Terps recruit shines in recent Caps Classic game

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Capital Classic logoWASHINGTON — Aaron Wiggins was one of the main attractions Friday night in the 45th annual Capital Classic High School All-Star Game at Catholic University’s Raymond A. DuFour Center.

Wiggins, a University of Maryland recruit, finished with a game-high 30 points to lead the United States All-Stars to a 102-92 victory over the Capital All-Stars.

The 6-foot-6 forward played alongside future Maryland teammate Serrel Smith – who finished with two points, four rebounds and three assists – and in front of the Terrapins fans in attendance.

Baltimore native Jalen Smith, a Maryland recruit who was selected to play in the game, was sidelined with an injury but did watch from the bench.

“I love playing in front of the guys,” said Wiggins. “They’re always cheering me on, asking for more buckets, more rebounds. They’re looking for more and of course I’m going to do what I can to play my best in front of everybody.”


Local representation in Cap Classic leads to a well-deserve opportunity

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basketball on floorGonzaga College High School head coach Steve Turner will get another chance to coach in the Capital Classic High School All-Star Game this weekend.

Turner, who led the D.C. private school to a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship in February, will guide the U.S. All-Stars against the Capital All-Stars in Friday’s 42nd annual event.


Locals do well in Cap Classic

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basketballhoopsALEXANDRIA, Va. – Montgomery County was well-represented Saturday in the 41st annual Capital Classic High School All-Star Game at T.C. Williams High School.
Eight players with county ties competed in the event’s first game between the Metro North All-Stars and Metro South All-Stars.
Blake senior Demonte Ojinnaka led six county players with 17 points as the North All-Stars defeated the South, 109-106.
Clarksburg’s Xavier Sewell (16 points) and Bullis center Andre Walker (12 points) also contributed in the win along with Bullis guard Russell Sangster (7 points), Kennedy guard Keif Williams (three points) and Wheaton guard Ibrahim Kallon (one point).
The game marked a reunion for Sewell and Walker who began their high school careers together at Clarksburg before Walker transferred to Bullis.
“It was fun,” said Walker, who has signed with Hofstra. “We still see each other a lot. We go to the same recreation center a lot of times but it was fun to actually play in a regulation game with him.”
Meanwhile, the South All-Stars boasted former Montgomery County private school standouts Byron Hawkins (Good Counsel) and Gavin Peppers (Montrose Christian).
Hawkins, a Towson recruit who scored a game-high 29 points, was named Most Valuable Player despite his team’s three-point loss. Peppers finished with 15 points.
In the main event, Springbrook’s Andrew Robinson scored 17 points in the Capital All-Stars’ 139-134 loss to the U.S. All-Stars.
“It was a great honor to play in this game in the first place,” said Robinson, who plans to spend next season at Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut, “so it was good to come out my last game and go out with a bang.”

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