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Gwinnett gets 10 in all-star game

The high school basketball season won't end with the state tournament for 10 players from Gwinnett County.

Five boys and five girls were selected for the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association's North-South Classic, which has been expanded to showcase juniors as well as seniors this year.

Games will be played at Savannah State College on March 20 and 21, with the juniors taking the court the first day and the seniors the second. Play begins at 2 p.m. each day, with the girls game first.

The Greater Atlanta Christian boys, ranked No. 1 in Class AA going into the state tournament, and the Parkview girls, unbeaten and ranked No. 2 in Class AAAAA, each had two players selected.

The Spartans will be represented by Trent Wiedeman, who has signed with the College of Charleston, and junior Malcolm Brogdon. Florida State signee Lauren Coleman and junior Katie Carroll are the selections from Parkview.

Parkview's Mike McCoy was picked to coach the North team in the girls senior game.

In addition to Wiedeman and Brogdon, the Gwinnett selections for the boys games are University of Connecticut signee Jeremy Lamb of Norcross, ranked No. 1 in Class AAAAA, and juniors C.J. Blackwell of Peachtree Ridge and Saah Nimley of Collins Hill.

Greater Atlanta Christian's Chaney Means, who has signed with Western Kentucky, joins Coleman on the senior girls team coached by McCoy. In addition to Carroll, the junior girls picked from Gwinnett County are Katie Mallow of Brookwood and Grace Leah Baughn of Wesleyan.

All 10 of the Gwinnett selections play on teams that made the state tournament. First-round state tournament games are Friday for boys and Saturday for girls.