Area Basketball Players, Coach Selected to All-Star Games

Area Basketball Players, Coach Selected to All-Star Games

Jason Clark chosen to play in prestigious Capital Classic showcase.


Georgetown-bound guard Jason Clark will play in prestigious Capital Classic showcase.

The basketball prep season might have finished, but the games involving Arlington athletes aren’t quite over. Two local showcases have announced multiple basketball players, representing three of the four Arlington high schools.

Bishop O’Connell head coach Joe Wootten will lead the Capital All-Stars against Danny Hurley (St. Benedicts Prep, N.J.), who will coach the US All-Stars Team, in the 2008 Under Armour Capital Classic. The exhibition will be held on April 13 at the University of Maryland's Comcast Center.

There will be two games, with the first one set to start at 2:30 p.m. and both will be televised on MASN. The 35th annual game will once again feature the nation’s elite seniors, which includes O’Connell’s Jason Clark.

Clark will team with Gonzaga’s Max Kenyi, Mount Vernon’s Marquel De Lancey and future Georgetown teammate Chris Braswell on the Capital All-Stars. Their squad will be pitted against Olek Czyz (Duke), Ralph Sampson, Jr. (Minnesota) and Henry Sims (Georgetown), among others.

O’Connell’s 6-foot-10 center Frank Ben-Eze was selected to play for the District All-Stars, though he is unlikely to play due to a knee injury. Ben-Eze’s team will take on the Suburban All-Stars, which includes Annandale’s Erik Etherly and T.C. Williams’ Anthony Winbush. Springbook’s Tom Crowell is set to coach the Suburban All-Stars, while Bullis’ Bruce Kelley will coach the District All-Stars.

The Capital Classic, which began in 1974, has an alumni list that is headline by Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Lebron James, and includes 125-plus NBA players.

The players will also participate in the Capital Classic Hoopla slam dunk and three-point shooting contests, which is set to start at 3:30 p.m. on April 11 at O'Connell.

<b>A LITTLE CLOSER</b> to home, Mount Vernon will host a basketball showcase, featuring the Northern Region’s best basketball players. The first annual All-Star game, which also includes a three-point shootout and dunk contest, will start at 5:30 p.m. on March 29.

Seniors from the Patriot and Concorde Districts will be paired against seniors from the Liberty and National Districts in the all-star game. T.C. Williams head coach Ivan Thomas, a three-time Northern Region Coach of the Year will man the sidelines for the Patriot and Concorde District All-Stars, while Langley head coach Travis Hess will instruct the Liberty and National District All-Star team.

Yorktown’s Simon Kilday, a first-team National District honoree, will compete in the three-point shootout favorite. Wakefield’s Jordan Meyer will also compete in the three-point competition and will be the Warriors sole representative.

David Greeb, an all-district forward for Yorktown, was the only Arlington player chosen to participate in the all-star game.

<b>Northern Region All-Star Showcase</b>

<i>Three-Point Shootout</i>

Aaquil Atkins, Hayfield

Coleman Bacon, W.T. Woodson

Patrick Beam, Fairfax

Travis Berry, T.C. Williams

Vanya Bilyeu, Thomas Jefferson

Ryan Farrar, Centreville

Adam Fridy, Chantilly

Alex Granger, Lee

Brian Green, Mount Vernon

Trae Jackson, South County

Greg Jones, West Potomac

Peter Kanellias, McLean

Curtis Keys, South Lakes

<b>Simon Kilday, Yorktown</b>

Justin May, Chantilly

<b>Jordan Meyer, Wakefield</b>

Dominic Morra, Lake Braddock

Bart Reese, Oakton

Bryn Renner, West Springfield

J.T. Sekel, Langley

K.C. Whitaker, Stone Bridge

Nate Whittington, Marshall

Anthony Winbush, T.C. Williams

<i>Dunk Contest</i>

Jay Bowman, South Lakes

Robert Byrd, West Potomac

Robert Coleman, Mount Vernon

Tad Dickman, Lee

Erik Etherly, Annandale

Jemal Fair, Edison

Josh Jordan, T.C. Williams

Scott LeDuc, Madison

John Manning, Chantilly

Justin May, Chantilly

Ryan O'Dell, Mount Vernon

Chris Panneton, South County

A.J. Price, South Lakes

Anthony Winbush, T.C. Williams

<b>Concorde/Patriot All-Stars</b>

Robbie Athearn, Chantilly

Aaquil Atkins, Hayfield

Drew Aunon, Robinson

Travis Berry, T.C. Williams

Tad Dickman, Lee

Erik Etherly, Annandale

Craig Gaylord, West Potomac

Tucker Lucas, Herndon

Chris Panneton, South County

Bart Reese, Oakton

Jamie Richardson, Westfield

Anthony Winbush, T.C. Williams

<b>Liberty/National District All-Stars</b>

Tarek Ammoury, McLean

Jay Bowman, South Lakes

Ryan Davenport, Langley

Jamire Davis, Edison

Marquel De Lancey, Mount Vernon

</b>David Grebb, Yorktown</b>

Curtis Keys, South Lakes

Ahmed Malik, Langley

Drew Smerdinski, Madison

Kendall Wallace, Edison

Greg Whitaker, W.T. Woodson

<b>Capital Classic All-Star Showcase</b>

<hdr15>US All-Stars Team

<lst>Player Position High School College

Olek Czyz F Reno (Nev.) Duke

Sylvan Landesberg G Holy Cross (N.Y.) Virginia

Deividas Dulkys G Findlay College Prep (Nev.) Florida State

Sean Mosley G St. Frances Academy Maryland

Ralph Sampson Jr. C Northview (Ga.) Minnesota

Henry Sims C Mount St. Joseph's (Md.) Georgetown

Tanner Smith G/F The Wesleyan School (Ga.) Clemson

Klay Thompson G Santa Margarita Catholic (Ca.) Wash. St.

Ty Walker C New Hanover (N.C.) Wake Forest

Andre Young G Deerfield- Windsor (Ga.) Clemson

Renaldo Woolridge F Harvard Westlake (Cal.) Tennessee

<b>Capital All-Stars Team</b>

<i>Player Position High School College</i>

Will Alston F Laurel (Md.) Undecided

Chris Braswell G Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) Georgetown

</b>Jason Clark G Bishop O'Connell (Va.) Georgetown</b>

Roscoe Davis C Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) West Virginia

Marquel DeLancey G Mount Vernon (Va.) Old Dominion

C.J. Garner G Spring Brook (Md.) Tulane

Cameron Johnson F Gonzaga (D.C.) Virginia

Kris Joseph F Archbishop Carroll (D.C.) Syracuse

Max Kenyi G Gonzaga (D.C.) Harvard

Marquis Simmons F Central (Md.) St. Bonaventure

Maurice Sutton C Largo (Md.) Undecided

Sean Thomas G Gwynn Park (Md.) Undecided

<b>District All-Stars Team</b>

<i>Player Position High School<i>

Jordan Clarke F Good Counsel (Md.)

David Diakite G/F National Christian (Md.)

<b>Frank Ben-Eze C Bishop O'Connell (Va.)</b>

Matt Graves F Riverdale Baptist (Md.)

Rodney Gould G Gonzaga (D.C.)

Marc Hill G Bishop McNamara (Md.)

D'Angelo Johnson G/F Theodore Roosevelt (D.C.)

Zacherey McMorris-Webb G Coolidge (D.C.)

Adrian Mills G Paul VI (Va.)

Nick Petkovich G/F Bullis (Md.)

Kenny Tate F DeMatha (Md.)

Garvey Young G Georgetown Prep (D.C.)

<b>Suburban All-Stars</b>

<i>Player Position High School</i>

Dennis Bassich G Albert Einstein (Md.)

Terrance Burke F Northwestern (Md.)

Austin Cooley G Bethesda-Chevy Chase (Md.)

Calvin Kroskie G Osbourn Park (Va.)

Sadonas Davis F Freedom (Md.)

Erik Etherly F Annandale (Va.)

Neal Kosciulek F Quince Orchard (Md.)

Maurice Hubbard F Westfield (Va.)

Bobby Mott G Potomac (Md.)

Chase Smith G Eleanor Roosevelt (Md.)

Harold Washington G Gwynn Park (Md.)

Anthony Winbush F T.C. Williams (Va.)