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.”


Locals light up the Cap Classic

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Kobe ColstonKobe Colston shoots in the District v Suburban All-Star Capital Classic game. PHOTO BY JACQUI SOUTH  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Maret School senior forward Luka Garza’s all-time favorite basketball player is LeBron James.

It was fitting, then, that the last time the Verizon Center hosted the Capital Classic, James was on the court.

Fourteen years later, Garza stepped onto the same court to participate in the 44th annual All-American game along with some of the country’s best high school players.

Students from nine different states, including Florida and Minnesota, traveled to the nation’s capital Saturday to play in a game that has proved to be a stepping stone for a number of decorated NBA players.


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.”

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