For the 13th consecutive year, Richard Crockett’s All-Star Saturday event was a great success. Despite less than ideal weather predictions all week long, by the time the first Easter egg or piece of candy was found, the sun had burst through the clouds to make the day perfect. In addition to the Easter egg hunt, All-star Saturday is about featuring the best basketball players in the area, through a series of exhibitions games in four divisions. This year posed a problem because the event fell on the same weekend as the King James Shooting Star Classic, reducing the number and quality of the pool of players appropriate for this event. However, with a lot of hard work all of the rosters were filled, and a standing room only crowd was treated to some great basketball. A slam dunk contest was held during the half time of the high school game and several players vied for the title. Although he was not the most explosive guy in the contest, Northland's Trey Burke finished more of his dunks and took home the title. Check out the video of the final round. Also, to see see some of the pictures I took at the event, visit the Buckeye Prep Facebook Fan Page. Below are the rosters, scoring and results of the four exhibition games.
High School Results
East: Trey Burke-MVP (21); Stevie Taylor (13); Rico Spears (10); Quenton Harris (10), LeQuan Williams (10); Trey Warr (8); Jeremy McCoy (4); Wesley Russell (4) DeMarkio Lyshe (2); and Brandon Smith (2).
West: Nate Spears (22); Percy Dean (17); Alex Harris (12); Jakyl Cornley (11); Jamel Morris (9); Lavante Justice (5); DJ Lightfoot (3); Isiah Osborne (2) Charles Edgerton (10) and Ben Jones (0).
|East won 55-54|
Middle School Results
East: Shad Kiable-MVP (13); Rian Anderson (8); Lorenze Hayes (7); Jelani Rogers (8); Will Maynus (3), Houston Smith (4); Bezan Wright (4); Tristian Tillman (0) and Dawson Tillman (0).
West: Carmel Thomas (16); Jordan Kinchen (8), Matt Moyer (7); CJ Saunders (7); Dantez Walton (4); Trey Charles-Martin (4); Brandon Burks (0) and Austin Dulaney (0).
|West won 49-39|
9-11th Grade Results
West: Tyion Palmore-MVP (23); David Miller (10); Sean Tyson Jr. (8); Rico Robinson (3); Daniel Bangura (2); Percy King (1); Dae’von Britford (0); David Brown (0); Madison Greeve (0).
East: BJ Battle (11); Jajen Spencer (10); Naiquan Gallaway (9); I’Tika Wynn (4); Tre’ Baumgardner (2); Justin Henley (0); Ryan Greggs (0); Chris Champion (0) and Tre Parks (0).
|West won 31-17|
6-8th Grade Results
West: Melquan Scott-MVP (11); Elijah Hariston (9); Alex Parez (4); Montell Edwards (4); Jordan Henley (2); Alex Vanhorssen (1) and Trey Raynor (0).
East: Fred Wilkes (7); Kelan Caine (4); Calen Champions (3); Devon White (2); Sean Jones (0); Deshine Garrett (0); Grant Burkholder (0); Mehki Jarrett (0) and Dominic Taylor (0).