Mountain-Valley 1A/2A Conference
Richardson Selected to East-West Game
March 29, 2012By ACHS iHigh of Ashe County Huskies
ASHE MOUNTAIN TIMES by: Alan Wooten
For Zeb Richardson, it's one more time for Ashe County High.
For Ashe County High, it's a first time courtesy of Richardson.
The N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star games in Greensboro this July will finally include a Husky. Richardson has been selected to the West boys basketball squad.
The games are played annually in concert with the state coaches' clinics for basketball, football and soccer. This is the 13th year Ashe has been open, and in addition to Richardson, the school will also be represented in the girls basketball game when Laura Foster serves as head coach.
Brad LeVine of East Rutherford will be Richardson's coach in the boys game. Final official rosters are expected to be announced soon.
“I knew (Coach LeVine) was at the North Carolina-South Carolina all-star game,” Richardson said of his appearance March 17 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. “I thought if I did well, I might get invited. It's a great honor.”
Richardson, a 6-foot-8 post player who has narrowed his college choices to Guilford, Lenoir-Rhyne, Lees-McRae and Wingate, averaged 15.3 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.7 blocks per game. He scored 13 points, grabbed three rebounds and blocked two shots in the all-star game for North Carolina. He was matched up against North Carolina recruit Brice Johnson for much of the game and observers felt he held his own.
“I think he played himself into the East-West game with his play in the North Carolina-South Carolina all-star game,” Ashe head coach Marc Payne said.