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      Future March Madness stars on the Grand Strand this weekend

      WATCH AC Flora's Matthew Howard (Penn commit) win the Slam Dunk Contest

      With March Madness dominating the sports headlines, future NCAA Tournament stars in both the men's and women's game are on the Grand Strand for the Carolinas All-Star Classic. The slam dunk and three point competition is set for 7pm on Friday night at Myrtle Beach High with the All-Star matchups between South Carolina and North Carolina begin at 6:30 pm on Saturday night with the girls game.

      Ria'n Holland of South View High is a NC All-Star and signed to play Division I basketball at Wichita State. He watched the Shockers beat Pitt in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before he headed out to practice on Thursday. The game features two McDonald's All-Americans: Isaiah Hicks (UNC Commitment) on the boys side and Dutch Fork's Alaina Coates (South Carolina commitment) on the girls side.

      2013 WPDE Mister Hoop Zone Jaylen Shaw of Hartsville and NMB's India Farmer are the two local players competing in the showcase. Both players marveled at the talent level on both rosters. Future South Carolina Gamecock Justin McKie, the son of USC legend BJ McKie, is also a player to watch in the boys game.

      South Carolina Boys All-Stars

      No. Player Name Height High School College 11 Jaylen Shaw 6'0" Hartsville High School 21 Matthew Howard 6'4" A.C. Flora High School 23 Justin Dotson 6'3" Daniel High School 25 Tre' Smith 6'3" Hillcrest High School Charleston Southern 31 Justin McKie 6'4" Irmo High School University of South Carolina 33 Eric Hopkins 6'2" W.J. Keenan High School 35 Tashombe Riley 6'6" Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School 41 Charlendez Brooks 6'9" Byrnes High School Western Carolina University 43 Davaris McGowens 6'5" Eastside High School High Point University Jaylen Reid 6'7" Rock Hill High School

      South Carolina Girls All-Stars

      No. Player Name Height High School College 10 Angel McGowan 5'8" J.L. Mann Georgia Southern 12 Keira Robinson 5'8" Keenan High School 14 Kentra Washington 6'1" Mauldin High School 20 Naomi Moore 5'8" C.E. Murray High School 22 Alexis Dillard 5'11" Wade Hampton High School 24 India Farmer 6'0" North Myrtle Beach High School 30 Rochelle Brophy 6'4" J.L. Mann Charleston Southern 32 Kenya Olley 6'3" Dorman High School 34 Ashley Fields 5'9" Goose Creek High School 42 Alaina Coates 6'5" Dutch Fork High School University of South Carolina 2013 NC All-Stars

      North Carolina Boys All-Stars

      No. Player Name Height High School College 11 Ria'n M. Holland 6'0" South View High School Wichita State 21 Devonte' Graham 6'1" Needham B. Broughton High School 23 B.J. Gladden 6'5" Olympic High School University of Akron 25 Clay Byrd 6'0" East Burke High School UNCG 31 Tarique Thompson 6'5" Hoke County High School 33 Darren Deron Black 6'0" Concord High School 35 Tyrone Outlaw Jr. 6'6" Person High School UNCG 41 Isaiah Hicks 6'9" J.F. Webb High School University of North Carolina 43 Ty'Quan Bitting 6'8" Mount Tabor High School 51 Nigel Holley 6'8" New Hanover High School

      North Carolina Girls All-Stars

      No. Player Name Height High School College 10 Mykia D. Jones 5'6" Millbrook High School 12 Ashley Williams 5'6" Green Hope High School 14 Whitney Bunn 5'7" Bunn High School Furman University 20 Kenya Sierra Hailey 6'1" Southeast Guilford High School 22 J'Kyra Malika Brown 5'10" Rocky Mount High School 24 Briana Day 6'4" Millbrook High School Syracuse University 30 Keri Fulp 6'3" East Surry High School 32 Amanda Coffer 6'1" Northern Guilford High School 34 Terri Rogers 5'11" Eastern Alamance High School 40 Amber Doniere 6'0" Laney High School undefined