This Nike-sponsored event consisted of a double-header, featuring Washington D.C.-area all-stars versus a select, regional all-star team from around the United States in the first game. The second contest matched elite-level national all-stars on both squads.
Brandon Bowman, 6-7 SR SF, Los Angeles Westchester, was the one west coast representative in the preliminary game. Bowman was interestingly a member of the regional all-star team, ostensibly due to his signing with Georgetown. He turned in a fine performance with 17 points (7 of 10 shooting, including 3 of 3 from 3-point) and 6 rebounds. His Regional All-stars defeated the Capitol All-Stars, 119-97.
Co-MVPs in the first game were 6-2 Robert Hite of Winton Woods High in Cincinnati, Ohio and 6-7 Nick George of Montrose Christian High in Rockville, Md. Hite, who has committed to Miami, had 15 points and five boards while George, who is undecided, put up18 points and 6 rebounds.
The main event included a who's-who list of prominent national all-stars, including Shavlik Randolph (Duke) and Carmelo Anthony (Syracuse or NBA).
West coast participants in the featured contest were Hassan Adams, 6-3 SG, Los Angeles Westchester, who is bound for Arizona; Chris Rodgers, 6-2 PG, Portland Wilson, and Evan Burns, 6-7 SF, Los Angeles Fairfax.
Burns turned in a solid performance with 18 points, 7 rebounds. Adams had 9 points and 3 boards, while Rodgers had 8 points and 2 assists.
Arizona was also represented by another of its recruits in 6-6 Andre Iguodala of Lanphier High School in Springfield, Ill.
Other national standouts were 6-8 Sean May (North Carolina) and 6-10 Amare Stoudamire (Memphis but will likely be NBA lottery pick), who were co-MVPs. May contributed 26 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists while Stoudamire scored 23, pulled down 17 rebounds and had 6 assists. Both players clearly stood out.
Rashad McCants (North Carolina) had 23 points while Carmelo Anthony chipped in 27 points.