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      All-Star hoops showcase hits Albany

      The youth basketball season is over, but there's still one big weekend of hoops left.


      Local coach Earnest Brown is putting on an all-star weekend featuring some of Southwest Georgia's best middle school and high school basketball players.


      The middle school kids will play in showcases on Friday night at Byne Christian. On Saturday, there will be two evaluation camps at Byne and girls' and boys' GISA and GHSA all-star games at Darton State.


      It's a chance for young players to improve their skills and impress some watchful eyes.


      "It's a great opportunity for kids that want to advance to the next level," Brown said. "We're going to have about 25, 30 college scouts at the game."

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