For a day at least, four local players are scheduled to put aside one of the area’s most fierce high school rivalries to team up in the second annual Shenandoah Valley All-Star game in Harrisonburg.
In the second of two boys games Sunday at 4 p.m. at Harrisonburg High, William Monroe’s Kam’ron McCain and Anthony Terry are on the same squad as Madison County’s Dre Twyman and Isiah Smith.
McCain was an assist machine for the Dragons this season, dishing out 236 assists on the year, a clip of 9.1 per game. He also finished with 10.2 points, three steals and six rebounds per game. He earned first team All-Bull Run, Conference 28 player of the year and All-Region 3A East honors for the effort.
Terry was a first team All-Conference 28, All-Bull Run and second team All-Region 3A East pick after averaging 14.5 points and 7.2 boards per game.
Smith finished the year as the Region 2A East and Bull Run District player of the year, averaging 14.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 2.8 assists per game. He ran the point for the state semifinalists. Smith is headed to Fairmont State to play football this fall.
Twyman averaged near a double double for Madison with 13.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Twyman was a second team All-Region 2A East pick and also earned All-Conference and All-Bull Run honors. Twyman is headed to West Virginia State to play football next year.
They’ll play the final game in a three-game event at Harrisonburg as the final official act of their high school basketball careers, joining a pack of other senior athletes in the event. According to the Staunton News Leader, admission is $5 for adults, $2 for high school students and free for anyone under 12.