Monday marked a much-anticipated day for basketbal fans in the Washington motropolitan area and all throughout the country, as the announcement of the 42nd Capital Classic All-Star Basketball Game, the longest running high school basketball all star game in the country, was released during an introductory press conference held on the campus of Gonzaga College High School.
The game, which will be played at the DuFour Center on the campus of Catholic University on Friday April 24th at 8 p.m., will feature two teams, one being the Capital All-Stars composed of some of the area's top local players, and the United States All Stars, which will feature top talent from all over the country. Lawrence Mines of H.D. Woodson High School will coach the Capital All Stars, while Gonzaga Head Coach Steve Turner will coach the United States All Stars. Below is a complete list of the players who will highlight each team, as well as their current high schools and future colleges.
2015 Capital All Stars: Randall Broddie (Potomac (MD), Memphis), Abdulai Bundu (Largo (MD), Quinnipiac), Bryant Crawford (Gonzaga (DC), Wake Forest), Marcus Derrickson (Brewster Academy (NH), Georgetown), Kevin Dorsey (Clinton Christian (MD), Minnesota), Sam Miller (Gonzaga (DC), Dayton), Sylvester Ogbonda (National Christian (MD), Georgia Tech), Edward Polite (DuVal (MD), Radford), Justin Robinson (Saint James School (MD), Virginia Tech), Charlie Thomas IV (River Hill (MD), Wisconsin).
Head Coach: Lawrence Mines, H.D. Woodson High School.
2015 United States All Stars: Prince Ali (The Sagemont School (FL), UCLA), Malik Beasley (St. Francis (GA), Florida State), Isaiah Briscoe (Roselle Catholic (NJ), Kentucky), Haanif Cheatham (Pembroke Pines Charter (FL), Marquette), PJ Dozier, Jr. (Spring Valley (SC), South Carolina), Jessie Govan (Wings Academy (NY), Georgetown), Camron Justice (Knott County Central (KY), Vanderbilt), Luke Maye (Hough High School (NC), North Carolina), Ryan McMahon (Cardinal Mooney (FL), Louisville), Matt Ryan (Iona Prep (NY), Notre Dame).
Head Coach: Steve Turner, Gonzaga College High School.
The 2015 game marks the return to the nation's capital, as it was previously played at T.C. Williams High School in Virginia. A regional game will be played prior to the All-Star game at 6 p.m., which will feature 20 of the D.C. area's senior players. Rosters for the regional team are yet TBD, but will be announce at a later date.
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