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Cap Classic is Friday!






Ron Bailey, Publisher

DMVElite brings you the 42nd Annual Capital Classic.


April 23, 2015 - It's that time of year when high school seniors are celebrated with all star games. The Capital Classic in its 42nd year is the country, the longest such event in the nation, is right around the corner.

This year's Capital Classic stacks as one of the most attractive in recent memory. Comprised of two games - Capital All Stars vs. United States All Stars and DC/PG All Stars vs. NoVA/MoCo All Stars - thirty participants are presently committed to colleges. For a rundown of the rosters, see TheCapitalClassic.com or Twitter's @TheCapClassic.

Catholic University's DuFour Center (620 Michigan Ave., NE WDC) hosts this year's Capital Classic, with the preliminary game set for 6p, national contest played at 8p. Tickets can be purchased beforehand via TheCapitalClassic.com or at the door for $20 each (students are charged $10). A segment of proceeds will be directed to the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Rosters for the prelim game can be accessed here. See the headliner contest lineups here.

"It's an opportunity for some of these guys to play some of the top competition in the country" said US All Stars coach Steve Turner (Gonzaga, DC) during a press conference, of the DMV players set to line up against his squad.

Capital All Stars coach Trey Mines (HD Woodson, DC) indicated "I'm most excited to work with some of the nation's best talent" as well as lauded the chance to "represent public schools" by participating.

'Cap Classic' alums have remained connected to and never have forgotten the event.

"I remember as a kid, that when you played you always wanted to be in the Capital Classic" reminisced '86 participant Mark Tillmon, who went on the star at Georgetown University, "because of all the people that came before you, the Michael Jordan's, the Patrick Ewing's those guys, you wanted to be a part of that tradition. And for me to be honored with and blessed by the opportunity to play in this game, it definitely meant a lot to me".

Stacy Robinson, '75 'Cap' alumni shared "I got to the call to play in this game, and it was one of the best calls I could ever receive". He approached the event seriously, as "I was going to make a statement and let them know that my name will be remembered". Robinson went on to score 20 points.

Who will distinguish themselves this year? Come out and see history.

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