UNITED STATES ALL-STARS ANNOUNCED FOR THE HOOP CULTURE CAPITAL CLASSIC PRESENTED BY EVENTS DC

Mar 20, 2024

Hoop Culture announced the U.S. All-Star Team for the 51st year of the Hoop Culture Capital Classic presented by Events DC today. The nation’s most legendary high school basketball All-American Game will be played on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Entertainment & Sports Arena in Washington, DC.

“We are thrilled with the roster of the U.S. All-Stars,” said Tom Doyle, CEO of the Capital Classic and Hoop Culture. “We are bringing seven Top 100 (ESPN) players to the District to play a soon to be announced stacked Capital team.”

The U.S. All-Stars will be led by nation’s 6th ranked player and expected 2025 NBA Lottery Pick, Jalil Bethea, who will be headed to the University of Miami (FL) in the fall.  Also on the team is University of Houston commit and son of entertainment mogul Master P, Mercy Miller (Notre Dame High School). “I look forward to a competitive game, and a chance to showcase my skillset,” stated Miller.

The U.S. roster includes North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year and NC State commit Paul McNeil Jr. (#52), two Georgetown commits, Thomas Sorber (#54) and Kayvaun Mulready (#75), Clemson commit Del Jones (#70), St. Mary’s commit Mikey Lewis (#93), Villanova commit Matthew Hodge (#97) and Missouri commit and Overtime Elite player Peyton Marshall.

The 2024 U.S. roster also brings together a host of players with unique basketball backgrounds including Baron Bellamy, who is the son of legendary comedian and actor Bill Bellamy; Georgia State commit Dennis Scott III, son of 1987 Capital Classic Alum, NBA legend and U.S. Head Coach Dennis Scott Jr. and Florida commit Olivier Rioux (IMG Academy/Florida), the 7’7” basketball phenom who also holds the Guiness world record for being the tallest teenager in the world.

Ricky Goings, COO of the Capital Classic, stated, “The United States All-Stars are stocked with ESPN Top 100 players who will be representing their colleges in next year’s NCAA tournament. They will be showcased against another strong Capital All-Star team, in which I expect a game for the ages.”

The U.S. coaching staff also includes Shooters Paradise AAU Program Director Darryl Darby, legendary coach of Archbishop Wood in Philadelphia, John Mosco, 1991 Capital Classic Alum and Gwynn Park High School coach Rob Garner, University of the District of Columbia’s Lenjo Kilo, Coolidge High School assistant coach Aaron Jones and Team Purpose AAU Director trainer Edward Meeks will complete the staff.

2024 United States All-Star Roster

NAME SCHOOL HEIGHT COLLEGE COMMITMENT ESPN

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BARON BELLAMY CAMPBELL HALL (CA) 6’5” UNDECIDED  
DEL JONES SOUTHERN CAL ACADEMY (CA) 6’2” CLEMSON 70
DENNIS SCOTT III MT. VERNON PRESBYTERIAN (GA) 6’9” GEORGIA STATE  
JALIL BETHEA ARCHBISHOP WOOD (PA) 6’4” MIAMI (FL) 6
KAYVAUN MULREADY WORCESTER ACADEMY (MA) 6’6” GEORGETOWN 75
MATTHEW HODGE ST. ROSE (NJ) 6’8” VILLANOVA 97
MERCY MILLER NOTRE DAME (CA) 6’4” HOUSTON  
MIKEY LEWIS PROLIFIC PREP (CA) 6’2” SAINT MARY’S 93
OLIVIER RIOUX IMG ACADEMY (FL) 7’7” FLORIDA  
PAUL MCNEIL JR RICHMOND (NC) 6’5” NC STATE 52
PEYTON MARSHALL KELL HS (GA) 6’11” MISSOURI  
THOMAS SORBER ARCHBISHOP RYAN (PA) 6’9” GEORGETOWN 54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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