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McKie-led Sandlappers will try to continue mastery over Tar Heels
CHS coach tabbed as coach of South Carolina all-star team
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RON MCKIE, WHO GUIDED Camden to the 2008-09 AAA state title, will try to lead the South Carolina squad to victory over North Carolina next month in Myrtle Beach.
Ron McKie knows that high school all-star games can bring out the best or, sometimes the worst, in a basketball player.McKie, who completed his 10th season as the head boys’ basketball coach at Camden High School, was selected to coach the South Carolina team against their North Carolina counterparts in the Carolinas All-Star Classic on Saturday, March 17 at Socastee High School in Myrtle Beach.This will be the third all-star coaching job for McKie. In 2010, he was the head coach of the South squad in the North-South All-Star Game. That came five years after he was an assistant to former Wilson head coach Tommy Wilson for the South entry in that game.It was that first experience with Wilson in which McKie saw what can go wrong in an all-star contest when a player tries to improve his stock and attempts to use the game as his showcase.“The first year I did it,” McKie said of his 2005 experience, “we had a kid who tried to take over the game and it was really horrible.

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