The college hoops season came to an end Monday night with Connecticut hoisting its second NCAA championship trophy in four years, but a few weeks from now, fans can catch a glimpse of what next year’s crop of collegiate basketball talent has to offer at the Capital Classic.
Recruits headed to Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Seton Hall, Villanova and Virginia are expected to take part in the 41st annual Capital Classic on April 26 at T.C. Williams in Alexandria.
Known as the nation’s longest running high school all-star basketball game and having featured the likes of Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Magic Johnson and Chris Paul, this year’s Capital Classic will feature three different games.
The first will pit the Metro North All-Stars against the Metro South All-Stars at 3 p.m., followed by the Metro East All-Stars versus the Metro West All-Stars at 5 p.m. The final contest will feature the Capital All-Stars against the U.S. All-Stars at 7:30 p.m. Among the Capital All-Stars, eight of the players earned a spot on one of the four recently released All-Met boys’ basketball teams.
Listed below are the six rosters. Visit capitalclassic.com for more game and admission details.
Phil Booth, Mount St. Joseph’s (Villanova recruit)
Jamall Gregory, Coolidge (Undecided)
Randy Haynes, Potomac (Va.) (Undecided) *
Alex Long, Riverdale Baptist (Undecided)*
Dwayne Morgan, St. Frances (UNLV)
Chinanu Onuaku, Riverdale Baptist (Louisville)
James Palmer, St. John’s (Miami)
Trey Porter, Potomac (Va.) (George Mason)
Andrew Robinson, Springbrook (Undecided)
Johnnie Shuler, Theodore Roosevelt (LaSalle)
Melo Trimble, O’Connell (Maryland)
Dion Wiley, Potomac (Md.) (Maryland)
Coach: Chris Lun, Whitman
*Replaces St. John’s G Tre Campbell and Clinton Christian G Jon Davis, who elected not to play in contest
UNITED STATES ALL-STARS
Khadeen Carrington, Bishop Loughlin (N.Y.) (Seton Hall)
Angel Delgado, The Patrick School (N.J.) (Seton Hall)
Terry Harris, Half Hollow Hills West (N.Y.) (Undecided)
Tyler Lindquist, Madison Memorial (Wis.) (Undecided)
Caleb Martin, Oak Hill Academy (Va.) (N.C. State)
Cody Martin, Oak Hill Academy (Va.) (N.C. State)
Ja’Quan Newton, Neumann Goretti (Pa.) (Miami)
Jared Nickens, West Town School (Pa.) (Maryland)
Trayvon Reed, Life Center Academy (N.J.) (Maryland)
Desi Rodriguez, Lincoln (N.Y.) (Seton Hall)
B.J. Stith, Oak Hill Academy (Va.) (Virginia)
Isaiah Whitehead, Lincoln (N.Y.) (Seton Hall)
Coach: Dwayne “Tiny” Morton, Lincoln (N.Y).
METRO NORTH ALL-STARS
Jared Gray, Bowie
Ibrahim Kallon, Wheaton
Demonte Ojinnaka, Blake
Russell Sangster, Bullis
Xavier Sewell, Clarksburg
Micah Till, Wise
Andre Walker, Bullis
Jerome West, Laurel Prep
Keif Williams, Kennedy
METRO SOUTH ALL-STARS
Chief Amoah, Edison
Robert Bacon, Oakton
Joe Bynum, Robinson
Andre Fox, Eleanor Roosevelt,
Cam Gregory, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes
Daniel Noe, Bishop Ireton
Marcquise Reed, Capitol Christian
Clint Robinson, C.H. Flowers
Davon Taylor, Central
METRO EAST ALL-STARS
Jordan Abdur-Ra’oof, Gonzaga
Darian Anderson, St. John’s
Sam Briggs, Coolidge
Darian Bryant, St. John’s
Steffen Davis, Maret
Jibreel Faulkner, Theodore Roosevelt
Christian Lutete, McKinley Tech
Quadree Smith, Potomac (Md.)
Danzel Wright, National Collegiate
METRO WEST ALL-STARS
Kent Auslander, Herndon
Trevor Blondin, Battlefield
Will Gregorits, Lake Braddock
Re’Quan Hopson, Wakefield
Cam Jackson, Handley
Dorian Johnson, Herndon
Greg Malinowski, Episcopal
Paul Rowley, Loudoun Valley
Andy Stynchula, W.T. Woodson
Evan Taylor, Paul VI
NUMBER CRUNCH: 2
Goals scored by Battlefield freshman Shannon Lee in the No. 2 Bobcats’ 5-2 win against top-ranked Chantilly in Monday’s girls’ soccer action.
– Aaron Brady stepped down as Gonzaga’s football coach on Monday to take the same position in Malvern Prep in his family’s home state of Pennsylvania.
– For the second straight year, DeMatha Coach Mike Jones will lead the USA Basketball Junior Select National Team against the World Select Team in Saturday’s 17th annual Nike Hoop Summit in Oregon at 7 p.m.
– Point guard Lindsay Allen may only be a freshman, but the 2013 All-Met girls’ basketball Player of the Year certainly hasn’t played like one this winter. She and her Notre Dame teammates look to complete a perfect season when they face U-Conn. in a battle of unbeatens tonight for the NCAA women’s national championship.
PHOTOS FROM LAST NIGHT
WHAT TO WATCH FOR TODAY
No. 2 St. John’s at No. 1 DeMatha, 4 p.m.
Red-hot St. John’s will look to extend its eight-game win streak against nationally ranked DeMatha in a highly anticipated clash of top WCAC baseball teams.