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We will hold 2010 High School Exposure Teams Tryouts on Sunday, February 28th from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Carolina Friends School.

The Carolina All-Stars Girls Basketball Organization will have its 2010 High School Exposure Teams Tryouts on Sunday, February 28th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Carolina Friends School Gym, 4809 Friends School Road, Durham, NC 27705. 

THE CORE MEMBERS FOR EACH OF OUR TEAMS HAVE SELECTED, HOWEVER, WE WILL ADD TALENTED PLAYERS THROUGH TRYOUTS HELD AT ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28th.  PLEASE E-MAIL COACH TY COX at coachcox@carolinallstars.com with the following information as soon as possible to express your interest - Name, School, Class, GPA, SAT score, Height, Position, 09-10 scoring avg., 09-10 rebounding avg., 09-10 steals avg., 09-10 assists avg., college's of interest, parent's name, parent & player contact phone numbers and parent & player contact e-mail addresses.  You may also reach Coach Cox by phone at (919) 641-7172.  

We are proud to have a number of outstanding student athletes play in our program.  We are pleased to have provided an opportunity for the following players in the classes of 2009 & 2010 to have achieve their dream of playing college basketball:  Kristen Lyon (Western Carolina University), Shannon Smith (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Kelsey Harris (Elon University), Lauren White (University of Southern California), Jessica Monroe (University of South Florida), Mattisha Mangum (Savannah State University), Ashley Fleetwood (Wingate University), Lyndsy Wright (Wake Forest University), LaCherish Reed (North Carolina A&T State University), Zenab Keita (Princeton University), Erin Neal (Longwood University), Lauren Morton (Claflin University) and Kesheria McNeil (Florida State College at Jacksonville). 

We will have the following three teams this season:

14-Under Carolina All-Stars Travel Exposure Team – Head Coach (Ty Cox)    

This team is primarily for 9th graders that started at the high school varsity level during the 2009-2010 high school season who wish to increase their skills in order to become key starters as sophomores on their high school teams next season.  Players on this team have committed this off-season to improving their game in order to become college prospects.  The team will compete at the highest level nationally.  Some players on the national team may play in selected tournaments with the regional team in order to provide more playing opportunities.  This team is the 3-time defending NCAAU Eastern Regional Champions and 2009 13-Under North Carolina AAU State Champions. 

2010 Core members of the 14-Under team is listed below:

Bayley Cox  5'9"  Guard   Jordan High School

Sydni Dobson 5'7"  Guard  Southern Duraham High School

Arianna Jacobs 5'6" Guard  Carrboro High School

Alexis Brower  5'7"  Guard  Northwood High School

Jordyn Smith  6'0"  Forward  Hillside High School

Mylia Garner 6"0"  Forward  Jordan-Matthews High School

Armarni Asberry 6'0"  Forward  Githens Middle School

Bria Day           6'4"   Forward/Center   Millbrook High School

Briana  Day      6'4"   Forward/Center    Millbrook High School

Daesha Marshall   6'4"  Center        Hillside High School

15-Under Carolina All-Stars Travel Exposure Team – Head Coach (Ty Cox)    

This team is primarily for 10th graders that started at the high school varsity level during the 2009-2010 high school season who wish to increase their skills in order to become more college recruitable prospects.  This team is for players that wish to continue their basketball career on the college level.  Players must be committed to putting in the work necessary in order to take their games to the next level.  The team will compete at the highest level nationally. 

2010 Core members of the 15-Under team is listed below:

Chandrica Fuller  5'4"  Guard   Southern Durham High School

Taylor Torres   5'4"  Guard    Northern Durham High School

Anna McClain     5'7"  Guard   Carolina Friends School

Ally Mack           5'9"   Forward   East Chapel Hill High School 

Maddie McCallie   6'0"  Guard  Riverside High School

Jamilah Watson   6'0" Forward  Carolina Friends High School

Zoe Vernon    6'0"  Forward  Carolina Friends High School

Rachel McGirt  6'3"  Center  Jordan High School

Mahogany Jones  6'1"   Forward/Center    Mt. Zion Christian School

16-Under Carolina All-Stars Travel Exposure Team – Head Coach (Steve Morris)    

This team is primarily for 11th graders that started at the high school varsity level during the 2009-2010 high school season who wish to increase their skills in order to become more college recruitable prospects.  This team is for players that wish to continue their basketball career on the college level.  Players must be committed to putting in the work necessary in order to take their games to the next level.  The team will compete at the highest level nationally.

2010 Core members of the 16-Under team is listed below:

Attiana O'Neal  5'5"  Guard   Jordan High School

Patrice Williams   5'5"  Guard   Northampton East  

Kelva Atkins   5'6"  Guard    Granville Central High School

Aileen Savino        5'10"   Guard/Forward   East Chapel Hill High School 

Mardre Morris   5'10" Forward  Jordan High School

Carissa Corbett    5'11"  Forward  Hoggard High School

Kiara Turner    6'0"  Guard/Forward  Mount Zion Christian School

Tyler Hobgood  6'1"   Center    Oxford Webb High School 

Our 14U - 16U Season will be from February to October leading up to the beginning of the players 2009-2010 high school season. Our teams will be very competitive and we will challenge our players against some the best players in the country. Furthermore, we will expose our players to over 500 college coach recruiters throughout the 2009 Season. This will allow us to receive the proper evaluation from college recruiters at various levels (Division I, II, III & NAIA) to help all our players improve. Our travel teams will work to perform successfully on the court as a team. However, our travel team will be focused on complete player development to assist each player in reaching their full potential. We want all our players to compete successfully at the high school varsity level, therefore, increasing their opportunities to play college basketball. This year’s experience will give parents and parents a glimpse into the process of player development, the college recruiting process and the world of high level competitive basketball. The Carolina All-Stars Travel Team Program is the extra edge for those parents and players who wish to develop to the best of their ability. As there are special schools, elite academies and tutors for students, the Carolina All-Stars is a program to ensure proper development and opportunity for the player. We recognize that there may smaller, less-competitive and more convenient programs but being a part of the Carolina All-Stars is a special effort for that special player. 

High School Player Workouts for 14U, 15U & 16U Travel Exposure Teams will be begin in February at the conclusion of the high school regular season.  Times and locations will be posted soon.  Players who have not completed their high school season CANNOT participate in workouts, however, it is recommended that they attend one of the workouts to speak with the coaching staff about the teams and playing opportunities.  

Anyone interested in trying out but did not make the tryouts need to contact the coach in your child's respective age group below:

9U-4th Grade/10U-5th Grade - Coach Tiffany Carroll - coachtiffany@carolinallstars.com or (336) 688-6692 

11U-6th Grade - Coach Larry Richardson - coachlarry@carolinallstars.com or (919) 841-6073

12U-7th Grade/13U-8th Grade-Coach Brian Norwood - coachbrian@carolinallstars.com or (919) 724-7637

14U-9th Grade/15U-10th Grade  - Coach Ty Cox - coachcox@carolinallstars.com or (919) 641-7172

16U - 11th Grade - Coach Steve Morris coachmorris@carolinallstars.com or (919) 949-5639 

Some players will be selected for national team and some players may be selected for a regional team.  If you have been selected already, you are expected to tryouts and 1st practice.  If you have any questions about tryouts, please contact Coach Brian Norwood at coachbrian@carolinallstars.com or 919-724-7637 or Coach Ty Cox at coachcox@carolinallstars.com or 919-641-7172.

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Carolina All-Stars Fall Training Season Schedule

Posted by Ty Cox at Sep 6, 2009 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

2009 Carolina All-Stars Fall Training Season Schedule-9/3/09  

TRAINING SCHEDULE (SEPTEMBER 8 – OCTOBER 24, 2009) 

(4th – 6th Grade)

Tuesdays          6 – 7:30 pm      at WD Hill Recreation Center

Thursdays         6 – 7:15 pm at WD Hill Recreation Center

(7th – 8th Grade)

Tuesdays          6 – 7:30 pm      at WD Hill Recreation Center

Thursdays         7:15 – 8:30 pm at WD Hill Recreation Center

(High School)

Sundays           4:30 – 6:00 pm at Carolina Friends School

Tuesdays          7:30 – 9 pm      at WD Hill Recreation Center 

PRACTICE SCHEDULE 

10U Team

Saturday, September 12, 2009             12:00 – 1:30 pm at WD Hill Recreation Center

Wednesday, September 23, 2009         6:00 – 7:15 pm at WD Hill Recreation Center

Wednesday, September 30, 2009         6:00 – 7:15 pm at WD Hill Recreation Center

11U Team

Saturday, September 12, 2009             1:30 – 3:00 pm at WD Hill Recreation Center

Wednesday, September 23, 2009         7:15 – 8:30 pm at WD Hill Recreation Center

Wednesday, September 30, 2009         7:15 – 8:30 pm at WD Hill Recreation Center

13U Team

Saturday, September 12, 2009             12:00 – 2:00 pm at Carolina Friends School

Sunday, September 13, 2009               3:00 – 6:00 pm at Carolina Friends School

Sunday, September 20, 2009               3:00 – 6:00 pm at Carolina Friends School

14U & 15/16U Teams

Saturday, September 12, 2009             2:00 – 4:00 pm at Carolina Friends School

Sunday, September 13, 2009               4:30 – 7:30 pm at Carolina Friends School

Sunday, September 20, 2009               4:30 – 7:30 pm at Carolina Friends School

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

September 26 – 27, 2009         (Durham - ALL)

October 3 – 4, 2009 (Mount Airy – 10U & 11U)

October 2 – 4, 2009 (Greensboro/Durham – 13U, 14U & 15/16U)

October 17, 2009        (Greensboro - ALL)

2010 Spring Parent-Player Tryout Interest Meeting – October 11, 2009 at 3:00 pm

2009 Carolina All-Stars Banquet – October 18, 2009 at 4:00 pm

2010 Spring Team Tryouts – October 24 – 25, 2009 (Times & Location TBD)

2010 Spring Team Parent-Player Meeting – October 31, 2009 at 4:00 PM

KRISTEN LYON COMMITS TO PLAY BASKETBALL AT WESTERN CAROLINA 

Durham, NC - The Carolina All-Stars/NC Flight Girls Basketball Organization is pleased to announce that Kristen Lyon has verbally committed to play for Coach Karen Middleton at Western Carolina University.  Kristen becomes Coach Middleton's 1st recruit in her tenure at Western Carolina.  Coach Middleton previously coached at Illinois and 10 years at Stanford.  Western Carolina is the defending Southern Conference Tournament Champions and represented the conference in the 2009 NCAA Tournament making its 4th post-season trip in the past 5 seasons.  Western Carolina Women’s Basketball Ranked Eighth in 2009 WBCA Academic Top 25 with a combined team GPA of 3.428.  The Lady Catamounts ended the 2008-09 season with a 21-12 record, the third

“Western Carolina has the right combination of everything I am looking for in a school and basketball program.”  Lyon explained her decision.  “It has a beautiful campus with strong academics, winning tradition and a coaching staff that I felt very comfortable with playing for the next four years. 

 

Added Carolina All-Stars Director Ty Cox "It has truly been a joy to have Kristen in our program for so long and we are very happy for her and her family today.  I am extremely confident that she will do well in whatever she chooses in basketball and in life.  Kristen is a uniquely special young lady." 

Kristen is a very versatile 5'10" guard from Durham Jordan High School (North Carolina).  Kristen is extremely strong physical player with a nice shooting touch that also finishes well inside.  She works hard on both ends of court and plays with a high level of basketball intelligence.  Kristen is truly one the special players in this class.  

As a junior at Jordan, she led the PAC-6 Conference in assists and was 2nd in scoring.  As a sophomore, she led the PAC-6 conference is rebounding and was 3rd in scoring.  Last season, she recorded 11 double-doubles and had season highs of 25 points and 17 rebounds.  Plays travel basketball with Carolina All-Stars and NC Flight.  She was a member of the Carolina All-Stars Team that won the 2009 AAU Open Division State Championship and NC Flight Team that won the 2008 AAU Sophomore Super Showcase Championship at Disney last summer.   She was named to the 2008 & 2009 PAC-6 All-Conference and Herald-Sun Newspaper All-Area Teams.  Kristen needs less than 200 points this season to become Jordan’s All-Time Leading Scorer. Her high school coach is Michael Mulligan. 

Kristen is the daughter of John and Desiree Lyon and has an older brother John, III (Sophomore Football Player at Harvard University) and younger sister Justine (A 3 year member of AAU Nationally Ranked Carolina All-Stars 2015 Team) and younger brother Samuel.  Kristen has played and trained with the Carolina All-Stars since the age of 12. Some of the other schools Kristen considered were Gardner-Webb University, Elon University, Virginia Tech, UNC-Asheville, Radford and Charleston-Southern.  Kristen will sign her national letter of intent during the early signing period in November. 

Kristen is the 3rd member from the 2010 16U Team coached by Kevin Smith to commit to a Division I school.  Point Guard Shannon Smith has committed to play at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Post Lindsy Wright has committed to play at Wake Forest.  Post Lauren White and Guards Kelsey Harris and LaCherish Reed are all still considering a number Division I opportunities.