Mr. Basketball winner JOE COLEMAN (Hopkins), Pioneer Press Player of the Year ESTAN TYLER, Ms. Basketball winner RACHEL BANHAM (Lakeville North), and all-metro guard BRIANNA WILLIAMS (Hopkins) are among the players who will participate in the 17th Annual Inner City All-Star Classic to be held at the University of St. Thomas Sunday, June 20.
The game, developed by former Minneapolis North standouts DEREK REUBEN and RALPH CROWDER in 1994, features some of the top male and female senior basketball players in the metro area.
The game was to be a one-game protest because no player from Class AA champion Minneapolis Washburn or Class A title winner St. Agnes (the Minnesota State High School League went to a four-class tournament in ’97) were selected to participate in the annual All-State All-Metro series. The girls’ game was added in 2001.
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