HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) — With some of the best collegiate basketball players in the nation already in Evansville for the Division-II Elite Eight tournament, more players have arrived as well for the free All-Star basketball game on Friday night.
The contest gives some of the top senior talent across the country, another opportunity to show off their skills on one of the biggest stages in the division.
“To be around such great players, to be picked as one of the guys to represent the D-2 and be a part of the only All-Star game is special,” Shawndale Jones who plays for IUP. “It’s something that you’ll remember for years and years to come.”
Athletes who have faced each other for years will now join together to take part in this game, in which players say it’s an honor to even be apart of.
“It’s weird going from competitors to being teammates but at the same time all of these guys are tremendous players and I think we’re all excited to get to play one last time,” Sam Masten with Northern State explains. “You take any chance you can to compete. just to savor every moment of just how fast this experience has gone for all of us so just savor every moment.”
The game will take place at the Ford center with tip-off scheduled for 6:00p.m.
Below is a list of all players who will be competing in the All-Star Game.
NABC – Reese’s Division II College All-Star Game – East
Hutton Yenor, Rollins
Michael Zabetakis, West Georgia
Matt Leritz, Bentley
Miguel Arnold, Augusta
Isaiah Sanders, Fairmont St.
Shawndale Jones, IUP
Miles Tention, Saint Anselm
Coach: Pat Estepp, Cedarville
NABC – Reese’s Division II College All-Star Game – West
Carlos Pepin, East Stroudsburg
Braxton Bertolette, Montevallo
Quinn Nelson, Southwest Baptist
Julius Brown, West Texas A&M
Sam Masten, Northern St.
Brendan Sullivan, Colorado School of Mines
Carrington Wiggins, Montana St.-Billings
Greg Milton III, Cal St. San Marcos
Coach: Marty Bell