AAU celebrates first-ever All-Star Game

AAU celebrates first-ever All-Star Game

Sporting flip flops and standing close to seven feet tall, it wasn’t hard to spot Gonzaga alum Richard Fox at West Valley High School over the weekend.

“It’s been a lot of fun. It’s been a fun week, a couple of practices, and today I’m happy I’m here,” Fox said.

A couple of practice that led up to Spokane’s first ever A-A-U All-Star game — with Fox and fellow Zag Cory Violette serving as head coaches.

“I think we’re guest coaches but really we’re just watching them and rooting them on. My job is to stay out of the way so I’ve been really impressed.”
While some were impressed with their celebrity coaches, others hadn’t even heard of the duo.

“Jacinta Buckley goes now who are you guys?”

But it’s those ex-Bulldogs that were floored by the area All-Stars.

“I don’t remember being that developed at that age particularly just their overall understanding of the game.”

As for the kids, it’s a game they couldn’t be happier to be a part of.

“I was excited.”

“A lot of emotions through me. Like super pumped up for this game.”

“It was pretty sweet knowing that it was referring to me as one of the better players in Spokane. It’s a gift.”