Alabama and Mississippi High School All-Star Teams report for the 25th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Montgomery.
Mississippi’s boys’ and girls’ squads will practice at Huntingdon College Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Alabama’s teams will practice at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex during the same time period.
The 25th annual Alabama-Mississippi Games will be played at Alabama State University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome March 20 with the girls tipping off at 5 p.m., followed by the boys at 7. The games will be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network and will be video live-streamed by the NFHS Network.
The games were played in Mississippi for the first time since 2002 last year, but return to Alabama this year. The games rotated between the two states from 1991-2002 but moved to Pelham Convention Center in 2003 where they remained through 2011. Alabama State hosted the games at Dunn-Oliver Acadome in 2012 and 2013.
Alabama won the boys’ game last year 90-83 with Mississippi winning the girls’ game 95-89. The Alabama boys now hold a 13-11 edge in the series while the girls’ series is even at 12-12.
Coaches for the Alabama girls’ squad are Donnie Roberts of Red Bay and LaKenya Knight of Jeff Davis. Roberts, 64, is the state’s all-leading career wins leader for girls’ basketball with an 835-347 slate over 42 seasons. He directed Red Bay (25-9) to the Class 2A state championship in 2015 and was 2A runner-up in 2014. Knight, 41, coached Jeff Davis (31-4) to the AHSAA’s first Class 7A state title this season. She has compiled a 219-66 record in 12 seasons. Brenda Mayes of Muscle Shoals is the administrative coach.
Coaches for Alabama’s boys are Hoover High School’s Charles Burkett and Obadiah Threadgill IV of Lafayette. Burkett directed the Bucs (27-9) to the Class 7A state championship winning 50-43 in the finals to beat two-time state champion Mountain Brook. Threadgill, 78-36 in four seasons, directed LaFayette (25-5) to the Class 2A state championship with a 69-39 win over defending champion Elba in the finals. He is the son of Notasulga coaching legend Obadiah Threadgill III. Burkett’s career record was unavailable. Jamie Lee of Decatur is the administrative coach.
Mississippi boys’ head coach is Calvin Brown of East Marion and girls’ head coach is Patricia Wilson.
Alabama’s rosters and Mississippi’s rosters can be found at www.ahsaa.com.
The practice itinerary is listed below.
2015 ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI ALL-STARS
DAILY PRACTICE AND
Wednesday, 3/18/2015 Thursday, 3/19/2015 Friday, 3/20/2015
Morning Practice Afternoon Shoot Around
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
AL Boys @ CB MS Girls @ ASU 1:30-2:00
AL Girls @ CB MS Boys @ ASU 2:00-2:30
MS Boys @ HC AL Girls @ ASU 2:30-3:00
MS Girls @ HC AL Boys @ ASU 3:00-3:30
Afternoon Practice Afternoon Practice Games
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
MS Girls @ HC AL Girls @ FU 5:00 p.m.
MS Boys @ HC AL Boys @ CB AL/MS Girls @ ASU
AL Boys @ CB MS Boys @ HC
AL Girls @ CB MS Girls @ HC
AL/MS Boys @ ASU
Evening Practice @ ASU
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. MS
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. AL
HC – Huntingdon College
FU – Faulkner University
CB – Cramton Bowl Multiplex
ASU – Dunn-Oliver Acadome on the campus of Alabama State University