All-Met guards and Georgetown recruits Austin Freeman of DeMatha and Chris Wright of St. John's yesterday were selected to play in the McDonald's all-American game on March 28 in Louisville.
Two other locals now playing at boarding schools also were selected: Notre Dame (Mass.) forward Mike Beasley, a 2005 All-Met at Riverdale Baptist, and Oak Hill (Va.) guard Nolan Smith, who played at Riverdale Baptist and St. John's. Donte Greene of Towson (Md.) Catholic also was selected.
All-Met guard Jasmine Thomas of Oakton was chosen for the girls' game, as was Towson Catholic guard Marah Strickland, a Maryland recruit. Another Maryland recruit, forward Drey Mingo of Atlanta, also was selected for the game.
Freedom Falls ShortSenior guard Cameron Long poured in a career-high 37 points, but Freedom-Woodbridge fell short last night at GW-Danville, losing the AAA Northwestern Region final, 83-80. Despite the loss, Freedom-Woodbridge (20-5) will advance to the AAA state tournament. Long hit five three-pointers and also had nine rebounds and five assists. The Eagles, who trailed by three at the half, also got 17 points from Hugh Rose.
Freedom starters Joseph Velez, Jaren Haley and Craig Hayes all were plagued by foul trouble, with Haley fouling out in the fourth quarter. "The fouls were what really killed us," Freedom Coach Ahmad Dorsett said."
-- From Staff Reports