HAYS — Last season, the ACC Barnstorming tour made a stop in Ronda where players from around the area competed against the likes of Marcus Paige and Joel James. This year, the tour will make another stop in Wilkes County, as North Wilkes High School will host the ACC all-stars on April 8.
Several local athletes will be joining North Wilkes’ players, and East Wilkes’ Joah Logan will get a chance to show off his skills against the ACC players. Logan had a great senior season this year, as he bypassed the 1,000 career-point mark. Overall, the Cardinals had a 6-18 record and a 5-9 MVAC record.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7:30. To purchase tickets, contact North Wilkes High School.
For the past 38 years, The Sumner Group has sponsored and coordinated the ACC Barnstorming Tour. Over the years, the tour has provided a rare up-close-and-personal look at such standout players as Michael Jordan, Len Bias, Dereck Whittenburg, Tyler Hansbrough, Nolan Smith and Tyler Zeller to fans of all ages across the southeastern United States.
This season promises to be another exciting year in Barnstorming history. The tour will consist of eight games over three weeks following the completion of the NCAA Final Four in April. This year’s roster of ACC all-stars will be coached by UNC legend Phil Ford.
In addition to the basketball games, each stop also will consist of a three-point contest and a dunk contest. Players will be available following the game for a limited autograph session with general admission ticket holders.
VIP ticket holders will enjoy reserved front row seating to the game, a post game reception with the ACC All-Stars, and a photo/autograph session.
A portion of the proceeds from each game will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. Additional proceeds also will benefit each hosting high school.