First Annual GSF Pass-tha-Ball All Star Game Will Be On Full Display Easter Weekend
Posted April 3, 2015 by Alforde Joaquin in
GetSportsFocus is presented by: Dr. Arthur J. Ting, MD – Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery
GetSportsFocus Pass Tha Ball will host its first annual basketball All Star game on Saturday April 4th, at Gunn High School in Palo Alto. This exciting event will showcase this seasons top athletes from middle school to seniors.
The first event will be a matchup featuring the best young stars around for the middle school game.
Things get heated up when the best seniors in Bay Area girls basketball face off in two games. Valley Christian head coach Chris McSwain will be leading a long list of all star seniors including his own, CSU Los Angeles commit, Sami Oliver. Other exceptional players include Bishop ‘O Dowd’s Cal Berkely commit, Asha Thomas, Gabrielle Vigil from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Fresno State commit Candice White, and Ashleen Quirke representing Los Gatos, just to name a few.
It wouldn’t be an all star game without the flashy footwork of this years boys basketball seniors. After coming off a double overtime win in the CIF Division 1 championship game, Coach Brian Botteen of San Ramon Valley High School will be on deck for the battle. Facing off against Coach Botteen, is MVAL winner and NCS runner up, Moreau Catholic head coach Frank Knight. The talent these two coaches have to lead, are some of the best in California. San Ramon Valley’s win at state showcased a few all stars that will be showing off their skills, including, point guard Keith Smith, versatile player Drew Kunde, 6’10” big man Gregg Polosky, and CIF Sportsmanship award winner Kyle Spackman. Other point guards to add to the list are De La Salle’s shinning star JJ Portis, Granada’s Kameron Johnson, and three point assassin Kevin Mullin from Palo Alto High School. To round out the rest of the squads we’ll see the EBAL’s powerhouse from Monte Vista, Stefan Mitu and Wilson LaShells. From the WCAL side of things, Serra’s Trevor Brown, and Jimmy Wohrer as well as Kyle Owens from Bellarmine. This game is sure to see a lot of air time.
The festivities kick off at 11:30am and all are welcome to attend. Admission is $10 for four of the most exciting games you’ll see all year! See you there!
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