With the NBA All-Star weekend getting underway tonight with the prestigious
Rookie-Sophomore Rising Stars Challenge, we thought it'd be a fun idea to put together what the MAC All-Star festivities would look like. Contributors Kaleb Carter, Matt Hammond, Brandon Hickey and Zach Liles came up with their rosters for the All-Star game starters from each division, along with the dunk contest, three-point and skills contest competitions.
All-Star Game Starters
MAC East: Shannon Evans (Buffalo), Eric Washington (Miami), Maurice Ndour (Ohio), Justin Moss (Buffalo), Richaun Holmes (Bowling Green)
MAC West: Julius Brown (Toledo), Chris Fowler (Central Michigan), David Brown (Western Michigan), J.D. Weatherspoon (Toledo), Connar Tava (Western Michigan)
Prediction: MAC East wins 98-95. Juice Brown leads all scorers with 42. Richaun Holmes breaks the backboard...twice. Bobby Hurley throws a fit.
MAC East: Evans, Javarez Willis (Ohio), Moss, Holmes, Pat Forsythe (Akron)
MAC West: Julius Brown, Braylon Rayson (Central Michigan), Tava, Tucker Haymond (Western Michigan), Jordan Threloff (Northern Illinois)
Prediction: East 235-234, 3 OT
MAC East: Evans, Willis, Ndour, Moss, Holmes
MAC West: Julius Brown, Fowler, Tava, Weatherspoon, Sean Sellers (Ball State)
Prediction: Let's go West 99-93. Juice Brown and Fowler just have a field day.
MAC East: Evans, Washington, Ndour, Moss, Holmes
MAC West: Fowler, Julius Brown, Sellers, John Simons (Central Michigan), Weatherspoon
Participants: Willis, Sellers, Simons, Devareaux Manley (Kent State), Will Sullivan (Miami), Austin Richie (Western Michigan)
Winner: Simons is the last guy in this group you think will win when having them all lined up alongside one another. It's destiny. He only misses two 3-balls.
Participants: Julius Brown, Sullivan, Haymond, Manley, Sellers, Reggie McAdams (Akron)
Participants: Richie, Sullivan, Simons, Julius Brown, Josh Kozinski (Central Michigan), Francis Kiapway (Ball State)
Winner: Sullivan, who gets hot late
Participants: Kozinski, Simons, Sullivan, Manley, Juice Brown, David Brown
Participants: Karrington Ward (Eastern Michigan), Ryan Taylor (Ohio), Ndour, Holmes
Winner: Taylor. Have you seen this kid? He'll fly over someone some day.
Participants: Holmes, Moss, Ward, Deji Ibitayo (Akron)
Participants: Holmes, Weatherspoon, Ndour, Ward
Winner: Weatherspoon. Seems like he would be really creative.
Participants: Ndour, DaRohn Scott (Central Michigan)
Winner: Ndour because Scott drops the ball every time it's thrown to him so he never actually gets an attempt off.
Participants: Juice Brown, Fowler, Evans, David Brown
Winner: Fowler makes the field look like a FOOL.
Participants: Evans, Richie, Ray Lee (Eastern Michigan), Noah Robotham (Akron)
Participants: Fowler, Julius Brown, Evans, Robotham
Winner: Julius Brown is a wizard with the ball. Like a mini-Rubio.
Participants: Julius Brown, David Brown, Sellers, Fowler
Who are your winners of the competitions? Did we miss anyone?