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AHSAA Standouts Report for the 31st Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball Classic

Montgomery, AL – Alabama and Mississippi’s All-Star basketball squads will be rolling into Montgomery Wednesday to begin preparations for Friday’s 31st Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic at Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl MultiPlex. The girls’ game will be at 5 p.m., and the boys’ All-Star contest will follow at 7 p.m.

Jamie Lee, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA), announced Alabama’s coaches and teams February 28. The teams, consisting of 12 boys and 12 girls, were selected from coaches’ nominations by the AHSADCA All-Star Selection Committee.

The teams will go through workouts Wednesday night and Thursday with a walk-thru set for Friday. Both games will be televised live with WOTM TV producing the contests over the AHSAA TV Network’s cable affiliates. Both games will also be live-streamed over the NFHS Network and at wotm.tv.

The Alabama girls’ team are being coached by Spain Park’s Mike Chase and Madison Academy’s Alissa Flowers. Cold Springs coach Tammy West will serve as the girls’ team administrative coach. The Alabama boys’ coaches Steve Ward of Huffman and Shumbe Hunter of Williamson. Thompson coach Dru Powell is the administrative coach.

University of Tennessee signee Karolina Striplin of Geneva County High School.

Ramsay 6-foot-11 center KeShawn Murphy, Lee-Huntsville 6-6 guard Kaleb Brown and 6-4 guard Jerdarrian “J.D.” Davison of Calhoun highlight the players on the Alabama boys’ squad. Davidson, an Alabama signee and a highlight reel with every game played, headlines the Alabama squad. The guard averaged over 32 ppg this past season scoring 45 in an 81-77 Class 2A semifinal loss to eventual state champion Midfield last week at the AHSAA’s 99th State Basketball Championships. Murphy, a Mississippi State signee, led Ramsay to the Class 5A state finals.   Also on the boys’ squad are 6-10 center Rayquan Taylor of Carver-Montgomery and 6-8 forward Bryson Hall of Tuscaloosa County and high-scoring Hartselle guard and Liberty University commit Brodie Peebles.

Alabama girls’ squad is loaded at the guard position where Anniston guard Allasha Dudley, Mae Jemison guard Saniah Parker and Birmingham-Carver guard Randrea Wright each led their teams to the state finals. Dudley earned Class 4A state tourney MVP leading Anniston to the state title. Wright earned 5A MVP leading the Rams to the state crown over Mae Jemison. She finished with 35 points in the finals as did Parker for the Jaguars. Also listed among the guards is Nya Valentine of McGill-Toolen and Amiya Payne of Hewitt-Trussville, each making strong appearances in the state tourney.

Also competing in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game for Alabama’s girls’ squad are post players Grace Watson, a Delta State signee, who led Hazel Green to the school’s fourth straight 6A state title last week. Also on the squad are Tennessee signees Karoline Striplin of Geneva County and Sara Puckett of Muscle Shoals.

Alabama’s girls won last year’s game at Mississippi 70-63, the Alabama boys won 118-97. Alabama holds a 16-14 edge in both series, which date back to 1991.

The rosters for all four teams include:

2021 Alabama All-Star Roster (Girls)    
Player School Pos. Ht
Maya Cunningham Pleasant Grove G 5’10
Allasha Dudley Anniston G 5’6
Saniah Parker Mae Jemison G 5’10
Amiya Payne Hewitt-Trussville G 6’0
Kaitlin Peterson Eufaula PG 5’8
Sara Puckett Muscle Shoals G 6’2
Jirah Rogers East Limestone P 6’1
Karoline Striplin Geneva County C 6’3
Nya Valentine McGill-Toolen PG 5’3
Jenna Walker Priceville PG 5’8
Grace Watson Hazel Green F 6’0
Randrea Wright Carver – Birmingham G 5’7
       
All-Star Coaches (Girls)    
Mike Chase Spain Park    
Alissa Flowers Madison Academy    
Tammy West Cold Springs (Administrative)    
Team Trainer      
DeShena Thomas Encore    
       
2021 Alabama All-Star Roster (Boys)    
Player School Pos. Ht
Jordan Bell Williamson SF 6’4
Kaleb Brown Lee – Huntsville PG 6’6
Cameron Crawford Spain Park G 6’3
Jerdarrian (J.D.) Davison Calhoun PG 6’4
Dwayne (D.J.) Fairley Hoover SG 6’2
Bryson Hall Tuscaloosa County SF 6’8
Grant Hopkins Thompson PG 6’0
Riley Leonard Fairhope G 6’4
Keshawn Murphy Ramsay F 6’11
Brody Peebles Hartselle G 6’3
Dawson Sarblah Greenville G 6’6
Rayquan Taylor Carver – Montgomery F 6’10
       
All-Star Coaches (Girls)    
Steve Ward Huffman    
Shumbe Hunter Williamson    
Dru Powell Thompson (Adminstrative)    
Team Trainer      
Christi Hurd Encore    

 

2021 Mississippi All-Star Roster (Girls)      
Player School Pos. Ht HS Coach
Hannah Campbell New Site G 5’9 Byron Sparks
Areyanna Hunter Louisville PG 5’7 Fredrick Morris
Chrystal Mayes South Panola W 5’0 Jemmye Ann Helms
Gavrielle Collier Brandon G 5’7 Candace Foster
Arianna Patton Meridian G 5’1 Deneshia Faulkner
Melony Thames Choctaw Central G 5’8 Bill Smith
Macie Walker Belmont G 5’10 Chris Higginbottom
Je’Mya Evans Harrison Central F 5’8 Nancy Ladner
MacKenzie Thomas Laurel  G 5’10 Sherri Cooley
Kennedy Ransom Madison Central F 6’1 Tameika Brown
Jaquasia “Quay” Bailey Calhoun City F 6’1 Rob Fox
Elishia Wilson Independence F 5’10 Jerome Martin
         
All-Star Coaches (Girls)      
Bill Smith Choctaw Central (head coach)    
Devin Hill Biloxi      
Donny Fuller Gulfport (administrative coach)    
Team Trainer        
Steven Bush MS Sports Medicine      
         
2021 Mississippi All-Star Roster (Boys)      
Player School Pos. Ht HS Coach
Rashad Bolden St. Andrew’s PG 6’0″ Russell Marsalis
Jay Barnes Oak Grove    PG 5’11” LaRon Brumfield
Devin Carter Florence PG 6’2″ Darrin Chancellor
LaDarius Thrasher Brookhaven G 6’1″ Marcus Flippin
Coltie Young Starkville G 5’4″ Greg Carter
Jayme Mitchell Forest Hill W 6’4″ Jerry Currie
Caleb Rawls East Marion F 6’7″ Calvin Brown
Chris “CJ” Keys Jr. Quitman  F 6’6″ Chris Coleman
Chase Rose Oxford  G 6’4″ Drew Tyler
Keithean Brooks Lake Cormorant G 6’4″ Bryant Worsham
Jaden Williams Vicksburg F 6’7″ Kelvin Carter
Carlous Williams Harrison Central F 6’5″ Francisco Hardy
         
All-Star Coaches (Boys)      
Marcus Flippin Brookhaven (head coach)      
Kendrick Davis Wayne County      
Ernie Watson Hattiesburg (administrative coach)    
Team Trainer        
Fred Robinson MS Sports Medicine