Hoopsters prep for showcase

Some of Cayman’s best youth basketball players will take centre stage this weekend.

The Cayman Islands Basketball Association will stage an All-Star night this Saturday, 3 December. The Sir Vassell Johnson Hall at the University College of the Cayman Islands is expected to serve as venue.

The event will feature the current crop of talent in the Appleby Under-19 Basketball League. The competition’s top 40 boys and girls from all 10 teams will take part in a three-point shoot-out and all-star game (which consists of two 20-minute halves). The girls are up first at 4pm with their shoot-out and all-star game (which starts at 4.45pm). The boys take the court at 6.15pm for their shoot-out before their contest (starting at 7pm) finishes off the night.

For the girls, the All-Star West team will consist of Imani Abdul Jabbar (Sparks), Renita Barnes (Lynx), Melissa Bridgemohan (Lynx), Felecia Connor (Comets), Ashley Ebanks (Comets), Rochel Gardener (Monarchs), Khadijah Lewin (Monarchs), Shana Linwood-McLaughlin (Comets), La-Torae Nixon (Sparks) and Guiesha Smith (Monarchs).

The All-Star East side features April Ebanks (Monarchs), Annique Holness (Comets), Yolanni Manzanares (Sparks), Sashaneil McField (Lynx), Christina McLean (Monarchs), Hannah Parchment (Lynx), Chloe Powery (Comets), Ashleigh Reid (Sparks), Taylor Reid (Sparks) and Jade Wheeler (Lynx).

On the boys side, the All-Star West team sees Reuben Barnes (Wolves), Tim Corbett (Wesleyan), Peter Grant (Wolves), Shaquille Heath (Bodden Town), Kaseem Penn (John Gray High School), Rashaad Powery-Saunds (Grand Pavilion Shockwaves), Daniel Quinland (Blazers), Oscar Rivers (Esso Blazers), Ben Stoner (Wolves) and Travis Stroup (Wesleyan Christian Academy).

All-Star East has Travis Barnes (BT), Maynor Brooks (BT), Christopher Collins (BT), Brad Galbraith (Blazers), Dominic Martucci (Shockwaves), Justin Nalty (Blazers), Sonny Powell (BT), David Powery (Wolves), Brandon Thompson (Wolves) and Philip Webb (Shockwaves).

Saturday’s all-star game will also see giveaways, music and fan competitions. For more information e-mail [email protected]

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