High school basketball players face off at 20th Annual Carolina Classic


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Some of the best high school basketball players from the Tar Heel State took on their counterparts from the Palmetto State at Hoggard High School last night for the 20th annual Carolina classic boys and girls All Star game.

The stands were packed with fans from both states as players took to the court to showcase their skills in a little friendly competition.

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There were t-shirt giveaways, shooting contests, and performances by the Wilmington Hurricane youth cheerleaders.

Some players said while they will miss certain aspects of playing in high school, they are excited for the next step in their lives.

“Just the relationships I’ve built with all the guys, the coaches, I like the coaches so I’m going to miss that a lot. That was my hometown, so being able to play in front of my community every week, that was also a lot of fun, but I’m super excited about going to Clemson,” said Unionville Piedmont High School player Hunter Tyson.

In honor of the two All Star games, The House of Raeford awarded a check for $25,000 to New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Betty H. Cameron Women and Children’s Hospital.