Porter

SouthWest Edgecombe’s Keishon Porter leaps up for a shot against Farmville Central on Monday. Porter, who is committed to play basketball at Radford University, was named on Wednesday to the North Carolina roster for the 2020 Carolina Classic All-Star game held on March 28.

SouthWest Edgecombe senior Keishon Porter has earned a spot in a prestigious All-Star basketball game.

Porter on Wednesday was named to the North Carolina roster for the 2020 Carolinas Classic All-Star Game. The game will be held at Hoggard High School in Wilmington on March 28, and will feature the top prep players from North Carolina and South Carolina.

“We are honored to have the best high school basketball student-athletes from our states come to Wilmington for the third consecutive year. They will not only compete at a high level in their respective games, but they will be involved in outreach activities that touch youth and adults in the community,” Shell Dula and Phil Weaver said in a press release.

Dula and Weaver are the executive directors of the South Carolina and North Carolina Coaches’ Associations, respectively.

Porter earlier this school year committed to play basketball next season at Radford University (Va.), a Division I program part of the Big South Conference.

The 6-foot-5 wing leads the Cougars in points per game with 22.4, and is also averaging a team-high 7.1 rebounds per game.

The 10-player North Carolina team is coached by Winterville South Central’s Chris Cherry. Porter will be on a team with fellow Eastern Plains Conference athletes as Farmville Central had two players selected in Samage Teel and Justin Wright.

On the girls’ side, Tarboro High coach Jamie Willoughby will serve as the North Carolina coach. No area athletes were selected for the girls’ game.