High School Sports

Central's Anthony Moore set to play Wednesday in Alabama all-star game

Central High junior Anthony Moore will play in the 18th annual AHSAA All-Star sports week basketball game on Wednesday at the Alabama State University Acadome.

The game will begin at 9 p.m.

Moore, who was the only player from the area selected to play in the game, is a rising senior and still looking to impress scouts at the next level. He is undecided on college at the moment, though a good performance in this game could interest some of the many college scouts who will be in attendance.

He was a Ledger-Enquirer All-Bi-City first-teamer in 2014, averaging 16.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game for the Red Devils, who made a deep run into the Class 6A state playoffs.

Central lost a heartbreaker, 59-56, to Carver-Montgomery in the state quarterfinals. Moore led everyone in scoring with 17 points in that game and was named to the all-tournament team.

Moore was one of just 29 players selected to the game. Fifteen players, including Brandon Austin and Joseph Struggs from Carver-Montgomery and Pernell Vickerstaff from Opelika will compete on the South squad.

The South will be coached by Richard Dorsey of Luverne and S. Dewayne Drakeford of Beauregard.

Moore's teammate, Devin Pugh, participated in the game after his junior season last year. Pugh was this season's All-Bi-City boys player of the year after averaging 19.3 points and 7.3 rebounds to lead the Red Devils.

Moore is one of only three players of any sport from the immediate area participating in the All-Star sports week. Central's Allie Kelley played Tuesday night in the softball. Smiths Station's Anfernee Moffett will play in Thutrsday's football game.