Bullis senior guard and Naval Academy recruit Aaron Briggs, who guided the Bulldogs to their third consecutive Interstate Athletic Conference title this season, was among the boys’ headliners for the CKA Save Project Senior Academic All-Star Game in Silver Spring earlier this week.
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“I feel great about playing in the game,” Briggs said prior to the game. “I can’t wait to get around the atmosphere to see the other competition. It means a lot to be selected because it shows that I am not only a good basketball player but a great student as well.”
The girls and boys games featuring some of Montgomery County’s top student-athletes was played at Kennedy High School on Tuesday.
“This game is an opportunity to showcase the best of what being a student-athlete is all about, performing at a high level on and off the court,” said Keith Adams, CKA Save Project founder and game organizer. “The student-athletes in this game have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and are significant contributors on their respective teams.”
Jamaal Greenwood (Bullis), Demonte Ojinnaka (Blake), Ibrahim Kallon (Wheaton), Kwame Frimpong (Wootton) and Josh Fried (Whitman) also accepted invitations to play in the first annual CKA Save All-Star event.
Meanwhile, the girls game also featured some of the county’s top senior talent including Daysha Adams (Kennedy), Kendra Meredith (Northwest) and Marybeth Bidwick (Sherwood).
Former Good Counsel head coach Blair Mills coached one of the boys teams and Kennedy head coach Kevin Thompson was selected to coach one of the girls teams.
“I feel good to be playing in it,” said Frimpong, who boasts a 3.14 grade point average. “It’s an honor to be recognized and be playing with some of the best athletes in Moco. Being selected means to me that my hard work has been recognized and awarded and I’m thankful for that.”