HEBRON – The rosters are set for the McHenry County Area All-Star Basketball Extravaganza, which will take place at Alden-Hebron’s Tigard Gymnasium on April 13.
The girls All-Star game will tip off at 2 p.m., with the boys game set for 5 p.m. The teams were selected by A-H athletic director John Lalor and event organizers with the intent of trying to get both rosters as even as possible.
Huntley’s Sam Andrews, the 2013 Northwest Herald Player of the Year, will play for the girls Home team, which will be coached by Huntley’s Steve Raethz. Huntley won a Class 4A regional championship and the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division and Raethz was the Northwest Herald Girls Coach of the Year.
Prairie Ridge’s Sarah Le Beau and Maddie Drain, who helped the Wolves to a Class 4A regional title, will play for the Away team. Johnsburg boys coach Mike Toussaint, the Skyhawks former girls coach, will coach the Away girls team so he can have his daughter Kayla on the team.
Huntley’s Amanze Egekeze, the Northwest Herald Boys Player of the Year this season, will play with teammates Zach Gorney and Riley Wicks on the boys Home team. Marian Central’s Curtis Price, the Northwest Herald Coach of the Year, will coach the Home team.
Marengo’s Will Benson will coach the Away team and have two of his players, Andrew Volkening and Adam Rogutich, on his team. Benson also will have three of his former players from Harvard – Justin Nolen, Tate Miller and Fernando Carrera – on the Away team. Benson coached them as sophomores.
Lalor said the dance teams from Jacobs, Johnsburg and Woodstock will each do their routines during the event. There also will be 3-point contests for girls and boys and a dunk contest for the boys players. The girls and boys 3-point winners also will shoot off for an overall champion.