BIRMINGHAM -- Fifty-six high school basketball teams travel to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Legacy Arena this week as the 95th annual Alabama High School Athletic Association State Basketball Tournament tips off Monday, Feb. 27 and concludes Saturday, March 4.
Classes 1A and 2A will play girls’ and boys’ semifinals Monday, Classes 3A and 4A on Tuesday, Classes 5A and 6A on Wednesday and Class 7A on Thursday morning. Championship games will begin Thursday afternoon (1A girls and boys)) with six finals (2A, 3A and 4A) on Friday and six (5A, 6A and 7A) on Saturday.
The State Tournament is scheduled for Feb. 29-March 5 at the BJCC with Classes 1A and 2A playing semifinals on Monday, Classes 3A and 4A on Tuesday, Classes 6A and 5A on Wednesday and Class 7A on Thursday. Girls’ and Boys’ finals for Class 1A will be Thursday afternoon. Classes 2A, 3A and 4A will play championship games on Friday while Classes 5A, 6A and 7A concluding the tournament Saturday.
All semifinal games will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network and all finals will be televised by Raycom Media. The AHSAA Radio Network will broadcast all finals over its network and will provide the audio for the NFHS Network live-streams. More information can be found at www.ahsaa.com, www. http://statefinalsal.com/ and www.nfhsnetwork.com.
Three defending girls’ champions are in the field and four defending boys champions -- five if you include Mae Jemison of Huntsville, which opened its doors last August. The school replaces J.O. Johnson, which won the 5A state title in 2016 and 2015. Johnson head coach Jack Doss is the head coach for Mae Jemison. Doss (810-329), who recorded his 800th career win earlier this season, has guided the Jaguars (32-4) to national prominence in a hurry. His team had a big win over St. Anthony (N.J.), ranked 13th nationally in the Hall of Fame Classic at Springfield, Mass., on Martin Luther King Day last month.
Doss, inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2015, will be going for his 10th state title as a head coach with titles at Birmingham-Hayes in 1981 and 1982, Huntsville Butler in 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, and 2011 and at J.O. Johnson the last two years. Senior John Petty, Alabama’s Mr. Basketball as a junior, is averaging 20.7 points a game this season as a senior.
Other boys’ defending champions in the field are Sacred Heart Catholic (1A), Lanett (2A), McGill-Toolen Catholic (7A) and Madison Academy, last year’s 3A winner now playing the Class 4A semifinals.
Spring Garden (1A), Deshler (4A) and Wenonah (5A) are girls’ defending champions returning this week. Deshler (33-0), coached by Jana Killen, comes in with a 67-game winning streak after claiming the Northwest Regional Class 4A title last Wednesday. Killen (697-177) is just three wins from her 700th career victory. Wenonah is going for its 5A title in a row.
Hillcrest-Evergreen (23-0) also comes into the tourney unbeaten in the Class 3A girls’ semifinals. Hazel Green (36-1) is in the 6A girls’ semifinals, and Locust Fork (33-1) is in the 3A field after knocking off Lauderdale County in the Northwest finals. The Tigers had won the last five Class 3A girls’ state championships.
On the boys’ side, Holly Pond rolls into the Class 3A semifinals at 33-1.
The complete schedule is listed below.
AHSAA 95th State Basketball Championships
At BJCC Legacy Arena
MONDAY, FEB. 27
Westminster Oak Mountain (21-5) vs. R.A. Hubbard (20-8), 9 a.m.
J.F. Shields (19-3) vs. Spring Garden (25-7), noon
Cornerstone (15-9) vs. South Lamar (24-6), 10:30 a.m.
Georgiana (27-2) vs. Sacred Heart (26-8), 1:30 p.m.
R.C. Hatch (22-5) vs. Tanner (27-2), 3 p.m.
Geneva County (29-2) vs. Fyff e (23-7), 6 p.m.
R.C. Hatch (23-2) vs. Sheffi eld (23-10) 4:30 p.m.
Barbour County (18-11) vs. Lane (22-7), 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 28
Montgomery Academy (28-4) vs. Locust Fork (33-1), 9 a.m.
Hillcrest-Evergreen (23-0) vs. Pisgah (26-7), noon
Midfi eld (25-6) vs. Holly Pond (32-1), 10:30 a.m.
Hillcrest-Evergreen (22-5) vs. Plainview (30-4), 1:30 p.m.
Greensboro (22-4) vs. Deshler (33-0), 3 p.m.
B.T. Washington Magnet (15-7) vs. Madison Academy (33-1), 6 p.m.
Hale County (26-4) vs. Cordova (23-8), 4:30 p.m.
Monroe County (22-4) vs. Madison Academy (24-6), 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1
Sylacauga (25-5) vs. Wenonah (28-3), 3 p.m.
Charles Henderson (29-5) vs. Arab (21-13), 6 p.m.
Sylacauga (26-7) vs. Mae Jemison (32-4), 4:30 p.m.
Faith Academy (21-8) vs. Talladega (26-8), 7:30 p.m.
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (31-2) vs. Hazel Green (36-1), 9 a.m.
Carver-Montgomery (11-16) vs. Homewood (32-2), noon
Paul Bryant (22-11) vs. Aus n (29-5), 10:30 a.m.
Spanish Fort (25-8) vs. Parker (27-7), 1:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2
Central-Phenix City (26-4) vs. Hoover (27-7), 9 a.m.
McGill-Toolen Catholic (27-6) vs. Spain Park (21-11), noon
Auburn (22-9) vs. Vestavia Hills (19-14), 10:30 a.m.
McGill-Toolen (24-9) vs. Mountain Brook (29-5) 1:30 p.m.
CLASS 1A GIRLS: Thursday, 4 p.m.
CLASS 1A BOYS: Thursday, 5:45 p.m.
CLASS 2A GIRLS: Friday, 9 a.m.
CLASS 2A BOYS: Friday, 10:45 a.m.
CLASS 3A GIRLS: Friday, 12:30 p.m.
CLASS 3A BOYS: Friday, 2:15 p.m.
CLASS 4A GIRLS: Friday, 4 p.m.
CLASS 4A BOYS: Friday, 5:45 p.m.
CLASS 5A GIRLS: Saturday, 9 a.m.
CLASS 5A BOYS: Saturday, 10:45 a.m.
CLASS 6A GIRLS: Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
CLASS 6A BOYS: Saturday, 2:15 p.m.
CLASS 7A GIRLS: Saturday, 4 p.m.
CLASS 7A BOYS: Saturday, 5:45 p.m.
MONTGOMERY – Raycom Media will televise live the Class 7A first-round state football playoff game at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile
Friday night in the Raycom / AHSAA Playoff Game of the Week. It will commence at 7 p.m.
To find the cable channel serving your area, go to www.pathwaytotheplayoffs.com or go to www.ahsaa.com and click on the Raycom link.
Fans will also be able to tune in to 25 additional lived-streamed playoff games on the NFHS Network Friday night. The live-streamed events
are being produced by AHSAA member schools in the NFHS Network’s School Broadcast Program or by third parties contracted with the NFHS
Coach Fred Riley’s Warriors (9-1) are Coach Adam Winegarden’s Tigers (7-3) are both red hot heading into the playoffs. Davidson is riding
eight-game winning streak since dropping a 39-36 triple-overtime thriller to defending 7A state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic in the second
week of the season. Auburn began its season 1-2 but rebounded to win its last five games of the regular reason.
Raycom will pick a playoff game of the week each week leading up to the Super 7 championships at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium
Nov. 30-Dec. 2.
NFHS SLATE INCLUDES 16 FOOTBALL GAMES
The NFHS Network also plans to live-stream at least 25 football games, one bowling competition and one boys’ basketball game.
One game, Daphne vs. Sidney Lanier, will be live-streamed tonight at Cramton Bowl.
The slate of football playoff games include one in Class 1A, two in Class 2A, one in Class 3A, five in Class 4A, four in Class 5A,
eight in Class 6A and three in Class 7A.
Those with NFHS Network subscriptions can tune in to any of these football contests. For more information and instructions on how to
subscribe, go to www.ahsaa.com and click on the NFHS Network icon on the front page of the website or go to www.nfhsnetwork.com.
A direct link to the Alabama page is: https://goo.gl/jXVedC
AHSAA member high schools produce these contests through the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program (SBP). Interested schools can
contact Matt Abramson at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RAYCOM / AHSAA PLAYOFF GAME OF THR WEEK
Nov. 4 - 7:00 PM: Auburn at Davidson
Brooks HS SBP
Nov. 3, 5 PM
Cullman Boys & Girls
Cullman HS SBP
Nov. 3, 5:30 PM
Luverne vs. Goshen
Goshen HS SBP
AHSAA FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS
Nov 04, 7 PM
McKenzie vs. Sweet Water
Sweet Water HS SBP
Goshen vs. Verbena
R.C. Hatch vs. Elba
Keeping It Real Network
American Christian vs. Pike County
Pike County HS SBP
Central-Florence vs. Madison Academy
Madison Academy SBP
Cordova vs. Jacksonville
Jacksonville HS SBP
Nov 04, 6:30 PM
Munford vs. Bibb County
Nov 04, 5:50 PM
Randolph vs. Rogers
Randolph HS SBP
West Blocton at Handley
Nov 04, 6:40 PM
Arab vs. Brooks
Arab HS SBP
Guntersville vs. Russellville
Russellville HS SBP
Hartselle vs. Albertville
Albertville HS SBP
Lawrence County at Scottsboro
Lawrence Co. HS SBP
Ben. Russell vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa HS SBP
Nov. 03, 7 p.m.
Daphne at Sidney Lanier
Decatur vs. Cullman
Nov 04, 6:45 PM
Hartselle HS SBP
Nov. 04, 7 p.m.
Homewood at Minor
Prattville HS SBP
Muscle Shoals vs. Oxford
Muscle Shoals HS SBP
Paul W. Bryant vs. Opelika
Opelika HS SBP
Saraland vs. Park Crossing
Saraland HS SBP
Baker vs. Enterprise
Enterprise HS SBP
Nov 04, 6:50 PM
Bob Jones vs. Hoover
Hoover HS SBP
Jeff Davis vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic
McGill-Toolen Catholic HS SBP
MONTGOMERY – The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) is moving the Central Regional Basketball Tournament from Alabama State University to Montgomery’s historic Garrett Coliseum. The change was announced by AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese Thursday.
Alabama State, which hosted the tournament from 2007-2015 at Dunn-Oliver Acadome, opted out of the remainder of its contact.
The contract with Garrett Coliseum, which seats 8,500 with capacity to add up to 4,000 more seats, will be for three years (2017, 2018 and 2019). The 2017 tournament is scheduled for Feb. 16-22 and will feature 28 boys’ and 28 girls’ teams, four each in seven classifications, qualifying through earlier rounds of the AHSAA state playoffs. The regional winners will advance to the 95th annual AHSAA State Basketball Tournament in Birmingham the following week (Feb. 27-March 4).
“We thank Alabama State University for serving as a site for this tournament,” Savarese said. “We are also very excited about the Central Regional at Garrett Coliseum. This arena has so much history. We have an outstanding relationship with the City of Montgomery. They already host many AHSAA events including the state baseball and softball championships, super sectional wrestling and super regional volleyball championships. We truly believe playing at Garrett Coliseum will be a memorable experience for our member schools and team participants.”
Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange expressed similar sentiments.
“The AHSAA Central Regional Basketball Tournament is a time-honored tradition in the River Region, and we're ecstatic to continue this partnership as we will now call Garrett Coliseum home,” Strange said. “Without hesitation, we offered to help find a way to keep this tournament in our community and further build on our credentials as the sports capital of Alabama. Not only does it complement the current athletic offerings and events happening in Montgomery, but it also provides students, their families and friends with an opportunity to experience the revitalization across our community while exploring what has been named America's Best Historic City, as well as the ‘Capital of Dreams’.”
Garrett Coliseum, which opened in 1953, has a rich history with the sport of basketball going all the way back to 1955. Auburn University played Coach Adolph Rupp’s Kentucky Wildcats on Feb. 4, 1955 in what would be the first of five games played by the perennial SEC powerhouse. Kentucky, which began the 1955-56 season ranked No. 2 in the nation, won that first game 82-81 over the Tigers, and returned on Feb. 26 to lose to Alabama’s famed Rocket Eight 101-77 in what is still considered one of the biggest wins in Crimson Tide history.
Kentucky beat Alabama 45-43 in overtime at Garrett Coliseum in 1958 and downed the Tide 75-55 in 1960. The final game of the Wildcats’ series was a 99-79 win over Auburn in 1964. Garrett Coliseum also hosted the Blue-Gray Classic college basketball tournament for many years as well as a variety of local high school games and other college games. Most recently, Garrett Coliseum has hosted the Harlem Globetrotters basketball show.
More than 25 million patrons have attended events at Garrett Coliseum, which is best known for its concerts featuring entertainers such as Lionel Richie and the Commodores, Prince, Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Elton John, Hank Williams and the Globe Trotters. It also hosts many other events including the annual Alabama National Fair, rodeos, professional wrestling and a variety of other major entertainment events.
The AHSAA basketball playoffs include regional tournaments at three other regional sites: Dothan Civic Center (South Regional); Jacksonville State University’s Pete Mathews Coliseum (Northeast Regional); and Wallace State-Hanceville’s Tom Drake Coliseum (Northwest Regional).
The AHSAA began its regional tournament format in 1994 with ASU as the site of its Central Regional. In 1995 it was renamed the Southeast Regional and moved to Troy University where it remained until 2007. The Southeast Regional name was changed back to the Central Regional in 2007 when it returned to Montgomery and ASU and Troy, became the site of the South Regional the next three years. South Alabama hosted the South Regional from 2010-12 and Dothan Civic Center has been the host since 2013. The Central Regional remained at ASU the last nine years.
Approximately two million fans have attended the regionals since 1994 with more than 400,000 attending the Central Regional during that time span.
History of AHSAA Central Regional Basketball Tournament
1994 – Alabama State University – Southeastern Regional
1995 – Troy University – Southeastern Regional
1996 – Troy University – Southeastern Regional
1997 – Troy University – Southeastern Regional
1998 – Troy University – Southeastern Regional
1999 – Troy University – Southeastern Regional
2000 – Troy University – Southeastern Regional
2001 – Troy University – Southeastern Regional
2002 – Troy University – Southeastern Regional
2003 – Troy University – Southeastern Regional
2004 – Troy University – Southeastern Regional
2005 – Troy University – Southeastern Regional
2006 – Troy University – Southeastern Regional
2007 – Alabama State University – Central Regional
2008 – Alabama State University – Central Regional
2009 – Alabama State University – Central Regional
2010 – Alabama State University – Central Regional
2011 – Alabama State University – Central Regional
2012 – Alabama State University – Central Regional
2013 – Alabama State University – Central Regional
2014 – Alabama State University – Central Regional
2015 – Alabama State University – Central Regional
2016 – Garrett Coliseum, Montgomery – Central Regional
History of AHSAA South Regional Basketball Tournament
1994 – Troy University – South Regional
1995 – Faulkner JUC0, Bay Minette – Southwest Regional
1996 – Faulkner JUC0, Bay Minette – Southwest Regional
1997 – Faulkner JUC0, Bay Minette – Southwest Regional
1998 – Faulkner JUC0, Bay Minette – Southwest Regional
1999 – Faulkner JUC0, Bay Minette – Southwest Regional
2000 – University of South Alabama – Southwest Regional
2001 – University of South Alabama – Southwest Regional
2002 – University of South Alabama – Southwest Regional
2003 – University of South Alabama – Southwest Regional
2004 – University of South Alabama – Southwest Regional
2005 – University of South Alabama – Southwest Regional
2006 – University of South Alabama – Southwest Regional
2007 – Troy University – South Regional
2008 – Troy University – South Regional
2009 – Troy University – South Regional
2010 – University of South Alabama – South Regional
2011 – University of South Alabama – South Regional
2012 – University of South Alabama – South Regional
2013 – Dothan Civic Center – South Regional
2014 – Dothan Civic Center – South Regional
2015 – Dothan Civic Center – South Regional
2016 – Dothan Civic Center – South Regional
History of AHSAA Northeast Regional Basketball Tournament
1994 through 2015 – Jacksonville State University
2016 – Jacksonville State University
History of AHSAA Northwest Regional Basketball Tournament
1994 through 2015 – Wallace State-Hanceville Junior College
2016 – Wallace State-Hanceville Junior College
2016 North-South Basketball Rosters
Brant Llewellyn (Adminstrative)
Central High - Phenix City
Nigel Card (Administrative)
Brant Llewellyn (Administrative)
Ladarius Carter (Administrative)
Henry Ruggs, III
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Jeff Davis High School senior Jasmine Walker and J.O. Johnson junior John Petty were named the Miss Basketball and Mr. Basketball for 2016, respectively, Wednesday afternoon at the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s luncheon held at the Alabama Activities Center. The Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association sponsors the annual luncheon.
Petty was named Mr. Basketball and Walker was named Miss Basketball by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. The ASWA’s prep basketball all-state committee made the selections.
Walker, a 6-foot-3 forward, averaged 19.6 points and 8.5 rebounds to lead the Vols to a second straight Class 7A championship. Her four-year career totals include 1,900 points, 908 rebounds and a 102-26 win-loss record. She's a three-time All-State player and a Florida State signee.
Petty, a 6-foot-6 guard, scored 18.9 points and grabbed seven rebounds per game, helping the Jaguars win their second state title in a row – the 2016 crown coming in J.O. Johnson's final year. The school is reopening next school year as Mae Jemison High. Petty is a three-time All-State player.
Both were also named to the state's Super 5 list a year ago. Petty is a two-time Class 5A player of the year.
Petty, who edged out 7A player of the year Austin Wiley of Spain Park, 84 points to 74 in the sportswriters’ polling, is just the third junior to win Mr. Basketball in the award’s 32-year history, joining John Carroll's Ronald Steele (2003) and Butler's Trevor Lacey (2010). Both Steele and Lacey were two-time Mr. Basketball recipients. Wiley is also a junior. Walker totaled 75 points to Class 6A player of the year Japonica James’ 50 points in the voting.
The ASWA has presented the Miss Basketball Award annually since 1988.
With Walker, Jeff Davis is the fifth school to have both a Mr. and Miss Basketball winner. Previously, Butler, Huffman, Midfield and Ramsay had at least one winner from each gender.
Mr. and Miss Basketball, the ASWA’s Super 5 players and each classification's player of the year were named Wednesday at a luncheon in downtown Montgomery at the Alabama Activity Center. Former Miss Basketball Tonya Tice Peoples, Oxford High School’s girls’ basketball coach, was the keynote speaker. Peoples, who recently stepped down as head coach, was the 1991 recipient.
They were presented by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association. The Alabama Sports Writers Association began naming a Mr. Basketball in 1985 and a Miss Basketball in 1988.
Three boys’ and three girls’ finalists in each of the seven AHSAA classifications and three finalists from the AISA were honored at the luncheon.
Individual AHSAA 2016 classification players of the year selected by the ASWA were:
BOYS: Austin Wiley, Spain Park (7A); Javien Williams, Woodlawn (6A); John Petty, J.O. Johnson (5A); Trey Petty, Westminster Christian (4A); Joshua Langford, Madison Academy (3A); Triston Chambers, Cold Springs (2A); Diante Wood, Sacred Heart Catholic (1A).
GIRLS: Jasmine Walker, Jeff Davis (7A); Japonica James, LeFlore (6A); Kaitlyn Rodgers, Wenonah (5A); Charity Brown, Sipsey Valley (4A); Emma Wallen, Lauderdale County (3A); Lacey Stafford, Geneva County (2A); Harriet Winchester, Keith (1A).
The ASWA also announced its Super 5 All-State selections, consisting of the five top vote getters in the Mr. and Miss Basketball voting.
The vote breakdown is listed below.
ASWA 2016 SUPER 5 All-State Tram
(Top players regardless of classification; first-place votes are in parenthesis))
Boys Tot Pts
John Petty, J.O. Johnson (12) 84
Austin Wiley, Spain Park (1) 74
Joshua Langford, Madison Academy 43
Javien Williams, Woodlawn 14
Alex Reese, Pelham 7
Girls Tot Pts
Jasmine Walker, Jeff Davis (10) 75
Japonica James, LeFlore (3) 50
Kaitlyn Rodgers, Wenonah 40
Emma Wallen, Lauderdale County 14
Cierra Johnson, Blount 13
2016 ASWA PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
Austin Wiley, Spain Park (Player of the Year)
Tevin Brown, Fairhope
Kalin Johnson, Gadsden City
Javien Williams, Woodlawn (Player of the Year)
Alex Reese, Pelham
Reginald Todd, Blount
John Petty, J.O. Johnson (Player of the Year)
Cortez Gibbs, B.T. Washington-Tuskegee
Rod Williams, Faith Academy
Trey Petty, Westminster Christian (Player of the Year)
Isaac Chatman, Cordova
Brandon Rutledge, Bibb County
Joshua Langford, Madison Academy (Player of the Year)
Chase Conley, Brindlee Mountain
Spencer Newman, Bayside Academy
Triston Chambers, Cold Springs (Player of the Year)
Anquavious Pollard, Lanett
JaTarvious Whitlow, LaFayette
Diante Wood, Sacred Heart (Player of the Year)
Jacquez Payton, Georgiana
John Pettway, Keith
Jasmine Walker, Jeff Davis (Player of the Year)
Haley Troup, Gadsden City
Tykeria Williams, Lee-Montgomery
Japonica James, LeFlore (Player of the Year)
Cierra Johnson, Blount
Tyra Johnson, Austin
Rachael Childress, Lawrence County
Kaitlyn Rodgers, Wenonah (Player of the Year)
Unique Thompson, Faith Academy
Charity Brown, Sipsey Valley (Player of the Year)
Ashley Scott, UMS-Wright
Karleigh Sledge, Deshler
Emma Wallen, Lauderdale County (Player of the Year)
Allie Craig Cruce, Lauderdale County
Presley Johnson, Pisgah
Lacy Stafford, Geneva County (Player of the Year)
Ataiya Bridges, Lanett
Kirstin Brown, Tanner
Harriet Winchester, Keith (Player of the Year)
River Baldwin, Pleasant Home
Tykeah Rogers, Spring Garden
Boys, Girls Games Set for Mississippi College’s A.E. Wood Coliseum
CLINTON, MS – Alabama’s boys’ and girls’ all-star basketball teams reported Wednesday for Friday night’s 26th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games, set for A. E. Wood Coliseum, Mike Jones Court, on the campus of Mississippi College in Clinton, MS.
The Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC) is hosting this year’s games in partnership with the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA). The games will return to Montgomery in 2017.
The Alabama squads and Mississippi High School All-Star Teams were scheduled to practice for the first time Wednesday afternoon. Both Alabama teams, which met at the AHSAA Office in Montgomery Wednesday morning and traveled by charter bus to Mississippi, were scheduled to practice at Germantown High School, then attend a banquet and press conference at the HealthPlex Performance Center in Madison, MS.
Thursday’s schedule has Alabama’s boys, coached by Huntsville coaches Andy Blackston of Class 3A state champion Madison Academy and Ronnie Stapler of Class 4A state champion Westminster Christian, practicing three times. The Alabama girls’ team, coached by Brant Llewellyn of 3A state champion Lauderdale County and Emanuel Bell of 5A state champion Wenonah, will also practice three times at Germantown. The sessions for both are scheduled from 9 to 11:30 a.m., and again from 3 to 5 p.m., at Germantown High School and from 7:30 to 8 p.m., at A.E. Wood Coliseum for the girls, and from 8 to 8:30 p.m., for the boys.
The two teams will be back at Germantown Friday morning for a 90-minute practice session beginning at 9 a.m. The Alabama squads will close out with a shoot-a-round at Mississippi College from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.
The Alabama-Mississippi girls’ all-star game will tip off at 5 p.m., Friday, followed by the boys at 7. The games will be broadcast live over the AHSAA Radio Network and will be available via live-streaming by the FNUTL Network at www.fnutl.com.
The game features the top seniors from Mississippi and Alabama. Alabama leads the girls’ series 13-12 and the boys’ series by a 14-11 margin. Alabama won both games, winning the girls’ game 93-87 at Alabama State University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome, and the Alabama boys won 101-88.
This year’s contests is the fifth time in the 26-year series that Mississippi College has been the host and the seventh time the games have been played in Mississippi.
26th ANNUAL MISSISSIPPI/ALABAMA ALL-STAR
MISSISSIPPI ALABAMA BASKETBALL CLASSIC
MISSISSIPPI BOYS TEAM
NO. NAME POS HGT SCHOOL COLLEGE
2 JONATHAN FLOYD PG 5-9 HARRISON CENTRAL undecided
3 TAZE MOORE PG 6-5 SOUTHAVEN CAL. ST. BF
4 BRIETON SYKES G 6-3 CALHOUN CITY EAST MS. CC
10 JONAH SIMPSON PG 5-10 RIDGELAND undecided
11 QUA’DARIUS GREEN F 6-8 McCOMB undecided
12 STACEE ST. JULIAN PG 6-0 ST. MARTIN undecided
15 ANTONIO COWART, JR. PG 6-31/2 McCOMB undecided
23 TYSON CARTER G 6-4 STARKVILLE MISS. STATE
25 TREY SPENCER G 6-4 GRENADA undecided
30 DEMETRICE CLOPTON F 6-8 COLUMBUS JACKSON ST.
32 CARLOS THOMAS F 6-8 McCOMB undecided
33 DEVON BENSON F 6-7 LAUREL JONES JUNIOR COLLEGE
HEAD COACH: HILTON HARRELL, McCOMB
ASSISTANT COACH: CLAY NORTON, CLINTON
ADMINISTRATIVE COACH: ERNIE WATSON, HATTIESBURG
ATHLETIC TRAINER: FRED ROBINSON, MS Sports Medicine
ALABAMA BOYS TEAM
NO. NAME POS HGT SCHOOL COLLEGE
2 MICAH FULLER G 6-1 BESSEMER CITY undecided
3 TRISTON CHAMBERS G 6-3 COLD SPRINGS SAMFORD
5 TAVARIS GEIGER G 6-0 LANETT undecided
10 JAVIEN WILLIAMS G 6-4 WOODLAWN UAB
11 JOHN PETTWAY G 6-2 KEITH SO. ALABAMA
12 JACK KLINE F 6-5 MOUNTAIN BROOK UAH
13 TREY PETTY G 6-3 WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN undecided
14 REGINALD TODD F 6-6 BLOUNT N.MEXICO ST.
15 JUSTIN HOPKINS F 6-4 J. O. JOHNSON SAMFORD
23 KEVIN MORRIS F 6-8 DOTHAN SOUTH ALABAMA
34 SHAMARKUS KENNEDY C 6-7 NORTHRIDGE CHIPOLA CC
50 ALBERT LUKE F 6-6 RAMSAY MONTEVALLO