Growing up, Tre’Vonne Bond and Dre’Von Sweat have played plenty of basketball together.
The two Irmo seniors will get to do it one more time Saturday at the Capital City Senior Boys and Girls All-Star games. The game is part of the inaugural City Hoops Festival at Heathwood Hall.
“Me and Dre’Von have been playing together since we first started playing basketball when we were very little,” Bond said. “It seems like we’ve been playing together forever. It’s something very special to be able to finish out your high school career with one of your best friends at an all-star game, which means both of us have done well for our team.”
Bond and Sweat were key members for Yellow Jackets backcourt in helping Irmo to the Class 4A championship game. Sweat averaged 13.4 points a game and Bond scored 11.8 per contest.
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Bond and Sweat will be a part of the Gray team, which features sets of teammates from three different schools. College of Charleston signee Chevez Goodwin will be on the same squad as his Hammond teammates Michael Turner and Jonathan Yuchmow. Gray Collegiate has three on the team in Ian Kinard, Xavier Miller and Tyler Brevard. Airport’s Jalon Cokley and Daniel Gillins also are on the team.
The Blue team will feature multiple teammates from Blythewood, Ridge View and Class 3A champion A.C. Flora.
Class 4A champion Spring Valley will have Christian Hithe, Shantay Taylor and Dominique Hill playing for the Gray team in the girls’ game. Class 3A champion Dreher, Lexington, Fairfield Central, Keenan, C.A. Johnson all had multiple players selected.
A Junior Showcase will be held after the Capital City Senior Boys and Girls All-Star games. There will be a girls and boys game, which will feature the state’s top junior prospects including Mullins’ Jalek Felton, Daniel’s A.J. Oliver, Myrtle Beach’s Bryce Schneider and Dutch Fork’s Jordan Davis.
Felton, the top prospect in South Carolina for 2017 is committed to North Carolina and Oliver verbally committed to Clemson. Schneider has committed to Richmond. Davis hasn’t committed yet but has several Division I offers and is the Class 4A Player of the Year.
The games tip-off at noon and the cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-14 and 5-under admitted free.
SENIOR ALL-STAR GAME
GRAY TEAM: Xavier Miller (Gray Collegiate); Chevez Goodwin (Hammond); Tyler Brevard (Gray Collegiate); Jamie Clarke (River Bluff); Jalon Cokley (Airport); Ta’Vonne Bond (Irmo); Michael Turner (Hammond); Dre’Von Sweat (Irmo); Jason Rumph (Lexington); Ian Kinard (Gray Collegiate); Jonathan Yuchmow (Hammond), Daniel Gillins (Airport). Coach: Jimmy Kinard (Airport).
BLUE TEAM: Cainan Griffin (Ridge View); Kendale Hampton (A.C. Flora); Noah Harper (Spring Valley); Eli Lake (Blythewood); Jordan Watson (Westwood); Tajh Green (C.A. Johnson); T.J. Knight (White Knoll); Brandon Davis (A.C. Flora); Lamondre Corley (Ridge View); Trae Churn (Blythewood); Khalil Lewis (Ridge View); Brandon Adams (Fairfield Central).
Coach: Joshua Staley (A.C. Flora)
GRAY TEAM: Christian Hithe (Spring Valley); Fatima Sims (Newberry); Olivia Anderson (Dutch Fork); Tanise Davis (Fairfield Central); Destinee Langford (Lexington); Shantay Taylor (Spring Valley); Shakori Jennings-Shuler (Airport); Taylor Foulks (Lexington); Taylor Toney (Gray Collegiate); Bayleigh Ponds (Richland Northeast); Dominique Hill (Spring Valley); Chyna Moore (Fairfield Central). Coach: Precious Caldwell (Richland Northeast)
BLUE TEAM: Dejah Williford (Lower Richland); Kaitlin Pickens (C.A. Johnson); Breia Jackson (Keenan); Ryan Scott (River Bluff); Dematris Bryant (C.A. Johnson); Le’on Hill (Keenan); Lauren Harley (Blythewood); Kaleah Hires (Dreher); Shakira Carter (Irmo); Jhileiya Dunlap (Dreher); Dashielle Robinson (Keenan). Coach: Terrence Gibson (Ridge View)
EAST: Jalek Felton (Mullins); Duane Moss (Carolina Forest); Bryce Schneider (Myrtle Beach); Jalen Cameron (West Florence); Deshawn Thomas (A.C. Flora); Duncan LeXander (Wilson); Tariq Simmons (Keenan); James Reese (A.C. Flora); Kaiden Rice (Ridge View); R.J. Gunn (Irmo); Josh Caldwell (Heathwood Hall); Darius Bryant (Lexington). Coaches: Zach Norris (Keenan), Jeff Dibatisto (Dreher).
WEST: A.J. Oliver (Daniel); Jason Cudd (Socastee); Jordan Davis (Dutch Fork); Temetrius Morant (Crestwood); Keith Matthews (Blythewood); Ja’Cor Nelson (Lower Richland); Vincent Cole (James Island); Christiaan Jones (Cardinal Newman); Justin Busby (Waccamaw); Hayden Brown (Byrnes); Brandon Martin (Cardinal Newman); Clyde Trapp (Lower Richland). Coaches: Thomas Ryan (Westside), Ricardo Priester (Lancaster)
EAST: Jaelynn Murray (Dreher), Kamryn Lemon (Dreher); Bryanna Goodson (Wilson); Jayla Ravenell (Cross); Mikayluh Walker (Gaffney); Cailah Hicklin (Lower Richland); Brittani McDonald (Mullins); Alexis Sowell (Andrew Jackson); Rhetta Moore (Bishop England); Karimah Jenkins (Burke); Shamiyah Barnes (Wilson), Khamele Manning (Dillon). Coaches: Anne Long (Spring Valley), Cedric Simpson (Orangeburg-Wilkinson)
WEST: Kameron Roach (Lower Richland); Mariah Linney (Goose Creek); Diamon Shiflet (Greer); Erica Tisdale (Ridge View); Armanii Grice (Ridge View); Aquera Johnson (North Myrtle Beach); Nigeria Davis (Newberry); Marshea Murray (Greer); McKenzie Yon (Northwood); Jaliah Melvin (Northwood); Tori Henderson (Greer). Coaches: Faye Norris (Dutch Fork), Tim Baldwin (Goose Creek)