With the recent State Championship victory by Reading High’s Red Knights it’s no surprise Berks County has more than a few great athletes. To highlight the top County players former NBA player Tryone Nesby took it upon himself to feature the best of Berks in an All-Star Basketball showcase game.
Almost 900 students, parents and fans packed the gym at Exeter High School for the first Berks County Basketball Showcase Game featuring players from 11 different local schools.
Unlike typical high pressure season games, Nesby’s Showcase Game promoted a fun and relaxing environment for players. Watching the game you could see everyone was just having fun.
For Nesby, the day was all about entertainment and activities for both spectators and players.
At times, Nesby himself would even take the microphone and break the game play to choose a few kids to compete in his own basketball obstacle course activity called “Nesby Games”.
Happening several times during the course of the game contestants would run the length of the court trying to put on over sized basketball jersey, shorts and shoes, only then return to shoot the winning basket.
Just like the rest of the game the half time show didn’t disappoint. Nesby, along with a group of volunteers organized players to compete in both slam dunk and 3 point contest. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/wLHLjJpcDYc
With the closing of the game Nesby gave the mic to Lonnie Walker for a few closing words. Walker thanked the community for their support and encouraged kids in the crowd to continue to work hard and be proud of where they come from.
Before he left, Walker had one last request for the audience. Take one last bow.
Nesby Showcase Players
Lonnie Walker IV – Red Knights
Isiah Cook – Red Knights
Tymir Comfort – Red Knights
Luis Garcia – Saints
Dillon Larkin – Spartans
Drew Miller – Brandywine
Isiah Tisdale – Mustangs
Riley Dobraniecki – Eagles
Trent Johnson – Trojans
Jack Casey – Saints
Devon Jackson – Eagles
Ryan Okuniewski – Blazers
Grayson Kline – Bulldogs
Wesley Butler – Red Knights
Tyrone Nesby IV – Red Knights
Dreyton Kipp – Muhls
Keba Mitchell – Saints
Lorencz Jean-Baptiste – Cougars
Michael Jackson – Bulldogs
Bryce Calloway – Saints