MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Forty of the top North and South Carolina high school seniors have been chosen to represent their school and state in the 16th annual Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic. The event will be held March 22-23.
Local basketball star Keri Fulp, a senior at East Surry High School who has committed to playing for Wake Forest University next year, is one of the athletes competing.
This year’s tournament marks a change in venue from Socastee High School to Myrtle Beach High School.
“This change is the result of a conflict of events scheduled for the same weekend. While school officials were still willing to host the tournament, we were afraid that parking could become an issue,” said John Rhodes, tournament director.
“It is exciting to welcome the Classic to Myrtle Beach again this year. It’s really an honor. The players are selected from teams across the Carolinas and represent some of the nation’s most talented athletes. They work extremely hard in the classroom and on the court to earn the opportunity to participate in this incredible tournament,” Rhodes continued.
While their coaches initially nominate players, the North and South Carolina Coaches’ Associations make the final selection. The in-depth nomination process, which takes into consideration each player’s academic and athletic ability, adds to the prestige of the event.
“This year’s tournament promises to be one of the most exciting yet,” Rhodes said. The two-day event attracts about 4,500 fans from throughout the Carolinas.
Tickets for the 16th annual Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic are available at Myrtle Beach High School and may be purchased in advance or “day of.” For more information, visit www.carolinaallstarclassic.com or call 843-213-0032.