The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the team rosters for the 2018 Western Massachusetts Senior High School All-Star Games Friday evening.
The 2018 All-Star games will be held on Friday, March 23 on the Jerry Colangelo Court of Dreams at the Hall of Fame. A total of 60 players were chosen from different divisions across Western Mass. to participate in the three games.
“The Basketball Hall of Fame is proud to celebrate the game conceived in Springfield and played around the globe. Our region is home to a number of stellar basketball players and we’re pleased to recognize them annually at the Western Massachusetts Senior All-Star Games,” John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, said. “The people of Western Mass. will be cheering these outstanding student-athletes on as they transition to the next level of basketball and academics upon graduation.”
A committee of local coaches and media members that represent each division on the boys and girls side selected the teams.
As part of the event, players will be divided up into six teams — two girls teams, two boys teams of Division III and IV players and two boys teams of Division I and II players. Only graduating seniors are eligible for the All-Star Games.
The first game will feature the Division III and IV boys teams at 5:30 p.m., followed by the girls matchup at 7 p.m. The final game of the evening will see the Division I and II boys teams battle at 8:30 p.m.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will also recognize one boy and one girl as the Western Massachusetts Players of the Year. A special presentation will be made to the recipients during halftime.
Tickets for the All-Star game will be available at the Hall of Fame box office the night of the games and will be good for all three games that evening (Adults: $10, Students: $5).
Game 1: 5:30 p.m.
Division III and IV Boys Team 1
Jon Morrison, Hopkins
Justin Ciaglo, Hopkins
Division III and IV Boys Team 2
Sopie Pek, Easthampton
Sean McCormack, Mount Greylock
Game 2: 7:00 p.m.
Division I, II, III and IV Girls Team 1
Madison Coleman, Central
Jada Gee, Central
Makayla Thompson, Central
Division I, II, III and IV Girls Team 2
Game 2: 8:30 p.m.
Division I & II Boys Team 1
Justin Feliciano, Central
Jorge Torres, Central
Kamron Wells, Westfield
Division I & II Boys Team 2
Tate Rietkerk, Amherst
Harry Levin, Longmeadow
Diego Corrada-Mattei, Northampton