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April 3, 2013

HS Hoops: Pair of Indians to see action in upcoming Azalea Orthopedic All-Star game

Frankston's Loper to coach West unit; Scott to play in girl's tilt

TYLER — Jacksonville High School seniors Dadrian Franklin and Kedarrius Buckingham have been selected to play in the Azalea Orthopedics All-Star high school basketball game, which will take place at 6:45 p.m. on April 13 at Wagstaff Gymnasium on the campus of Tyler Junior College.

This year's game will mark the 10th anniversary of the classic, which also will feature a girls game that will tip off at 5:30 p.m.

Franklin and Buckingham were instrumental in leading the Tribe to a 33-2 record this past season.

The duo will be a part of the nine-man West squad.

The team will be coached by a very familiar face: Jacksonville native Robert Loper, who logged his 800th-career coaching win earlier in the year. Loper is the head coach of the Frankston Indians.

Joining Franklin and Buckingham on the West team will be, Tyus Bowser (John Tyler), Preston Anderson (Cayuga), David Marler (Mabank), Patrick McCarty (Brownsboro), Dranoel Ross (Palestine Westwood), Shumauri Scott (Palestine) and Corey Warren (Frankston).

The West will take on an East unit that will be under the direction of long-time Tyler Lee head coach, Alan Johnston.

East squad men will include: Ben Ashworth (T.K. Gorman), Lenzie Foley (Quitman), Jeron Garrett (Nacogdoches), Michael Harris (Chapel Hill), Julius Hill (Chapel Hill), Joshua Jackson (Big Sandy), Clay Lattier (Spring Hill), Taylor Tankersley (Tyler Lee), Jalan Wells (Gladewater) and Reed Westbrook (Douglass).

Jacksonville Fight'n Maiden Chancii Scott will be taking part in the girl's all-star clash and will be playing on the West team.

Scott is the only area player that was selected to take part in the girls' contest.

The Azalea Orthopedic All-Star game is not only popular with players and fans, but many college coaches as well.

“I attend several high school all-star games every year,” Jacksonville College head women's basketball coach Leasa Ailshie said. “One of our freshmen, Susan Agesen of Edgewood, played in the Azalea All-Star game last year as a matter of fact.

“The game will give the kids extra exposure and in some cases it could go a long way in determining if a player gets an offer (to play college basketball). A lot of  kids we have been tracking or recruiting all year will play in this game and some have already committed, but there are others that still have a chance to sign.”

Doors will open at 5 p.m. on game night. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under the age of 10.

All proceeds from the event are donated to the Bethesda Clinic.

 

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