Joe Holston, Dunbar High School All-Met guard and The Washington Post player of the year, is one of 10 area basketball players selected to play on the Metro All-Star team in the Capital Classic March 30 at Capital Centre.

Joining Holston are Churchill's Erie Smith, Robinson's Greg Dennis, St. John's Billy Barnes, Bladensburg's Skip Speaks, Mackin's Mark Nickens, Spingarn's Bryant Johnson and De Matha's Charles Branch, Paul DeVito and Dutch Morley.

Two at-large players also were selected - Loyola of Baltimore's Tony Guy and Guy Morgan of First Colonial in Virginia Beach.

Morgan, at 6-foot-9 and Johnson, at 6-7 are the tallest local players.

Les Lombardi and Dale Miller, who coached Churchill and Wootton, respectively, to the Maryland State Class AA and A titles this year, will coach the local team.

The U.S. team, with six players 6-6 or taller, will be coached by Bill O'Meara of Holy Cross High, Flusing, N.Y. O'Meara coached former Washington Bullet forward Mike Riordan. He has a 256-86 mark over 16 years.

The all-four tryout games to select the 24 players to play in the preliminary game to the Classic will be held Thursday and Friday at St. John's.

The Maryland Suburban All-Stars will play the Virginia All-Stars at 7 Thursday, followed by the Private Interhigh game at 9.

The losers play Friday at 7 with the winners to play at 9