Raziyah Farrington of Chapel Hill is scheduled to be among the 40 top North and South Carolina high school seniors who will represent their school and state in the 18th Annual Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic March 27-28.
Friday’s Slam Dunk / 3-Point Contest (March 27) is slated for Myrtle Beach (S.C.) High School, while Saturday’s tournament (March 28) will take place at Socastee (S.C.) High.
Farrington, a wing/forward who’s signed to play next year for Western Carolina, will be the first Chapel Hill player to appear in the N.C. vs. S.C. all-star girls basketball game, CHHS head coach Sherry Norris said.
“We’ve had players in the East-West (NCCA Coaches) game in Greensboro,” Norris said, “But Raziyah is our first player to represent the entire state of North Carolina in a game like this.”
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Farrington will be joined on the N.C. girls roster by two other area players from 4A schools: Mone’ Jones of Durham Riverside and Justine Lyon of Durham Hillside.
PAC-6 player of the year Kentrell Barkley of Northern Durham and Jerome Robinson of Broughton Raleigh are the only Triangle area players chosen for the boys squad. Barley is committed to play next year at East Carolina.
“Approximately 50 percent these athletes – boys and girls from both Carolinas – have already committed to some of the nation’s top colleges,” said Carolina All-Stars Executive Director John Rhodes said. “For them, the Carolinas All Star Basketball Classic represents their last appearance in a high school basketball tournament.”
Farrington and Jones recently were honored with selections to the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association’s All-District 6 team. Barkley was chosen as the NCBCA’s District 6 player of the year.
While players are initially nominated by their coaches, it is the North and South Carolina Coaches’ Associations that make the final selection for inclusion in the All-Star Classic. The in-depth nomination process, which takes into consideration each player’s academic as well as athletic ability, adds to the prestige of the event.
The two-day event is expected to attract approximately 4,500 fans from throughout the Carolinas.
Tickets for the 18th Annual Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic are available at Myrtle Beach High School and may be purchased in advance or at the door.
2015 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, March 27th
Slam Dunk & 3- Point Contest
Location: Myrtle Beach High School
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5 per person
Saturday, March 28th
18th Annual Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic
Location: Socastee High School
Time: 6:30 p.m. Girls – 8:30 p.m. Boys
Tickets: $10 per person
North Carolina Boys All Stars
Player (City / School)
Zaqwaun Matthews (Charlotte Myers Park)
Jerome Robinson (Raleigh Broughton)
Jacque Brown (East Carteret)
Jaylen Stowe (Harrisburg Hickory Ridge)
Matt Morgan (Concord Cox Mill)
Hunter Seacat (Mooresville Lake Norman)
Clarence Bryce (North Mecklenburg)
Kentrell Barkley (Northern)
Jaquan Wooten (South Lenoir)
Luke Maye (Cornelius Hough)
North Carolina Girls All Stars
Grace Hunter (Raleigh Athens Drive)
Raziyah Farrington (Chapel Hill)
Mone’ Jones (Durham Riverside)
Justine Lyon (Durham Hillside)
C’Coriea Foy (Fayetteville Jack Britt)
Aliyah Mazyck (Charlotte Myers Park)
Rydeiah Rogers (Charlotte Myers Park)
Kaila Ealey (Raleigh Broughton)
Amber Richardson (Southeast Raleigh)
Jade Phillips (Southeast Raleigh)
South Carolina Boys All Stars
Karl Gamble Jr. (Columbia AC Flora)
Deion Holmes (Chesnee)
Jaywaun Washington (Cross)
Tevin Mack (Columbia Dreher)
Tyler Hooker (Simpsonville Hillcrest)
Malik Dunbar (Cola Spring Valley)
Andrew Brown (Travelers Rest)
Jalen Williams (Greenville Wade Hampton)s
Matthew Pegram (Mt. Pleasant Wando)
Emarius Logan (Lexington White Knoll)
South Carolina Girls All Stars
Taylor Petty (Roebuck Dorman)
Tianna Swearinger (Greenwood)
Ke’Asia Jackson (Columbia Irmo)
Dashanique Peterson (Kingstree Senior)
Shaunice Fulmore (Lake City)
Jaleah Lasane (Mullins)
Dejoria Howard (Orangeburg Wilkinson)
JaQuanna Murray (Orangeburg Wilkinson)
Nijah Davis (Sumter)
Destinee Walker (West Florence)