Vermont Basketball All-Stars Selected

all stars selectedNORTHEAST KINGDOM - The Vermont Basketball Coaches Assocation has named its annual All-Star teams, and our local teams won't have any shortage of representatives.

Seniors that will be participating in the all-star games include St. Johnsbury Academy's Johannah Driscoll and Jake Grinbergs; Concord's Kasey DeGreenia; Blue Mountain Union's Damian Smith and Kyle Farquharson; and Danville's Brady Rainville and Jacob Mills.

The VBCA also announced their "Dream Dozens," a list of underclassmen honored as among the best in the state.

"It's an honor," said Jordan Farquharson, a junior at Blue Mountain Union who's part of the Dream Dozen. "All the other coaches from other teams, they recognize me."

Mikayla Hodge, an Oxbow junior who was also named to the Dream Dozen, said that the honor feels almost as good as her state championship victory in 2012. "I had a lot of role models last year," Hodge said. "I thought it was my time to be one."

Danville's Kyle Johnson was selected to the Dream Dozen for the second year in a row. "It means a lot," Johnson said of the selection. "I'm humbled."

"The more talent you have, the more likely you are to succeed," said St. Johnsbury Academy junior Brendan O'Shea, one of three Academy underclassmen named to the Dream Dozen. Hilltoppers Tristen Ross and Vlad Cobzaru also made the team.

Rounding out the locals in the Dream Dozen was Lyndon Institute's Mason Lantz. The senior All-Star teams will be playing in games this Saturday at Windsor High School.