Viniqua David (left) and Bryan Morton (right) are the first Gifft HIll School athletes ever to be selected for the territory-wide all star basketball games.
For the first time ever, two Gifft Hill School athletes will compete in the the territory-wide baskball all star game.
Tenth grader Viniqua David and senior Bryan Morton will represent GHS and St. John in the Sun Stroke All V.I. Hoop Classic at Central High School on St. Croix, April 13 and 14.
“This is the fourteenth year that the hoop classic is happening and these two students are the first GHS students ever selected for the all star game,” said GBS athletic director Barbie Barry. “What they do is have all of the coaches and athletic directors at the end of the baskteball season, submit 10 names of girls and 10 names of boys who played exceptionally well.”
“The players don’t have to be from your own school,” said Barry. “The list is supposed to be who you think the best playes are. They compile that information and pick the all star roster.”
Despite a less than stellar record for the GHS hoops boys and girls teams, both Morton and David made coaches aware of their skills, explained Barry.
“Both of these student athletes stood out for their talent,” she said.
Morton scored a total of 71 points during the season, averaged 12 points a game and put up 21 points against Antilles School in his high-scoring game of the sesaon.
David scored a total of 62 points during the season, averaged 10 points a game and twice put up 15 points, against Ivanna Eudora Kean High School and Charlotte Amalie High School, the most she scored during a game last season.
David also impressed coaches for her consistenly high scoring, Barry explained.
“What is unique about Viniqua is that she was our high scorer for every GHS girls game the whole season,” said Barry.
The two GHS athletes will do St. John proud during the all star game, Barry added
“I am really proud of these students,” she said. “This is the first time anyone at GHS has been picked for the all star game and they’re going to do great jobs of representing GHS and St. John.”