Wayne, MI – The top 20 players will gather at Wayne Memorial on June 2nd to put on one final show. The Top 20 All Star game will take place showcasing some of the top girls in the state of Michigan. Last…
Wayne, MI – The top 20 players will gather at Wayne Memorial on June 2nd to put on one final show. The Top 20 All Star game will take place showcasing some of the top girls in the state of Michigan. Last year, 300 people piled into the Wayne Memorial Alumni arena to see the loaded class of 2017 do battle. Kamaria McDaniels put on a show, scoring 23 points en route to a MVP award.
This year’s game is shaping up to be a good one with a loaded roster, the teams have been set.
|Burgundy Team||Black team|
|Kaela Webb (Providence)||Camree Clegg (Clemson)|
|Lasha Petree (Bradley)||Jaida Hampton (Wichita State)|
|Kayla Luchenbach (Oakland)||Allison Peplowski (South Dakota)|
|Ashley Primas (Tennessee State)||Emily Spitzley (GVSU)|
|Carley Loving||Maxine Moore (Western Michigan)|
|Edecia Beck (Ohio)||Ellie Dykstra (IPFW)|
|Jayla Strickland (Northwood)||Dalyn Henderson|
|Vantanae Garrett (Michigan-Dearborn)||Jessica Bicknell (University of Detroit)|
|Grayson Cockerham (Goshen)|
Jarvis Mitchell, the organizer of this event has worked hard to bring exposure and recognition the top girls in the state of Michigan. The rosters are sorted evenly and is formed to avoid having former teammates all on the same team. Although, the winners of this game only have bragging rights it is worth noting that this game gets ultra competitive.
The top 4 candidates for Ms. Basketball will compete in this game. Clegg and Hampton, the top two vote getters will be on the black team together. Ms. PSL Vantanae Garrett and Providence Signee Kaela Webb headline the Burgundy team.
Camree Clegg, might be an early favorite for MVP as she is playing in her home gym in her hometown of Westland where she scored over 1,000 points in 3 years at Wayne Memorial.
Eleven of the eighteen young ladies who have committed to play in the all star game have committed to play for Division 1 schools in the fall, all of the girls will play college basketball.
The format of the rosters stops high school and AAU teammates from playing on the same team (as much as possible), which pushes the players to showcase their ability to adapt and show individual skill. This all star event is the only of its kind in the state of Michigan.
No matter who takes home the win, or MVP this is shaping up to be one of the top annual traditions to send the young women hoopers off with a bang.