College All-Stars Selected for Classic

By Carletta S. Hurt
Updated: March 13, 2006

GEORGIA—The 3rd annual Black College All-Star Classic teams have been selected and host some of the top players across the country. The game will be held in at Philips Arena at Atlanta, Georgia on March 19, 2006. The classic is the highlight of black college basketball with over two dozen players representing over 15 historically black colleges and universities.

The players for the East Team are: Kevin Bell and Derick Payne from Bowie State University; Charles Clark and John Fulton from John C. Smith University; Darius Hargrove from Virginia Union; James Rosebud from Shaw University; Thurman Zimmerman from South Carolina State University; Antonio Webb from Bethune Cookman College; Bruce Brown from Hampton University; Darius Glover from Florida A&M University; Tim Parham from University of Maryland at Eastern Shore and Darren Green from Morris College.

The players for the West Team are: Wayne Bender and Ricky Gibson from Stillman College, Brandon Childs from Morehouse College; Adrian Corner from Lane College; Darnell Hobbs from Edward Waters College; Lau’Rance Baker from Fort Valley State University; Brain Heaven from Tuskegee University; Peter Cipriano and Chris Alexander from Southern University; Mike Sneed from Texas Southern; Ronald Alexander from Mississippi Valley State University; Obie Trotter from Alabama A&M; and Brion Rush from Grambling State University.

The World Basketball Foundation produces the Black College All-Star Classic to provide platform for black college athletes to showcase their talents to a national audience. Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) has agreed to televise the game again this year.

The audience can expect a high energy game and a powerful half-time show featuring national and local recording artists including Rasheeda, Suga Suga, and Gucci Man.

Sponsors and supports of the BCAC are Philips Arena, Atlanta Hawks, CSS, Atlanta Inquirer, Rebound FX, and Vitamin Water.