Once again, Blevins had it's second star basketball player represent on the grandest stage of the hardwood in Conway this past Saturday at Farris Center on the campus of University of Central Arkansas.
Once again, Blevins had it's second star basketball player represent on the grandest stage of the hardwood in Conway this past Saturday at Farris Center on the campus of University of Central Arkansas. Zane Kirkham of Blevins competed in the 2018 Arkansas High School Coaches Association Boys All-Star basketball game on the West team. Kirkham is the second player selected to play in the all-star game since the arrival of veteran Blevins boys head coach Scott Kelton.
Kirkham, who led Blevins Hornets on the hardwood will play in the AHSCA all-star basketball game on the West Team. Kirkham earned All-State, All-Region and All-Conference honors this past 2017-18 basketball season for Blevins finishing with a 28-9 overall record under head coach Kelton.
Kirkham posted in numerous 20 and 30 plus point scoring games during this past season. He opened the season with a 39-point game and recorded a 44-point for his career-high. The senior finished with a impressive basketball career for Blevins and had the opportunity to play with one of the Hornet teams to qualify at state the previous seasons.
The East defeated the West 124-87. West All-Star head coach Marty Smith of Kirby enjoyed his first time to coach in the game. Smith was delighted to coach Kirkham in this rewarding game. He's known Kirkham since the seventh grade and seen him blossom into one of the top players in the state. Smith was honored to coach Kirkham and felt he was truly a positive asset to the team under the guidance of coach Kelton's philosophy.
"Zane's a hard worker and just a great kid. I knew him ever since he was in the seventh grade and has improved throughout over the years," Smith said.
Kirkham is the second Hornet in previous four seasons selected as an All-Star participant since Tank Woodley back in 2014 under head coach Kelton.
East All-Stars' Travonta Doolittle of Earle received Most Valuable Player of the Game.