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Tallassee's Tyrek Turner will participate inthe AHSADCA's Basketball Showcase in June.

Jamie Lee, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (ASADCA), announced invitations have been issued to 100 boys and 100 girls basketball players who will participate in the AHSADCA’s Basketball Showcase planned for June 22. The Showcase will allow outstanding student-athletes still in high school the opportunity to participate in this special camp that will be open to college coaches to attend. It is a joint project of the AHSAA, NFHS and NCAA.

Tallassee’s Tyrek Turner has been invited and will participate in the event. Turner averaged 13.2 points and 12.2 rebounds during his junior year to earn the Elmore County Player of the Year honors and was named to the Class 5A third team all-state by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

Holtville’s Drake Baker has also accepted an invitation to participate at the showcase. Baker returned from elbow surgery to post 17.4 points and 11.8 rebounds per game during his junior year and was named first-team all-county and third-team all-state in Class 4A.

AHSAA coaches nominated players for this event and the AHSADCA Showcase Selection Committee chose 100 boys and 100 girls to attend. The invitations were sent out April 16-17 to the student-athlete’s high school coach.

“The coach is responsible for getting the information to the selected players,” Lee said. “I think our selection committees did a great job of selecting these talented players and we are looking forward to a great event.”

The boys’ showcase will be held at Hoover and the girls’ showcase will be hosted at Spain Park High School. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and end at approximately 6 p.m.

“This showcase will bring our best basketball players together in one setting,” Lee said. “This is a great opportunity for our schools to get exposure for our high school basketball players.”