Boykin to play in Ohio-Ky. classic

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Mandi Boykin is headed for Kentucky. But just to play one game.

Boykin, the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers senior point guard, will be a member of the Ohio All-Star team that faces the Kentucky stars on Saturday at St. Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky.

The 5-foot-6 All-Ohio guard will be one of 14 players that includes Keilee Guthrie of Alexander, Candace Black of Eastern Brown, Kaylee Helton of Western Latham, and Xavier recruit Megan Askew of Pickerington North.

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The Ohio boys all-star team will feature Ohio State recruit Jon Diebler of Upper Sandusky. Diebler is the all-time scoring leader for Ohio high schools.

Alex Kellogg of Columbus St. Francis DeSales, son of former Ohio State star Clark Kellogg, will play for Ohio along with Wheelersburg’s Camden Miller, Lancaster’s Brett McKnight (Akron), Western’s Jeremy McLeod, Massillon’s Michael Porini (Western Carolina), Greenfield McClain’s Dante Jackson (Xavier) and Moeller’s Troy Tabler (Wright State).

The Kentucky girls’ team will feature local players Laura Terry of Rose Hill (Louisville), Whitney Seals of Raceland (Belmont U.) and Erica Webb of West Carter (Midway College).

Scott County’s Rebecca Gray, who has signed with North Carolina, and Caiti Cowan of Somerset, a Louisville recruit, will be part of the Kentucky roster.

The Kentucky boys’ team has 15 players but only two have committed to play at the college level.

Ty Proffitt of South Laurel, a 6-4 guard, has signed with Notre Dame while Jeff Brooks, a 6-8 forward from Louisville Doss, has committed to Penn State. The rest are undecided.

The girls’ game is at 6 p.m followed by the boys at 8 p.m. For more information or tickets, call (606) 932-3443 or visit the web site