlighting the Boys’ players is North guard Tommy Murr of Lindsay Lane Academy, who scored an AHSAA state record 1,442 points this past season and averaged a nation-leading 45.1 ppg. He has 4,210 career points with one year remaining and has scored 50 or more points 15 times in his prep career. 
     Class 5A girls’ state tourney MVP Quintasia Leatherwood of Central-Tuscaloosa, one of the top guard prospects in the Southeast, highlights the girls’ all-stars selected.
     All players selected for the North-South competition are currently juniors. 
     The Alabama-Mississippi All-Stars report next Wednesday.
    Complete rosters for the Alabama squads as well as the North-South teams are listed:

2019 ALABAMA GIRLS' ALL-STARS

 

Player

School

Pos.

Ht

Coach

College

River Baldwin

Pleasant Home

F/C

6'5

Tony Wilson

Florida State

Taylor Henderson

Center Point

PG

5'11

Ulysses Haynes

Georgia State

Jaylyn Sherrod

Ramsay

PG/SG

5'6

Ronnie Jackson

Colorado

Aniyah Smith

Ramsay

PF

5'10

Ronnie Jackson

Alabama State

Thaniya Marks

Wenonah

PF/C

6'1

Kenneth Lang

Undecided

Skyla Knight

Hoover

PG/G

5'7

Krystle Johnson

Arkansas-L Rock

Joiya Maddox

Hoover

G

6'0

Krystle Johnson

Rutgers

Annie Hughes

Pisgah

G

5'6

Carey Ellison

Auburn

Kathleen Wheeler

Priceville

SG

5'10

Terrie Nelson

Samford

Moriah Taylor

Hartselle

PG

5'5

Gary Orr

Georgia State

Marisa Snodgrass

Hazel Green

PG/SG

5'3

Tim Miller

Montevallo

Jajuana Lambert

Blount

F

6'0

Kimyatta Perry

Shelton State

COACHES

Tim Miller

Hazel Green

Tammy West

Cold Springs

Carey Ellison

Pisgah, Adm.

2019 ALABAMA BOYS' ALL-STARS

Player

School

Pos.

Ht

Coach

College

Kobe Brown

Lee - Huntsville

F

6'6

Greg Brown

Texas A & M

Kurantiya Garner

Buckhorn

G

6'1

Mark Blevins

Undecided

DeAntoni Gordon

LeFlore

F

6'8

Jeffrey Pope

Wichita State

Brandon Nicholas

Mae Jemison

G

6'3

Howard Pride

Undecided

JaLon Johnson

Hillcrest-Tusc.

G

6'0

Scott Suttles

Undecided

Auston Leslie

Westminster Chr.

G

6'4

Ronnie Stapler

Undecided

Justin Minter

Wenonah

G

6'4

Audwin Howard

Undecided

Demond Robinson

Lee - Montgomery

F

6'8

Bryant Johnson

Murray State

Cameron Tucker

Wenonah

G

6'2

Audwin Howard

Undecided

Jaykwon Walton

Carver-Montgomery

F

6'6

James Jackson

Georgia

Trendon Watford

Mountain Brook

F

6'9

Bucky McMillan

Undecided

Desmond Williams

Brewbaker Tech

G

6'1

Chauncey Shines

Troy U.

COACHES

Bucky McMillan

Mountain Brook

James JJ Jackson

Carver - Montgomery

David Good

Mountain Brook, Adm.



2019 NORTH BOYS' BASKETBALL ROSTER

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Dane Harding

Albertville

F

6'6

180

GianCarlo Valdez

Decatur Heritage

G

6'2

165

Austin Harvell

East Limestone

F

6'5

180

Reginald Perry, Jr.

Fairfield

F

6'7

250

Damarcus Beckwith

Florence

F

6'4

210

Tommy Murr

Lindsay Lane

G

6'1

160

Colby Jones

Mountain Brook

G

6'5

185

Paul Stramaglia

Mountain Brook

G

6'0

165

Mark Sears

Muscle Shoals

G

6'0

175

Zondrick Garrett

Oxford

F

6'7

205

Kameron Woods

Pinson Valley

G

6'0

165

Jayden Stone

Sacred Heart

G

6'3

180

Shannon Grant

Sylacauga

C

6'10

260

Grant Atchley

Sylvania

G

6'2

155

D'Corian Wilson

Talladega

G

6'1

185

NORTH BOYS' ALL-STAR COACHES

James Poindexter

McAdory

Anthony Reid

Florence

Brant Llewellyn

Lauderdale County - Admin.

2019 SOUTH BOYS' BASKETBALL ROSTER

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Willie Screws

Barbour County

G/F

6'4

200

Michael Murry

Carver-Montgomery

G

6'2

185

Jhymias Patrick

Dadeville

F

5'10

165

Tereance Edwards-Fleming

Daphne

C

6'7

180

Justin Bufford

Ellwood Christian

F

6'6

180

Dallas Howell

Enterprise

SF

6'6

200

Martavius Payton

Georgiana

F

6'6

195

Arayvion Jones

Keith

G

6'3

165

Tyler Lang

LeFlore

F

6'6

205

De'Marquiese Miles

Lee-Montgomery

PG

6'2

160

Antwan Burnett

Sidney Lanier

SF

6'5

210

Rongie Gordon

Sidney Lanier

C

6'8

230

Braydon Whitaker

Slocomb

G

5'10

150

Kedrick Turnipseed

Sumter Central

G/F

6'2

185

Robert Bonham

UMS-Wright

G

5'11

150

SOUTH BOYS' ALL-STAR COACHES

Jeffrey Pope

LeFlore

Jessie Foster

Dadeville

Nigel Card

Saint James - Admin.

2019 NORTH GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROSTER

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Jemeriah Moore

Midfield

G

5'10

Quintasia Leatherwood

Central-Tuscaloosa

G

5'3

Sakyia White

Central-Tuscaloosa

C

6'2

Keiara Griffin

Ramsay

F

5'10

Hannah Edwards

Oak Mountain

C

6'6

Sarah Barker

Spain Park

G

5'11

Macie Williams

Southside-Gadsden

C

6'0

Alicyn McCollum

Phillips

C

6'0

Laura Keener

Central - Florence

G

5'4

Elizabeth Hill

Cold Springs

G/F

5'11

Destinee McGhee

Madison Academy

C

6'2

Farrah Pearson

Hazel Green

F

5'9

Emily Bowman

Huntsville

C

6'6

Briana Moore

Grissom

C

6'0

Jaden Langford

Madison Academy

G

5'7

NORTH GIRLS' ALL-STAR COACHES

Kim Nails

Southside - Gadsden

JeTaime Silas

Lee - Huntsville

Brant Llewellyn

Lauderdale County - Admin.

2019 SOUTH GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROSTER

Player

School

Pos.

Ht.

Aaliyah Austin

Faith Academy

C

6'2

Elsie Harris

B C. Rain

G

5'6

Elissa Murry

Alma Bryant

G

5'5

Kaitlyn Knight

Foley

G

5'5

Ariel Thompson

Theodore

P

6'0

Adrianna Galloway

Headland

PG

5'8

Niaira Jones

Charles Henderson

PG

5'7

Samira Moore

Charles Henderson

C

6'2

Precious Rogers

Linden

G

5'6

Kylan Brown

Southside - Selma

C

5'11

Ananda Hughley

Opelika

G

5'8

Madisen Grimsley

Abbeville

F

6'0

Kristin Brown

G. W. Carver

G

5'8

Claire Worth

Opelika

G

5'9

Rodreckia Parker

Selma

G

5'4

SOUTH GIRLS' ALL-STAR COACHES

Dyneshia Jones

Charles Henderson

John Smith

Southside - Selma

Nigel Card

Saint James - Admin.

 




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