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High school basketball: Defending 4A champ Bossier boys among teams competing in annual Paul Millsap Classic Saturday at BPCC

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The defending Class 4A boys state champion Bossier Bearkats will face 2016 Class 3A runner-up Wossman in the fourth annual Paul Millsap Classic on at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at BPCC.

The Bossier-Wossman game is the seventh of eight games in the event.

It starts at 10:30 a.m. with Southwood taking on Red River in the only girls game.

The rest of the schedule: Minden vs. Evangel, noon; Carroll vs. Captain Shreve, 1:30 p.m.; Opelousas vs. Byrd, 3; St. Thomas More vs. Huntington, 4:30; Atlanta vs. Fair Park, 6; Union Parish vs. North Caddo, 9.

Tickets are $10. One ticket is good for all games.

The event is sponsored by Louisiana Youth Developmental along with Louisiana Select Team Millsap.

Millsap, a star at Louisiana Tech from 2003-06, is currently a power forward for the Atlanta Hawks. He has been selected to the NBA East Division All-Star team the last three seasons.

“It gives me great honor to be a part of this event for the past three year and I hope this years event is as good as the last three,” Millsap said in a press release.

In addition to Bossier, the event features some of the state’s top teams.

St. Thomas More lost to Bossier 49-48 in the Class 4A semifinals last season. North Caddo was a Class 2A semifinalist.

Atlanta is a traditional Class C power. The Bulldogs lost in the semifinals last season after finishing runner-up in 2015.

Fair Park finished runner-up to Bossier in District 1-4A and reached the quarterfinals last season.

Carroll, which was Class 3A quarterfinalist last season, features 6-foot-8 Northwestern State signee Larry Owens.

Wossman features another NSU signee, guard C.J. Jones, who averaged 23.3 points last season.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com