Pearl River Community College hosted the inaugural High School All-Stars game Thursday.
Two underclassmen and two seniors from each of the six surrounding counties (Forrest, Hancock, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Pearl River and Marion) were nominated by their coaches and selected to play.
PRCC women’s basketball coach Scotty Fletcher will coach the underclassmen girls team and the senior girl's team.
“I think it's great exposure for our college and the six counties that make up our district, and it’s a chance to reward the student athletes that their coaches have nominated and a chance to come here and play in a beautiful facility,” Fletcher said.
Some of these athletes are already PRCC signees, including Ryan McRaney, Adyn Strickland and Aarmanii McDaniel.
PRCC men’s basketball Coach Chris Oney said this is a great opportunity for the new signees to see what it is like to have him as a coach and play in the arena.
“We have a couple of guys and females participating in the games since we took over,” Oney said. “It’s been very important for us to recruit people in our district to let people know we care about what is going on, and we're watching what is going on.”
Jamaya Galloway, a junior from Bay High School said, “Being coached by college coaches gives me a chance to see what it’s like at the next level and it’s a nice facility and it's fun playing with girls from other schools and from all over.”
The underclassmen girls game tips off Thursday at 5 p.m., followed by the underclassmen boys at 6 p.m. The senior girls will play at 7, with the boys starting at 8 p.m. All games will take place at M.R. White Coliseum.