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Boston City League all-stars to be honored at Celtics' playoff game

Posted by Zolan Kanno-Youngs  April 11, 2013 02:19 PM

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The winners of the Boston City League All-Star game are headed back to the TD Garden to be honored at half court of a Celtics' game.

However, this time it’s not a regular season game but the second Celtics home game of the playoffs.

The All-Stars were supposed to be honored at the April 7 Celtics-Wizards game but weren't as a result of a miscommunication due to staff turnover within the Celtics organization.

“We will definitely make it work this time,” Boston Scholar Athletes executive director Rebekah Splaine said. “We understand that things happen and that’s fine and I think the most important thing moving forward is just so that we can rectify it and bring the kids back and support them and honor them.”

Since then, Matt Meyersohn, Celtics director of community relation, has been working close with the BSA to bring the All-Stars back.

“It does show that they honor their word and they are committed to making sure that our young people get honored and get acknowledged for their hard work and effort,” said Brighton coach Hugh Coleman, who coached the South All-Stars to a victory.

The second home game of the Celtics playoff run will be Game 4 of their first-round series. The way the standings are currently, it would potentially be a Celtics-Knicks first-round matchup.

The city All-Stars will be honored either in pregame or halftime of that game.

Zolan Kanno-Youngs covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at kannoyoungs.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @KannoYoungs.

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