DES MOINES - Ilwaco 2003 graduate Andy Hudkins will rub shoulders with some of the best high school players in the state July 12 at 2 p.m.
Hudkins will play for the 2A "state" squad in the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association all-star games at Highline Community College gymnasium. The college is located in Des Moines near Sea-Tac International Airport.
Hudkins will be joined on the team by Tim Grun from Hoquiam and Nate Alonko of LaCenter. Three members of state champion Nooksack Valley will play for the "city" team. Notable by his absence is Pullman's Fred Peete. Two players from Steilacoom, who Ilwaco shut out in the first quarter and defeated in the state tournament, Brett Wusterbarth and Ryan Reynolds, also made the "City" team.
Sean Houghton of Naselle will team up with Jonathan Mc Millian of Pe Ell and Lance Den Boer, the leading career scorer in state history, of Sunnyside Christian. The Class B contest will tip off at 11 a.m.
Winlock's John Prigmore, an opponent of the Fishermen this past season, will play for Tim Taylor's Class A squad. Taylor is a South Bend graduate and coach of the Brewster Bears. Aaron Brooks (slated to play of University of Oregon) of 4A state champion Franklin will play in the final game of the evening.
The Stewart twins from Rainier Beach, a nationally ranked high school team last season, and Mead's 6'6" shooting sensation, Adam Morrison (Gonzaga), will not play as they have already committed to other all-star teams this summer.
For all the rosters from Class B through Class 4A, go to www.thefinalscore.tv