The 29th annual Jordan Capital Classic rolled into MCI Center with some of the best talent the event has ever seen. The first game of the evening featured the Capital All-Stars pitted against the U.S. All-Stars. Comprised of mostly ACC, Atlantic-10 and Big East recruits, the U.S. team got off to a quick start and never really looked back. Robert Hite (Miami), MVP of the U.S. team, scored 17 points and was one of seven U.S. players to score in double figures. Nick George of
the Capital team earned his team’s MVP with 18 points, but it was not enough. The final score was 119-97, with the U.S. coming out victorious for the second year in a row. The second game of the evening was one that featured some of the top players in the country, including 12 McDonald’s All Americans. Unfortunately for the Red Team, the White Team came out on fire, and could not be extinguished until the final horn sounded. Led by coach Steve Smith (Oak Hill), Co-MVP’s Sean May (UNC) and Amare Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns) contributed 49 points and 27 rebounds to the White Team victory and were not alone in double figures. In fact, nine of the 12 White Team players scored 10 or more points, including Rashad McCants (UNC) who went 10-13 from the field for 23 points. For the Red Team, fans saw former Oak Hill teammates Carmelo Anthony and Justin Gray, score 27 and 17 points respectively.