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1993 PREP BASKETBALL LOS ANGELES TIMES ALL-STARS : Experience Is a Big Factor in South Coast Selections

April 15, 1993

LONG BEACH AREA — The Times' 1993 South Coast High School All-Star Basketball Teams are composed of experienced players. Seven of the 10 members of the boys team and five members of the girls team are seniors.

Only one sophomore was selected--K.K. Johns of Poly, who is on the girls team.

Three boys repeat on the team, led by Jordan's Everett Ratleff, who has signed to play at Cal State Long Beach. The other two are Rodney Malloy of Lynwood and Peter Sverkos of Wilson. Compton's Jacobi Thompson, a transfer from Pius X, was a Times all-Southeast selection in 1992.

One player, USC-bound Shanika Porter of Paramount, returns on the girls team. Shannon Perry of Cerritos, a 1992 Southeast all-star, was chosen to the South Coast team this season.

The 1993 South Coast teams:

BOYS--6-foot-1 senior guard Everett Ratleff of Jordan, 6-3 senior Peter Sverkos of Wilson, 6-3 senior guard Rodney Malloy of Lynwood, 6-3 senior guard Chris Boyd of Paramount, 6-1 senior guard Nick Holt of Millikan, 6-4 senior guard/forward Jacobi Thompson of Compton, 6-5 junior forward/center Zerrick Campbell of Poly, 6-5 junior guard/forward Rick Price of St. Anthony and 6-6 senior forward Chris Blanton and 6-5 junior guard/forward Jamie Gillin, both of Dominguez.

GIRLS--5-11 senior forward Shanika Porter of Paramount, 6-1 senior Shannon Perry of Cerritos, 5-9 senior forward Michelle Wineke and 5-9 junior forward Shannon Gale of Gahr, 5-8 senior guard Elana Adams and 5-11 junior forward Timicha Kirby of Lynwood, 5-8 senior guard Michele Smith and 5-6 sophomore guard K.K. Johns of Poly, 5-6 senior guard Tiffany Maxwell of Millikan and 6-1 junior center Amy Heaton of Lakewood.

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