A.C. Flora’s Diamante Brown and Jordan Strange are among the four Midlands players picked to play in the 2018 Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball Games.
The boys and girls games feature some of the top public school seniors in North and South Carolina. The games will be played March 24 at John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington, N.C.
Brown will play in the boys’ game along with Blythewood’s Robert Braswell. The Flora center is averaging 9.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and two blocks per game.
Braswell is averaging 15.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game for the No. 1-ranked Bengals.
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Alex Caldwell, who played at Richland Northeast and is now at Wilson, also was picked for the game. Caldwell is signed to play at SE Missouri State.
Strange and Dutch Fork’s Madison Golden were named to the S.C. girls’ team. Dutch Fork’s Faye Norris is the head coach for the S.C. squad.
Strange, who signed with Georgia Southern, is averaging 17.3 points, 2.8 assists and 2.5 steals per game. Golden, a Newberry signee, is averaging 15.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and four steals per game.
Rosters for the S.C. Coaches Association All-Star Classic will be released later this month.
S.C. BOYS TEAM
Diamante Brown (A.C. Flora), Kevin Williamson (Aiken), Jermaine Patterson (Bluffton), Robert Braswell (Blythewood), Jimmy Nichols (Conway), Bradley Childers (Gaffney), Shaq Davis (Summerville), Isaih Moore (Sumter), Shelton Brown (West Ashley), Alex Caldwell (Wilson)
Head Coach: Tim Morris (Woodmont). Assistant: Jerome Stewart (Timberland)
S.C. GIRLS TEAM
Jordan Strange (A.C. Flora), Alexis Tomlin (Carolina Forest), Madison Golden (Dutch Fork), Madisen Smith (Greenville), Quin Byrd (Hillcrest), Amari Young (North Augusta), Rikoya Anderson (Rock Hill), Cyntheria Sullivan (Strom Thurmond), Skylar Blackstock (Wando), D’asia Gregg (Wilson)
Head Coach: Faye Norris, Dutch Fork. Assistant: Sherer Hopkins (Clover)