2019 MAC All-Star Games

2019 MAC All-Star Games

This report will cover the 2019 MAC All-Star Games.


Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game

Friday March 15, 2019

Alabama State University

Dunn Oliver Acadome

Montgomery, AL

(B) Alabama All-Stars 107

Mississippi All-Stars 90

Notes: The Mississippi team did a good job of trying to stay in the game with the much more talented Alabama super stars. The Bama team, boasting a minimum of 6 division 1 players, could easily be one of the most talented teams to ever play in this game. Demond Robinson (6-8 ’19 C Lee-Montgomery) was a beast in the paint and he really affected the outcome of the game. Cameron Tucker (6-2 ’19 G Wenonah) stepped up big in the second half to help the Alabama squad get the big lead. Desmond Williams (6-1 ’19 G Brewbaker Tech) really caught my eye with his explosive speed bursts. He is super quick. Of course, Trendon Watford (6-8 ’19 F Mountain Brook) showed up and did what Trendon does. He smoothly affected the game in all areas.

Good news to the Crimson Tide fans, Jaylen Forbes (6-4 ’19 SG Florence) looked right at home playing over there. He showed out trying to keep the Mississippi squad in the game. It was nice seeing Danny “DJ” Washington (6-0 ’19 PG Greenville) hold his own with the talented Alabama guards. Big John “Bill” Rawls (6-8 ’19 C East Marion) held his own with the big Alabama post players. Jakorie Smith (6-6 ’19 F Raymond) and Earl Smith (6-4 ’19 G Lanier) both looked solid in the loss.

Alabama All-Stars (home team) 107

’19’s

Kobe Brown 6-6 F Lee-Huntsville 7 pts 6 reb 1 ast

Brandon Nicholas 6-3 G Mae Jemison 8 pts 1 reb 2 ast

Desmond Williams 6-1 G Brewbaker Tech 8 pts 7 reb 1 ast 3 st

Jaykwon Walton 6-6 G/F Carver-Montgomery 8 pts 4 reb 4 ast 1 st

Trendon Watford 6-8 F Mountain Brook 13 pts 12 reb 2 ast 1 st 1 blk

DeAntoni Gordon 6-8 F Leflore 14 pts 3 reb 2 blk

Justin Minter 6-4 G Wenonah 3 pts 3 reb 2 ast 2 st

JaLon Johnson 6-0 G Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 10 pts 2 reb 2 ast 1 st

Mississippi All-Stars (traveled 258 miles) 90

’19’s

Jakorie Smith 6-6 F Raymond 3 pts 7 reb 1 ast 1 st

Earl Smith 6-4 G Lanier 9 pts 4-4 ft 3 reb 4 ast 3 st

John “Bill” Rawls 6-8 C East Marion 8 pts 9 reb 2 ast

Danny “DJ” Washington 6-0 PG Greenville 11 pts 7-8 ft 3 reb 4 ast

Brandon Weatherspoon 6-5 SG Canton 17 pts 3 3’s 4 reb 2 ast 2 st 1 blk

Vontrell Pringle 6-6 SG Meridian 9 pts 5 reb 1 ast 1 st

Lerenzo “Trey” Fort 6-4 G Florence 5 pts 2 reb 1 ast 1 blk 2 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Demond Robinson

Lee-Montgomery

6-8 ’19 C

12 pts 8 reb 3 blk

Alabama MVP

Cameron Tucker

Wenonah

6-2 ’19 G

18 pts 4-4 ft 2 reb 3 ast 3 st

Mississippi MVP

Jaylen Forbes

Florence

6-4 ’19 SG

20 pts 4 3’s 6-6 ft 8 reb 1 ast 1 blk 1 st


MAC North/South 1A/2A/3A All-Star Game

Saturday March 23, 2019

Mississippi College

AE Wood Coliseum

Clinton, MS

(B) North All-Stars 72

South All-Stars 53

Notes: Bryantavious “Bryan” Steen (6-6 ’20 F/C Charleston), you were so boring to watch because you did everything by the book in this game. Text book block outs and defensive positioning. Making the best of the easy baskets and put back offensive boards. You also get Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game because you were the difference maker. You changed the game and had a huge impact in the win. A close second in the running for POG was Bentavious “Ben” Galmore (5-7 ’20 PG Coahoma County). He was most likely the smallest guy on the court and he still came down with seven boards. He showed that he can score when he needs from outside or he can get to the rack. He had one of the best plays of the game when he drove in the paint and hit Steen with a bullet no-look pass for an easy basket. Randarius Hughes (6-6 ’20 G Heidelberg) showed his explosiveness on both ends. He blocked two shots on one possession then gathered the loose ball as he went to the other end of the court with a huge slam. He made several ooh and aah plays the entire game showing why he is one of the most athletic big guards in the state.

North All-Stars 72

’20’s

Da’Shun Berry 6-0 G Houlka 5 pts 3-4 ft 5 reb 2 st

Jamarion Walker 6-0 G Shaw 5 pts 3 reb 1 ast 2 st

Cori Bell 6-1 G Holly Springs 5 pts 1 reb 3 ast 4 st

Derek Fountain 6-8 G Holly Springs 10 pts 4 reb 1 ast 3 st

Ankerion “Noodle” Gross 6-4 G/F North Panola 11 pts 7 reb 2 ast 1 blk 1 st

South All-Stars 53

’20’s

Hershey McLaurin 6-2 G/F Collins 10 pts 5 reb 2 ast 1 st 1 blk

Randarius Hughes 6-6 G Heidelberg 11 pts 4 reb 2 blk 2 st

Daylan Lindsey 6-3 F Bay Springs 2 pts 6 reb 1 ast 2 st

Erick Johnson 6-2 F Port Gibson 9 pts 3 reb 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Bryantavious “Bryan” Steen

Charleston

6-6 ’20 F/C

11 pts 13 reb 4 blk 2 st

Offensive MVP

Bentavious “Ben” Galmore

Coahoma County

5-7 ’20 PG

13 pts 3 3’s 7 reb 4 ast 1 st

Defensive MVP

Bryantavious “Bryan” Steen

Charleston

6-6 ’20 F/C

11 pts 13 reb 4 blk 2 st

Game Ball

Treundes Willis

Choctaw Central

5-7 ’20 PG

9 pts 3 3’s 1 reb 1 ast 1 st


MAC North/South 4A/5A/6A All-Star Game

Saturday March 23, 2019

Mississippi College

AE Wood Coliseum

Clinton, MS

(B) North All-Stars 88

South All-Stars 83

Notes: Edzeric “Zeke” Cook (6-4 ’20 F/C Starkville) continued to look and play just like he did in the 6A title run. He has a knack for being in the right spot every time. Kylan Blackmon (6-3 ’20 G Oxford) provided an offensive spark with some deep three’s. Jabari Bowman (6-6 ’20 F/C Warren Central) was able to hold his own in the paint and looked good. Cameron “Mook” Matthews (6-6 ’20 F Olive Branch) displayed his guard skills as he ran the team on several breaks and tallied 6 assists. Trenton Coleman (6-6 ’20 G/F Ridgeland) was a pleasant surprise watch for me. He really impressed me with his play. Alijah Martin (6-2 ’20 G North Pike) introduced himself to the rest of the state showing why he is one of the top level players that most have never heard of. Damarion Arrington (6-4 ’20 G/F Wingfield) displayed a very solid game in the loss. Nick Walker (6-5 ’20 F Hattiesburg) was very productive in what seemed to be limited minutes. Any player in the country should want to play with Caleb McGill (6-6 ’20 F Petal). He makes the games so fun and gives full effort every single time he’s on the court. Jaquevias Tarvin (6-3 ’20 G Brandon) was another one that really stood out to me as he was trying to keep his team in the game during the fourth quarter.

North All-Stars 88

’20’s

Trenton Coleman 6-6 G/F Ridgeland 10 pts 1 reb 1 ast

Cameron “Mook” Matthews 6-6 F Olive Branch 12 pts 5 reb 6 ast 4 st 1 blk

Matthew Mackey 6-2 G Northwest Rankin 4 pts 2 reb 3 ast 1 st

Kylan Blackmon 6-3 G Oxford 14 pts 4 3’s 2 reb 4 ast 1 blk 1 st

Josh Mitchell 6-7 F/C Tupelo 4 pts 4 reb 1 ast 1 st

Jabari Bowman 6-6 F/C Warren Central 12 pts 4 reb 1 ast 2 st

South All-Stars 83

’20’s

Alijah Martin 6-2 G North Pike 14 pts 3 reb 1 ast 6 st 1 blk

Damarion Arrington 6-4 G/F Wingfield 9 pts 4 reb

Nick Walker 6-5 F Hattiesburg 11 pts 5 reb 1 blk

Caleb McGill 6-6 F Petal 9 pts 1 reb 2 ast 2 st 1 blk

Caleb McCarty 6-6 F/C Biloxi 6 pts 3 reb 1 blk

Jaquevias Tarvin 6-3 G Brandon 13 pts (9 in 4th qtr) 3 3’s 4 reb 2 ast 1 st

Magnolia Hoops Player of the Game

Edzeric “Zeke” Cook

Starkville

6-4 ’20 F/C

19 pts (10 in 4th qtr) 3-4 ft 14 reb (5 in 4th qtr) 1 ast 1 blk

Offensive MVP

Edzeric “Zeke” Cook

Starkville

6-4 ’20 F/C

19 pts (10 in 4th qtr) 3-4 ft 14 reb (5 in 4th qtr) 1 ast 1 blk

Defensive MVP

Keondre “Dre” Montgomery

Forest Hill

6-6 ’20 G/F

17 pts 4 reb 2 ast 2 st

Game Ball

Jalin Rice

Madison Central

6-0 ’20 G


Magnolia Hoops Head of the Class

The best players in their respective classes that I saw during this time period based on stats.

2019: Jaylen Forbes

6-4 SG Florence

2020: Edzeric “Zeke” Cook

6-4 F/C Starkville


Magnolia Hoops Starting 5

The top five players that I saw during this time period based on stats.

Edzeric “Zeke” Cook

6-4 ’20 F/C Starkville

Jaylen Forbes

6-4 ’19 SG Florence

Bryantavious “Bryan” Steen

6-6 ’20 F/C Charleston

Trendon Watford

6-8 ’19 F Mountain Brook (AL)

Cameron “Mook” Matthews

6-6 ’20 F Olive Branch


Katie Roberts Photography Senior Squad

Jaylen Forbes

6-4 SG Florence

Trendon Watford

6-8 F Mountain Brook (AL)

Cameron Tucker

6-2 G Wenonah (AL)

Brandon Weatherspoon

6-5 SG Canton

Demond Robinson

6-8 C Lee-Montgomery (AL)


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