As the point guard for the Panthers this past winter, McKenzie led Powell in assists, three-point shooting percentage and free throw percentage. She was also praised for her leadership role as the Panthers advanced to the 3A championship …
Brown, Danforth will both play in North-South gameTwo Powell High School basketball seniors will see their prep hoop careers extended by one more game after agreeing to play in this summer's North-South All-Star game in Casper. McKenzie Danforth and Jordan Brown will represent the Panthers in the event.“Our team had a nice run this year, and it is nice for McKenzie to share in the accolades from that and get to participate in an event like this,” said Panther head girls basketball coach Luke Danforth. “This is the first time in the last six or seven years that we've had someone selected to participate.”
As the point guard for the Panthers this past winter, McKenzie led Powell in assists, three-point shooting percentage and free throw percentage. She was also praised for her leadership role as the Panthers advanced to the 3A championship game.
“She was a nice leader for our team and a very hard worker,” said Danforth. “She was one of three seniors on the team this year and she was a strong floor leader. She did a nice job of being a positive and supportive influence.”
Also appearing in Casper will be two-time all-conference player Jordan Brown of the Panther boys' basketball team. This marks the third consecutive season in which a member of the Powell High School boys' program has been invited to participate in the all-star event.
Nathan Danforth went in 2007 and Michael Hildebrand represented the community last summer.
“Considering that there will only be 10 players from all four classes representing the north in this game, I think it is a tremendous honor for Jordan to be a part of it,” said Panther head coach Troy Hildebrand. “Jordan is a player that has such an incredible variety of skills both offensively and defensively that I think it will be a lot of fun for him to be able to exhibit them in an all-star game setting.”
Brown was named to the all-state team as a senior after helping the Panthers earn the consolation championship at this year's 3A state tournament.
“Jordan's a player that makes everyone around him better,” said Hildebrand. “It has been very enjoyable to work with Jordan and watch his growth over the three years he has been a part of our program. He is one of the greatest teammates that I have ever been around. He truly wants what is best for the team every day and strives to see everyone around him have as much success as possible.”
Both Brown and Danforth will report on July 22 to meet their north teammates and begin practice for the event. The North-South All-Star game will be held on Saturday, July 25. The event is held in conjunction with the Wyoming Coaches Association Clinic.