Chronicle Country players selected to All-Star Games
The post-season for prep basketball means the start of All-Star Games around the Midlands.
On Saturday, the 4th annual S.C. Junior Showcase and Columbia Senior All-Star basketball games will take place at Heathwood Hall. Organized by former University of South Carolina captain Carey Rich, the event features some of the top juniors and seniors from state championship teams like Gray Collegiate.
It kicks off at noon with the senior girls' contest. Swansea and Clemson University commit Danae McNeal, Gray Collegiate's Kayla Gordon, Airport's Myra Jackson and Chapin's Emma Fabry will represent the Blue team against the Gray squad with Lexington and University of South Carolina commit Olivia Thompson, teammate Brooke Faulks, Brookland-Cayce's Lakeyn Boyd and Irmo's Madison Dopico.
Lady Wildcats' head coach Molly Goodrich will lead the Gray team.
In the boys' contest, Point guard Tommy Bruner, shooting guard Khalil Robinson and forward Dallaz Corbitt will team up with Lexington's Bradley Foulks and Mason Carver on the Blue roster in the Senior game. They will face a Gray team which features Irmo guard Trevez Caldwell, Swansea guard Keenan Coats and Dutch Fork guard Chase Raymond and is coached by his head coach Brett Jones.
The boys' Junior Showcase will pit the East against the West. Jalen DeLoach of Gray Collegiate will represent the East and Tauris Watson of White Knoll will play for the West.
On March 16, the North-South All-Star Classic will take place at Lexington High School. Carver and J.T. Reeves will team up on the South team headed by Airport head coach Jimmy Kinard in the boys' contest, while Katrice Jackson of Dutch Fork will play for the South team in the girls' contest.
The All-Star season closes out March 23 in Wilmington, N.C. in the Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball. McNeal and Thompson will play for the South Carolina team, while Bruner will compete in the boys' contest.