College coaches, local players set for D.C. Metro Showcase this weekend in Maryland

Many of the Washington area’s top college basketball prospects and some of their peers from throughout the region will compete this weekend in the D.C. Metro Certified Showcase at the Discovery Sports Center in Boyds.

Montrose Christian has entered its high school team in the under-17 field, with top recruits Michael Carrera and Kevin Larsen scheduled to play. Virginia recruit Justin Anderson, who has been playing thiss week at the LeBron James Skills Academy in Akron, Ohio, was uncertain whether he will participate.

Other players expected to participate in the event – comprised of under-17, under-16 and under-15 tourneys – include Baltimore rising senior standout Isaiah Miles and rising juniors Andre Walker of Clarksburg and Michael Kobani of National Christian, which also has entered its high school team.

Pool play begins Saturday morning at 10 a.m., with championship games set for Sunday evening, along with exhibition games for Team Takeover, which includes Episcopal All-Met forward Arnaud Adala Moto and DeMatha standouts BeeJay Anya, Jerami Grant and James Robinson.

Among the colleges that have told event organizer Kevin Jones they will attend the tournament are Virginia, Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Washington, DePaul, Gonzaga and Syracuse.

Admission is $10.

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