MIDDLE SCHOOL ALL-STAR CLASSIC
The youth are our future and their talents are put on full display at our Middle School All-Star Classic. These games represent the best young talent of the area and provide a forum for these players to play on a big stage. Past players include current NBA star Zach Randolph, Indiana Miss Basketball Courtney Moses, Indiana University star James Blackmon Jr., Kentucky point guard Julius Mays and Purdue star Rapheal Davis.
The All-Star Classic is designed to honor the student athletes for their hard work and dedication during the season, both on the court and in the classroom. There are 18-20 members per team and each game is played using 25 minute halves to ensure enough playing time for all participants. The players are nominated/chosen by their coaches, athletic directors, a combination of both, and by MVP Basketball. Each team's coaching staff is made up of community role models who were distinguished and retired high school and collegiate coaches, local celebrities, public servants and former star players that volunteer because they enjoy helping the kids. There is never a cost to the players or their school.
Once the rosters have been chosen, each participant is sent
an invitation packet. This packet includes a player certificate,
invitation letter, and a tournament information sheet. After
each participant has confirmed their participation, programs
are completed and it is time to compete.
The games have become a great honor to the players as they
look forward to being chosen to participate. It has become a
form of bragging rights among the players. Having originated
in Grant County, the classic returned to Fort Wayne in 2016
after having been in Allen County for two years in partnership
with the former SAC program, which was a part of the East Wayne Street Center in 2008 and 2009. While successful, these games were run on a much smaller scale. Today's event feature boys and girls ALL-Star teams from both the private and public schools. The games are more than just another game, they are turned into a very lively and festive event for all.
The annual All-Star Classic is one of the partnerships showcase events.
Click on link below to watch both Boys All-Star Games
Click on link below to watch both Girls All-Star Games
2010 Indiana Miss Basketball, Courtney Moses, earns the All-Star Classic MVP Award as an 8th grader.