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June 19, 2014

All Star Classic loaded with Talent!

Press Release:

The Grassroots Alumni All Star Classic has become one of the best showcases of basketball talent in Minnesota. This year, the following local sports celebrities will be participating as players and/or coaches:

1. Trent Tucker, Former NBA pro and University of Minnesota

2. Santino Clay, Current Harlem Globetrotter from Richfield High School

3. Michael Much, Owner and Publisher, Minnesotapreps.com from Rivals and Yahoo Sports

4. Samuel "Big Sam" Williams, long-time AAU coach and sports director at KMOJ

5. Walter "Q Bear" Banks, long-time AAU coach and radio host at KMOJ

As stated by Brian Sandifer of Grassroots Hoops Club, "This years event is poised to become one of the premier basketball events in Minnesota. Over the last 15 years, Grassroots Hoops Club has been driven by one mission; to create long lasting relationships within the basketball community by the young people who play. This event is a fulfillment of that mission."

The event will be Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 and will be held at Concordia University in St. Paul, MN and doors will open at 1pm. The event includes a dunk contest, 3 point shootout, and All-star game. Players Include:

Team Carter Coaches: Randy Carter and Quan Hargrove

Train Sandifer Deonte Roberts James Henderson Trevor Mbakwe Chad Jones Zac Lofton Lou Cox Avery Duncan Marquise Johnson Dion Suggs

Hustler Nation Coach Troy Russell & Brad Barber

Cam Rundles Jamar Diggs Damarius Cruz Ced Martin Dylan Hale Cordell Esaw Rodney Williams Dearron Hearn

GOON SQUAD Coach Tony Taylor

Deanthony Taylor Akeem Cubie Arsenio Richardson Stavon Williams Santino Clay Dwayne Hardy Dejuan Flowers John Bright Drew Suggs

SAMS CLUB Coach Big Sam Williams-KMOJ, Will Marshall & Dave Starks

AJ Wilson Eric Coleman Dave Hicks PJ Hill Peter Olefeso Talance Sawyer Terrell Sledge Troy Bell Robin Jackson Kevin Henderson

NEW JACK CITY Coaches: J and Anthony Whitfield

Ben Glover Rickey Suggs Renard Suggs Jerry Pratt Ty Moore Rodney Owens Antoine Darrington Kaharri Carter Hakeem Bourne

Eastsidaz Coach: Sean Phillips

Sammy Ricks DD Conwell Ant Lee Lemar Anderson T. Dubb Steven Baker Prentice Cobbins Meechy Williams Quinton Jackson Sly Walker


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