Though two months have passed since the graduating class of 2015 walked across stage and turned their tassels, some players’ high school careers won’t come to an end until this week’s N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Games in Greensboro.
The yearly event takes some of the best coaches and graduated players from around the state and holds all-star games in conjunction with various N.C. High School Athletic Association coaching clinics in Greensboro.
On Monday night, Southwest Wake Athletic Conference player of the year Grace Hunter will suit up for the East all-star team in the girls basketball, hosted by the Greensboro Coliseum at 6:30 p.m.
Hunter, The News & Observer girls basketball player of the year, ended her career as Athens Drive’s all-time leading scorer (2,112 points) despite only transferring in after her freshman year. The Charlotte recruit is one of six Triangle players on the team.
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There were four Triangle players selected for the boys basketball all-star game, which tips off at 8:30 p.m., but none from southwest Wake.
Cardinal Gibbons’ Cooper Duplantis, The N&O boys soccer player of the year, will play at the East-West soccer game, which has a new location. The soccer games have been shifted to MacPhearson Stadium in the Bryan Park Soccer Complex for a one-year basis as UNC Greensboro has work done on its field.
Twelve players from the greater Triangle area will play in Wednesday’s football game at Grimsley High School’s Jameison Stadium, but none are from southwestern Wake.
The 2015 N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Games
Basketball: Monday, July 20 at Greensboro Coliseum, 6:30 (girls) and 8:30 (boys)
Soccer: Tuesday, July 21 at Bryan Park Soccer Complex in Greensboro, , 6:30 (girls) and 8:30 (boys)
Football: Wednesday, July 22 at Jameison Stadium (Greensboro Grimsley High), 8