The Game That Started It All

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The Capital Classic is the longest-running high school basketball All-American game in the country. Since 1974, it has been a beacon in the Washington, DC community, showcasing some of the nation’s top high school basketball talent. The game has become a stepping stone for many college All-Stars, NBA All-Stars and Basketball Hall of Fame recipients.

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Moses Malone


Moses Malone '74
Michael Jordan


Michael Jordan '81
LeBron James

'03 MVP

LeBron James '03
Klay Thompson


Klay Thompson '08
  • Moses Malone
  • Michael Jordan
  • LeBron James
  • Klay Thompson
Chris Paul


Chris Paul '03
Carmelo Anthony


Carmelo Anthony '02
Ralph Sampson


Ralph Sampson '79
Dominique Wilkins

'79 MVP

Dominique Wilkins '79
  • Chris Paul
  • Carmelo Anthony
  • Ralph Sampson
  • Dominique Wilkins
Jason Kidd


Jason Kidd '92
Magic Johnson


Magic Johnson '77
Grant Hill


Grant Hill '90
Patrick Ewing

'81 MVP

Patrick Ewing '81
  • Jason Kidd
  • Magic Johnson
  • Grant Hill
  • Patrick Ewing

Washington D.C.

Schedule of Events
April 8, 2017

11AM District vs Suburban Game
1PM United States All-Americans vs Capital All-Americans

Verizon Center

601 F St NW,
Washington, DC 20004

Other DC Attractions

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20560

The Assist

The decision to restore the Capital Classic to Iconic Status was not only to Protect This Game, but also to continue the guiding principle of Giving Back through event philanthropy. For 2017, our community involvement will be centered around basketball and life skill clinics, utilizing notable Capital Classic Alumni and other celebrities as educators and mentors.

Partner Opportunities

Pete Deoudes

Meet The Team

Players Alumni

  • Grant Hill 1990
  • Walt Williams 1988
  • Lawrence Moten 1990
  • Gene Banks 1977

Executive Committee

  • Tom Doyle
    CEO, Hoop Culture & Capital Classic
  • Pete Deoudes
    CFO, Hoop Culture & Capital Classic
  • DeMaurice Smith
    Executive Director of NFLPA
  • Robert Morgan
    Co-Founder Morgan Franklin, Founder Pivotal Moments
  • Steve Beck
    President and Executive Director of the DC Touchdown Club
  • Glenn Consor
    Washington Wizards
  • Chris Knoche
    University of Maryland Basketball
  • Gary Edmonds
    SVP, Investments - UBS, Beltway Wealth Management
  • Peter Abeles
    Managing Director, Sequence Financial



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