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McAdams hits court Saturday in all-star game

After her final track meet, Lady Lion senior Shabrina McAdams thought her high school athletic career was over.
Shabrina isn’t quite done yet, however, considering she’s been selected to play in the Dallas Area Basketball Coaches All-Star Game this Saturday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at Plano High School.
“I was watching television with a friend of mine [last Friday] when coach [David Kilpatrick] called to let me know,” McAdams said.
“I was so happy because I thought track would be my last [high school sporting event].”
Kilpatrick, who took the Lady Lions to the playoffs in his rookie campaign, was a charter member of the Dallas Association of Basketball Coaches when it was founded last year. The organization holds coaching clinics in the fall and spring in addition to this spring all-star game. There are 137 coaches in the organization from both boys and girls’ programs, 1A through 5A.
“This all-star game is about bringing recognition to Dallas-area basketball players,” Kilpatrick said.
“It’s exciting to see Shabrina playing in this game and I’m a firm believer that team success brings individual recognition. I think the fact that we were able to win 20 games and make the playoffs put her in position to be selected.”
McAdams was working out with her former Lady Lion basketball teammates after school on Tuesday and she still enjoys hitting the court with them. The senior has a tryout with Ranger College on April 30 and she’s hoping the all-star experience will benefit her down the line.
“I’ll be playing against all-new people [on Saturday] and that experience might reflect what it will be like when I get to college,” McAdams said.
“It felt great to see our team reach the playoffs in my last year. Coach Kilpatrick knew how to motivate me to do my best and I appreciate his help.”
The coach, in turn, appreciates his player’s help regarding the team’s success.
“Anytime a new coach takes over a program, one of the most important things is how the seniors react,” Kilpatrick said.
“I was very fortunate that Shabrina and our other seniors provided positive leadership and bought in. As a result, our team flourished.
“She’s had an outstanding career as a four-year starter on varsity, so obviously she impressed the coaches before me. I’m really proud of Shabrina for receiving this honor.”

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