Basketball

Herd’s West Featured in North-South Basketball Game Friday

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SOUTH CHARLESTON — Marshall fans who want to see Marshall freshman point guard Jarrod West of Clarksburg Notre Dame in action can do so Friday night at the West Virginia North-South All-Star  Classic Basketball Game at the South Charleston Community Center. The skills competition – featuring a free throw shooting, 3-point shooting, and slam dunk contests – will begin at 6 p.m., with the game set for 7:30 p.m. WVMetroNews will broadcast the game statewide for the first time, and the air time is set for 7:06 p.m.

West, already practicing the past two weeks with his Marshall teammates at the Cam Henderson Center, is a 5-10 point guard who will be a true freshman this year for the Thundering Herd of Coach Danny D’Antoni. He averaged 21.2 points in leading the Irish to the Class A title last winter and won the Bill Evans Award as the best high school boys player in the state, edging out Poca’s Luke Frampton, who is headed to Davidson College and will play for the South as West plays for the North.

The two players have been teammates for some years now, playing AAU summertime basketball together and Frampton averaged 23.9 points per game and won a state title in Class AA in 2015 with the Dots. Both players will also participate in the 3-point shooting contest.

Other 20-point of more scorers on the rosters includes Huntington St. Joe’s DeAundra Murphy (27.6/game), Ripley’s Jamison Hunt (23.3), Spring Valley’s Chandler Stacy (21.9) and Greenbrier East’s Seth Brown (20.4) for the South. On the North are Trey Shuff of Gilmer County (20.2) and Riley Heatherington of Ravenswood (20.0).

The South has won the last five games in the series and holds an all-time edge of 28-6 in the series restarted in 1983. The South won last year’s contest, 115-109, and the last North victory was 105-86 in 2010.

This is the 22nd game held at the SC Community Center, where the first ten games were held from 1983-1992, then since 2006 – the South has won all but four of those previous 21 games in South Charleston. The 1993 game was a South win in Paden City (114-113) and the other games from 1994-2005 were at Capital High School in Charleston, with the South winning 10-of-12.

The basketball game tonight, and the North-South All-Star Football game Saturday at 7 p.m. at University of Charleston Stadium/Laidley Field in Charleston, will be available on streaming at wvmetronews.com, and on local stations WFGH 90.7 FM in Fort Gay, WVWP 101.1 FM in Wayne, and WASP 104.5 FM in Huntington. It is also streaming at wfghfm.com, streaming at Armstrong Cable Channel 204 in Wayne County, and also streaming on Comcast Channel 25 in the Huntington, Cabell County, and Putnam County areas.

Rosters for both teams (local players or players of local interest in BOLD)

NORTH ROSTER

Coaches: Derek Basile (Musselman) and Tom Wamsley (Tygarts Valley)

Jarrod West, Notre Dame (Marshall University)

Bobby Foggin, Parkersburg South

Trey Shuff, Gilmer County

Tavon Jeter, Madonna

Riley Heatherington, Ravenswood

Austin Upton, Philip Barbour

Dylan Irvin, Valley Wetzel

Caleb Riggleman, Tygarts Valley

Justin Lee, Fairmont Senior

Cam Stephens, Musselman

Karson Snyder, Parkersburg

Zane Cogan, Spring Mills

Thomas Hogan, Lewis County

Clayton Burdock, Union

Tracy Conliffe, George Washington*

*injury replacement player

 

SOUTH ROSTER

Coaches: Buster Large (Bluefield) and Joe McCoy (Valley Fayette)

Luke Frampton, Poca (Davidson College)

Colten Jude, Tolsia

Hunter Neil, Chapmanville

Isaiah Francis, Woodrow Wilson

Dondre Davis, Valley Fayette

Tamon Scruggs, South Charleston

Leondre Rogers, Capital

Seth Brown, Greenbrier East

Jamison Hunt, Ripley

Tyler Haga, Independence

Chandler Stacy, Spring Valley (University of North Carolina – Charlotte)

John Dawson, Huntington (Xavier University)

Ryan Davis, Bluefield

DeAundra Murphy, Huntington St. Joseph

About Woody Woodrum

Senior Editor and columnist/writer for Herd Insider since 2003, with Kindred Communications on radio for Marshall football/men's basketball pregame and postgame shows since 1996 and with First Sentry Bank Sportsline (Also Scott on Sports, Sideline Sports and Herd Insider Sportsline) since 1997. Married to Liz (12-22-1990) and one son, Tre' (11-7-1997). National Sportswriters & Sportscasters West Virginia Broadcaster of the Year winner for radio, 2000; won W.Va. Broadcasters Best Talk Show in 2013 with co-host Paul Swann and W.Va. Broadcasters Best Play-by-Play in 2015 with Jason Toy (Huntington at South Charleston, state AAA semifinals). Member of (College) Football Writers Association of America, (College) Basketball Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Color commentator for Marshall football (1999-2000), for Marshall basketball (2004-2016) and Marshall baseball (2004-2016). Color for high school football at Spring Valley (1999-2008), Cabell Midland (2009-2012) and Huntington (W.Va.) High School (2013-2016).

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