Friday, February 26, 2016

60 Seniors Selected to Participate in Three Games at the Hall of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, MA – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the team rosters for the 2016 Western Massachusetts Senior High School All-Star Games. The 2016 All-Star event will be held on Friday, March 25 on the Jerry Colangelo Court of Dreams at the Hall of Fame. A total of 60 players were selected from different divisions within the region to participate in three games that will showcase the top seniors in their final high school contest.

“The Basketball Hall of Fame is pleased to host the top players in Western Massachusetts as they conclude their outstanding high school careers,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “The annual Western Massachusetts Senior All-Star Games allow us to recognize the basketball talent that originates from our region, the birthplace of basketball. We couldn’t be more proud of these fantastic student-athletes.”

A committee made up of local coaches and media members that represent each division on the boys and girls side selected the teams. The players will be divided into six teams: two girls teams, two boys teams of Division II, III and IV players and two boys teams of Division I players. Only graduating seniors are eligible for the All-Star Games. Rosters can be found below.

The first game of the evening will feature the Division II, III and IV boys teams at 5:30 p.m., followed by the girls matchup at 7 p.m. The final game of the evening will showcase the boys Division I teams at 8:30 p.m.

For the sixth year, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will recognize one boy and one girl as the Western Massachusetts Players of the Year. A special presentation will be made to the recipients during halftime. A panel of local media members selects the award winners, who are recognized for their achievements on the court, in addition to their sportsmanship and character off the court.

Tickets for the All-Star game will be available at the Hall of Fame box office the night of the games and will be good for all three games that evening.


Game 1: 5:30 p.m.

Division II, III and IV Boys Team 1

Raphael Coleman – Easthampton

Justin Farrick – Frontier

Colby Forbush - Granby

Peter King – Longmeadow

Tyler Boyle – Longmeadow

Levin Dupre – Mohawk

Brad Hastings – Pioneer Valley

Arvon Gordon – Renassaince

Kevin Banas – Smith Academy

Jalen Sanders – Turners Falls


Division II, III and IV Boys Team 2

Jason Feliciano – Hampden Charter

Jameson Coughlan – Hoosac Valley

Matt Koperniak – Hoosac Valley

Brett Morrison – Hopkins

Josh Sampson – Lee

Patrick Colvin – Lenox

Zach Ronnow – Mount Greylock

Connor McDonough – Pittsfield

Treyvon Ringgold - Taconic

Cole Morrison - Wahconah


Game 2: 7 p.m.

Division I, II, III and IV Girls Team 1

Meghan D’Amours – Agawam

Christie Mirski – Agawam

Jamie Staples – Amherst

Jada Glasgow – Amherst

Sharon Robinson – Central

Molly Willette – Chicopee Comp

Alyssa Stefanelli – Chicopee Comp

Mackenzie Pratt - Holyoke

Alexa Morin – Westfield

Rudi Spano – West Springfield


Division I, II, III and IV Girls Team 2

Emily Casella – Athol

Molly Moulton – Drury

Chelsea Moussette – Hampshire

Madi Ryan – Hoosac Valley

Olivia Shapiro – Longmeadow

Miranda Couture – Monson

Ashley Higgins – Smith Academy

Lexi Gawron – South Hadley

Allie Hunt - Pittsfield

Sadie Simons – Ware


Game 3: 8:30 p.m.

Division I Boys Team 1

Joe Maccio – Agawam

Chevon Cote – Chicopee

Jake Midura – Chicopee

Dario Zamboni – Chicopee

Luqman Abdur-Rauf – Putnam

Keiayvin Hayes – Putnam

Tyonne Malone – Putnam

Brian Callahan – Pope Francis

Anthony Reynolds – Pope Francis

Ed Kelly – West Springfield


Division I Boys Team 2

Devante McCall – Amherst

Geovanni Kraus – Central

Bruce Carey – Chicopee Comp

Eric Perez – Chicopee Comp

Steve Velazquez – Chicopee Comp

AJ Allen – East Longmeadow

Riley Held – East Longmeadow

Justin Garcia – East Longmeadow

Chris Lopez – Sci-Tech

John O’Brien – Westfield


About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:

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