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Midlands basketball players picked for Carolinas Classic All-Star games

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Blythewood senior guard and Iowa State signee Tre Jackson scored 33 points in matchup against Hartsville in 87-67 win at MLK Bash at Eau Claire High School.
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Blythewood senior guard and Iowa State signee Tre Jackson scored 33 points in matchup against Hartsville in 87-67 win at MLK Bash at Eau Claire High School.

Nine Midlands high school basketball players were picked to play in the Carolinas Classic All-Star games.

The rosters for the games, which feature some of the top seniors in North and South Carolina, were released Wednesday. The games will be played March 23 at Hoggard High School in Wilmington, NC.

Spring Valley had two girls picked for the girls game – Taylor Lewis and Taylor Britt. Other local players on the girls’ team were Swansea’s Danae McNeal, Lexington’s Olivia Thompson and Westwood’s Maliyah Lockett. Dreher’s Teresa Jones is head coach for the girls team.

Blythewood’s Tre Jackson, Keenan’s Asanti Price, Gray Collegiate’s Tommy Bruner and Ridge View’s Malcolm Wilson were picked for the boys’ team. Keenan’s Zach Norris head coach for the boys’ team.

South Carolina signee Trae Hannibal also was picked for the game.

Rosters for the North-South all-star games will be announced in the coming weeks.

South Carolina Boys Roster

Marlow Gilmore, Hunter-Kinard Tyler; Trae Hannibal, Hartsville; Tre Jackson, Blythewood; Juwan Perdue, Lakewood; Asanti Price, Keenan; Trevur Smalls, Berkeley; Trey Smith, Landrum; Tommy Bruner, Gray Collegiate; Ishan White, Berkeley; Malcolm Wilson, Ridge View

Coaches: Zach Norris, Keenan; Bailey Jackson, Clover

South Carolina Girls Roster

Taylor Britt, Spring Valley; Mya Burns, North Augusta; Taylor Lewis, Spring Valley; Maliyah Lockett, Westwood; Danae McNeal, Swansea; Quadijah Moore, Emerald; Shayla Nelson, Goose Creek; Brandi Rivers, Orangeburg-Wilkinson; Asia Smith, Myrtle Beach; Olivia Thompson, Lexington

Coaches: Teresa Jones, Dreher; Cedrick Simpson, Orangeburg-Wilkinson

Lou Bezjak is the High School Sports Prep Coordinator for The State and Island Packet. He has covered high school sports in South Carolina for 16 years and is a two-time South Carolina Sports Writer of the Year by the National Sports Media Association.


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