10:00 PM - November 13, 2007 by Steve_OS
New York’s top high school basketball stars to be honored at 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer
New York, NY – November 13, 2007 – 2K Sports, the sports publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), today announced the members of the first ever 2K Sports New York State High School All-Star Team for basketball. These rising stars were chosen by members of the media, as well as all men’s high school basketball coaches in New York State. They will be honored along with their coaches at the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer Championship Games on November 16th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The 2K Sports High School All-Star Team includes the following members:
Lance Stephenson Junior Abraham Lincoln High School
Justin Green Senior Abraham Lincoln High School
Kemba Walker Senior Rice High School
Durand Scott Junior Rice High School
Chris Fouch Senior Rice High School
Sylvan Landesberg Senior Holy Cross High School
Kevin Jones Senior Mt. Vernon High School
Mookie Jones Senior Peekskill High School
Erving Walker Senior Christ the King Regional High School
Ryan Peason Senior Christ the King Regional High School
Darryl Bryant Senior St. Raymond High School for Boys
Omari Lawrence Junior St. Raymond High School for Boys
Brandon Triche Junior Jamesville-Dewitt High School
Kevin Phillips Senior Bishop Laughlin Memorial High School
Jayvaugh Pickston Sophomore Bishop Laughlin Memorial High School
David Imes Senior Boys & Girls High School
Patrick Jackson Senior Boys & Girls High School
Ben Cronin Senior Henninger High School
Dane Miller Junior Rush-Henrietta High School
Sean Kilpatrick Senior White Plains High School
Trinity Fields Senior Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
“These young athletes are the future of college basketball and their dedication to the sport is admirable,” said Mark Goodrich, 2K Sports Product Marketing Manager for College Hoops. “2K Sports is proud to celebrate these young men and their coaches for their hard work and achievements in high school basketball.”
The team will take center court at half-time with their coaches as they are recognized on live television. The 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer tips off the college basketball season with a tournament of 16 teams from 16 different conferences in action across the country. The top four teams advance to the Championship Rounds in New York City.
2K Sports has a proven track record of creating the most realistic college basketball video game experience available. They will release College Hoops 2K8, the return of the best rated college basketball game for five straight years* and the best selling college basketball video game series in 2006**, later this month. College Hoops 2K8 allows gamers and fans of the sport to experience college basketball like never before, with breath-taking visuals and new features that define what it means to play college basketball. The title is rated E for Everyone and will be available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems.
For more game information log onto www.2ksports.com.
*According to GameRankings.com average scores of 2003-2007 college basketball video games.
**According to NPD Funworld data for college basketball titles sold on Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2 platforms.
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