The Boston City League’s best basketball players will get one last chance to showcase their skills this year at Northeastern’s Cabot Center Saturday.
The Dr. Joseph D. Warren Memorial Basketball All-Star Classic will feature all 16 Boston City League programs and 86 student-athletes. The event is presented by Boston Scholar Athletes, a nonprofit organization supporting achievement through athletics.
“The All-Star Classic celebrates these kids for the success they’ve achieved on the court and in the classroom,” said Scholar Athletes executive director Rebekah Salwasser.
The girls’ game tips off at noon and the boys’ game begins at 2 p.m.
“It’s an awesome opportunity for them to be celebrated in a nice event,” said East Boston girls’ coach Jason Harris. “For them to be able to represent the school in a game of this sort is very exciting and I am proud of them.”
Some of the athletes on the girls side include: Burke’s Joannah Paris and Nayma Cabral, South Boston’s Claudia Camacho, Latin Academy’s Nancy Ma and Catherine Coppinger, Snowden’s Sarah Bradshaw, East Boston’s Alexis Scalia and Corranna DiNublia, West Roxbury’s Lastarsha Bradham and Nefateria Georges, and Madison Park’s Danne Burnett and Antonea Green.
“It’s a fantastic showcase for the amazing talent and character of Boston City League players,” said South Boston boys’ coach Jeremy Silva. “Year after year, it’s probably the greatest collection of talent in the state.”
Athletes on the boys’ side include Dorchester’s Isiah Plange and Wilfredo Figueroa, Snowden’s Traivon Williams, South Boston’s Abdur Beckett, Brighton’s Izaiah Winston-Brooks, Tyrone Perry, and Mykel Derring, and East Boston’s Devrae Burns.
“It’s great that the city gives its best boys and girls players an opportunity to represent their teams and schools,” said South Boston girls’ coach Raymond Porch.Christopher Frangolini can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on twitter @bigfrang.