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Roster suggestions for 411 Basketball Game

For hoops junkies looking for a fix, the 411 All-Star game that will be held on Saturday, August 8 at Villa Maria College. Tipoff is at 3 p.m., which is plenty of time for you see the game and get home to watch Bruce Smith and Ralph Wilson go into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at 7.

This is the seventh year of the event, which is organized by John Thomas, a 1987 All-Western New York selection at Bennett High School. The game brings together the best and brightest stars in the history of Buffalo and Western New York.

As many of you know, The Buffalo News ran a series naming the all-time All-WNY teams earlier this year. Many of those guys will be playing. In fact, Thomas is interested in knowing who YOU would like to see in the game. Give us a reply here and we'll relay the names to him. You can also send him suggestions directly on at

---Allen Wilson


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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.