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Fourteen Valley Players Selected to Boys Desert Valley All-Star Game – The Area’s Best Senior Players to Face Off

Published on March 17, 2014 by Paul Bandong

Fourteen Valley players have been selected among thirty to play in the Valley News 8th Annual Desert Valley All-Star Boys Basketball Game.

Also included in the line-ups are scoring leaders DeShon Taylor from JW North who averages 24.2 points per game and has hit 66 three’s; Ethan Alvano from Corona who averages 23.2 and dropped 87 trey’s; Temescal Canyon’s shooting tandem Luke Timm and Jay Merriwether who each have 53 from beyond the arc. Steal-leader Michael Warren (90 steals) from La Sierra and shot-blocking threat Robert Brooks (60) from West Valley will also be in the showcase event.

The Away team (dark uniforms) will be coached Geoff Gorham of Norte Vista High School. The Braves were 11-10, 4-6 this year.

#2 – F – 6’1 – Kevin Padlo, Murrieta Valley

#3 – G – 6’0 – Sam Roberts, Beaumont

#12 – F – 6’4 – Jared Walsh, Hemet

#13 – F – 6’4 – Reynaldo Solarzano, Elsinore

#15 – G – 6’2 – Shondell Smith Murrieta Mesa

#21 – G – 5’10 – Michael Warren, La Sierra

#23 – G – 6’2 – Elishua Jackson, Perris

#23 – W – 6’3 – Kenshael Airrington, Arlington

#24 – G – 6’2 – Felipe Gonzalez, Notre Vista

#24 – G – 6’1 – DeShon Taylor, JW North

#25 – G – 6’2 – Ethan Alvano , Corona

#30 – G – 5’10 – Jeremy Smith Great Oak

#32 – C – 6’8 – Tyler Cooper, Perris

#41 – F – 6’2 – Drake Powers Chaparral

#52 – F – 6’6 – Matt Wager, Rancho Christian

The Home team (white uniforms) will be coached by Vonn Webb of Roosevelt High School. The Mustangs were 20-9, 6-4 this year and made it to the quarterfinals of the CIF Division 1AA playoffs.

#2 – G – 6’3 – Alonzo Wooldridge, Norco

#3 – F – 6’5 – Deonte North, Corona Centennial

#3 – W – 6’4 – Spencer Benson Vista Murrieta

#3 – G – 6’0 – Taelin Webb, Roosevelt

#11 – G – 6’3 – Lamontrae Hudson, San Jacinto

#11 – PG – 5’9 – Brian Gugliotta Patriot

#12 – W – 6’4 – Luke Timm, Temescal Canyon

#15 – G – 6’0 – Jalen Hall, Rancho Verde

#22 – G – 6’2 – Jay Merriweather, Temescal Canyon

#22 – W – 6’2 – Tyler Bilton Murrieta Valley

#23 – F – 6’5 – Leo Goodman, Roosevelt

#24 – F – 6’6 Robert Brooks, West Valley

#25 – F – 6’6 Ozell Bowen, La Sierra

#35 – F – 6’2 Ryan Schaefer, Temecula Valley

#42 – G – 6’1 Chris Lott, MLKing

Game time is 7:45 pm, Friday, March 28th, 2014 at Vista Murrieta High School. Pre-Game contests (Free Throw, 3-point Shooting) are at 7:30 pm; Slam –Dunk Contest is at halftime. Adult tickets are $9; Students with ID are $7.

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