Area athletes selected to play in All-Star hoops game

Goodrich’s Mitch Rubio (#10) will represent his school at the upcoming All-Star game in Genesee County.

Goodrich’s Mitch Rubio (#10) will represent his school at the upcoming All-Star game in Genesee County.

FLINT — The 21st Annual Mott Bruin Club All-Star Basketball Game will take place today at Mott Community College. Lapeer West grads Cullen Turczyn and Zeshawn Jones-Parker will participate in the event and have one last chance to play together on the court.

The men’s game will take place at 8 p.m. At halftime of the men’s game, Swartz Creek’s JD Tisdale and Flint Northwestern’s Andre Yancy will participate in a slam dunk contest.

Turczyn and Jones-Parker will play on the Gold Team coached by Lance Baylis. Other Gold Team members include Tisdale, Fenton’s Cory Cox, Hamady’s Erick Layton and Jomontae Wheeler, David Battle of Grand Blanc, Richie Lewis of Flint Northern, Brandon’s Quinton Cook, Davison’s J.C. Carrizales, Mitch Rubio of Goodrich and Tyler Centilli of Clio.

The Black Team is coached by former Swartz Creek and current Flint Powers coach Jeremy Trent. The Black Team roster includes Flint Powers’ Nick Sullivan and Eric Thompson, Markell Lucas of Beecher, Eric Readman of Fenton, Flint Southwestern’s Framar Harris, Darian Welch of Lake Fenton, Yancy, K.J. Miller of Grand Blanc, Jaylen Randle of Carman-Ainsworth, Kearsley’s Matt Romano, Michael McFadden of Flint Northern and Swartz Creek’s Max Cummings.

Two of the top players in the state, Mr. Basketball and Flint Beecher grad Monte Morris, and Carman-Ainsworth’s Denzell Watts will be unavailable to participate in the event as they had to report to college before the game. Morris is attending Iowa State University while Watts is attending the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

The women’s game will precede the main event of the night and tip-off at 6 p.m. As of Tuesday, Mott had not released rosters for the game.

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