Three area standouts and two Fort Hays State signees will take part in the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games on Saturday night in Salina.
Thomas More Prep-Marian’s Kayla Vitztum will play for the White team in the girls game at 6 p.m. in Kansas Wesleyan’s Mabee Arena.
Vitztum, who is headed to Newman University for volleyball, averaged 17 points and nine rebounds as a senior, leading the Monarchs to a fourth-place finish in 3A. She was recognized as the Best of Kansas Preps female athlete of the year on Tuesday in Topeka.
Quinter’s Peyton Havlas will play for the Blue team and her father, Quinter coach Matt Havlas, will be an assistant for the Blue.
Peyton Havlas averaged 12.2 points and 11 rebounds to help lead the Bulldogs to a Class 1A Division II state championship.
Fort Hays State women’s basketball signee Cydney Bergmann, a guard from Centralia, will play for the Blue. Bergmann averaged 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists as a senior.
St. Francis star Tate Busse, who is headed to Wichita State as a preferred walk-on, will play for the Blue team in the boys game set for 8 p.m. Busse put up 28.7 points with 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the Indians.
Fort Hays State men’s basketball and track and field signee Gilbert Peters will also play for the Blue. The 6-foot-6 post player led Montezuma-South Gray to a 25-0 season and Class 1A Division I championship.
Peters earned first-team All-State basketball honors from The Topeka Capital-Journal. He also won discus and shot put titles at the state track and field meet in Wichita.
Almena-Northern Valley boys coach Chuck Fessenden, who led the Huskies to a Class 1A Division II state championship last season, will be an assistant for the Blue team.