DSU’s Willie Readus selected to play in Reese’s/NABC DII All-Star Game

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced rosters and coaches for the 2014 Reese’s® Division II College All-Star game, which will be played as part of the 2014 NCAA® Division II Men’s Basketball Championship and Delta State University senior power forward Willie Readus has been named to the West squad.  Reese’s is the official candy partner of the NCAA.

Readus led the Statesmen to a 26-7 overall record and the Gulf South Conference regular season title after averaging 19.6 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.  The Morton, Miss., native led the GSC in points and rebounds, while collecting an amazing 19 double-doubles.

The Reese’s Division III College All-Star game will be played on Friday, March 28, at 7:00 p.m. (EDT), at The Ford Center in Evansville, Ind.  The teams are composed of two senior student-athletes from each of the eight regions in Division II and four at-large selections.  The Reese’s All-Star game is being played during the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division II Elite Eight.

The game will feature a pair of outstanding former coaches, Wayne Boultinghouse and Steve Newton, both with ties to Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana.  Boultinghouse played at the University of Evansville as a player with Jerry Sloan on NCAA Division II championship teams in 1964 and 1965 and was an assistant coach when the Purple Aces won the 1971 Division II title. Boultinghouse coached Southern Indiana (then Indiana State University Evansville), leading the Screaming Eagles to the Division II regional final in 1978.  He was an assistant coach at Kentucky Wesleyan when the Panthers won the NCAA Division II title in 1987 and later was the head coach for six seasons at KWC with three Great Lakes Valley Conference championships and four NCAA tournament berths.

Newton was an assistant coach at the University of New Orleans, runner-up to Evansville for the 1975 NCAA Division II title.  He was the head coach at Murray State from 1985-91 and led the Racers to four consecutive Ohio Valley Conference titles and postseason tournament appearances.  Newton was the head coach at the University of South Carolina from 1991-93.  He joined the USI staff as director of athletics in 1995 and retired from that position in 2001.

Here are the rosters for the 2014 Reese’s Division II College All-Star game:

Reese’s EAST ALL-STAR TEAM – Coach: Steve Newton
No.   Name – Pos. – College/University/Hometown
2     Aaron Nelson – F – Southern Indiana/Chicago Hts., Ill.
4     Chuck Guy – G – Tarleton State/Fort Worth, Texas
5     Rod Camphor – G – Southwestern Oklahoma/Baltimore, Md.
12     Lawrence Thomas – G – Southern Indiana/Springfield, Ill.
15     Ishmael Hollis – F – North Georgia/Buford, Ga.
22     Vincent Bailey – F – Lincoln Memorial/Jennings, Fla.
23     Xavier Humphrey – F – Charleston (WV)/Wake Forest, N.C.
32     Greg Kahlig – F – Findlay/Fort Recoery, Ohio
43     Ellis Cooper – G – Franklin Pierce/Northampton, Mass.
52     Dominykas Milka – C – St. Rose/Ridgewood, N.Y.

Reese’s WEST ALL-STAR TEAM – Coach: Wayne Boultinghouse
No.   Name  – Pos. – College/University/Hometown
1     Rashaun Claiborne – G – North Alabama/Darrow, La.
2     DeShaun Cooper – G – Northwest Missouri State St. Louis, Mo.
5     Mike Carlson – F – Truman State/Superior, Wis.
10     Marcel Souberbielle – F – IUP/Montevideo, Uruguay
12     Chandler Hash – G – Anderson (SC)/Greer, S.C.
25     Willie Readus – F/C – Delta State/Morton, Miss.
32     Mark McLaughlin – G – Central Washington/Bothell, Wash.
33     Kenny Williams – F – Angelo State/St. Louis, Mo.
34     Marquis Addison – G – Missouri Southern/Olathe, Kan.
44     Austin Bragg – F/C – Western Washington/Longview, Wash.