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HOUSTON, Texas (March 29, 2016) – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced rosters for the 2016Reese’s Division I College All-Star game, which will be played on Reese’s Final Four Friday® as part of the 2016 NCAA® Division I Men’s Final Four®Reese’s is the official candy partner of the NCAA.

The Reese’s Division I College All-Star game will be played on Friday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m. (CDT) at NRG Stadium in Houston. The teams are composed of 10 senior student-athletes from NCAA Division I.

The 2016 Reese’s College All-Star game played Friday afternoon will be shown on CBS Sports on Saturday, April 2, at 1 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. CDT.

The game will feature a pair of outstanding coaches with Doug Collins, a former Illinois State All-America player and NBA star, who coached four different NBA teams, coaching the East. Former Maryland All-America John Lucas, a 14-year veteran who also coached with three different NBA teams, will coach the West.

Here are the rosters for the 2016 Reese’s Division I College All-Star game:


2016 Reese’s NABC Division I All-Stars – East

                     No.    Name                        Pos.          Ht.         Wt.    College/Hometown

2     D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera   G          6-3         215    Georgetown/Indianapolis, Ind.

4     Trey Lewis                       G          6-2         185    Louisville/Garfield Heights, Ohio

10     James Robinson               G          6-3         198    Pittsburgh/Mitchellville, Md.

12     Kellen Dunham                G          6-6         200    Butler/Pendleton, Ind.

14     David Walker                   G          6-6         196    Northeastern/Stow, Ohio

20     Damion Lee                     G          6-6         210    Louisville/Baltimore, Md.

22     Justin Sears                     F          6-8         205    Yale/Plainfield, N.J.

24     Anthony Gill                     F          6-8         230    Virginia/High Point, N.C.

32     Shevon Thompson           C          6-11       243    George Mason/Clarendon, Jamaica

34     Nathan Boothe                            C            6-9    250    Toledo/Gurnee, Ill.


Head Coach:  Doug Collins (Illinois State)



2016 Reese’s NABC Division I All-Stars – West

No.     Name                        Pos.          Ht.         Wt.    College/Hometown     

1     Fred VanVleet                  G          6-0         186    Wichita State/Rockford, Ill.

3     Trey Freeman                  G          6-2         180    Old Dominion/Virginia Beach, Va.

5     Jaysean Paige                 G          6-2         210    West Virginia/Jamestown, N.Y.

11     Danuel House                  G          6-7         212    Texas A&M/Fresno, Tex.

13     Jalen Jones                  G/F          6-7         220    Texas A&M/Dallas, Tex.

15     Ron Baker                       G          6-4         210    Wichita State/Scott City, Kan.

21     Thomas Walkup               G          6-4         195    Stephen F. Austin/Pasadena, Tex.

23     Joel Bolomboy              F/C          6-9         235    Weber State/Fort Worth, Tex.

31     Matt Costello                    F          6-9         245    Michigan State/Linwood, Mich.

33     Egidijus Mockevicius        C          6-10       225    Evansville/Vilnius, Lithuania


Head Coach: John Lucas (Maryland)


Reese’s Division I College All-Star Game Coaches


Doug Collins, Head Coach (Reese’s East All-Stars)

A native of Christopher, Ill., Collins played for two seasons at Illinois State University, scoring 1,457 points for a 29.4 average.  The 6-7 shooting guard played for the United States in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.  Collins made two free throws to give his team a 50-49 lead over the Soviet Union with only seconds remaining.  In one of the Olympics’ most controversial finishes, time was put back on the clock, leading to a Soviet basket which gave the USA its first ever Olympic loss. Collins was the first overall pick, selected by the Philadelphia76ers, in the 1973 NBA draft.  He was a four-time all-star in his eight seasons with the 76ers before injuries ended his playing career.  He was an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania and Arizona State University before he was named head coach of the Chicago Bulls in 1986, heading a team which included Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. He also was head coach of the Detroit Pistons, the Washington Wizards and the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA.  In between and after coaching positions, Collins has been a television commentator and analyst for NBC at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, in the NBA for TNT and is now an analyst for ESPN.


John Lucas, Head Coach (Reese’s West All-Stars)

A three-time All-America at the University of Maryland, Lucas played as a sophomore with Terrapins’ greats Len Elmore and Tom McMillen, both seniors, in 1973-74.  The Terps had a 23-5 regular season record but lost in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Maryland missed the NCAA tournament as NCAA rules at the time only allowed the conference tournament champion.  A consensus All-America selection as a junior and senior, Lucas led Maryland to the NCAA Elite Eight in 1974-75 where the Terps were beaten by Louisville.  Following another standout season as a senior in 1975-76, earning All-America honors in both basketball and tennis, he was selected as the ACC Athlete of the Year. Lucas was the first overall selection of the Houston Rockets in the 1976 NBA draft and played for 14 seasons, helping the Rockets to the 1986 NBA finals where they lost to the Boston Celtics.  He was the head coach for three NBA teams – the San Antonio Spurs, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Lucas, a resident of Houston, is regarded as one of the world’s best resources for basketball training and development. Top NBA and collegiate players from across the nation travel to Houston during the off-season to participate in his workouts and training sessions.

Press Release courtesy Bryan Messerly WVU Athletic Communications



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