Wolverine Alumni Basketball Game set to tip off on Friday

A rousing success in its debut, the Wolverine Alumni Basketball Game is set to once again reunite standouts from Polk County’s basketball past.

The 2017 alumni game will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Polk County High School. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for what promises to be another entertaining evening featuring former Wolverine men and women suiting up once more and hitting the PCHS court.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students, with all proceeds going to Polk County High School’s basketball program.

Last year’s inaugural game in front of a large crowd featured teams divided by year of graduation, with the pre-2000 graduates more than holding their own before falling 112-96 to the younger alums.

For this year’s game, Polk County head boys basketball coach Antoni Staley has adopted a Tryon vs. Polk Central approach, with some “creative” roster assignments.

Those tentatively scheduled to play or coach include:

Chris Mintz
Matt McCalister
Dylan Jones
Gavrick Carson
Clemon Booker
Malik Miller
Mike Duncan
Jaron Bontrager
Sarah Phipps
Samuel Vining
Hayley Kropp
Timothy Brown
Stevie Palmer
Jose Blanco
Jaylin Hines
Brandon Highsmith

Cait Crew
William Rogers
Eric Waddell
Jenny Wolfe
Kimberly Jackson
Kevin Lynch
Eric Russell
Kamron Kerr
Deshea Briscoe
Steven Hines
Darius Twitty
Rustin Muse
Jermichael Tanner
Jamal Tanner
Stephen Staley
Antoni T. Staley