"It's All About The Game"

Cap Classic Updates , Pt. 1






Ron Bailey, Publisher

Selected guys from this year's 'Cap'.

May 1, 2014 - Following are updates on selected players from this year's Capital Classic, the 41st version. Hats off to DMV Elite for their management of this year's event, under at times challenging circumstances.

Marcus Brumsley, 6'1", 170 pound guard, Edison (VA) - A slashing scorer unafraid to take on bigger foes, Brumsley indicated junior college is in his future, with "Hagerstown, Louisburg and Patrick Henry" being possible landing spots.

Given the contact he takes on drives, Brumsley must get stronger. Also more driving to pass will open up things for him. Currently he's capable of shooting, but must be more consistent from the perimeter.

Had a statline of 10 points, three rebounds, five assists in a first game win.

Micah Till, 6'5", 250 pound forward, Wise (MD) - Dropping 21 points and 10 rebounds during a first game win was obviously good for Till, but it's also a crossroads game for him; this was likely his truly organized basketball contest. As widely known, Till his headed to NC State where he'll hit the gridiron as a tight end.

Micah Till, driving down the lane.

"It feels good. I came out here and played well" said Till of his performance. "I had a 20 point performance. It just felt good coming out here, putting on a show and getting a 'W'".

Will he play informally at NC State?

"I can see myself doing that" responded Till. "A couple of times I may go down to the court and play". He went on, noting "It's a love of mine. I'll probably end up playing at least once a month" in the future.

Though he loves basketball, Micha revealed "football is a career for me", so obviously his focus will be there. Till's current preparation for Wolfpack football consists of "Getting in the weight room. Doing a lot of conditioning to get my footwork better so I can get stronger, faster".

These sessions include chest (upper body) "Monday and Thursday", while leg work happens "Tuesday and Friday". He's not doing much squatting due to an old injury ("mind games" as he called it), but leg press is part of his lower body regimen. Benching has focused on "less weight, more reps", embracing a more explosive movement plan, with maxing out occurring "every now and then".

What's his maximum bench press now? "My max right now is 295 (lbs)" Till answered.

Looks like he's coming along nicely for his Pack football career.

Jared Gray, 5'10", 165 pound guard, Bowie (MD) - An offensive-minded guard, Gray scored 13 points and logged three assists primarily off the bounce in a first game victory. He's also capable of pulling up. Is aggressive offensively.

Must get stronger, which will help take the bumps coming in college. Given his size, Gray would be well suited to embrace the floor general role, making him a guy that can run a team and score.

According to him "Concordia University, Washington Adventist, Livingston" are recruiting him. At this point he's "waiting on my ACT score". If a suitable mark is not received "junior college or Massanuttten prep school" are options.


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