The SOVA Hoops partners itself with very passionate, high-energy coaches and personal development trainers that have all had incredible coaching track records. Those achievements have included State Championships, collegiate offers and careers for their players, and winning seasons on all levels of basketball.
SOVA Hoops All-Star Game Led By Top Players And Coaches
Saturday night in the Jim Muscaro Gym at North Cross School, SOVA Hoops pulled off the coup with the pair of coaches they secured for their inaugural SOVA Hoops All-Star game.
Troy Wells and Page Moir took the reins to lead 17 high school and post-grad All-Star players from Virginia and West Virginia in what turned out to be a fast-paced and exciting evening of basketball.
Wells is a Virginia High School League Hall of Famer who had part in eight state championships while a coach at Martinsville High School, five as an assistant to legendary Martinsville coach Husky Hall and the other three after taking over as head coach for the Bulldogs. After moving to the Roanoke area to be closer to his family, Wells closed out his high school career at Hidden Valley High School.
Moir, the winningest men’s basketball coach in Roanoke College history, led the Maroons for 27 seasons during which he won 428 games. Moir’s teams won three Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships, made six trips to the NCAA Tournament and had five seasons with 20 or more wins.
Saturday night’s festivities included a skills championship won by William Fleming’s Donovan Goode, a slam dunk championship won by George Washington’s Shunta Wilson and a 3-point championship nailed down from long range by Peyton Coe of George Wythe High School.
Wilson was named SOVA Hoops 2019 All-Star Most Valuable Player, leading “Team Moir” to a 116-113 win over “Team Wells” in a game highlighted by slams, long-range shots, fast-paced offenses and a 3-pointer from half-court at the halftime buzzer.
In addition to Goode, other Roanoke-area players included Dillion Porter of Roanoke Catholic, James River’s Walker Andrews and Patrick Henry’s Devon Russell.
SOVA Hoops is an organization based on the love of the game of basketball, developed to help athletes and coaches in a wide variety of activities including fundamental short camps, coaching clinics, elite camps and tournaments.