Alfred Aboya to Compete in 2009 Hershey's All-Star Game

March 31, 2009

DETROIT - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the rosters for the 2009 Hershey's College All-Star game to be played as part of Final Four Friday at Ford Field. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:35 p.m. (PT) and admission is free. The game will be televised by CBS. All players in the game are seniors.

Reese's All-Stars
No., Name, Pos., Ht., Wt., Hometown/College or University
Tyrese Rice, G, 6-1, 190, Richmond, VA/Boston College
Orlando Mendez-Valdez, G, 6-1, 185, San Antonio, TX/Western Kentucky
Josh Akognon, G, 5-11, 185, Petaluma, CA/Cal State Fullerton
Alex Ruoff, G, 6-6, 220, Spring Hill, FL/West Virginia
Josh Bostic, F, 6-5, 230, Columbus, OH/Findlay
B.J. Raymond, G/F, 6-6, 226, Toledo, OH/Xavier
Alfred Aboya, F/C, 6-9, 245, Yaounde, Cameroon/UCLA
Marcus Landry, F, 6-7, 230, Milwaukee, WI/Wisconsin
John Bryant, C, 6-11, 275, San Pablo, CA/Santa Clara
Josh Heytvelt, F, 6-11, 260, Clarkston, WA/Gonzaga

Co-Coaches: Bruce Weber, Illinois and Matt Painter, Purdue

Hershey's All-Stars
No., Name, Pos., Ht., Wt., Hometown/College or University
Justin Dentmon, G, 5-11, 185, Carbondale, IL/Washington
Ben Woodside, G, 5-11, 185, Albert Lea, MN/North Dakota State
Jermaine Taylor, G, 6-4, 210, Tavares, FL/Central Florida
Jimmy Bartolotta, G, 6-4, 205, Littleton, CO/MIT
Lee Cummard, G, 6-7, 190, Mesa, AZ/Brigham Young
Josh Carter, G/F, 6-7, 200, Dallas, TX/Texas A&M
Korvotney Barber, F, 6-7, 225, Manchester, GA/Auburn
Aron Baynes, C, 6-10, 250, Cairns, Australia/Washington State
Luke Nevill, C, 7-2, 265, Perth, Australia/Utah
*DeMarre Carroll, F, 6-8, 225, Birmingham, AL/Missouri
or Matt Lawrence, G, 6-7, 203, St. Louis, MO/Missouri

Head Coach: Nolan Richardson
Assistant Coach: Mike Anderson, Missouri

*either DeMarre Carroll or Matt Lawrence, both from Missouri, will play for the Hershey's team.

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently claims nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today's student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at

About The Hershey Company
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Headquartered in Hershey, Pa., The Hershey Company has operations throughout the world and more than 12,000 employees. With revenues of more than $5 billion, Hershey offers such iconic brands as Hershey's, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, Kit Kat, Twizzlers and Ice Breakers as well as the smooth, creamy indulgence of Hershey's Bliss. Hershey is a leader in the fast-growing dark and premium chocolate segment, with such brands as Hershey's Special Dark and Hershey's Extra Dark. In addition, Artisan Confections Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Hershey Company, markets such premium chocolate offerings as Scharffen Berger, Joseph Schmidt and Dagoba as well as Starbucks Chocolate. For more than 100 years, The Hershey Company has been a leader in making a positive difference in the communities where we live, work and do business. The Milton Hershey School, established by the company's founder in 1909, provides a nurturing environment, quality education, housing, and medical care at no cost to children in social and financial need. The School is administered by the Hershey Trust Company, Hershey's largest shareholder, making the students of Milton Hershey School direct beneficiaries of Hershey's success. Please visit us at

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