The Surrey All-star Classic will be the final game for 39 high school basketball players in Surrey.
The annual event will feature 19 girls playing at 6 p.m. Friday (April 10) at Enver Creek Secondary, with 20 boys taking to the court for their game at 7 p.m. All players are in Grade 12.
The girls game will feature seven award-winners from the Surrey Fire Fighters Classic all-Surrey tournament in January.
Point guard Cyrille Butac of the Fleetwood Park Dragons was the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament in the Axe Division, while Jessica Miller-Ulmer was the MVP in the Ladder Division.
Also playing Friday and Enver Creek are Fire Fighters Dream Team members Simran Grewal of the Dragons, Ayan Deng of the Guildford Park Sabres, Katie Punia of the Southridge Storm and Devi Brauckman of the Elgin Park Orcas.
Nicole Vander Helm of the Holy Cross Crusaders will also be playing. The guard was a second-team all-star at the Senior AA provincial championships last month.
The girls game will also feature Claire Eccles, winner of the three-point shooting contest at the Fire Fighters tournament.
Other players invited are Nichole Boufford (Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers), Sairah Mohammed (Panorama Ridge Thunder), Jaiya Rai (Tamanawis Wildcats) Jordyn Doi (Fleetwood Park), Grace Zacharuk (Frank Hurt Hornets), Claire Neibuhr (Earl Marriott Mariners), Lisa Tabor (Elgin Park), Rebecca Waithe (Holy Cross), Victoria Frienhofer (North Surrey Spartans), and Alanna Carmicheal and Danielle Martyniuk (Enver Creek Cougars).
The boys game will feature six all-stars from the Surrey RCMP Classic tournament in January. Patrick Dujmovic of the Semiahmoo Totems and Sam Chan of the Southridge Storm were first-team selections, while Armaan Khangura of the Fleetwood Park Dragons and Jas Sidhu of the Enver Creek Cougars were second-team choices. Chan was also an all-star at the Senior AA provincial tournament, while Khangura was a provincial second-team all-star at the Senior AAA level.
Also playing in the All-Star Game are RCMP Classic Pool B All-Stars Aidan Moore of the Pacific Academy Breakers and Kyanith Thapa of the Frank Hurt Hornets.
Emeka Okuma of the provincial champion Dragons will also be playing, after he was a first-team all-star and the MVP at the B.C. Championships.
Recognized at Senior 4A provincial tournament, and invited to play in the Surrey All-Star Game, are Brett Norris of the Lord Tweedsmuir Panthers and Elias Ellison of the Semiahmoo Totems. Ellison was a tournament all-star, while Norris was the Most Inspirational Player.
Completing the lineup for the boys game are Micky Bhangu, Harman Pangalia and Sukhman Cheema (North Surrey Spartans), Anup Ghimire (Queen Elizabeth Royals), Iqwinder Gill and Justin Mason (Lord Tweedsmuir), Curtis Harvey (Semiahmoo), Noah Licas (Fleetwood Park), Tim Rattan (Enver Creek), Filip Samardzic (Johnston Heights), and Brian Spanier (Semiahmoo).
During the evening, recipients of Surrey RCMP Classic scholarships will be announced.