Four student-athletes will get the chance to show off their skills in a pair of all-star games coming up later this spring.
Independence senior Elishia Wilson was selected for the Mississippi-Alabama girls’ basketball all-star game earlier this month, while Senatobia junior Jagger Young was selected to the Mississippi Association of Coaches North-South All-Star Game.
Wilson was the only local player selected to the MS-AL All-Star Game, which serves as a showcase for some of the top senior student-athletes in both states. Wilson, who just recently signed with Coahoma Community College, is the core of an Independence team that is 15-4 overall and ranked No. 5 in the Class 3A rankings from Mississippi Gridiron. She also played in the North-South All-Star game last year, along with teammate Andrea Watson.
A 5-11 junior guard, Young has quietly risen to the top as one of the best boys’ players in Class 3A. Young has been a consistent starter for Senatobia all season and most recently logged a pair of double-digit scoring performances against Byhalia (13 pts.) and Independence (10 pts.).
The Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game is scheduled for Friday, March 12 at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome on the campus of Alabama State University in Montgomery. The North-South All-Star Game will be held on Saturday, March 20 at A.E. Wood Coliseum in Clinton.
For soccer, Senatobia seniors Mackenzie Mullen and Koby Rhone were chosen for the inaugural North Mississippi Soccer All-Star Game, scheduled to take place on Thursday, February 11. Mullen, a senior, has been a three-year starter for the Lady Warriors and Rhone has started all four years with the Senatobia boys. Both Senatobia teams also recently clinched Class I, Region 2 titles after sweeping Strayhorn, Independence and Byhalia last week.