The West Coast All-Star Classic gets going with a slam-dunk competition and three-point contest 7 p.m. tonight at Rainier Beach High.
Incoming Washington freshmen Darin Johnson and Jahmel Taylor are two of 22 high school players who’ll play in tomorrow’s 6 p.m. game at the ShoWare Center in Kent.
Local prep stars participating in the hoops showcase include: Bothell’s Zach Lavine (UCLA), Seattle Prep’s D.J. Fenner (Nevada), Garfield’s Tucker Haymond (Western Michigan), Rainer Beach’s Marquis Davis (Santa Clara) and Ballard’s Seth Berger (Massachusetts).
Former Washington stars Isaiah Thomas and Terrence Ross are expected to join Hall of Famer Gary Payton as celebrity judges tonight. Former NBA Slam Dunk Champion Cedric Ceballos will DJ and co-host the event.