8th Annual Emerald City All-Star game

Coach Ed Haskins sent along the 411 on the 8th Annual Emerald City All-Star high school basketball game that will feature the best of the highly lauded Class of 2005, including a trio of McDonald's All-Americans.

The 2005 Emerald City All-Star affair will be held at Franklin High School on Sunday June 19 and will feature over one dozen future Division-1 athletes and at least one future NBAer.

Players include Mickey Dee's All-Americans Martell Webster (Seattle Prep), Jon Brockman (Snohomish) and Micah Downs (Juanita). Also playing will be Garrison Carr (Issaquah), Mitch Johnson (O'Dea), Jordan Sutton (Bethel), Brandon Moore (Bethel), Terrence Williams (Rainier Beach), Artem Wallace (Toledo), Josh Wilson (Mark Morris), Conor Mullen (O'Dea), Leigh Swanson (Mountlake Terrace), Jake Linton (Meadowdale), Aaron Boyce (Kentwood), Marc Williams (Renton), Ryan Staudacher (Lake Washington), Stefan Johnson (Kent-Meridian), James Cradle (Mount Rainier) and Humberton Perez (A.C. Davis).

There will also be a special appearance by the University of Washington men's basketball team as well as members of the 1979 World Championship Seattle Supersonics.

The hoops mania opens at 3:00 p.m. Sunday with the 3-point shootout. 3:30 is the always popular Emerald City Dunk Fest. The All-Star game tips off at 4 o'clock. Tickets will be available at the door.

Prior to the 3-point contest, championship games for 6th through 8th grade squads will begin at 11:00 a.m.

For more information call 206-683-8101.

This has become a very popular event so get there early; you snooze, you loose! Haskins also has surprise judges for the Slam Fest in store.

Thanks to Coach Haskins for keeping us in the loop. He continues to be one of the best-dressed men in Washington high school basketball circles and puts on a class event annually.

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