WINNSBORO — Fairfield Central High School basketball player Keith Workman will spend his weekend in Myrtle Beach among all-stars.
Workman was selected as one of 10 players to represent South Carolina when they take on 10 North Carolina all-star selections in the Carolinas All Star Basketball Classic.
The all-star festivities will begin Friday with a slam dunk and three-point contest at Myrtle Beach High School at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person.
After fans enjoy those two events, they will be treated to the 17th annual Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic on Saturday at Socastee High School.
The girls’ game will tip at 6:30 p.m. and the boys will tip at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the game are $10 per person.
Workman was especially elated after hearing the news he had been selected to play at Myrtle Beach.
“It’s a blessing to be selected,” he told The Herald Independent after the announcement. “All the hard work I put in over the summer is starting to pay off.”
Workman dedicated himself to basketball during the summer. He spent last season splitting time between football and basketball.
Workman believes he made the right decision and is proud to see the hard work yield recognition and results.
“Basketball has been my passion since day one,” he stated. “I see myself playing basketball at the next stage.”
Workman was Fairfield’s leading scorer this season and went over the 1,000 point-mark for his career during the third game of the season against Great Falls.
He has also been selected to participate in the second annual City vs. State All-Star Classic at Benedict College on March 29. That game pits Columbia all-stars versus South Carolina all-stars.
Scoring 1,000 points was Workman’s best memory of the season and he hopes to play college basketball, graduate from a four-year college and eventually own his own business.
His favorite quote comes from his favorite athlete — Lebron James — and says: “I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.”
Fairfield Central head coach Devin Liferidge hopes all the best for Workman as he prepares for the all-star studded contests.
“We wish Keith well as he rounds out his senior campaign,” Liferidge said.