January 08, 2015

 

City News Service 

 

The 17th annual Collision All Star high school basketball games will return to where it began at Los Angeles Southwest College on April 18, 2015, it was announced this week.

 

Collision features the top senior girls and boys representing the Los Angeles City and Southern Sections in a one-day action packed event that showcases the top players in the region.

 

Past participants have included Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook, Sacramento Kings guard Daren Collison, Allen Crabbe of the Portland Trailblazers, Austin Daye of the NBA world champion San Antonio Spurs, Solomon Hill of the Indiana Pacers and current collegiate standouts Bryon Wesley of Gonzaga and Aqeel Quinn and Dwayne Polee Jr. of San Diego State among many others.

 

The event honors student-athletes who excel in basketball as well saluting those with the highest grade point average with the Albert ‘Cap’ Lavin Scholar Award, and former coaches with the Jim Harrick Life Time Achievement Award and women with the Barbara Fiege Life Time Achievement Award. Fiege retired following 39 years of working in the Los Angeles Unified School District as a teacher, coach and athletic administrator in 2013.

 

Collision, then known as Scholastic Hoops Jam, held its first all-star games at LA Southwest in 1999 with more than 90 of the top high school players in the region. The event was renamed in 2004.

 

The 1999 event featured NBA stars Tyson Chandler and the late Orlando Woolridge coaching the girls team. Former Lakers great and Sparks coach Michael Cooper also paced the sidelines in 1999.

 

The following year in 2000 at LA Southwest, then UCLA and former NBA star Baron Davis coached the boys Southern Section team and former Bruin Billy Knight coach the boys City Section team.

 

“This event demonstrates our commitment to education and the basketball community and our reputation as an event to the student-athletes of the Los Angeles City and Southern Sections has been well served,” said founder/director Kenneth Miller. “It’s great to return to Southwest College which like our event has grown by leaps and bounds.”

 

Collision also host local club basketball programs and non-profits.

 

For more information contact (310) 924-7851.

Category: Sports



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