Prep all-stars play Saturday
Many of the best high school basketball players in Idaho will play one more game Saturday when the state all-star boys and girls games for seniors are held at North Idaho College’s Rolly Williams Court.
For many of the players, it will be the final time they play.
The girls game, pitting the North (from District I and II schools) against the South (from District III, IV, V and VI schools), begins at 1 p.m. The boys game follows at 3:30.
For Will Bogan of Vallivue, it’s one more chance to shine before he heads off to Mississippi. The 6-foot-1 Bogan, who led Vallivue to the State 5A championship, has signed to play for the Southeastern Conference school.
Joining Bogan on the South team are three players from two-time State 4A champ Burley: Colton Moon, Ben Searle and Jordan Hosteen. They led the Bobcats to a 75-54 win over Bonneville in the state title game earlier this month. Moon hit seven 3-pointers in the game, finishing with 30 points, as Burley won for a 46th straight time.
The South will be coached by Jack Bagley of Burley.
The North boys will be led by Coeur d’Alene’s Nate Clinton and Andrew Prohaska. They saw first hand how good Bogan is in the state final against Vallivue.
Joining Clinton and Prohaska on the North are Nick Fromm and Ben Carroll of Lake City; Mike Martin of Clark Fork; Ryan Winebark of Bonners Ferry; Kenny Stuart and Ty Ketchum of Kellogg; Darrick Holmquist of Wallace; Anthony Williams of Moscow; Steven Heitzman of Lewiston; and Levi Powers of Timberlake. Jim Thacker of Lake City is the coach.
Ali Johnson and Deanna Dotts of state champion Coeur d’Alene head up the North girls. Joining them on the team are Jordan Udy of Genesee; Morgan VanderEsch of Grangeville; Hannah Nyrop of Kootenai; Marisa Bush of Kellogg; Jacie Estes of Lake City; Autumn Greene of Lewiston; Lacy Hopkins of Priest River; and Jenny McVeigh, Kandice McArthur and C.J. Schmidt of Post Falls. Steve Bourgard of Kellogg is the coach.
The North boys and girls beat the South teams last year.
Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens.