Azalea All-Star Basketball Classic to Tip Off Saturday

The Azalea All-Star Classic will showcase some of the best talent in high school basketball on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Wagstaff Gym on the campus of Tyler Junior College. By purchasing a ticket to the All-Star game, you will also be helping an organization near and dear to our hearts, Bethesda Health Clinic.

The Azalea All-Star Classic gives high school seniors in East Texas the opportunity to showcase their talent for colleges and hometown fans. The teams are divided down Highway 69 to make up the East and West All-Star rosters.

We are excited to announce the rosters are now complete for the 16th annual event:

Girls East — Coach Joshua Jourdan (Timpson)

McKenze Brown (Longview), Jaycee Cheshire (Hawkins), Sarah Duke (Timpson), Gracie England (Hudson), Janiya Gilliam (Tyler Lee), Ty Moon (Troup), Emily Moore (Hawkins), Heavunli Reese (Longview), Victoria Spencer (Central Heights), Reese Taylor (Woden).

Boys East —Coach David Schmitt (Shelbyville)

Bradrick Blaylock (Bishop T.K. Gorman), Stephen Darden (Carthage), TyMarkeon Davis (Laneville), Cole Ferguson (Shelbyville), Eylan Goodwyn (Sabine), Gregory “Jackson” Kennedy (Cumberland Academy), Isaiah Lawson (Pine Tree), Kyren Miller (Spring Hill), Kameron Ross (Tyler Lee), Seth Thomas (Kilgore), Colin Wilkerson (New Summerfield).

Girls West — Coach Kimberly Branch (Eustace)

Grace Bizzell (Alba-Golden), Brooklyn Bolin (Grand Saline), Alex Bowman (Crandall), Shaquelan Choice (John Tyler),  Mollie Daniel (Martin’s Mill), Sydney Foster (Bullard), Olivia Franson (Kerens), Destiny Mathews (Palestine), Jabria Simmons (Palestine), Lily Sorrells (Eustace).

Boys West — Coach J.J. Johnson (Palestine)

Ethan Austin (Eustace), Bryson Barrett (Neches), D’Michael Bellfield (Palestine), Cody Collinsworth (Lindale), Caleb Dally (Mabank),    Noah Ghormley (Crandall), Jared Johnson (Brook Hill), Levi McCasland (All Saints), Darry Moore (John Tyler), Matt Wages (Palestine).

Coaches from across East Texas nominated local seniors to be considered for the Azalea All-Star Classic. Our panel  then selected the teams from a talented list of high school basketball players.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. on April 13th. The girl’s game is slated for 5:30 p.m. with the boy’s game to follow at approximately 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $6 for adults, $3 for students and children 5 and under get in free.

All proceeds from the All-Star game are donated to the Bethesda Health Clinic.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Azalea All-Star Classic.

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