Having missed almost a month of the boys basketball season because of a high ankle sprain, DeSales High School senior Marcus Harris has some extra energy stored up and isn't quite ready to call it a season yet.

Having missed almost a month of the boys basketball season because of a high ankle sprain, DeSales High School senior Marcus Harris has some extra energy stored up and isn't quite ready to call it a season yet.

That's one reason why Harris, a 5-foot-11 guard, is champing at the bit to participate in the District 10 boys all-star game at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at Westerville North.

"I guess I do want to prove some things about myself and my team," said Harris, who returned in mid-February and helped the Stallions pull upsets over eighth-seeded Buckeye Valley (66-42) and fifth-seeded Licking Heights (61-44) in the Division II district tournament before losing to seventh-seeded Eastmoor Academy 51-42 in a district semifinal. "I want people to know that I play hard all the time and will do whatever it takes to win. I'm definitely going to play again since I missed so much of our season."

Harris will play on the Gold team for Chris Jones, who recently resigned after 10 seasons as coach at Columbus Academy because of an impending move to California. Also on the Gold team will be Africentric's Fuquan Tucker and Hosie Smith Jr., Bexley's Jalen Robinette, Hartley's Eric Siefert, Academy's Jacob Mikalov, Tim Eldridge and Zach Ratcliff, Madison Christian's Alex Skinner and Tree of Life's Rashawn Thompson.

Tucker, who averaged 14 points and was named second-team all-state, led Africentric to the Division IV state tournament, where the Nubians lost 53-50 to Jackson Center in a semifinal. Siefert was second-team all-state in Division II.

Brent Cahill, who coached Jonathan Alder to a 21-2 record and Division II district runner-up finish as the Pioneers lost to Eastmoor Academy 44-35 in a district final, will coach the Silver team. His team's roster consists of Canal Winchester's Austin Whitlatch, Fairbanks' Curtis Scheiderer, Horizon Science Academy's Antonio Blount and Julian Johnson, Jonathan Alder's Alex Randall and Eric Roby, North Union's Ridge Caldwell, Shekinah Christian's Luke Shetler and Worthington Christian's Brooks Weygandt and Kyle Wade.

Roby, a 6-5 forward who will play at Tiffin University, averaged 18 points and earned first-team all-state in Division II. Shetler was third-team all-state in Division IV, while Johnson and Randall were honorable mention all-state in Division III and Division II, respectively.

Guard Aliyah Zantt from Reynoldsburg, which lost 49-44 to eventual champion Twinsburg in a Division I state semifinal to finish 26-1, and four other players who played for district champions - Jonathan Alder's Morgan Plummer, Northland's Kierra Simpson, Africentric's Kyanna Black and DeSales' Tyler Craig - highlight the girls game, which starts at 2 p.m.

"This area is so balanced in girls basketball; that's really the strength of the game these days," District 10 girls director and Hilliard Bradley coach Kathy Lindsey said. "You're going to have a lot of skillful players, and the teams who are good, you have to have four or five girls who can handle the ball and score. A lot of girls are eligible for these games and we have tough choices to make."

Zantt, an Eastern Michigan signee who averaged 11.1 points, 3.1 steals and 2.7 assists and was named second-team all-district and honorable mention all-state, will be on the Blue team, coached by Reynoldsburg's Jack Purtell and Central Crossing's Neil Hohman. The Blue team, which consists almost entirely of OCC players, also includes Plummer, Central Crossing's Olivia Davis, Dublin Jerome's Lindsay Rieland, Bradley's Brooke Espenscheid, Jenna Seagle and Jasmine Junkins, Hilliard Darby's Annie Hilditch, Hilliard Davidson's Madie Long, Thomas Worthington's Whitney Miller and Upper Arlington's Maddie Spielman.

Craig, a forward and Bucknell signee, Black and Simpson are on the Red team with Watterson's Ashley Andracki, Brookhaven's Jasmine Johnson, Centennial's Amanda Hoover, Harvest Prep's Sarah Crowder, Mifflin's De'Ottia Robinson, North Union's Sydney Parrott, Tree of Life's Tori Thompson and Whitehall's Kayla Persinger.

The Red team will be coached by Centennial's Darren Green and Tree of Life's Steve Cawley.

The boys City League-OCC all-star game will be played at 5 p.m.

The City team, which will be coached by Centennial's Roosevelt Osborne, is comprised of Brookhaven's Khalid King, Centennial's Jeremy Browning, Columbus East's Darius White, Independence's Terry Hopewell, Northland's Ke'Chaun Lewis, Jordan Potts, Jalen Robinson and Devon Scott and Walnut Ridge's Roy Alexander and Alassane Kah.

Robinson, who averaged 19 points and shared state Player of the Year honors in Division I, and Scott, who made second-team all-state, are 6-8 forwards who have signed with the University of Dayton. Potts, a guard who made honorable mention all-state, is a UNC-Greensboro signee and King is a North Carolina A&T recruit.

White was one of the area's best long-range threats this season, having made 12 three-pointers for 36 points in a 106-63 loss to Brookhaven on Jan. 13.

The OCC team consists of Davidson's Chris Logsdon, Gahanna's Austin Rutherford, Grove City's Brad Saxton, Thomas' Jordan Cowgill, UA's Carter Smith, Westerville Central's Christian Graves, Westerville North's Matt Rhodes and Taivion Thomas and Westerville South's Stephen O'Daniel and Isiah Rogers.

King was special mention all-state in Division II, and Cowgill and Rogers were honorable mention all-state in Division I.

The OCC team will be coached by Davidson's Kevin Logsdon and Gahanna's Tony Staib.