The Capital All-Stars had their turn a year later to win a close game as they defeated the USA All-Stars 149-145. In a game full of Atlantic Coast Conference (“ACC”) commits, the local recruits showed their skills before a crowd of 3,127 spectators at the Comcast Center at the University of Maryland. Augustus Gilchrist, a 6’10” Virginia Tech commit, led the team with 24 points, 9 assists, and 3 blocks, ultimately helping him win the MVP award.
The Capital Classic featured Maryland commits in Adrian Bowie, Shane Walker, and Dino Gregory, and Braxton Dupree. Bowie put up 14 points for the Capital All-Stars, while Gregory and Walker combined for 16 for the U.S. team. Dupree suffered a sprained ankle. Malcolm Delaney, another Virginia Tech commit put up an impressive 31 points, leading scorer for the USA All-Stars. Virginia commit Mike Scott was the second leading scorer, scoring 25, and Clemson commit Terrence Oglesby scored 20.
Of the ACC teams represented, Maryland and Virginia Tech had the most with four each. With over 50 percent of the roster signed to an ACC school, one thing is for certain: the ACC is going to be a fun conference this year and it all has to do with the DMV talent that participated in this year’s Capital Classic.