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LA Times "Battle of the Valley"
All-Star Game Announced--(Apr. 28, 2001)

Today's Valley Edition of the LA Times announced the annual seniors-only LA City Section vs. CIF Southern Section "Battle of the Valley All-Star Game" rosters.  The game will be played May 12 at Cal State Northridge.  No starting time was announced, but there is usually a girls game and then a boys game, with the boys' game usually tipping-off at around 7:00 p.m. or so.  More details will come out on the time in the next few days, and hopefully we'll hear more shortly.

Here are the rosters (in alphabetical order) and the coaches of the two teams as announced:

CIF SS Valley All Stars LA City Section Valley All Stars
Kingsley Anyanwu   Crespi
Aaron Bobik   Newbury Park
Scott Borchart   Chaminade
Johnny Gray   Agoura
Michael Jenkins   St. Francis
Tony Johnson   Quartz Hill
Kyle Kegley   Thousand Oaks
Michael Luderer   Notre Dame
Casey Markovic   Bell-Jeff
Andrew Moore   Crespi
Dustin Villepigue   Simi Valley
Cody Pearson   Notre Dame
Colin Ward-Henninger   Buckley
Cecil Brown   Canoga Park
Shayne Berry   Chatsworth
Scott Johnston   Chatsworth
George O'Garro   Sylmar
Earnest Williams   Sylmar
Mike Charleston   Grant
DeWayne Anderson   Grant
Ramall Goodrich   Monroe
Haig Tatian   Birmingham
Ken Hauser   North Hollywood
Nathan Stern   North Hollywood
Derrick Lambey   Cleveland
Coach:  Rob Di Muro, Notre Dame Coach: Rob Bloom, North Hollywood

Several of the players have already committed, while others are still wide open on their college selections.  Chaminade's Scott Borchart will play next year at the University of Santa Clara, while Simi Valley's Dustin Villepigue will be at Gonzaga, and Buckley's Colin Ward-Henninger will be at Yale.  Last we heard, Michael Jenkins was thinking of walking on at Northwestern, where his brother also attends school.  Most of the others in the CIF-SS side, including LA Times Valley Player of the Year, Cody Pearson are still undecided.  Pearson is reportedly being looked at by Pepperdine and a few others.  On the LA City Section side of the roster, the only player we know about who has definitely signed for next year who will play D-I basketball is Cecil Brown, a 6'-4" shooting guard who led the region and who signed at UCSB a few weeks ago.  Grant's Mike Charleston is looking at some D-I volleyball offers.

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