Capital Classic 2020 U.S. High School Boys’ Basketball All-Stars Named

May 29, 2020

Despite cancelation, 29 Washington, D.C. Regional and National Players Selected for Legendary Game

Washington, D.C. – The Capital Classic is announcing the 29 all-star high school boys’ basketball players selected for its 2020 exhibition, which is the longest-running high school all-star game in the U.S.A. and is unlike any other all-star game in any sport.  The Capital Classic pits the best high school basketball players in the Washington, D.C. region against the best players from around the nation. For the first time in its 47-year history, the game will not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The showcasing of these amazing student athletes must go on,” said Thomas E. Doyle, CEO, Capital Classic. “Like so many seniors throughout the country, we don’t want to rob them of their much-deserved moment. To be selected as part of the Cap Classic is something they will cherish and remember their entire lives.”

The Capital Classic is a living legacy sports event —a virtual who’s who of basketball—and the players named for both local and national teams in 2020 put them among a pantheon of all-time greats. Throughout the years, the game has showcased such notable NBA icons like Magic Johnson, Dominique Wilkins, Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, Lebron James, Chris Paul, and the NBA’s 2020 Slam Dunk Contest Winner, Derrick Jones, Jr. of the Miami Heat, who played in the Capital Classic in 2015.

Even though there won’t be any dazzling fast breaks, alley oops, or blocked shots, the Capital Classic is pleased to recognize the greatness in this year’s class and coaches:

CAPITAL ALL-STARS

  • Hunter Dickinson • DeMatha HS, MD • Michigan (signed)
  • Corey Dyches • Potomac HS, GA • Maryland (committed)
  • Avery Ford • Centreville HS, VA
  • Xavier Lipscomb • St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes HS, VA • Radford (signed)
  • Ronald Polite • Oxon Hill HS, MD • George Mason (signed)
  • Jeremy Roach • Paul VI HS, VA • Duke (signed)
  • Earl Timberlake • DeMatha HS, MD • Miami (signed)
  • Terrance Williams • Gonzaga HS, DC • Michigan (signed)
  • Landon Hawes • Potomac Falls HS, VA
  • Ishmael Leggett • St. John’s HS, DC • Rhode Island (signed)
  • Max Brooks • St. Charles HS, DC • UMass (signed)
  • Quinton Mincey • Eleanor Roosevelt HS, MD • Mount St. Mary’s (committed)
  • Delonnie Hunt • Rock Creek Christian HS, MD • Wagner (signed)
  • Marcus Dockery • Brewster Academy HS, NH • University of Maryland (signed)
  • Abel Elias • Kennedy HS, MD

Capital All-Stars Coach: Lew Howard, Oxon Hill, Prince Georges

U.S. ALL-STARS

  • Sharife Cooper • McEachern HS, GA • Auburn (signed)
  • Cam Thomas • Oak Hill Academy HS, VA • LSU (signed)
  • Cade Cunningham • Montverde Academy HS, FL • Oklahoma State (signed)
  • Josh Christopher • Mayfair HS, CA • Arizona State (committed)
  • Jalen Green • Prolific Prep HS, CA • NBA G-League (signed)
  • Kyree Walker • Hillcrest Prep HS, AZ
  • Evan Mobley • Rancho Christian HS, CA • USC (signed)
  • Greg Brown • Vandegrift HS, TX • Texas (signed)
  • Makur Maker • Hillcrest Prep HS, AZ
  • Isaiah Todd • Word of God Christian Academy HS, VA
  • Jaemyn Brakefield • Huntington Prep HS, WV • Duke (signed)
  • Jamari Sibley • Oak Hill Academy HS, VA • Georgetown (signed)
  • Tyler Kolek • St. George’s HS, MA • George Mason University (signed)
  • B.J. Boston • Sierra Canyon HS, CA • Kentucky (signed)

U.S. All-Stars Coach: Joe Mantegna, Blair Academy in New Jersey.

“I’ve watched a couple Cap Classic games and my brother actually played in one, so this is extra special,” said Hunter Dickinson, a 7-foot-2 senior at DeMatha, one of the nation’s premier high schools for basketball in Hyattsville, MD. Dickinson was not only selected as the starting center for the Capital All-Stars, he was also named The Washington Post’s Player of The Year. “I’m excited. Game or no game, I’m still proud to have been selected. It’s been a goal of mine. I’ve been thinking about it ever since I saw my brother play in it. So, to be recognized, knowing you still earned it, nobody can take that away from you.” Dickinson will play for The University of Michigan this fall.

The Capital Classic is the most legendary high school all-star game in the U.S.A. and is often called, “The Game That Started It All,” because when it began in 1974 at the old Capital Center, featuring Moses Malone, it set a precedent for other high school boys’ basketball games. The founder, Bob Geoghan, also started the McDonalds All-American Game.

Geoghan and The Capital Classic were recently featured in Basketball County: In The Water, a Showtime documentary that highlights the astonishing number of basketball stars that have come out of Prince George’s County, MD—a jurisdiction located just outside of the nation’s capital.

“I’m well aware of the documentary and the level of talent coming out of that area,” said U.S. ALL-STAR Tyler Kolek, a senior at St. George’s High School in Massachusetts, who will play for George Mason University in the Washington, D.C. neighboring city of Fairfax, VA. “LeBron is probably my favorite Cap Classic player. To think about the caliber of players who’ve played in the game before and the teams assembled this year, it’s an honor to have been selected.”

Selected players and coaches of the 47th Annual Capital Classic will receive commemorative gear from event sponsors: Hoop Culture, Zero Gravity, and Pat The Roc Basketball Skills Academy. There will also be a limited release made available to the public via HoopCulture.com.

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