(Selected by the Alabama Sports Writers Association)
Jeremy Johnson, Carver-Montgomery, Sr., F, 6-6
T.J. Lang, McGill-Toolen, Jr., F, 6-6
Riley Norris, Albertville, Jr., F, 6-7
Lewis Sullivan, Hazel Green, Jr., F, 6-7
Marquez White, Northview, Sr., G, 6-2Second Team
Khwan Fore, Lee-Huntsville, Jr., G, 6-1
Terrance LeFlore, Wetumpka, Sr., G, 6-1
Rakim Lubin, Gadsden City, Jr., F/C, 6-8
Divine Myles, Blount, Jr., G, 5-7
Chaunce Watkins, Florence, Sr., G, 6-2Honorable mention
Jarvis Calhoun, Hewitt-Trussville, Jr., G; Xavier Dortch, Baldwin County, Sr., G; Malek Grant, Mountain Brook, Sr., F; Justice Green, Tuscaloosa County, So., G; Devin Hankins, Sparkman, Sr., G; Demetrius Houston, Carver-Montgomery, Jr., F; Tre'von McNeal, Enterprise, Sr., PG; Devin Pugh, Central-Phenix City, Jr., G/F; Phillip Rankin, Murphy, Sr., C.Coach of the Year:Bucky McMillan, Mountain Brook
Twelve major contributors to prep athletics in Alabama were inducted into the 23ndclass of the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame Monday night.
The 2013 class was honored at a banquet at the Renaissance Hotel at the Convention Center in Montgomery. The induction class includes coaches, administrators, a contest official and an “old-timer” and raised total number of individuals enshrined since 1991 to 285.
The Class of 2013 included volleyball coaches Denise Ainsworth and Julie Sinclair, football coaches Ben Harris and Buddy Davis, basketball coaches Larry Davidson, Jim Hunter, Jr., and Raymond White, baseball coach Mike Estes, wrestling coach Steve Gaydosh, administrator Jim Tuley, former AHSAA Associate Executive Director Joe Evans and long-time basketball official Greg England.
Alabama’s boys and girls each swept to victory in the 23rdannual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Games Friday night at Alabama State University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome in Montgomery. The wins gave Alabama a 12-11 lead in the series that began in 1991.
The Alabama and Mississippi teams reported Wednesday for Friday night's 23ndannual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Boys and Girls Basketball Games scheduled at Oliver-Dunn on the Alabama State University campus in Montgomery.
All 24 Alabama players went through their the first practice at Huntingdon College.
Mississippi’s All-Stars, who will practiced at Faulkner University, will have one change from last week’s announced rosters. Kierra Jordan, a 6-foot-1 forward from Lanier, has been replaced by guard Claresa Banks of Forest Hill, which finished 29-3 this past season. Banks averaged 13.2 points per game.
The teams will practice Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Alabama at Huntingdon and Mississippi at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex. The two teams return to practice Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4 at Huntingdon and Faulkner, respectively. Both teams will also have a third workout Thursday night at the Acadome, Mississippi from 7:30 to 8:30 and Alabama from 8:30 until 9:30.
The games are scheduled Friday night, the girls tipping off at 5 and the boys at 7. Tickets, $10 each, can be purchased at the Acadome the day of the games.
The games will be webstreamed live by Play-On! Sports via the AHSAA TV Network link found atwww.ahsaa.comand will also be broadcast over the AHSAA Radio Network via the link found atwww.ahsaa.com.
The 96 regional winners for the 2013 Bryant-Jordan Scholar-Athlete and Student Achievement awards program were announced Tuesday by The Bryant-Jordan Foundation, which will honor them at its 28th annual banquet April 8 at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel.
A total of 48 regional winners, eight in each of the six classifications in the two Bryant-Jordan categories, advanced from area competition and will be recognized at the 6:30 p.m. event. An individual class winner will be named and, from that group, an overall Bryant-Jordan Scholar-Athlete of the Year and an overall Bryant-Jordan Student Achievement Award Student-Athlete of the Year will be selected.
More than $800,000 in scholarship money will be distributed with all 96 regional winners receiving a $2,500 grant. Each classification winner will receive an additional $3,000 and the two overall winners will receive an additional $3,000 for a total of $8,500 each. Other special scholarships will also be awarded including several from state colleges.
The Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is named for Larry D. Striplin Jr. and the Student Achievement Athlete of the Year award is named for Ken and Betty Joy Blankenship.
All special winners will be announced at the banquet.Nathan Riley Spence of Albertville High School and Justin Levins of Prattville High School were the overall scholar-athlete and student achievement award winners at last year’s banquet.
Mississippi team rosters for the 23rd annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Game March 15 at Alabama State University’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome were announced Thursday by Johnny Mims, Director of the Mississippi Association of Coaches (MAC).
Alabama’s rosters were announced Thursday for the 5 p.m. girls’ game and the 7 p.m. boys’ game. The teams report March 13.
The games will be played in Montgomery for the second year in a row after being hosted in Pelham from 2003-2011. The series is tied at 11 wins each for both boys and girls after last year’s split. The Alabama boys won 109-104 and the Mississippi girls won 94-91.
Coaches for the Mississippi girls’ squad are Bill Russell of Pontotoc and Chad Harrison of Scott Central. The administrative coach is Danny Fuller of Gulfport. Russell led Pontotoc to the Class 4A state championship and a perfect 34-0 this season while Harrison guided Scott Central to the 2A title and a 34-4 record.
Coaches for Mississippi’s boys are Leroy Cotton of East Side (head coach), Roderick Davidson of Ridgeland and administrative coach Ernie Watson of Hattiesburg.
Highlighting the Mississippi girls’ roster is 6-foot-2 Southhaven center Jasmine Joyner, a Tennessee-Chattanooga signee who has helped her team reach the Class 6A state finals scheduled Saturday in Jackson. Columbus guard Kiandria Patterson has signed with Mississippi State, Lasher Cotton of Eastside and Kierra Jordan of Lanier, 5-11 and 6-1 forwards respectively, with Southern Miss. Southaven guard JoAnna Smith and Oxford forward Alexus Malone have also signed with the University of Buffalo.
Among the top players on the Mississippi boys’ roster is 6-8 forward TreShawn Bolden of Callaway. He had 18 points and 13 rebounds in a Class 5A semifinal win over McComb to send his team into Saturday’s state finals. Bolden is unsigned. Rahkeem Lehaman, a 6-4 guard from Amanda Elzy, has signed with Middle Tennessee State and 6-foot Olive Branch guard Sam Craft is headed to Memphis.
The complete Mississippi rosters: