NBA Players Come To Johnstown

By Danielle Krout

Published 03/28 2014 05:14PM

Updated 03/28 2014 05:19PM

JOHNSTOWN, CAMRBIA COUNTY--- A group of pro athletes will make their way to Cambria County where they will talk to students and play them in game of basketball.

It’s called Sports Power International.  Athletes travel all over the world talking to students sharing their personal to stories to inspire kids to make the right decisions in life.  This is the first time the group will be in Cambria County.

“The players speak giving personal stories; they talk about the highs, lows and how to handle success while encouraging young people,” Bill Alexson, President.

“To hear them speak and say this is where they were, this is where they fell and this is where they are now is pretty incredible,” said Karen Fugini, Chief County Detective. 

Fugini worked with President Commissioner Doug Lengenfelder to bring the group to the county.

“This group has turned their lives around,” said Lengenfelder.  “They show how making good decisions can affect your life and lead to successes.”

The group will speak to students at every high school in the county.  Two students from each high school were chosen to play on the county’s all star team and they’ll play the pro’s Friday night in a basketball game.  That game will be played at the Cambria County War Memorial.  Tickets can be bought there and each high school was given tickets for parents and students.

Below is a list of the athletes and high school players.

Alton Lister                         7’0”                        Bucks-Celtics
David Wood                       6’9”                        San Antonio
Jahazieil Howard              6’6”                        NBA Instructional League
Reed Rawlings                   6’6”                        Denver-Phoenix
Byron Mouton                  6’6”                        Celtics
Mike James                        6’3”                        Bulls (2014)
Scott Stewart                     6’0”                        Portugal
Reed Baker                         6’3”                        Iceland
Rich Mauler                        6’0”                        New York City College

John Love (MC)
Bruce Crevier     (Basketball showman)
Ray Sydnor                         6’9”                        Eagles


Forest Hills                                                          Richard McClelland, Gavin Oswalt
Portage                                                                Cody Rummell, Bailey Kerch
Cambria Heights                                               Zach Strasser, AJ Huber
Penn Cambria County                                    Zach Chirdon, Andrew George
Bishop Carroll                                                    Marcus Lee, David Maruca, Mitch Madonna
Northern Cambria County                            Zack Lele, Rick Smith
Blacklick Valley                                                  Dalton Rodkey, Joe Lesso
Westmont Hilltop                                            Andy Miller
Central Cambria County                                Tanner Ambrisco, Conner Homan
Conemaugh Valley                                          Blake Furman, Anthony Verno
Bishop McCort                                                  Nathan Neiderhiser, Stephen Ingram
Ferndale                                                              Isaiah Sajatovich
Richland                                                               Kyle Flick, Matt Shaffer
Greater Johnstown                                         Levon Gause, Trey Andrews

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