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Sears Set For All Star Game

Justin Sears
Justin Sears

On East Roster Being Coach By Doug Collins

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches has announced the rosters for the 2016 Reese's Division I College All-Star game, and Yale's Justin Sears will play for the East squad, which will be coached by former Chicago Bulls coach and current ESPN NBA analyst Doug Collins.

The game, part of the Reese's Final Four Friday festivities, will be played on Friday at 4:30 p.m. CDT at NRG Stadium in Houston. A tape delayed broadcast will air on CBS on Saturday at 1 p.m. EDT.

The teams are composed of 10 senior student-athletes from NCAA Division I.

Sears, a two-time Ivy League Player of the Year who will wear his familiar No. 22 in the all-star game, will graduate Yale third in school history with 1,700 career points, fourth with 814 rebounds and second with 200 blocked shots.

Sears is the first two-time Ivy Player of the Year in school history and the first back-to-back winner in the league since Penn's Ibrahim Jaaber in 2006 and 2007. In addition, he was named first team All-Ivy for the third straight season, Yale's first three-time selection since Chris Dudley (1985-87).

Here are the rosters for the 2016 Reese's College All-Star game:

2016 Reese's NABC College All-Stars – East

No., Name, Ht., Pos., Wt., College/Hometown
2, D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, G, 6-3, 215, Georgetown/Indianapolis, Ind.
4, Trey Lewis, G, 6-2, 185, Louisville/Garfield Heights, Ohio
10, James Robinson, G, 6-3, 198, Pittsburgh/Mitchellville, Md.
12, Kellen Dunham, G, 6-6, 200, Butler/Pendleton, Ind.
14, David Walker , G, 6-6, 196, Northeastern/Stow, Ohio
20, Damion Lee, G, 6-6, 210, Louisville/Baltimore, Md.
22, Justin Sears, F, 6-8, 205, Yale/Plainfield, N.J.
24, Anthony Gill, F, 6-8, 230, Virginia/High Point, N.C.
32, Shevon Thompson, C, 6-11, 243, George Mason/Clarendon, Jamaic
34, Nathan Boothe, C, 6-9, 250, Toledo/Gurnee, Ill. 

Head Coach: Doug Collins (Illinois State University) 

2016 Reese's NABC College All-Stars – West

No.,Name, Ht., Pos., Wt., College/Hometown
1, Fred VanVleet, G, 6-0, 186, Wichita State/Rockford, Ill.
3, Trey Freeman, G, 6-2, 180, Old Dominion/Virginia Beach, Va.
5, Jaysean Paige, G, 6-2, 210, West Virginia/Jamestown, N.Y.
11, Danuel House, G, 6-7, 212, Texas A&M/Fresno, Tex.
13, Jalen Jones, G/F, 6-7, 220, Texas A&M/Dallas, Tex.
15, Ron Baker, G, 6-4, 210, Wichita State/Scott City, Kan.
21, Thomas Walkup, G, 6-4, 195, Stephen F. Austin/Pasadena, Tex.
23, Joel Bolomboy, F/C, 6-9, 235, Weber State/Fort Worth, Tex.
31, Matt Costello, F, 6-9, 245, Michigan State/Linwood, Mich.
33, Egidijus Mockevicius, C, 6-10, 225, Evansville/Vilnius, Lithuania

Head Coach: John Lucas (University of Maryland)

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity