All Star Games set for Saturday April 15
The 23rd annual Collision All Star Basketball Games will return to a high school gymnasium for the first time since 2017 and only the 8th time in the history of the event when perennial Los Angeles City Section power Westchester plays host on April 15, 2023.
High schools that have been honored to host Collision include Long Beach Poly, Los Angeles Fremont, Gardena Serra, Ocean View, Inglewood and Narbonne six years ago.
Collision was grounded for two years 2020-’21 because of the COVID pandemic restrictions, but returned to El Camino College for 2022.
Featuring the top senior girls and boys representing the Los Angeles City Section versus the Southern Section, Collision remains the only post season all-star game with a purpose as the sections compete for pride and bragging rights.
The Southern Section girls have dominated in their rivalry 19-3, but the boys series has been ultra-competitive with the Southern Section clinging to a 12-10 advantage.
Alumni includes NBA MVP Russell Westbrook (Leuzinger), former UCLA and NBA standout and his wife Nina Earl-Westbrook (Diamond Ranch, MVP), Darren Collision (Etiwanda, MVP), Spencer Dinwiddie (Taft), former WNBA standouts Ebony Hoffman (Narbonne) and Lisa Willis (Narbonne), Chloe Wells (AB Miller) who was a Duke standout.
Girls game is scheduled to tip at 5p.m. and the boys games at 7p.m. for more information contact 310.924.7851