*CANCELLED* Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball Roster Features Players Committed to Top College Teams

In two weeks, the top senior public high school boys and girls from North Carolina and South Carolina will face off in the 2020 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, culminates at John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington on Saturday, March 28.  Ten of the participating players have committed to Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and Southeastern Conference (SEC) universities after graduation.  Several others will attend schools who perennially find their basketball teams in the NCAA tournament or conference championships. 

*March 12, 2020 UPDATE:* Due to the continuing public health concerns associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the North Carolina Coaches Association (NCCA) and the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association (SCACA) have cancelled the 2020 Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball Games. The annual event scheduled for March 28 in Wilmington, North Carolina features the top public high school senior boys and girls basketball players from North Carolina and South Carolina.

“Our concern for the safety and well-being of these young student-athletes, as well as for spectators attending the games from communities across the two-state area, coaches, and essential personnel, prompted this decision,” said Phil Weaver, co-executive director of the NCCA. “We congratulate the selected players on their athletic accomplishments, and wish them much success as they continue their education and athletic endeavors.”

“In addition, we want to thank House of Raeford Farms FLOCK for their sponsorship and dedication to the Carolinas Classic over the past three years,” commented Shell Dula, executive director of the SCACA. “They join our coaches’ associations in fully supporting this decision.”

The girls’ teams include four ACC bound players including Nevaeh Brown from Charlotte, North Carolina’s Mallard Creek High School, Wake Forest; North Carolinians Anya Poole from Southeast Raleigh High and Jacksonville High School’s Kennedy Todd-Williams, UNC-Chapel Hill; and Loyal McQueen from Florence, South Carolina’s Wilson High, Georgia Tech.  Nyah Leveretter of Westwood High in Columbia, South Carolina will go to Kentucky in the SEC, currently ranked in the top 25 nationally.   

On the boys’ side, Nick Farrar of Apex Friendship High School heads to NC State. 6’8” Ja’von Benson of Ridge View High in Columbia and 6’10” Patrick Iriel of A. C. Flora High in Columbia will attend the University of South Carolina; P. J. Hall of top 10 nationally ranked Dorman High School in Roebuck, South Carolina to Clemson; and Tristan Maxwell of North Mecklenburg High in Charlotte to Georgia Tech.

“Once again the Carolinas Classic rosters are loaded with talent”, said Greg Grantham, representative of the North Carolina Coaches Association and executive director of the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association.  “For the past two years the Classic has been hosted in Wilmington, and the basketball action has been super competitive and exciting.  This year promises to be no different”.

In addition to ACC and SEC schools, other players head to top basketball programs at Butler, Old Dominion, Robert Morris, James Madison, Rutgers, and Winthrop University among others.

The Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball Games will not only showcase basketball talent, but will also give back to the community. Through the generosity of House of Raeford Farms FLOCK, all ticket proceeds benefit Camp Corral, a non-profit organization providing summer camp experiences across the nation for children of wounded, injured, ill, and fallen military service members.

Tickets to the games are available for purchase online and are $10 for adults and $5 for children and students.  Games begin at 6:00 p.m.

For more information and a full schedule of events, click here.

2020 ROSTERS

NC WOMEN

Nevaeh Brown Mallard Creek HS

Chyna Cornwell Newton Conover HS

Jacee Busick Glenn HS

Jamia Hazell Southeast Raleigh HS

Kennedy Heath Panther Creek HS

Evan Miller Ardrey Kell HS

Anya Poole Southeast Raleigh HS

Aniya Finger Hopewell HS

Skylah Travis Weldon HS

Kennedy Todd-Williams Jacksonville HS

HEAD COACH- Barbara Nelson (Myers Park)

ASST. COACH- Jamie Willoughby (Tarboro)

SC WOMEN

Kelci Adams Nations Ford High

Jada Burton Byrnes High

JMani Ingram North Augusta High

Nyah Leveretter Westwood High

Loyal McQueen Wilson High

Maleia Bracone TL Hanna High

Lauryn Taylor Spring Valley High

D’Mya Tucker Orangeburg Wilkinson High

Augusta Dixon James Island Charter

Taniah Wilkins High Point Academy

HEAD COACH- Sherer Hopkins (Clover HS)

ASST. COACH- Monica Williams (Irmo HS)

NC MEN

Nick Farrar Apex Friendship HS

Silas Mason Ben L. Smith HS

Kalib Matthews Henderson Collegiate

Tristan Maxwell North Mecklenburg HS

Keishon Porter SouthWest Edgecombe HS

Samage Teel Farmville Central HS

Dean Reiber Northwest Guilford HS

Trayden Williams North Mecklenburg HS

Traymond Willis-Shaw Westover HS

Justin Wright Farmville Central

HS HEAD COACH- Brad Levine (Crest)

ASST. COACH- Chris Cherry (South Central)

SC MEN

Emorie Knox Myrtle Beach High

Ja’von Benson Ridgeview High

P. J. Hall Dorman High

Patrick Iriel AC Flora High

Kaleb Mack Mauldin High

Nick Pringle Whale Branch Early College

Raekwon Horton Keenan High

Latavian Lawrence Gray Collegiate Academy

Kelton Talford Great Falls High

Myles Tate Dorman High

HEAD COACH- Zeke Washington (Blythewood HS)

ASST. COACH- Thomas Ryan (Dorman HS)

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