2nd Annual DFW HS All-Star Showcase Rosters Announced! Archie, Likekele, Milton Headline A Loaded DF
The Greater DFW Unsigned Senior & All-Star Showcase committee has unveiled the official rosters 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 participate in a mandatory Volunteer initiative led by Heads Up! to support local agencies. An exclusive Media Day event will follow at Epic Waters (Grand Prairie, TX) that 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.
2nd Annual DFW HS All-Star Showcase Rosters East All-Stars Larry Wise Waxahachie MarQualen Grant Waxahachie Montre Gipson Waxahachie Dante Stearns Dallas Carter Noah Wheeless Birdville Zach Wrightsil Prosper Tavevion White Prosper Steven Samuels Bishop Lynch LeTre Darthard Denton Guyer Malik Martin Lancaster Jared Peel Dallas Kimball
Head Coach: Greg Gober Waxahachie HS
Assistant Coaches: Defron Fobb Waxahachie HS; Colton Gober Waxahachie HS West All-Stars Kaden Archie Midlothian Isaac Likekele Mansfield Timberview Kennedy Milton Dallas Lincoln Tralynn Spencer Fort Worth OD Wyatt Xavier Bryant Greenhill Caleb Jordan Midlothian Dominique Jackson Trinity Christian Montgomery Morris Cedar Hill Steven Samuels Bishop Lynch Kelyn Pennie South Grand Prairie Jimmie Kelly Fort Worth OD Wyatt
Head Coach: Demarques James Head Coach, FW OD Wyatt HS
Assistant Coaches: Jarrett Howell Head Coach Arlington Lamar HS
Unsigned Diamonds Showcase Rosters South All-Stars Tahariah Glover Faith Family Academy Brandon Bird Denton Guyer Cameron Jones Mansfield Summit Swahn Gipson Midlothian Javian Williams Little Elm Steve Allison Dallas Seagoville Kyle Hill Dallas Carter Malek Butler Dallas Carter Joseph Mason Newman Academy
Caleb Clark Grand Prairie Francis Doe Arlington Lamar Tristan McDow Arlington Lamar Malik Foster Dallas South Oak Cliff Kendrick Banks Dallas South Oak Cliff Doug Merida Duncanville Jordan Barber ILT Texas Jordan Kapiloff LD Bell Matthew Grant LD Bell
Heads Up 3pt Challenge
Montgomery Morris Cedar Hill
Caleb Jordan Midlothian
Kelyn Pennie South Grand Prairie
Jordan Kapiloff LD Bell
Kyle Hill Dallas Carter
Noah Wheeless Birdville
Steve Allison Dallas Seagoville
Cameron Jones Mansfield Summit
Dante Stearns Dallas Carter
Heads Up SLAM DUNK Contest
Kaden Archie Midlothian
Steven Samuels Dallas Bishop Lynch
Tavevion White Prosper
Zach Wrightsil Prosper
DFW HS All-Star Showcase Event Itinerary
All-Star Media Day
Monday, March 12, 2018
Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
K104 Radio In-Studio Interview
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
All Star Team Practice
March 20 & 22, 2018
Unsigned Diamond Combine
Saturday March 24 Faith Family Academy 300 W. Kiest Blvd ,Dallas TX 75224 DFW High School All-Star Showcase Sunday March 25 @ Trinity Christian Cedar Hill 1231 E. Pleasant Run Rd Cedar Hill,TX 75104 All-Star 3PT Challenge 2:30pm Unsigned Diamonds Showcase 3pm All-Star Slam Dunk Contest 5pm Cream of The Crop HS All-star Game 5:30pm