All-Star Weekend 2017 Day One Round up! Dennis Sturdivant Jr wins Player of the Year but DJ Wright steals the show
Atlanta- When the best basketball players in the nation get together, you better get your popcorn ready. All-Star weekend was expecting big time talent, and the players delivered. The biggest moment came for Norcross Heat’s Dennis Sturdivant Jr was named Player of the Year for his stellar performance all season long. Seeing the face and […]
Atlanta- When the best basketball players in the nation get together, you better get your popcorn ready. All-Star weekend was expecting big time talent, and the players delivered. The biggest moment came for Norcross Heat’s Dennis Sturdivant Jr was named Player of the Year for his stellar performance all season long. Seeing the face and joy of his mother was breath taking.
But when the ball tipped off, it was back to business. 2020 DJ Wright (Greene County High School) was point blank, picture perfect, showcasing his ability to score off the dribble. Wright scored a game high 26 points including a three at the buzzer to win in overtime.
2022 Travion Solomon (Warner Robins Middle School) was the youngest on the floor, but his game was mature enough to put a fight for the black team. Solomon showcased his quickness to beat opponents off the first step and his court vision to find open players in his 17 points 6 assist performance.
2020 Micah O’ Guin (Pascagoula High School) Was a force in the paint and showcased his soft touch around the rim. O’Guin has knack for the basketball and a motor that just won’t quit. He is very aggressive on defense and is a strong rebounder. At times he displayed his ability to bring the ball up court, although he still has room for improvement in that area. He was able to get a double-double with is 15 points and 10 rebound performance.
2019 Jalin Thomas (Smith Station High School) Does not back down from anybody and plays with fearlessness. His ability to score from long range and uncanny ability to get in the paint separates himself from the rest. Thomas is a high volume player that get himself going at anytime. He scored 18 points for the Black team and averages 15.5 points a game.
2019 Danny Bickey (Woodrow Wilson High School) Came all the way from West Virginia and win he found his spot around the three point line, he was not afraid to shoot. Bickey was one of the better pure shooters at All-Star Weekend. He as a quick release and consistent shooting motion. He understands how to move without the basketball and be ready to catch and shoot.
2018 James Patton (East Central High School) One of Mississippi’s finest players, and Patton represented his state very well. Has a nice touch from the three point range and can create shots off the dribble drive. Very aggressive scorer and understands how to use his length and size to create separation from the defender.