Most of the state’s top seniors from the recently completed prep basketball season will be in Gallup for All-Star activity on Friday and Saturday.

The Red vs. Green games start on Friday with the Class 1A/2A contests. The girls tip off at 3 p.m., the boys at 5 p.m.

The Class 5A games are Saturday, with the girls at 11 a.m. and the boys at 1 p.m.

Rio Rancho High School is sending two players: Julia Espinosa for the girls’ all-star Green team, and Jamal Bynum for the Green boys’ squad. Cleveland High’s Sean Jimenez coaches the 5A Green boys squad.

Also Saturday are the 3A/4A games, at 3 p.m. (girls) and 5 p.m. (boys).

All-Star weekend will be played at Gallup High School, and is being staged by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

Some other notable local players on the 5A Red squad include Caileb Parham of Eldorado, Chris Parra of Atrisco Heritage and Jonah Lopez of Rio Grande. Andrew Hill of Sandia, Sean Alter of Volcano Vista and Ezra Guest are among the standouts on the Green 5A roster.

Leilani Love of Albuquerque High, the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year, headlines the girls 5A Green team. Mari Manzanares of Volcano and Alexis Ayers of La Cueva are among those on the Red team.

Admission is $10 for all ages, cash only.

Jamal Bynum

Julia Espinosa