Dec 1, 2016

Capital All-Stars 88, U.S. All-Stars 86

CAMBY AND NO ORDINARY JOE Smith Helps Capitals Hold off Camby-led Charge

With 11 seconds remaining, Capital All-Star guard Anwar McQueen stood at the free-throw line with the score tied 86-86. “I knew all of D.C. was on the line,” McQueen said. “I knew I had to hit the first free-throw to take the pressure off. I just kept my composure and put it down.” McQueen’s two free-throws and a steal of U.S. All-Star guard Sledon Jefferson as he attempted a desperation shot, sealed a local victory for the first time since 1990. McQueen earned Most Valuable Player honors for the Capital All-Stars, scoring 11 points, grabbing five rebounds, dishing three assists and coming away with two steals. The United States All-Stars were led by Marcus Camby. The 6-11 Massachusetts recruit’s 19-point, 19-rebound effort earned him MVP honors and is one of the finest individual performances in Capital Classic history. Camby brought the crowd of 10,201 to their feet with a breakaway dunk in the second half. Maryland recruits 6-foot-6 Keith Booth (Baltimore Dunbar) and 6-goot-9 Joe Smith (Norfolk Mercury) pleased the home court crowd with solid play. Smith, the 1995 College Player of the Year, scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Both scored 11 points and showed a strong physical presence on the inside. “In all-star games, there’s a lot of shooting when it first starts,” said Booth. “But it all boils down to getting the win.”

Joey Beard #42 slamming it home

Joe Smith #32 passing the ball up the court

Marcus Camby recieving the MVP Award from Philly Legend Sonny Hill