For most of his scholastic career, Davon Kelly of Queen Anne School rarely played before a crowd of more than 200.
However, Saturday at the University of Maryland's Cole Field House, Kelly, perhaps the best player in the little-known Potomac Valley Athletic Conference, will have the chance to perform before many more spectators and against players from much larger schools in the Capital Classic preliminary.
The "scholarship game" will start at 6 and the Capital Stars will play the U.S. Stars at 8 in the feature contest.
Kelly and 23 other local players earned their way into the scholarship game by trying out with 24 other top local players.
Joining Kelly on the District All-Stars, consisting of players from the Interhigh League and local private schools, will be Howard Tinker and Ricky Lewis (Spingarn), Carlos Thomas (McKinley), Everett Robinson (Coolidge), Danny Ford (Ballou), Maurice Brighthaupt (Eastern), Rod Holmes (Gonzaga), Ray Johnson and Derrick Campbell (McNamara), Cameron Jackson (Flint Hill) and Sean Smith (Ireton).
On the Suburban all-star team, comprising players from Maryland and Virginia public schools, will be Kervin Dennis (Jefferson), Harold Westbrook (Park View), Sean Andrews (Mount Vernon), Keith Warren (West Springfield), Mike Saale (Lake Braddock), Terry Woodson (Lee), Eric Sanders (Parkdale), Darryl Farmer (Surrattsville), Mike White (Crossland), Bryan Hutchens (Walter Johnson), Thomas Lynch (Northwestern) and Adrian Basey (Seneca Valley).
Coolidge's Frank Williams will coach the District team and Crossland's Earl Hawkins will coach the Suburban squad.