The 39th annual Capital Classic is set to invade the Washington, D.C. metro area April 21 at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. The event will collect some of the finest high school senior talent from around the area to star in a series of all-star games, which in the past have included players such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard.

This year’s group will be headlined by several local stars headed to Division I schools including Montrose Christian’s Justin Anderson (Virginia), DeMatha’s Jerami Grant (Syracuse) and James Robinson (Pittsburgh). The group will also feature Paul VI’s Patrick Holloway (George Mason) and Landon’s Joe McDonald (George Washington).

Players will be divided into four teams including the U.S. All-Stars, the District and Suburban All-Stars and the Capital All-Stars. The U.S. team will feature Sam Cassell, Jr., the son of Washington Wizards assistant head coach and former NBA two-time champion Sam Cassell. Cassell, Jr. will star as one of five recruits headed to the University of Maryland next fall. 


Stephen D. Riley

Special to the AFRO