KBCA All-Star Games are this weekend in Salina
The 36th-annual Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game features some of the best talent across the Sunflower State.
Both games will be held on Saturday, June 22 at Mabee Arena on the campus of Kansas Wesleyan University. The girls game is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. with the boys to follow at approximately 8:15 p.m.
Players will arrive in Salina on Friday between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Between then and game time, players will have three practices with their all-star teammates and coaches. Additionally, at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, there will be a reception to present various awards and to recognize the all-star players and their coaches.
The girls will start things off with the White Team vs. Blue Team. The White team is coached by St. Thomas Aquinas’ Rick Hetzel and Central Plains’ Pat Stiles.
Notable players on the White Team include Kansas State-commit Emilee Ebert of Frankfort and Kansas City Piper standout Ryan Cobbins.
The Blue Team is coached by Garden Plain’s Kody Kasselman, Hays’ Kyle Porter, and Washburn Rural’s Kevin Bordewick.
Porter is the former coach of Royal Valley and will be familiar with the play of Royal Valley’s Mary Broxterman. Likewise, Kasselman will be coaching Garden Plain-standout KayCee Miller, and Bordewick will be coaching Rural’s Carly Bachelor.
The boys game will also feature White Team vs. Blue Team. The White Team is coached by Girard’s Rod Wescott, Ness City’s Brandt Rogers, and Central Plains’ Brett Rolfs.
Iowa State-commit Caleb Grill of Maize, Emporia State-commit Mason Thiessen of Inman, and Phillipsburg-standout Trey Sides are just a few of the players to keep an eye out for.
The Blue Team is coached by Andover Central’s Jesse Herrmann and Blue Valley Northwest’s Ed Fritz.
Both Herrmann and Fritz will be coaching two of their players. Andover Central is represented by Braden Belt and Easton Leedom, while BVNW is led by Christian Braun and Michael Peake. McPherson’s Jake Alexander is another player to watch.
Check out complete rosters below: