CHARLOTTE – The 2019 North Carolina Private School All-Star Game will feature the best of the best hoop stars from around the state battling it out on the court in an East vs. West format March 2 at Providence Day.
Head coaches and athletic directors from around the state nominated more than 100 players, which were narrowed down into two teams to represent the best of all classifications in North Carolina.
“For most high school players, their high school careers end in a loss,” said event host and Providence Day boys basketball coach Brian Field. “We started this All-Star game six years ago to bring together some of the most talented players in the state and to give them a memorable way to end their career by playing and doing service alongside many of their peers.”
The boys game features 15 players who have already signed to play college basketball, and several more who will sign in the coming weeks now that their seasons are complete.
Kurtis Darden, who guided his Village Christian team to the 3A championship game, will coach the East. Darden won back-to-back titles in 2016 and 2017.
Metrolina Christian’s Michael Wilson will coach the West side.
The girls game features six players who have already signed to play college ball.
Bill Middlebrooks, who has coached at Concord First Assembly for 17 seasons, will lead the East. Charisse Map, who has been atop Charlotte Latin’s program for several seasons after starring at North Carolina, will lead the West.
In all, at least 21 next-level players will take the court one final time in their high school careers and try to end it with a win.
“The rosters this season are once again loaded with talent,” Field said. “It is always fun to have them on our campus for two days and see players from rival teams play together and have a great time.”
In addition to the game, players will take part in a community service project on the afternoon of March 1.
The girls game will tip at 1 p.m., followed by the boys game at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for students. Children under 8 get in free.
Nick Brown, Westchester Country Day (Navy commit)
Michael Fowler, Greensboro Day (James Madison)
Greg Gantt, Trinity Christian (Providence)
DJ Horne, Trinity Christian (Illinois State)
Austin Inge, Greensboro Day
Emmanuel Izunabor, Fayetteville Academy
KJ Marshall, Trinity Christian
Michael Wade, The Burlington School
Williams Onyeodi, Fayetteville Academy
Bryant Randleman, Durham Academy
Jake Vanderheijden, Ravenscroft (Bucknell)
John Michael Wright, Fayetteville Academy
Demiade Adelkun, Gaston Day
Seth Bennett, Charlotte Christian
Jake Boggs, Carmel Christian (UNC Wilmington)
Stephen Clark, Metrolina Christian (The Citadel)
D’Angelo Elliott, Carolina Day
D’Angelo Epps, Carmel Christian (College of Charleston)
Donovan Gregory, Carmel Christian (Appalachian State)
Paul Hudson, Charlotte Christian (Dartmouth)
Marten Maide, Carmel Christian (Liberty)
Myles Pierre, Carmel Christian (Houston Baptist)
Alex Tabor, Country Day (Southern Methodist)
JC Tharrington, Charlotte Christian (Appalachian State)
Imani Spence, Durham Academy
Emma Stout, Wake Christian (Washington)
Izabel Verejoa, Neuse Christian (Michigan)
Ralayah McRae, O’Neil School
Madison Head, Greensboro Day
Jada McMillan, Concord First Assembly
Makayla Kimble, Village Christian
Evan Waters, Lee Christian
Jala Holloman, Wayne Country Day
Lola Olagbegi, St. Mary’s
Georgia Smith, St. Mary’s
Kathryn Vandiver, Charlotte Latin (Washington & Lee)
Ruthie Jones, Charlotte Latin (Duke, soccer)
Dione Sampson, Burlington School
Elizabeth Rice, Burlington School
Imani Riddick-Cherry, Hickory Grove
Anaia Hoard, Wesleyan Christian (Wake Forest)
Madeline Crumpler, Covenant Day
Josie Wiles, Davidson Day (Barry)
Brantley Compton, Asheville Christian
Kyla Kincy, Trinity Christian
Gloria Smith, Trinity Christian