MONTGOMERY – The players have been selected for the Alabama squads that will play Mississippi in the 30th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Girls’ and Boys’ Basketball Classic to be played at Mississippi College in Clinton (MS) March 13.
Jamie Lee, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), announced the squads Wednesday, March 4. Alabama’s boys and girls hold a 15-14 edge in each series winning the girls’ game last year 101-82 and the boys’ game 107-90.
Twelve seniors were selected for each squad. The coaches were announced earlier. Hoover High School’s Krystle Johnson will serve as head coach for the Alabama girls’ all-star squad and Pinson Valley High School’s Darrell Barber will serve as head coach for the Alabama boys. Central-Tuscaloosa’s Michael Rivers will be the girls’ all-star assistant coach and Wenonah’s Audwin Howard will be assisting Barber with the boys’ squad. Administrative coaches will be Tammy West, head coach at Cold Springs (girls); Mountain Brook assistant coach David Good and recently retired Carver-Montgomery coach James Jackson will serve as the boys’ administrative coaches.
Among the 12 girls selected are three players who were named MVPs in last week’s AHSAA State Basketball Championships and two that earned MVPs as juniors at the 2019 State Tourney. Sarah Ashlee Barker earned Class 7A state tourney MVP after leading the Jaguars to the state title last week. The Georgia signee averaged 23.5 points per game as Spain Park finished 32-4. Farrah Pearson, al Alabama State commit who helped Hazel Green win the last three Class 6A state titles in a row, earned MVP in the 6A state tourney averaging 16.3 ppg for the Trojans (35-2). Charles Henderson point guard Niaira Jones, a Belmont signee, directed the Trojans to two Class 5A state titles in the last four years culminating with this year – earning MVP as the Trojans finished 29-0. Teammate Samira Moore was also named to the team.
In addition, Elizabeth Hill of Cold Springs was the 2019 Class 2A state tourney MVP, and Quintasia Leatherwood of Central-Tuscaloosa earned Class 5A MVP honors in 2019 as well.
The Alabama boys’ team features Class 7A state tourney MVP Demarquiese “Duke” Miles, who led Lee-Montgomery (33-1) to its first state title in school history last week, and Reginald Perry, a 6-foot-7, 300-pound Tennessee football signee, who sparked the Tigers ((30-5) to their first-ever boys’ state crown last week to earn Class 5A state tourney MVP. Kameron Woods, who averaged 34 points a game this season, was the Class 6A state tourney MVP last season.
The teams head to Mississippi next Wednesday with the games set for 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday night.
The teams include:
Alabama Girls’ All-Stars
Madison Adamson Hoover G/G 6’1
Sarah Ashlee Barker Spain Park G 5’11
Emily Bowman Huntsville C 6’5
Keiara Griffin Ramsay F 6’0
Elizabeth Hill Cold Springs G/F 5’11
Niaira Jones Charles Henderson PG 5’7
Quintasia Leatherwood Central-Tuscaloosa PG 5’2
Destinee McGhee Madison Academy C 6’2
Samira Moore Charles Henderson C 6’2
Farrah Pearson Hazel Green F 5’10
Dakiyah Sanders Ramsay PG 5’2
Jamya Tyus McAdory G 5’7
Krytle Johnson Hoover Head Coach
Michael Rivers Central-Tuscaloosa Assistant Coach
Tammy West Cold Springs Administrative Coach
Deshena Thomas Encore Trainer
Alabama Boys’ All-Stars
Antwan Burnett Sidney Lanier G 6’5
Austin Harrell East Limestone G 6’6
Colby Jones Mountain Brook G 6’5
De’Marquiese Miles Lee-Montgomery PG 6’2
Jadan Coleman Bob Jones F 6’4
Jalen Myers Bob Jones F 6’8
Kameron Woods Pinson Valley G 6’1
Reginald Perry Fairfield C 6’7
Rongie Gordon Jeff Davis F 6’8
Thad Williams Bessemer City PG 5’10
Tony Toney Mae Jemison G 6’2
Zondrick Garrett Oxford F 6’7
Darrell Barber Pinson Valley Head Coach
Audwin Howard Wenonah Assistant Coach
David Good Mountain Brok Administrative Coach
James Jackson Carver-Montgomery Administrative Coach
Meg Ikeda Encore Trainer