In its 14th year, Capital Transportation’s All-Star Saturday will get underway this Saturday at the Bruce Howard Recreation Center (2505 N. Cassidy Ave) in Columbus. As has become a tradition with this popular event, the day’s festivities will begin with a community Easter egg hunter, followed by a series of all-star basketball games in several age groups. DJ City from Power 107.5 will be returning to add his mix of hot music and comedy. Those who have attended the event in the past know how highly anticipated this event has become. All festivities are free to the public, and include free food, drinks, face painting and many other fun activities for the kids.
Make no mistake, All-Saturday is more than just an Easter egg hunt, it’s also about competitive basketball. Four games will tip off immediately after the hunt, starting with the 6-8 year olds, the 9-11 year olds, the middle school game (2:00) then the high school game (3:30). Buckeye Prep has again been asked to select the rosters for the middle and high school games. Participation in the games is free, and each player will receive a nice award and a game t-shirt.
With the help of Victor Dandridge, the high school rosters have been finalized. This event has always attracted the top players in central Ohio. Some of the players who have participated in the games include BJ Mullins, Jamel Cornley, Yancy Gates, Elijah Allen, Devon Moore, Jarred Sullinger, Trey Burke, Stevie Taylor, Rob Brandenburg, and Elijah Macon. This year, the following players will be participating in this year’s high school game:
West All-Stars: Nick Archer (Olentangy Liberty), Devon Scott (Northland), Adam McCall (Walnut Ridge), Jake Bischoff (Olentangy Liberty), Grant Harris (Walnut Ridge), KeChanu Lewis (Northland), Isaiah Rogers (Westerville South), Doug Richey (Eastmoor), Khalid King (Brookhaven), Rashad Boyd (Brookhaven) and Julian Johnson (Horizon),
East All-Stars: Allisane Kah (Walnut Ridge), Malik Dime (Walnut Ridge), Dresan Mathis (Marion Franklin), Tavion Thomas (Westerville North), Matt Rhodes (Westerville North), Roy Alexander (Walnut Ridge), Matt Kurelic (Olentangy Orange), Cole Lawson (Hilliard Davidson), Davontae Peterson (Hilliard Davidson), Austin Rutherford (Gahanna) and Isaiah Brooks (Walnut Ridge).
The middle school rosters are still being developed and there are a few spots remaining. If you have participated in past Buckeye Prep events and you are interested in participating in the middle school all-star game this Saturday, please contact Rob Taylor at Taylorobe@aol.com ASAP.
All-Star Saturday Website
2011 Event Pictures