The first annual WV-KY Senior All-star basketball game is being planned for Saturday, May 4, at Mingo Central High School.
The game is being sponsored by Consul Energy.
There will be two games, one for the gals and one for the guys.
The girl’s contest will be held first, followed by a dunk contest and 3-point competition and then the boy’s game.
Rosters are currently being filled for both squads. Several top-notch players from southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky are expected to play.
The coaches for the teams have been selected.
Frankie Smith, current coach for Sheldon Clark High School, will coach the boys’ team, while Clay Campbell, current coach for Pike Central Lady Hawks, will coach the girl’s squad for the Bluegrass State.
For the Mountain State squad, Nick Cabell of Scott High School will coach the boys’ team, while David Hanshaw and Julius “Boo” Hatcher will call the shots for the girl’s squad.
“Some of the best talent from southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky will be featured,” said Steve Cook, an officer for the MCHS Basketball Boosters Club. “There will be some college coaches at the games scouting and we encourage everyone to come out and support this event.”
A large crowd is expected for the games and competitions. Organizers are hoping to make this an annual event.
Mingo Central head basketball coach Brad Napier is one of the directors of the senior all-star games.