SLU Signees To Play In Midwest Classic

Saint Louis University basketball fans will get a sneak peak at some future Billikens on Saturday at the 2010 Dr. Pepper Midwest All-Star Classic, a three-game event, at Harris-Stowe State University's Emerson Performance Arena.

THE GIRLS GAME

The first game of the day, which tips off at 4 p.m., will feature some of the top girls basketball players from the Midwest, including a pair of prospects who have signed to play for SLU women's coach Shimmy Gray-Miller next season: Jenna Mueller and Halee Castleman.

Mueller is a 6-foot-2 post player from South Shelby High School in Missouri. Castleman is a 5-8 guard from Han-ber High School is Springdale, Ark.

"UNSIGNED HYPE" GAME

The headliner of the second game of the day, which is scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m., has to be Springfield Hillcrest's electrifying senior guard Trey Starks, who recently led the Hornets to the Missouri Class 5 championship.

The format for the second game is a group of unsigned players from Missouri going against a squad of top unsigned players from the Memphis area.

"EAST VS. WEST" GAME

The final game of the day, scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m., is advertised as showcasing a loaded roster of talent from throughout the Midwest, including signees from Memphis, Louisville, Connecticut, Purdue and Kansas State.

Saint Louis University fans will get a first glimpse at the two players from upstate Illinois who signed with the Billikens in November: 6-0 combo guard Mike McCall from Chicago Foreman High School and 6-5 small forward Dwayne Evans from Neuqua Valley High School.

McCall and Evans have both been picking up postseason accolades in recent weeks, including both being named to the Chicago Sun-Times Class 4A All-State Team. Both were Associated Press all-state honorable mention picks.

McCall, who made the Sun-Times' first team, averaged 24 points, seven assists and four steals per game as Foreman went 23-3. Evans, who landed on the second team, averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds per game this season as Neuqua Valley went 26-2.


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