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Austin Toros to Host 2011 Dennis Johnson Memorial High School All-Star Games

March 29, 2011 - NBA G League (G League) - Austin Spurs News Release

AUSTIN, TX March 29, 2011 - The Austin Toros will host the 2011 Dennis Johnson Memorial High School All-Star Classic games on April 2 at Cedar Park Center. The All-Star Girl's game starts at 3:00 p.m. and the Boy's All-Star game at 4:30 p.m. Standout players from across the greater central Texas area will compete against each other in a North vs. South format. The annual game honors former NBA great, and 2010 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, Dennis Johnson who was the head coach of the Toros at the time of his passing.

Over 40 seniors from local area high schools will participate in the event, including many who were honored as McDonald's All American nominations and who will continue their basketball careers at the collegiate level next year. Both games will take place prior to the Toros 7:30 p.m. tip-off against the Texas Legends.

"The Toros are excited to host these two very special games and to spotlight the best and brightest student athletes from the central Texas area," said Peter Lubell, Toros Chief Operating Officer. "Dennis Johnson exemplified the meaning of community and loved the game of basketball, so it is fitting that we honor his memory by attaching his name to our annual high school all-star games."

2011 Dennis Johnson Memorial All-Star Rosters:

South Boys

Abrie Anderson, Lanier

Malcolm Canada, Akins JaQuerius Daniels, Reagan

Brandon Golden, Reagan

Ted Jackson, McCallum

Jalen Jury, Dripping Springs

Robert Lee, LBJ

Eric McClellan, Austin Josiah Monroe, Bastrop

Yolonzo Moore, Akins David Morgan, Marble Falls

Ike Nash, McCallum

I.J. Poole, Anderson

Jordan Roach, Bastrop

Conner Robinson, Bowie Oby Ugoala, Crockett La'Darrien Williams, Manor Karim York, Del Valle

North Boys

Denzel Bellinger, Hutto Dylan Cox, Cedar Park

Joel Devasty, Stony Point Dion Gaddy, Connally

Jalen Harris, Hendrickson

Malcolm McDonald, Killeen Shoemaker

Deon Mitchell, Pflugerville

Mark Nwakamma, Leander Billy Sherakas, Lake Travis

Wade Swofford, Westwood

Jalen Washington, Hendrickson

Logan Webb, Georgetown

Blair Williams, McNeil

DJ Wilson, Hutto

South Girls

Ronniesha Daniels, Travis

Kelly Gramlich, Anderson

Tierany Henderson, LBJ

Taylor Jones, Austin

Danielle Lofton, Akins

Monique McElveen, Del Valle

Rose Minutaglio, Westlake

Summer Postell, Del Valle

Elizabeth Sheffey

Vannessa Winston, Akins

North Girls

Amanda Bizzell, Georgetown

Brianna Bogard, Georgetown

Madi Hess, Cedar Park

Tomorrow Huff, Stony Point

Falyn Myers, Cedar Park

Christina Robinson, McNeil

Jasmine Sborov, Round Rock

Kharyna Stanford, Round Rock

Kathryn Tolbert, Hendrickson

Jasmine Washington, Killeen Ellison

Tickets are available and provide entry to both the All-Star and Toros games. Call the office at (512) 236-8333 for more information.

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