UNITED STATES ALL-AMERICAN ROSTER ANNOUNCED FOR THE 44TH ANNUAL HOOP CULTURE CAPITAL CLASSIC TO BENEFIT THE BGCGW

9Mar

For Immediate Release

March 9, 2017

 

UNITED STATES ALL-AMERICAN ROSTER ANNOUNCED

FOR THE 44TH ANNUAL HOOP CULTURE

CAPITAL CLASSIC TO BENEFIT THE BGCGW

Verizon Center to host Capital Classic on Saturday April 8th

 

WASHINGTON, DC –  Hoop Culture announced the United States All-American roster for the 44th Annual Hoop Culture Capital Classic today. The nation’s most legendary high school basketball All-American Game will be played on Saturday April 8, 2017 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. This is the first time the Capital Classic has been held at the Verizon Center since 2003 when LeBron James and Chris Paul played before a sellout crowd. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.  “The United States All-American team is extremely strong this year,” said Tom Doyle, CEO of Hoop Culture & the Capital Classic.  “We have brought some extremely talented boys to face off against the best in the DMV.”

 

The United States All- Americans Roster is as follows:

Name                                       Pos      Num     Ht         Wt        High School / (College)

 

Collin Gillespie                        PG       0          6’1”      180       Archbishop Wood,

Warminster, PA / (Villanova)

Matt Coleman                          PG       2          6’1””    176       Oak Hill Academy, Norfolk, VA

/ (Texas)

Isaiah Washington                   WG       1          6’1”      180       St. Raymond, Bronx, NY /

(Minnesota)

Lonnie Walker IV                      WG       4          6’5”      207       Reading HS, Reading, PA /

(University of Miami)

Brandon Randolph                  WG       5          6’6”      180       Westtown School, Yonkers,

NY / (Arizona)

Darryl Morsell                          WG       11         6’5”      200       Mount St. Joseph, Baltimore,

MD / (Maryland)

Chaundee Brown, Jr.                WG       23         6’5”      205       The First Academy, Orlando,

FL / (Wake Forest)       

Goanar Mar                               WF       14         6’7”      205       De La Salle, Minneapolis, MN /

(George Mason)

Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree         PF        10         6’8”      215       Neumann Goretti, Philadelphia

PA / (Villanova)

Bruno Fernando                       C          21         6’11”    245       IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL

/ (Maryland)

Bourama Sidibe                       C          35         6’10”    225       Saint Benedict’s, Newark, NJ /

(Syracuse)

Brandon Huffman                    C          42         6’10”    250       Word of God Academy,

Raleigh, NC / (North Carolina)

 

Head Coach –  Carl Arrigale, Neumann Goretti, Philadelphia, PA

Assistant Coach – John Mosco, Archbishop Wood Academy, Philadelphia, PA

 

There will be a preliminary game between the District All-Stars and the Suburban All-Stars beginning at 11AM, followed by the United States All-Americans versus the Capital All-Americans which includes the elite seniors from the DMV at 1PM.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/15005176FF49865A

or by visiting the Verizon Center Box Office at 701 F Street NW, Washington, DC. Most tickets good for both games are only $25. Limited VIP and Premium seats are available.

 

THE GAME THAT STARTED IT ALL!

 Established in 1974, the Capital Classic 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 steppingstone for many college All-Americans, NBA All-Stars and Pro Basketball Hall of Fame recipients, such as Moses Malone, Magic Johnson, Ralph Sampson, Dominique Wilkins, Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard and Klay Thompson.

 

For media inquiries please contact:

Tod Castleberry at BL Sports & Media Group

TCastleberry@BLsportsandmedia.com / 301-529-8377

 

For partnership opportunities please contact

Pete Deoudes, CFO of the Capital Classic

pdeoudes@gmail.com / 301-367-2954

 

 

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