Despite the loss to the U.S.A. All-Stars, local athletes do well in Cap Classic

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WASHINGTON – Montgomery County was well represented in Saturday’s 44th Annual Hoop Culture Capital Classic at Verizon Center.

Despite suffering a 113-101 loss to the United States All-Stars, Seneca Valley senior guard Brandon Simpson was able to bask in the limelight one last time before graduation.

“It was cool,” said Simpson, who is still undecided about his college plans. “It was a good experience.”


St. Andrew's Episcopal School forward pledges to play at Louisiana Tech

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One of Montgomery County’s top student-athletes in the Class of 2017 has made a pledge to play Division I college basketball.

Anthony Duruji, a 6-foot-7 junior wing forward at Potomac’s St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, on Monday verbally committed to play college basketball at Louisiana Tech University according to Lions’ head coach Kevin Jones.

“I’m happy Anthony chose a place that he feels will help him grow as a person and a player,” said Jones. “I look forward to seeing him play at the next level.”

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