When Clark’s boys basketball team lost in the Class 4A state championship game, it looked as if senior Jalen Hill had played his final game for coach Chad Beeten.
But Beeten will get one more chance to coach his star player.
Hill, who has signed with Oklahoma, will play for the West Team on Sunday at the Big Baller Brand All-American Game at Orleans Arena. Beeten is one of the coaches for the West squad, which also features Faith Lutheran’s Brevin Walter.
“It’ll be fun,” Beeten said of coaching Hill a final time. “Obviously it’s a lighter environment, so I’m sure we’ll have a good time.”
The game, which tips off at 3 p.m., will feature 20 high school seniors from around the nation. The most prominent name involved is LaMelo Ball of Spire Institute in Ohio. Ball is the brother of Lakers guard Lonzo Ball and the son of Big Baller Brand founder LaVar Ball.
Beeten said he didn’t think he had a plan to slow the high-scoring Ball.
“I don’t even know if in these type of games if you game plan or not,” Beeten said. “Just go out and let the kids have some fun and hopefully put on a good show.”
Tickets start at $25.