Azalea Orthopedics Announces Coaches and Team Members for 2014 All-Star Classic Game

Calendar April 3, 2014
Azalea Orthopedics Announces Coaches and Team Members for 2014 All-Star Classic Game

The Azalea Orthopedics All-Star high school basketball games have been set for April 12, 2014 in the Wagstaff Gymnasium on the Tyler Junior College campus. The game, which is in its eleventh year, is sponsored by Azalea Orthopedics. The Classic gives high school seniors in the East Texas area the opportunity to showcase their talent for colleges and hometown fans.

Area seniors are nominated by their high school coaches and are selected by an All Star selection panel.

“We are pleased to announce this year’s coaches and team members for both the girls and boys teams for the All-Star Classic,” said Dan Fuller, Azalea head athletic trainer and coordinator of the annual event. They are as follows:

Boys East Team

Coach: Brett Carr from Tatum High School
Casey Carr, Tatum
Klifton Willis, Tatum
Verlo Levels, Grace
Caleb Johnston, REL
Jamal Curtis, Rivercrest
Anfernee Ross, Troup
Cadell Williams, Longview
Spencer Shaw, Whitehouse
Bryce Westbrook, Douglas
Noah Burwell, Hawkins

Boys West Team

Coach: Owen Clifton from Grapeland High School
Patrick Walker, Grapeland
Nick Johnson, Crandall
Anthony Sanders, Athens
Octavious Crear, LaPoynor
Mason Motal, LaPoynor
Jared Bragdon, Brownsboro
Reese Frosch, Canton
Zachris Sturns, Alto
Raybon Riden, Jacksonville
KeAunte Humber, John Tyler

Girls East Team

Coach: Jaqueeta Brown from Kilgore High School
Tony Burks, Kilgore
Brook Lee, Gorman
Audrey Popelar, Spring Hill
Brooke Stewart, Whitehouse
Haley Stuart, Sabine
Shay Ross, Chaple Hill
Tierney Reddic, West Rusk
Jacy Lloyd, Harmony
Kaylah Starling, Tatum
Christy Whitaker, Nacogdoches

Girls West Team

Coach: Denise Lincoln from Kerens High School
Marqueshia Kelly, Kerens
Taylor Ames, Kerens
Paige Murphy, Lindale
Jasmine Parson, Jacksonville
Kelsey Blankinship, Rusk
Bridgett Taylor, Bullard
Chasity Cooper, Frankston
Sidney Hightower, Brownsboro
Kelcee Harwood, All Saints
Carenza Johnson, Alto

“In the past we have had some very talented athletes play in these games, we are very fortunate to continue with that tradition,” explains Fuller. He also added that areas of East and West divide teams geographically.

The team practices are scheduled for the following:
Monday, April 7th – Wagstaff Gym
Girls West practice at 6:00PM
Boys West practice at 7:30PM

Tuesday April 8th – Wagstaff Gym
Girls East practice at 6:00PM
Boys East practice at 7:30PM

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. on April 12. The girls’ game time is slated for 5:30 p.m. with the boys’ game to follow at approximately 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under the age of 10.

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

If you would like more information or would like to schedule a media interview call, Leslie Fossey, Marketing Director at 903.939.7747 or 903.539.7712.

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