J.R. Reid of Kempsville High School in Virginia Beach, regarded as the nation's top high school player, will lead the Washington area Capital All-Stars against the U.S. All-Stars in the 13th McDonald's Capital Classic high school all-star basketball game, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at Maryland's Cole Field House.
Reid, a 6-foot-9, 245-pound center who has orally committed to North Carolina, was named to one of the two at-large positions on the Capital roster. Quinton Burton of Hammond High in Columbia, Md., was the other at-large player named.
Other players on the Capital roster are Steve Hood of DeMatha, Mark Karver of Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Derrick Davis of Coolidge, Sam Jefferson of Flint Hill, Mark Tillmon of Gonzaga, John Turner of Eleanor Roosevelt, Mike Sumner of Crossland, Bob Pollard of Ireton, Mark Jackson of Anacostia and Brian Domalik of Flint Hill. Stewart Vetter of Flint Hill is Capital All-Stars coach.
The U.S. All-Stars have ample height in 7-2 Thomas Greis of South Huntington, N.Y., 6-11 James Munlyn of Aiken, S.C., and 6-10 Alaa Abdelnaby of Bloomfield, N.J. Grover Kirkland of Northwestern High in Flint, Mich., will be the U.S. All-Stars coach.