Jacoway was inducted into the Cherokee County Sports Hall of Fame in 2014 and retired from coaching on February 12, 2015 with a record of 228-132.
****** The Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association recently selected the boys and girls basketball teams to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Basketball games on Friday.
The games will be played at Dunn-Oliver Acadome on the campus at Alabama State University.
Headlining the boys’ squad are eight players who competed in the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s state basketball tournament.
Among them are 6-foot-7 guard/forward Herbert Jones of Class 4A state champion Hale County, 6- 4 guard Shy’im Cunningham of 3A state champ Midfield, guards D.J. Heath and Kevion Nolan of 1A state champ Sacred Heart Catholic.
Jones has already signed with Alabama.
Others on the squad who have already signed Division I scholarships are 6-10 center Garrison Brooks of Auburn High School (Mississippi State), 6-5 Fairhope guard Tevia Brown (Murray State) and 6-9 Pelham forward Alex Reese (Ala- bama) and 6-4 Spain Park guard Jamal Johnson (Memphis University). Brooks led Auburn to the 7A state finals.
Other all-stars include 6-7 guard/forward Javan Johnson of Austin, 6-4 Midfield guard Shy’im Cunningham, 6-6 forward DeAndre Robinson of Monroe County and 6-7 forward Myles Parker of Madison Academy.
Rounding out the team is guard Malik Burnett of Lee-Huntsville.
The Alabama girls’ roster features four players that participated in the AHSAA state tournament and three who have already signed to Division 1 schools, including 5-11 Brewbaker Tech guard Bianca Jackson and 5-10 Gadsden City guard Haley Troup.
Both have signed with South Carolina.
Unique Thompson of Faith Academy, a 6-3 forward, has also signed with Auburn.
Other girls’ all-stars include Deshler guard Nicole Shirley, Tanner forward Kirsten Brown, Wenonah forward Alexus Dye and point guard Jayla Morrow.
Dye and Morrow helped the Lady Dragons win four state titles and Shirley helped Deshler win 68 straight games with the streak being broken in this year’s Class 4A finals.
The girls’ game will tip off at 5 p.m., followed by the boys’ game at 7 p.m. Both games will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network and will be broadcast over the AHSAA Radio Network.