CHARLESTON—Although COVID-19 continues to delay/suspend/cancel many of the states’ spring and summer sports, the annual North-South All-Star boys’ basketball game is still scheduled to be played on Friday, June 12th, at the South Charleston Community Center.
Recently, the rosters and coaches for each team were announced.
The North All-Stars will be coached by Pendleton County’s Ryan Lambert and North Marion’s Chris Freeman. The South All-Stars will be coached by South Charleston’s Josh Daniel and Shady Spring’s Ronnie Olsen.
Below are the rosters with each player’s points per game (ppg) averages noted. Players are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
Coltin Barr (Clay-Battelle) – 23.0
Patrick Copen (Parkersburg Catholic) – 20.0
Sheldon Everhart (Hedgesville) – 15.4
Jansen Knotts (Frankfort) – 16.0
Teddy Marshall (Martinsburg) – 18.2
K.J. McClurg (University) – 20.3
Kaden Metheny (University) – 24.9
Khori Miles (Robert C. Byrd) – 12.9
Gunner Murphy (North Marion) – 20.8
Sam Potts (Parkersburg) – 18.1
Nick Stalnaker (Bridgeport) – 18.2 Malaki Sylvia (Parkersburg South) – 18.8 South All-Stars:
Obinna Anochili-Killen (Chapmanville) – 20.3
Austin Dearing (Hurricane) – 22.7
David Early (Logan) – 28.5
Elijah Edwards (Greater Beckley Christian) – 14.1
Jon Hamilton (Scott) – 23.1
Drew Hatfield (Mingo Central) – 21.2
Luke LeRose (Shady Spring) – 16.7
Torin Lochow (Huntington) – 10.0
Sean Martin (Bluefield) – 14.5
C.J. Meredith (Spring Valley) – 25.9
Andrew Shull (Chapmanville) – 16.0
Quay Sutton (South Charleston) – 21.2
Rodney Toler (Saint Albans) – 14.0
Tommy Williams (Shady Spring) – 20.0
In last year’s game, Fairmont Senior’s talented duo of Jalen Bridges and Zyon Dobbs shared
MVP honors for their team, as Bridges scored 23 points and pulled down five rebounds, while Dobbs added 22 points and six rebounds, in the North’s record-breaking 171-141 victory.
Nine of the North’s 11 players scored in double figures in a game which decimated all of the previous scoring highs since the series resumed in 1983.
Four players on the original roster for the South, however, including WV State Player of the Year runner-up Bunky Brown of George Washington, did not compete in the game. The South didn’t even have enough players to go five-on five in practice, so coaches Mike Gray and Matt Morrison played in their absence.