Nine Hope College basketball players and both coaches have been invited to participate in the ADDIX Basketball Champions All-Star Games on Wednesday, March 29 at Davenport University in Grand Rapids.
The women’s all-star game tips off at 6 p.m. The men’s all-star game follows at 7:30
The Hope women’s basketball team will be represented by its six seniors: guard Angelique Gaddy of Caledonia, Michigan (Grand Rapids South Christian HS), forward Allison Hedrick of guard Paris Madison of Naperville, Illinois (Neuqua Valley), guard Paris Madison of Grand Rapids, Michigan (GR Christian), forward Elizabeth Perkins of Eaton Rapids, Michigan (Lansing Christian), guard Tyra Smith of Grand Rapids, Michigan (GR Christian), and forward Mandy Traversa of Winfield, Illinois (Wheaton North). Perkins is injured and will not play.
Head coach Brian Morehouse will lead the East Team Stripes roster that includes senior all-stars from the Flying Dutch, Calvin, Kalamazoo and Grand Valley State. They will face a West Team Stars with players from Cornerstone, Davenport, Siena Heights and Spring Arbor.
On the men’s side, three all-stars will represent the Flying Dutchmen on the East Team Stripes: forward Harrison Blackledge of Canton, Ohio (Hoover), guard Chad Carlson of Rockford, Michigan (Rockford), and forward Cody Stuive of Hudsonville, Michigan (Hudsonville).
Head coach Greg Mitchell will guide the East Team Stripes with other all-stars from Alma, Calvin, Ferris State, Grand Valley State, and Kalamazoo. They will West Team Stars with players from Aquinas, Cornerstone, Davenport, Grace Bible, Indiana Tech and Lawrence Tech.
Tickets are available at the door. They cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. Families pay a flat rate of $20. College students with ID get free admission.