Wrecker All Stars Compete in All Star Game

Staples’ Max Sussman ’18 and Justin Seidman ’17 competed in the second annual junior and senior FCIAC basketball all-star game Thursday night.

Sussman, who was a consistent perimeter shooter for Staples this year, had 35 points with 11 threes; while Seidman had 11 points and five assists.

Sussman went 11-12 from three

“Playing in this game with all of the best juniors around the league was such a great experience. With all of us having competed against each other throughout the season we really enjoyed this fun more relaxed setting,” Sussman said.

Sussman also grabbed three rebounds

The East division, made up of: Darien, Trinity, Wilton, Warde, McMahon, Ludlow, St. Joseph, New Canaan and Norwalk swept both games winning 138-120 in the junior game and 117-116 in the senior game.

Seidman shoots a floater over Frank Lumaj of Fairfield Ludlowe

“When I was chosen I immediately became really excited for the opportunity to showcase my skills in front of some of the best players in the league,” Sussman said

Seidman was named first team all FCIAC in 2016-17, averaging 22.3 points per game.

All proceeds from the game went directly to Unified Sports and the Special Olympics.

“The FCIAC is really tough and every player in the FCIAC takes every game very seriously, so a night like this is fun,” Charoy Bentley, Darien and Eastern Division coach, said in an interview with Westport News. “It is good for the kids. They want to have fun and show everyone what they can do outside of their programs. It’s a good time.”

The games were held at Staples for the first time, previously being at Ludlow High School.

No other FCIAC sport has an All Star game

“The best part about being able to represent staples was the fact that we hosted the event. To come into the gym that I have played in all year for a game like this was amazing,” Sussman said.

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