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North-South Basketball All-Star Rosters Announced for 2023 All-Star Week Competition

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Story by AHSAA Staff

Photos by Marvin Gentry | AHSAA Photographer
 

     MONTGOMERY – North-South All-Star squads for the upcoming 27th annual AHSAA North-South All-Star Boys’ and Girls’ basketball competition have been selected. The four 15-member teams comprised of 2024 rising seniors were announced by Brandon Dean, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA) Wednesday. 
     The AHSADCA, which operates under the auspices of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) will also host all-star games baseball, softball, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, cross country, tennis and golf during the All-Star Week, July 17-22. Volleyball and Cross-Country teams have already been released. The remaining teams to be selected will be announced in the coming weeks.
     The 64th annual North-South All-Star Football Game was played last December at Mobile with the South winning 42-7.
     Coaches for the 2023 All-Star basketball squads are: (North Girls) Blake Prestage, Rogers; Crosby Morrison, Pelham; administrative coach Brant Llewellyn, Lauderdale County; (South Girls) Emily Flanigan, Foley; Charlie Williams, Lanett; and administrative coach Robb McGaughey, LAMP. (North Boys) James Graves, Etowah; Jason Bell, Scottsboro; administrative coach Brant Llewellyn, Lauderdale County; (South Boys) Marcus Turner, Keith; Timothy Faison, Charles Henderson; administrative coach Robb McGaughey, LAMP.
       The South All-Star boys’ team features high-scoring Baker guard Labaron Philon, who averaged 34.7 points a game as a junior and was named Mr. Basketball for the 2023 season. He has committed to Auburn already.

Baker High School guard LaBaron Philon was named to the South All-Star Team for next July’s North-South All-Star Classic held during All-Star Sports Week


Also on the South is Jeff Davis guard Jamicah Adair, who averaged 30 points a game for the Vols in 2022-23, and two Valley standouts, 6-foot-6 forward Brandon Thomas and 6-4 guard Cam’Ron Dooley. The two helped the Rams win the Class 5A state and became the first 5A school this century to go undefeated at 33-0. Dooley was named the 5A state tourney MVP.
       The North boys feature four players who played in a state final in 2023 – Mountain Brook guard Ty Davis, Westminster Christian 6-6 forward and guard Chase McCarty, Plainview forward Landon White, and Covenant Christian forward Montrevion Kellogg. White and Kellogg helped their teams win the 3A and 1A state titles, respectively.
       Headlining the North girls’ roster are six players who participated in a state championship game in 2023.This year’s Class 6A MVP Leah Brooks and teammate Sydney Steward are representing Hazel Green, which has won the girls’ state title for the past six seasons’ rosters. Brooks has committed to Alabama. Spring Garden center Chloe Rule helped the Lady Panthers win the 1A state title; Tamya Smith of Pleasant Grove led her team to the 5A championship earning MVP; Macie Brown of Cold Springs and Jamya Griffin of Sparkman played in the 2A and 7A finals, respectively. Also on the North squad is Jasper guard Mia Hollingsworth, one of the state’s most prolific scorers who has already scored 2,576 points in her prep career with one year still remaining.

Hazel Green senior Leah Brooks (with ball) Headlines North All-Star basketball team for 2023 North-South Game


       Guard Jasmyn Thomas of Loachapoka played in the Class 1A state semifinals; Foley guard Ashauntee Hobbs played in the 7A semifinals; and Lanett forward Laila Lancaster participated in the Class 2A semifinals. Also on the South team is Saint James guard Ava Card, one of the state’s top prospects for the Class of 2024.
     oovThe North-South all-star basketball competition will be live-streamed by the NFHS Network and AHSAA TV Network. 
     The North won both games last summer. The North girls won 75-52 to improve to 22-3 in the annual series, and the North boys won 101-91 and now holds a 50-29 edge in the series.

The 2023 All-Star rosters include:

 
North Girls’ All-Star Roster 
 PlayerSchoolPos.Ht.
Keyarra ScottlandMortimer JordanPG5’5
Jordan HunterHewitt-Trussville PG5’10
Katelyn St. ClairSand RockG5’9
XaiOnna WhitfieldOxfordC/F5’8
Maci BrownCold SpringsPG5’6
Ivey MaddoxGood HopeF5’10
Tazi HarrisGuntersvilleF6’2
Tamya SmithPleasant GroveSF6’1
Jamya  GriffinSparkmanG5’10
Janiyah BoneBob JonesG5’8
Raegan RikardDeshlerPG5’7
Leah BrooksHazel GreenP6’2
Sydney StewardHazel GreenPG5’10
Chloe RuleSpring GardenP6’0
Mia HollingsworthJasperG5’8
North Coaches 
 
Blake PrestageRogers 
Crosby MorrisonPelham 
Brant LlewellynLauderdale County, Admin. 
 
South Girls’ All-Star Roster
PlayerSchoolPos.Ht.
Jazmyn BighamTheodoreC5’11
Jenice  AdjessomDavidsonPG5’4
La´Merrica JohnsonDaphneF/G5’10
Ashauntee HobbsFoleyG5’5
Morgan BarnettDavidsonG5’6
Saniya  KeysCottonwoodC/PF6’2
Jamariona HendersonEufaulaF/G5’10
Brooklyn KemmerlinEnterpriseG5’5
Shamya AllisonSouthside, SelmaG5’9
Ava CardSaint James SchoolCG6’0
Elbony ShearsWilcox CentralPG5’7
Jazlyn JohnsonPike RoadG6’0
Erin MartinBrewbaker TechG/F5’10
Jasmyn ThomasLoachapokaCG5’4
Laila LancasterLanettP5’9
  South Coaches 
 
Emily FlaniganFoley 
Charlie WilliamsLanett 
Robb McGaugheyLAMP, Admin 
   North Boys’ All-Star Roster 
 
PlayerSchoolPos.Ht. 
Josiah JonesFairfieldG5’11 
Caleb WhitePinson ValleyG5’11 
Josh WilliamsHelenaSG6’3 
Ty DavisMountain BrookPG6’5 
Adrian WooleyPaul W. BryantCG6’4 
Reid StodghillHewitt-Trussville F6’8 
Jackson WeaverVestavia HillsG6’2 
Montrevion KelloggCovenant ChristianG, F6’4 
Caleb HarrisonHuntsvilleF6’9 
Chase McCartyWestminster ChristianSG6’6 
Julius WinstonBob JonesWing6’7 
Jordan JohnsonAustinG6’2 
Skylar TownsendTannerF6’3 
Landon WhitePlainviewF6’1 
Luke StephensFort PayneG6’2 
 
North Coaches 
 
James GravesEtowah 
Jason BellScottsboro 
Brant LlewellynLauderdale County, Admin. 
 
South Boys’ All-Star Roster
PlayerSchoolPos.Ht.
Stephen WilliamsEscambia CountyC6’8
Cameron PruittTheodoreG/F6’3
Labaran PhilonBakerG6’4
Oliver SimsFairhopeG6’1
Tommy TisdaleKeithSG6’3
Jonathan FitchSumter CentralG6’4
Johnathan WilliamsBrewbaker TechC6’6
Conor McPhersonCarver-MontgomeryG/F6’4
Jamicah AdairJeff DavisG6’1
Brandon ThomasValleyF6’6
Cam’ Ron DooleyValleyG/F6’4
DyQuayshon GrubbsBarbour CountyG6’3
Shadrick Toodle, JrCottage HillG6’5
Toney ColemanEufaulaG6’3
Brittney ReedLefloreF/C6’7
South Coaches
Marcus TurnerKeith
Timothy FaysonCharles Henderson
Robb McGaugheyLAMP, Admin.

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