Top DFW High School Ballers Take Center Stage at the Heads Up 2nd Annual Greater Dallas Post-Season


The Greater DFW Unsigned Senior & All-Star Showcase committee has unveiled the official nominations for the 2nd Annual Unsigned Senior & All-Star games! The 2018 teams will feature some of the state’s top talent hailing from the DFW Metroplex. Last year, Heads Up! set the stage for 18 unsigned seniors to showcase their talents, giving college coaches/recruiters one ‘last look’… 17 of those student-athletes received scholarships.  Heads Up! has spent 15 years mentoring student-athletes/leaders, providing quarterly opportunities for development and exposure that prepares them for their future. Last year’s event featured 22 of the best players in southern 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 and direct support provided by our organization. Currently, 21 of the 22 players are all off at colleges across the United States and we couldn't be prouder of them all.  This year’s premiere event will have a few new features. Prior to the showcase game day, the Unsigned Senior Combine will allow registered, high school Unsigned Seniors to show off their athletic ability with timed/measured activities and controlled scrimmages. Only 20-24 of those participants will be selected to play in the Showcase Game that precedes the All-Star Games. We have also added an All-Star Girls’ Game to premiere just before the Boys’ All-Star Game. Prior to this action-packed weekend, the selected All-Star athletes will participate in a mandatory Volunteer initiative led by Heads Up! to support the North Texas Food Bank (Dallas). An exclusive Media Day event will follow at Epic Waters (Grand Prairie, TX) that will include participant interviews/photos, promotion of the GDHSS event and some waterpark fun! This 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. In December 2017, HeadsUp! MEDIA generated over 500k+ impressions via Twitter alone (that’s over 17k impressions per day). With an estimated 1M+ annual viewership reach, HeadsUp! MEDIA has summarily become a trusted source for quality media coverage that remains holistically focused on the KIDS over everything. There are sponsorship and advertising opportunities available for individuals, small businesses, and corporations that we are actively seeking to underwrite expenses.  “The student-athletes selected to the Greater Dallas All-Star High School Showcase rosters represent the future of basketball,” notes SportsInfluencer Jabari Johnson, Founder of The Heads Up! Foundation and GDHSS creator. “We’re excited about the opportunity to showcase some of the finest basketball talent across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex while raising funds and awareness for our favorite local charities. We hope 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 Unsigned Senior & All-Star Games are open to the public. Tickets will go on sale in March. Event 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. 


Key Dates

Community Service Project

Spring Break 2018 All-Star Media Day Sunday, March 18, 2018 Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark 

5pm-9pm All-Star Team Practice March 20 & 22, 2018 6pm-7:30pm; 7:30-9pm Unsigned Senior Combine Saturday March 24, 2018 10am-2pm

DFW All-star Showcase Sunday, March 25, 2018 Trinity Christian School ; Cedar Hill ,Tx   Unsigned Diamonds Showcase 2pm  2018 Girls All Star Game 4pm 2018 Boys All Star Game 6pm 

HeadsUp All-Stars (Girls)

Zarielle Green  Duncanville    College: Tennessee Aniya Thomas  Duncanville    College: Kansas Kennedy Taylor Dallas Lincoln  College: Texas State Amber Bacon   South Grand Prairie   College:SMU Uchenna Nwoke   South Grand Prairie   College:Duke Kansas Watts   Episcopal School of Dallas   College:Undecided Lauren Davenport  Plano   College: Delaware

Emma Halverson  Plano  College: Texas-Arlington Bryn Gerlich   Colleyville Heritage   College: Oklahoma State Morgan Lee   Wylie East   College: Northeastern State Maegan Lee  Wylie East   College: Northeastern State Addison Ryan  Frisco Wakeland   College: Florida Atlantic Gabby Standifer  Argyle  College:Fresno State Raija Todd   Cedar Hill  College:Undecided Kayla White Desoto    College: SMU  Kia White Desoto   College: SMU Jade Bradley  Skyline  College:Undecided Jerrica Johnson Dallas Roosevelt  College:Undecided Alana Rusk   Dallas Pinkston   College:Undecided Tye Carrington   Faith Family Academy   College:Undecided Mallory Adams   Frisco Lone Star  College: San Diego State Destiny Thurman   Arlington Lamar   College:Undecided

Lauryn Thompson  Mansfield Timberview   College: Virginia Commonwealth

HeadsUp All-Stars (Boys)

Kaden Archie 6’6 G  Midlothian  College: TCU

Isaac Likelele 6’4 G Mansfield Timberview  College: Fresno State

Jordan Phillips 6’6 G/F Arlington Grace Prep  College: Arkansas

Kennedy Milton 6’2 G Dallas Lincoln  College: Oral Roberts

Grayson Carter  Denton Guyer  College: Georgetown

Feron Hunt  6’9 F  Desoto   College: SMU

Jahmar Young  6’9 F Desoto  College: SMU

Chris Mullins  6’3 G Mansfield Timberview  College: Rice

Vincent Lee  6’8 F  Midlothian Heritage  College: Nevada 

Mason Hix 6’7 F Justin Northwest  College:Texas-Arlington

Larry Wise  6’5 G/F  Waxahachie   College: Undecided

MarQualen Grant  6’ G Waxahachie College:WestTexas A&M

Montre Gibson  6’ G Waxahachie College:Texas-Arlington 

Xavier Bryant 6’1 G  Greenhill   College: Sam Houston State

Jase Townsend  6’2 G   Skyline  College: Univ of Denver

Zach Wrightsil  Prosper  College: Loyola (New Orleans)

Tavevion White Prosper  College: Undecided

Dominique Jackson 6’4 G Trinity Christian   College:Undecided

Noah Wheeless  6’2 G Birdville  College: Undecided

Latre Darthard  6’4 G  Denton Guyer  College: Undecided

Unsigned Senior Combine Invitations (DFW 2018 Diamonds)

Caleb Jordan 5’10 PG  Midlothian HS 

Cameron Massey 6’2 G Duncanville HS 

JaKobi Pearson 6’2 G Duncanville

Steven Quinn 6’4 G/F Duncanville

Justin Nimmer 6’6 G Life Waxahachie

Steven Samuelson 6’6 F Bishop Lynch 

Jared Peel 6’1 G Dallas Kimball 

Jarrett Dixon 6’2 G  Allen

Brent Mills 6’2 G     Allen

Daylon Tanksley 6’7 G/F FW OD Wyatt

Tariq Roberts 6’1 G Trimble Tech

Caleb Favors 6’2 G Trimble Tech

Javian Williams  5’9 G Little Elm

Malik Foster  5’10 G South Oak Cliff

Swahn Gipson 6’0 G Midlothian

Kelyn Pennie  6'2 G  South Grand Prairie

Malik Martin 6’2 G Lancaster

Carlos Johnson 6’2 G  Lancaster 

Laquan Butler 6’0 G Lancaster

Dylan Arnette 6’3 G Carter

Dante Stearns 6’5 F Carter

Kyle Hill 6’1 G  Carter

Jordan Massingburg 6’5 F Duncanville 

Ray Pugh 6’2 G Cedar Hill

Monty Morris 5’11 G  Cedar Hill

Joseph Mason 6’3 G Newman Intl Academy

Nautica Hall  6’0 G Kimball

Tristan McDow  Arlington Lamar

Francis Doe Arlington Lamar

Doug Merida 5’10 G Duncanville 

Yafet Alefnew 5’10 G Arlington Grace Prep 

Jordan Cox 6’2 G TC-Cedar Hill

Jalen Lyons  6’3 G/F South Oak Cliff

Kendrick Banks 6’4 F South Oak Cliff

Kahliel Spear The Colony

Steve Allison Seagoville

Greg Roberts  6'6 F Roosevelt

Demarcus Fisher 6'6 F Roosevelt

Marquiss Childs Roosevelt

Kevin Jennings 6'1 G Arlington Bowie

Emory Price   6'1 G Desoto

Invited Dunk Contest Participants 

Jordan Phillips Arlington Grace Prep Kaden Archie Midlothian Feron Hunt  Desoto Invited 3pt Shootout Participants Jase Townsend Skyline  Montgomery Morris  Cedar Hill  Noah Wheeless  Birdville  Jordan Kapiloff  LD Bell  Evan Marshall  Midlothian  Kyle Hill  Carter  Javian Williams  Little Elm  Kelyn Pennie  SGP Yafet Alefnew  Arl Grace Prep  *Selection Criteria: Coaches Vote, Media Vote, Fan Vote

Attention Unsigned Seniors! Combine registration is now open for any unsigned seniors. You must complete registration in order to ensure your spot. First come first served basis. Spaces are filling quickly and we're only accepting the first 100 Players. Online registration can be found at https://www.theheadsupfoundation.org/events/unsigned-senior-combine-showcase or via email at info@theheadsupfoundation.org

Sponsored by: The Heads Up! Foundation, TexasBoysBasketball.com, FloorAndDecor, K104


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