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Moon chosen to play in Ala. vs. Miss. all-star game

Published 2:06pm Saturday, March 16, 2013

By Ed Bailey

Central-Coosa’s all-star is an Alabama All-Star.
Senior guard Xavier Moon was selected to play in the 23rd annual Alabama/Mississippi All-Star game at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome on the campus of Alabama State University.
The 6’1”, 160-pound point man for the Cougars was an offensive machine for the Class 3A, Area 5 champions.
Leading a largely inexperienced team, Moon put up spectacular numbers in spite of being the opponents’ main focus.
Moon averaged nearly 34 points per game and grabbed four boards per contest.
He was also a nightmarish defender, averaging over three swipes per game.
Moon said he was honored and humbled by the selection.
“It’s a great privilege to be one of the few to represent the state, my school, and most importantly myself,” Moon said.
The star combo guard credited long-time Central-Coosa boys basketball coach Joe Belyeu for his teachings and mentorship.
He added that they were some of the driving forces that helped him to raise his game this season.
“He pushes me more than anyone else to do my best, to be a leader and lead the team,” Moon said. “He pushes me to be the best on and off the court.”
According to Moon, the game is not an opportunity to steal the show. He said so long as he’s on the winning team, his objectives would be met.
“I want us to play hard, play as a team and come out with a win,” Moon said.