Clayton County Senior All-Star Basketball Game scheduled for Wednesday at Mount Zion High School By Luke Strickland


JONESBORO — The 2017 Clayton County All-Star Basketball Game will take place Wednesday at Mount Zion High School.

The festivities will begin at 5:45 p.m. There will be a girls and boys game, as well as a three-point shooting contest for both the boys and girls. Several boys will also compete in a slam dunk contest.

Players from Drew, Morrow, North Clayton and Forest Park will make up the North team, while the South team will be comprised of players from Jonesboro, Lovejoy, Mount Zion, Mundy’s Mill and Elite Scholars Academy.

In the girls game, Drew head coach Chris Smith will coach the North team. Notable players on the North team include Morrow’s Da’Ja Green and North Clayton’s Moena Battle and Dalania Clardy. Lovejoy head coach Cedric King will coach the South team, which includes Jonesboro’s Saadia Munford, Lovejoy’s Amber Thornton and Symone Williams and Mundy’s Mill’s Raiana Johnson.

Munford, Williams, Green and Clardy will also compete in the girls three-point contest.

Derrick Powell will coach the boys team for the North. Morrow’s Dijon Brown, North Clayton’s Ahsan Asadullah, Riverdale’s Jonathan Foster and Forest Park’s Avery Wilson are notable players who will play for the North. The South team will be led by Elite Scholars Academy’s Jason Greenlee. Jonesboro’s Jaylon Terrell and Mundy’s Mill’s Tyree Keith will play for the South.

Jonesboro’s M.J. Walker, Clayton County’s all-time leading scorer, won’t play in the boys game, but he will compete in the three-point contest and the slam dunk contest. Avery Wilson will compete in the slam dunk contest as well.

Tickets are $5 for the event. Children ages 5 and under will be admitted for free.