High School Basketball All-Star Game Comes to Shreveport
The top 30 boys and top 30 girls in Louisiana will compete with each having an East and West team as its competitor. Local players named to the all-star teams are:
Rashard Owens, Bossier High School
Tevin Robertson, Bossier High School
Verlan Hunter, Mansfield High School
Zikiteran Woodley, Pelican All Saints High
Dennisha Chambers, Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing
Kourtney Pennywell, Southwood High School
Jessy Ellis, Southwood High School
The event comes on the heels of the high school basketball semi-finals March 1-2 at CenturyLink Center. “When we were approached about hosting the all-star game we thought what a perfect fit it would be since we would have just hosted the basketball semi-finals,” said Kelly Wells, VP of Sports for the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission. “It is truly an honor to have these outstanding athletes here for the all-star games and Centenary has been a great partner with us to make this event happen. We want each player to feel like they are royalty while they are here. With seven area players being named to the all-star teams, we hope the entire community will come out to support them.”
“We are excited to present the best players that Louisiana has to offer in the Gold Dome. The Coaches Association is appreciative of the enthusiastic reception that we've had from the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission and look forward to a great relationship for this event in future years,” stated Micah Coleman,President of the Louisiana High School Basketball Coaches Association.
The games will take place on Saturday, March 16 at Centenary’s Gold Dome. The girls will take the court first at 2 pm followed by the boys at 4 pm.