In two weeks, the top senior public high school boys and girls from North Carolina and South Carolina will face off in the 2019 Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball Games. The event, hosted by the North Carolina Coaches Association and the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association and sponsored by House of Raeford Farms FLOCK, is held at John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington. Seven of the participating players are headed for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) after graduation and others have already committed to leading schools.
The girls’ teams dominate the ACC bound players with six representatives including Kendal Moore, NC State; Nia Daniel, UNC-Chapel Hill; Cayla King and Elizabeth Kitley, Virginia Tech; Alexandria Scruggs, Wake Forest; and Danae McNeal, Clemson. Kadin Shedrick, a 6’11’ standout from the boys’ squads, is committed to Virginia.
“By the time the games roll around, the athletes will have been together since Thursday afternoon”, said Greg Grantham, representative of the North Carolina Coaches Association and executive director of the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association. “They will be involved in several youth-oriented outreach activities in the Wilmington community as they prepare for exciting basketball action on Saturday evening”.
In addition to ACC schools, additional players are headed to top basketball programs at South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgetown, Penn State, Illinois, and Iowa State among others.
Players from the Charleston area who will be participating in the games are SC Class 5A Girls State Champion Goose Creek’s Shayla Nelson and two players from SC Class 5A Lower State Boys Champion Berkeley High: Trevur Smalls and Ishan White.
The Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball Games will take place on March 23, starting at 6:00 p.m. The games will not only showcase basketball talent, but will also give back to the community. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Access of Wilmington supporting the Miracle League, Project SOAR, and Access FIT.
Tickets to the games are available for purchase online and are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students.
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