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DFW Showboat Classic: Seguin's Wesley soars in Blue All-Stars' 89-87 OT win
He scores 34, is MVP but will miss players at Arlington Seguin
IRVING — Greg Wesley, the MVP in the second playing of the DFW Showboat Classic high school all-star game, called his performance “a little bittersweet.”
Wesley scored a game-high 34 points in leading the Blue All-Stars to an 89-87 overtime victory over the White team Saturday night at MacArthur High School.
It sank in afterward that the game would be Wesley’s last with Arlington Seguin basketball teammates Kimani Jackson, Marcus Frazier and Cris Boleware.
“It was great to play with them one more time but sad that it has to end,” said Wesley, a University of North Texas signee.
Wesley’s hustle in running the floor and beating opponents downcourt helped him score 24 points in the first half. After being held to six points in the second half, Wesley re-established his inside dominance in overtime. The 6-7 forward gave the Blue team an overtime lead it would not relinquish and added an insurance basket that turned out to be the game-winner.
Carter’s Corlon Russell had a chance to win the game at the buzzer in regulation for the White but his driving attempt skidded off the rim.
Biron Joseph of Little Elm, the slam-dunk contest winner, scored 16 points to tie for scoring honors for the White along with Carter’s Xavier Hodge and Tavarius Shine from Irving MacArthur.
Walt Rickett of Carrollton Newman Smith scored 16 for the Blue.
Richland’s Nunley named MVP of girls game: Operating with precision on the interior, Destiny Nunley scored a game-high 22 points to lead the White to a comfortable 75-47 victory over the Blue in the first DFW Showboat girls’ all-star game.
The 5-11 Nunley plans to continue to play basketball while attending Harvard in the fall. She intends to be a pre-med major and hopes to eventually become a neurosurgeon.
“I found out in November about the opportunity at Harvard,” Nunley said. “It has always been a goal of mine to achieve as much as I can in the classroom and on the court.”
Kaylen Taylor of Arlington Bowie and Jasmine Caston of Plano East chipped in with 14 points each for the winners.
Princess Holloway of Garland High connected on six 3-pointers and finished with 19 points to lead the Blue.