March 12, 2009
John Donnelly, who powered to the rim for layups and also sank long bombs from three-point range for the Champlain Valley Union High basketball team this past season, will join other senior stars in the North-South all-star basketball games Saturday at Windsor High School.
John Donnelly, a Champlain Valley Union High senior, goes up for a shot against North Country Union on Feb. 14.
Donnelly had several games of 20-plus points and double figures in rebounds.
“John had an outstanding offensive season,” coach Scott Bliss said, adding that there are an exceptional number of seniors in Divisions 1 and 2 from which players are chosen for the annual games.
Donnelly also was named to the All-Metro All-Star second team, as chosen by the division’s 10 coaches. Senior teammates Jack Jesset and Ryan Poirier earned Honorable Mention in the division.
The coaches selected Burlington High center Clancy Rugg as the division’s Player of the Year.
— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent