Scott’s All*Stars had its inter-squad scrimmage March 15 at the Hinesville YMCA.
Leading up to the scrimmages, the All*Stars had local former players come out on Saturdays in previous weeks to mentor and inform the All*Stars about the challenging experiences of playing in college.
“We have life skills sessions every weekend for an hour either before or after practice,” All*Stars founder Marcus Scott IV said. “This teaches them to think about more than just basketball. Each former player gave their individual accounts of playing with Scott’s All*Stars and their experiences in college. All eight of the players attended college out of high school. Five played college basketball.”
Former All*Star and Liberty County High School player Mike Farrior spoke about being a college student and how being the best will not always get you a scholarship. Farrior stressed the importance of having the right grades to get where you want to be.
Cameron Livingston, also an LCHS graduate, spoke about running track and playing basketball in Kentucky, and how unexpected circumstances caused him to readjust his priorities. Sayvon Wilson also spoke about how an injury sustained after his senior year at LCHS caused him to lose scholarship offers, but did not deter him from the ultimate goal of going to college.
Former Bradwell Institute player Larry Murray spoke about how prayer and hard work helped him earn a scholarship to St. Andrews University after getting limited playing time his senior year at BI.
Scott said the program has about 40 players
The current All*Stars scrimmaged each other after Saturday’s talks by Murray and Watson. The fifth- and sixth-grade All-Stars played against the seventh-grade team. The eighth-graders later took the court against the ninth-grade team.
SAS 7 27, SAS 5/6 20
SAS 5/6 scoring: Malik Thomas 8, Anthony Calloway 1, Jace 6, Elloitt 5
SAS 7 scoring: Tim Powell 13, Jaden Fultz 4, Tyree Fuewell 6, Ryan Gerald 4
SAS 8 71, SAS 9 36
SAS 8 scoring: William Richardson 13, Russell Dandy 13, Jalyen Jackson 9, Marcus Scott 9, Trae Broadnax 8, Terry Smith 6, Henry Blair 6, Keshawn Robinson 5, Zack Moser 4
SAS 9 scoring: Antonio Ramos 11, Jason Hines 7, Taurus Dennard 6, Jante Haggary 6, Stanley Thomas 4, Jamin Davis 3