Gleason, who was killed in a car crash in April, was named to the Vermont boys team in memoriam. The Enosburg teen was a star on the basketball court.
The Twin State Classic, which pits the top seniors from Vermont against their New Hampshire counterparts, was not played for several seasons but is making a return this summer. There will be an afternoon banquet preceding the games, scheduled to start at 6 p.m. with the girls contest.
Missisquoi Valley Union’s Matthieu St. Amour, who earlier this year became the sixth athlete to score 2,000 career points in Vermont boys basketball history, was also chosen for the team, while the girls roster includes Meghan Bochanski of BFA-Fairfax, Nicole Menard of Milton and Eva Clark of BFA-St. Albans.
The boys team, which will be coached by Rutland’s Mike Wood and assistants Peter Quinn of Vergennes and Mike Kennedy of South Burlington, will also include Tom Carton (Essex), Evan Grubb (Spaulding), Tre Hysell (Rutland), Ryan Kelley (Otter Valley), Jahnathan Mitchell (Mt. St. Joseph), Zachary Ouellette (Vergennes), Tyler Provencher (Middlebury), Eli Rogers (Rutland), Matthew Sanborn (Mt. St. Joseph), Casey Tipson (Rice) and Marcus Willingham (Rice).
Connie LaRose of Mt. Abraham will lead the girls team with assistants Ute Otley of CVU and Billy Waller of Vergennes. Other players chosen are Maresa Bowen (Rutland), Kaitlyn Delong (Rutland), Carissa Elrick (Proctor), Mary Flynn (South Burlington), Stephanie Grobe (Hartford), Annie Jones (Montpelier), Olivia Maher (Burlington), Meghan McMullen (Northfield) and Brianna Robare (Winooski).