Stockbridge High School senior Dante Campbell was named the MVP of at the annual Henry/Clayton County boys All-Star basketball game.
From Staff Reports
Stockbridge senior Dante Campbell didn't exactly like the way his senior basketball season ended.
A 71-69 first-round loss to Peach County in the Class AAA state tournament sent the Tigers packing, ending Campbell's high school basketball career way too soon for his own liking.
Sunday, Campbell had one last hurrah as he put on his high school basketball jersey one last time, suiting up as member of the Blue squad (dark jerseys ) in the annual Clayton Henry County All-Star game played in front of a spirited crowd.
The fourth annual event divided the best senior players from both counties into a White team and a Blue team in a game played at Eagle's Landing High School.
Typical of many all-star games, there was little defense in Sunday's contest as the Blue squad won the shootout106-102.
Campbell finished the game with 24 points.
"This was a lot fun," Campbell said. "I didn't like the way the season ended, so I just wanted to go out on a good note. It was fun to go out and not really have to worry about anything other than playing."
The Stockbridge senior will enroll at Georgia State where he hopes to make the school's Division I basketball team as a walk on.
Campbell knocked down 10 points in the the second quarter to help the Blue squad to a 55-46 lead.
The White team put together a third-quarter comeback thanks to the play of Dutchtown's Kellan Holiday who opened the period wth a old-fashioned three point play.
The Bulldogs' senior added two straight baskets to cut the lead to 55-53.
Riverdale's Julian Butler tied the game a few minutes later at 55.
The White team led at the end of the third quarter when Henry County Larrentis Thomas hit a basket to put his team up 78-73 heading into the fourth quarter.
After clawing its way back in the final period, the Blue squad took the lead for good on Cambell's dunk that gave the Blue team the lead for good. Jonesboro's Jordan Enadeghe scored twice down the stretch for the Blue team. Lovejoy's Jalem Sage hit a basket to help push the white team over the centurty mark, giving them a 100-94 lead.
Eagle's Landing's Clay Crump coached the White team, and Drew's Jarrod Davis coached the Blue team.