Wolverine Alumni Basketball Game set to tip off on Friday

Published 10:58 am Thursday, June 29, 2017

A rousing success in its debut, the Wolverine Alumni Basketball Game is set to once again reunite standouts from Polk County’s basketball past.

The 2017 alumni game will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Polk County High School. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for what promises to be another entertaining evening featuring former Wolverine men and women suiting up once more and hitting the PCHS court.

Ticket proceeds will go to Polk County High School’s basketball program.

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Last year’s inaugural game in front of a large crowd featured teams divided by year of graduation, with the pre-2000 graduates more than holding their own before falling 112-96 to the younger alums.

For this year’s game, Polk County head boys basketball coach Antoni Staley has adopted a Tryon vs. Polk Central approach, with some “creative” roster assignments.

Those tentatively scheduled to play or coach include:

Chris Mintz, Matt McCalister, Dylan Jones, Gavrick Carson, Clemon Booker, Malik Miller, Mike Duncan, Jaron Bontrager, Sarah Phipps, Samuel Vining, Hayley Kropp, Timothy Brown, Stevie Palmer, Jose Blanco, Jaylin Hines and Brandon Highsmith.

Cait Crew, William Rogers, Eric Waddell, Jenny Wolfe, Kimberly Jackson, Kevin Lynch, Eric Russell, Kamron Kerr, Deshea Briscoe, Steven Hines, Darius Twitty, Rustin Muse,
Jermichael Tanner, Jamal Tanner, Stephen Staley and Antoni T. Staley.

Submitted by PolkSports.com