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The Greater DFW HS All-Star & Unsigned Senior Showcase

TOP DFW BALLERS TO TAKE CENTER STAGE AT THE 3rd ANNUAL GREATER DALLAS HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR SHOWCASE

 

 

The Greater DFW HS All-Star & Unsigned Senior Showcase committee has unveiled the official nominations for the 3rd Annual All-Star & Unsigned Senior games! The 2019 teams will feature some of the state’s top talent hailing from the DFW Metroplex. In the last two years, Heads Up! has set the stage for over 100 unsigned seniors to showcase their talents, giving college coaches/recruiters one ‘last look' with at least 30 of those student-athletes receiving college scholarships. 

 

Heads Up! has dedicated over 15 years mentoring student-athletes/leaders, providing quarterly opportunities for development and exposure that prepares them for their future. Our Inaugural Exposure Showcase in 2017 featured 22 of the best players in Dallas county (East vs West) - all set before a host of college coaches/recruiters; and only 4 players had college commitments prior to tip-off. Within 6 weeks following that presentation, 14 of those unsigned Seniors were offered college scholarships. We proudly attribute that to the mass media exposure, direct support, and access provided by our organization. 

 

Last year’s event introduced the Unsigned Senior Combine which allowed eligible, high school Seniors with little or no college offers to showcase their abilities with timed/measured events like the lane agility drill, vertical jump, and full-court sprints. Top performers were selected to play in the Showcase Game that preceded the All-Star Game. This new feature has proven to be a successful tool for solid college exposure. 

 

Prior to this action-packed weekend, the selected All-Star athletes will participate in a mandatory Volunteer initiative led by Heads Up! to support small, local outreach initiatives in underserved areas in Dallas. An exclusive Media Day event will follow at The Epic (Grand Prairie, TX) that will include participant interviews/photos, promotion of the GDHSS event and some more! 

 

This premiere event will be principally covered by HeadsUp! MEDIA – a media entity of The Heads Up! Foundation – that produces record viewership via its social media platforms. Since December 2017, HeadsUp! MEDIA has  generated over 500k+ monthly impressions, 17,000 daily impressions. With an estimated 5M+ annual viewership reach, HeadsUp! MEDIA has summarily become a trusted source for quality media/scouting coverage . 

 

“The student-athletes selected to the Greater DFW HS All-Star Showcase rosters represent the future of basketball,” notes Jabari Johnson, Founder of The Heads Up! Foundation and event organizer. “We’re excited about the opportunity to showcase some of the finest basketball talent across the Metroplex while raising funds and awareness for our cause. We are honored to serve as a launch pad of success for our student-athletes and look forward to following their respective careers at the next level.” 

 

The All-Star & Unsigned Senior Showcase games are open to the public. Tickets are on sale now! Sponsorship and advertising opportunities available. 

 

All proceeds benefit The Heads Up! Foundation, a local nonprofit organization founded in 2003 whose mission is to uplift youth through sports, education, and mentoring.  Since inception, The Heads Up! Foundation has impacted over 1,000,000 lives through youth mentoring, educational enrichment programs, and community outreach.

 

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The Class of 2019

DFW Cream of the Crop

All-Star Nominees

 

Tyrese Maxey 6'3 G South Garland (Kentucky signee)

Jalen Wilson 6'8 F  Denton Guyer (Michigan signee)

DeVion Harmon 6'2 G Denton Guyer (Oklahoma signee)

Drew Timme 6'10 F  Richardson Pearce (Gonzaga signee)

Isaiah Stevens 5'11 G Allen (Colorado St signee)

Jahmius Ramsey 6'4 G  Duncanville (Texas Tech signee)

Samuel Williamson 6'7 G  Rockwall (Louisville signee)

Tyreek Smith 6'9 F  Trinity Christian Cedar Hill (Texas A&M signee)

Marcus Sasser Jr 6'2 G  Red Oak (Houston signee)

Chris Harris Jr 6'2 G South Garland (Texas A&M signee)

Avery Anderson 6'2 G Justin Northwest (Oklahoma St signee)

Cobe Williams 6'0 G Dallas Kimball (LaTech signee)

Trey Tennyson 6'3 G Mansfield Legacy (Central Conn St signee)

Samazha Hart 6'7 F Dallas Pinkston (SFA signee)

Zahad Munford 6'2 G Dallas Carter (Grambling St signee)

Trazarien White 6'5 F Mansfield Timberview ((Air Force signee)

Max Abmas  6'0 G  Dallas Jesuit (Oral Roberts signee)

Tre Jones 6'5 F Kennedale (UTA signee)  

Julius Marble 6'7 F Dallas Jesuit

Sammy Freeman 6'8 F Justin Northwest

DFW Unsigned Diamonds Combine/Showcase Nominees

 

Jarius Hicklen 6'3 G Desoto

Tristen Newton 6'5 G EP Burges

Joshua Miller 6'6 G Red Oak

Xavier Cork 6'8 F Sulphur Springs

Isaiah Range 6'3 G Trinity Christian

Zion Richardson 6'4 G Frisco Liberty

Garren Davis 6'2 G The Colony

Bryce Okpoh 6'7 F The Colony

CJ Smith 5'9 G Mansfield Timberview

Isaiah Crawford 6'6 F North Crowley

Jeremiah Keys 6'1 G FW Dunbar

Tahlik Chavez 6'1 G Mansfield Lakeridge

Jordan Berry 6'4 G Trinity Christian

Rakim Gary 5'10 G Faith Family

Mike Lenoir 5'10 G Faith Family

Keith Barnes, Jr. 6'5 F Faith Family

Ezekiel Fields 5'10 G Dallas Conrad

Akin Newton 6'2 G Shadow Creek

JaKevian Leftridge 6'5 F Dallas Wilmer Hutchins

Stanley Joseph 6'10 C Plano

Jalen Roberts 6'2 G Lancaster

Marquiss Childs 6’2 G Mansfield Timberview

Devon Miller 6'5 F Lancaster

Evan McCarty 5'10 G Arl Grace Prep

Isaiah Wyatt 6'3 G North Crowley

Terrell Williams Jr 6'5 G Mansfield

Davian Sanders 5'10 G Dallas Wilmer Hutchins

Reshoid Lawton 6'2 G Dallas Wilmer Hutchins

Dyriel Empy 6'0 G Dallas Wilmer Hutchins

Kenyawn Bowie 6'7 F Dallas Kimball

Cole Williams 6'1 G Dallas Kimball

Austin Chatman 6'5 F Shadow Creek

Zeke Bennett 5'11 G Midlothian

Cody LeBlanc 6'0 G Mesquite

Kylan Phillips 5'10 G Arl Lamar

Ryan Zambie 6'2 G Plano West

Howard Turner 6'1 G Universal Academy

DJ Bassey 6'10 C Mesquite Poteet

Karlyn Kenner 6'2 South Grand Prairie

Sterling Hopkins 6'3 Richardson Pearce

Zach Muller 6'4 Bishop Lynch

Tyren Miller 6'2 G South Oak Cliff

Keller Boothby 6'6 G Prestonwood

Keyon Craddock 6'0 G South Garland

Deaunte Lee 6'2 G Dallas Kimball

Daniss Jenkins 6'1 G Dallas Hillcrest

DJ Arnold 5'10 G Mansfield

Luis Rodriguez 5'9 G The Colony

NOTABLE ALUMNI

 

2017

Marcus Garrett (Dallas Skyline /Kansas) 

TJ Starks  (Lancaster /Texas A&M) 

Zach Simmons(Cedar Hill /North Texas) 

Kortrijk Miles (Dallas Lincoln/New Mexico St) 

Tim Johnson  (Mansfield Timberview/South Kent Prep)

Sammy Brooks  (Dallas Skyline/Temple College) 

Devin Pullum (Little Elm/Eastern New Mexico) 

Kedrian Johnson  (Dallas South Oak Cliff/Temple College) 

Terreon Randolph (Dallas Skyline /Temple College) 

Trey Watts  (Dallas Skyline /Citrus College) 

Chris Scaife (Bishop Lynch/South Kent Prep/ Heston College)

Myles McDougal (Duncanville /Western Texas) 

 

2018

Kaden Archie  (Midlothian /UTEP) 

Isaac Likekele  (Mansfield Timberview/Oklahoma St) 

Kennedy Milton  (Dallas Lincoln /Oral Roberts)

Letre Darthard  (Denton Guyer /Hargrave Military) 

Zach Wrightsil  (Prosper /Loyola) 

Tavevion White (Prosper/IUPUI) 

Caleb Jordan (Midlothian /St Marys) 

Xavier Bryant (Greenhill /Sam Houston State)

Kelyn Pennie (South Grand Prairie/Jacksonville College) 

Larry Wise (Waxahachie /North Texas) 

Montre Gipson(Waxahachie /Midland College) 

MarQualen Grant  (Waxahachie /West Texas A&M)

Brandon Bird  (Denton Guyer /Oklahoma Wesleyan) 

Jared Peel (Dallas Kimball /William Penn University) 

Jimmie Kelly (FW OD Wyatt/McClennan JC)

Daylon Tanksley (FW OD Wyatt/Connors State JC)
Jordan Kapiloff (LD Bell/Arkansas Baptist University)

Steven Samuels (Dallas Bishop Lynch/Garden City (KS) JC)

Cameron Jones (Mansfield Summit/Richland College)

Noah Wheeless (Birdville /Richland College) 

 

 

THE SAGA CONTINUES WITH THE CLASS OF 2019.....