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Alabama-Mississippi All-Stars Set for Friday’s Games at ASU

    MONTGOMERY – Alabama and Mississippi All-Stars square off Friday night in the 27th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games to be played at Dunn-Oliver Acadome on the Alabama State University campus. The girls’ game will tip off at 5 p.m., and the boys’ game will follow at 7.
              The games are hosted by AHSAA with the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) managing the contests in conjunction with the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC).
Both games will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network by the Booker T. Washington Magnet School NFHS School Broadcast program managed by Richard Walker. The AHSAA Radio Network and its broadcast team of Brett Pritchard, Randy Lee and Michael Forehand will handle the play-by-play duties for the live-stream as well as broadcasting the game across the state over its radio and internet network.
     The Alabama and Mississippi teams, comprised of current high school seniors, had one practice Wednesday, four practices Thursday and will have a shoot-around Friday afternoon prior to the doubleheader.
      The games were played in Mississippi last year with the hosts winning two close games. Mississippi’s girls evened the series at 13-13 with a 78-77 win over Alabama, and the Mississippi boys won 85-83. Alabama’s boys hold a slim 14-12 edge in that series.
        Emanuel Bell of Wenonah and Barbara Roy of Locust Fork are the Alabama girls’ all-star coaches. Cold Springs’ Tammy West is serving as administrative coach. Alabama’s boys’ team is being coached by Midfield’s Darrell Barber and Lanett’s Richard Carter. Administrative coaches are David Good of Mountain Brook and Jamie Lee of Grissom.
     The Mississippi boys’ team coaches are Clay Norton of Clinton and Kim Windham of Port Gibson.  Coaching the Mississippi girls are Sherri Cooley of South Jones and Janna Thompson of Horn Lake.
      The talent pool is rich with several Division I signees on each squad.  Headlining Alabama’s boys’ team are 6-foot-9 forward Alex Reese of Pelham and 6-7 guard/forward Herbert Jones of Hale County. Both are University of Alabama signees. Austin 6-7 guard/forward Javan Johnson is a Troy University signee, and Spain Park 6-4 guard Jamal Johnson is a Memphis signee. He is the son of former Alabama and NBA standout Buck Johnson. The tallest player of the Alabama team is 6-10 center Garrison Brooks of Auburn, who is heading to Mississippi State.
     Mississippi’s boys list six players who have signed with Division I schools, including 6-10 center Galin Smith of Clinton, who is headed to Alabama. Nikolas Weatherspoon, a 6-2 guard from Velma Jackson, is heading to Mississippi State, Oxford 6-1 guard Jarkel Joiner has signed with California State-Bakersfield, 6-6 Pontotoc guard Tyeus Jones is heading to Charleston Southern, 6-4 LaDavius Draine of Calhoun City has signed with Southern Miss, and 6-5 forward LeDarrius Brewer of Meridian is heading to Texas-El Paso.
    Alabama’s girls feature guard Jayla Morrow and 6-1 forward Alexus Dye of four-time Class 5A state champion Wenonah. Headlining the talented squad are South Carolina signees Bianca Jackson of Brewbaker Tech and Gadsden City guard Haley Troup. Unique Thompson, a 6-3 forward at Faith Academy, has signed with Auburn, and 6-3 center Queen Ford of Sipsey Valley is heading to Troy University.
    Mississippi’s girls include Mississippi State signees Nyah Tate of Terry and Myah Taylor of Olive Branch. Jailin Cherry of Pascagoula is heading to LSU and 6-4 center JaDona Davis has signed with Middle Tennessee State.

     The series history:

THE ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI CLASSIC SERIES

 

(1991-2016)

 

ALABAMA-MISSISSIPPI CLASSIC YEAR-BY YEAR HISTORY

 

GIRLS

 

Year

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Site

 

2016

Mississippi

78

Alabama

77

Miss. College, Clinton

 

2015

Alabama

93

Mississippi

87

Alabama State U.

 

2014

Mississippi

95

Alabama

89

Jackson State U.

 

2013

Alabama

64

Mississippi

54

Alabama State U.

 

2012

Mississippi

94

Alabama

91

Alabama State U.

 

2011

Mississippi

73

Alabama

60

Pelham CC

 

2010

Mississippi

78

Alabama

56

Pelham CC

 

2009

Alabama

81

Mississippi

73

Pelham CC

 

2008

Alabama

89

Mississippi

86 OT

Pelham CC

 

2007

Alabama

90

Mississippi

65

Pelham CC

 

2006

Mississippi

89

Alabama

80

Pelham CC

 

2005

Mississippi

101

Alabama

83

Pelham CC

 

2004

Alabama

114

Mississippi

78

Pelham CC

 

2003

Mississippi

95

Alabama

82

Pelham CC

 

2002

Alabama

76

Mississippi

71

Miss. College, Clinton

2001

Alabama

87

Mississippi

76

North Alabama, Florence

2000

Mississippi

87

Alabama

82

Holmes JC, Goodman, MS

1999

Alabama

95

Mississippi

85

North Alabama, Florence

1998

Alabama

105

Mississippi

84

Miss. College, Clinton

1997

Alabama

60

Mississippi

54

North Alabama, Florence

1996

Mississippi

88

Alabama

72

Miss. College, Clinton

1995

Alabama

80

Mississippi

77

North Alabama, Florence

1994

Mississippi

92

Alabama

84

Miss. College, Clinton

1993

Alabama

73

Mississippi

66

North Alabama, Florence

1992

Mississippi

74

Alabama

61

Miss. College, Clinton

1991

Mississippi

82

Alabama

66

North Alabama, Florence

Series record: Alabama 13 wins; Mississippi 13 wins

 

 

 

BOYS

 

Year

Winner

Score

Loser

Score

Site

 

2016

Mississippi

85

Alabama

83

Miss. College, Clinton

 

2015

Alabama

101

Mississippi

88

Alabama State U.

 

2014

Alabama

90

Mississippi

83

Jackson State U.

 

2013

Alabama

87

Mississippi

76

Alabama State U.

 

2012

Alabama

109

Mississippi

104

Alabama State U.

 

2011

Mississippi

85

Alabama

74

Pelham CC

 

2010

Mississippi

112

Alabama

88

Pelham CC

 

2009

Alabama

78

Mississippi

74

Pelham CC

 

2008

Alabama

101

Mississippi

99

Pelham CC

 

2007

Mississippi

118

Alabama

113

Pelham CC

 

2006

Mississippi

94

Alabama

87

Pelham CC

 

2005

Alabama

84

Mississippi

79

Pelham CC

 

2004

Alabama

87

Mississippi

86

Pelham CC

 

2003

Mississippi

82

Alabama

80

Pelham CC

 

2002

Mississippi

98

Alabama

67

Miss. College, Clinton

2001

Mississippi

87

Alabama

83

North Alabama, Florence

2000

Alabama

90

Mississippi

82

Holmes JC, Goodman MS

1999

Alabama

95

Mississippi

68

North Alabama, Florence

1998

Alabama

111

Mississippi

76

Miss. College, Clinton

1997

Alabama

110

Mississippi

91

North Alabama, Florence

1996

Mississippi

105

Alabama

97

Miss. College, Clinton

1995

Alabama

85

Mississippi

69

North Alabama, Florence

1994

Mississippi

123

Alabama

111

Miss. College, Clinton

1993

Mississippi

82

Alabama

75

North Alabama, Florence

1992

Mississippi

73

Alabama

71

Miss. College, Clinton

1991

Alabama

103

Mississippi

62

North Alabama, Florence

Series record: Alabama 14; Mississippi, 12 wins

 




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