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Albany set to host 4th annual Deep South All-Star Classic

Photo by Danny Aller

Photo by Danny Aller

ALBANY -- High school basketball season in Southwest Georgia may have officially ended Saturday when the Terrell County boys -- the area's last team standing in the state playoffs -- fell in the Class A title game to Wilkinson County.

But thanks to Herman Porter, it will be extended by one week -- one action-packed, rim-rocking, exciting week.

The 4th annual Deep South All-Star Classic will take place Saturday at Darton College at 6 p.m., kicked off by the girls game -- featuring the North All-Stars (Albany area) vs. the South All-Stars (Southwest Georgia's surrounding areas). In between the girls and boys games, there will be a 3-point shooting contest and a slam-dunk contest.

"This is an event where you're definitely going to see someone slam dunking, some 3-point shooting and a lot of action in between," Porter said. "And as always, there will be plenty of college scouts in the house."

The boys South All-Stars will be coached by Early County's Randy Isom, while the North All-Stars will be coached by Dougherty's Donald Poole. The girls South All-Stars team will be coached by Pelham's Antonia Tookes, while the North will be coached by Monroe's Cheryl Cheeks.

Last year, the North teams won both games.

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LOOKING AHEAD:

WHO: Top boys and girls senior basketball stars in Southwest Georgia.

WHAT: 4th annual Deep South All-Star Classic.

WHEN: 6 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Darton College.

ADMISSION: $10 a person.

MORE INFO: (706) 442-1426

ROSTERS: Page 2B.