Boothe, Others Play For Worthy Charity

Scout.com East Coast recruiting expert Mike Sullivan has the details on a game that will help raise money for a worthy charity ...

Many of the area's top high school players will participate in two All Star games, for boys and girls, to help raise money for a worthy cause. Among the players are Malik Boothe, an outstanding lead guard from Christ The King High School in Middle Village, New York.

Boothe is highly regarded as an unselfish player who helps make his teammates better. So it's not surprising that Boothe's unselfishness also extends beyond the court. Malik, who will play next season for Norm Roberts' St. John's University program, will be one of many top players in the area competing in an All Star game at his home gym, Christ The King High School.

Here is a release:

PORT WASHINGTON, NY – Four talented squads take the floor to benefit the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation (LIAF) on October 22. Metro New York's top talent comes together for what will be the most exciting High School basketball game to kick off this years' season. Get a preview of who's who in the Metro New York area boys and girls high school basketball.

These amazing young athletes are not playing just to compete with the top area players, they are also committed to help support LIAF. The funds raised go to the vital services that the Foundation provides – services like the Memory Lane Club, LIAF's social-model day services program for middle-to-advanced-stage individuals; "Coping and Caring" Conferences that offer essential information to caregivers and families of individuals with dementia; support groups; in-home respite; and many other programs and services offered by LIAF.

The New York City boys team will be led by returning Metro Classic player Nathaniel Lester of Canarsie High School in Brooklyn and Christ the Kings outstanding duo, Erving Walker and Malik Boothe. The New York City team is looking to avenge last year's loss to their suburban counterparts.

The suburban boys team will look to hold onto their title as the reigning Metro Classic Champions – with returning players, Andrew Beinart of Chaminade High School in Mineola, Brian Hutchinson of Elmont High School and Stephen Priestly of Uniondale High School. The addition of Westchester to the suburban squad brings with it players like, nationally ranked Michael Coburn of Mt. Vernon High School.

The girls game, UCONN bound Lauren Dixon of Christ The King High School in Queens leads the "Boro's" team along with NYC stars Candice Bellocchio of St. Peters in Staten Island, and sophomore sensation China Crosby of Manhattan Center High School.

The girls suburban team will be led by a trio of electrifying guards – Chanel Chisholm of North Babylon High School, Samantha Prahalis of Commack High School, Ieasia Walker of Copiague High School, and the "twin towers", Christine Huber of St. John the Baptist High School in West Islip and Jaki Goldner of Somers High School in Westchester.

The All Star Game begins at 4:00pm on October 22, at Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village, Queens. Tickets are $8.00 in advance, and $10.00 after October 13 or at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, log onto www.metroclassic.org/tickets.htm or fax the order


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