Caracter, Clark picked for Roundball Classic

Two Louisville signees, 6-9 Derrick Caracter (Notre Dame Prep (MA)) and 6-9 Earl Clark (Rahway, NJ), were selected to play for the East squad in the prestigious Sonny Vaccaro Roundball Classic today.

Two Louisville signees, 6-9 Derrick Caracter and 6-9 Earl Clark, were selected to play for the East squad in the prestigious Roundball Classic today.

Sonny Vaccaro's Roundball Classic, Presented by Rbk and the S. Carter Collection, announced the complete roster for its 42nd annual high-school All-Star basketball game. America's original high school All-Star Classic will tip-off for the fifth consecutive year at Chicago's United Center on Sunday, April 9th at 3:00 p.m. This year's Roundball Classic will be televised nationally on CSTV and is sponsored by Rbk, The Chicago Sun-Times, EA Sports and Gatorade.

The Roundball Classic, features the top high school seniors in the country including, Greg Oden (Indianapolis, IN), Paul Harris (Niagara Falls, NY) and Daequan Cook (Dayton, OH) competing against each other as high school athletes for one last time before they head to their respective colleges and universities. In addition, premier local talents, including Chicago-area standouts Brian Carlwell (Maywood, IL), Patrick Beverley (Chicago, IL) and Will Walker (Bolingbrook, IL), will make up the 20-man roster representing 10 states. Danny Hurley of St. Benedict's Prep and Mike Conley Sr. of Spiece Indy Heat have been selected to coach the East and West teams respectively.

Caracter (Notre Dame Prep) is a 2-time ABCD Camp All-Star, 2005 ABCD Camp All-Star Game MVP and 2004 ABCD Camp Player of the Week. The 6'9" forward averages 20 points, 7 rebounds and two assists.

Clark (Rahway High) is a 2-time ABCD Camp All-Star, a 2-time All-County player and a Jump Ball Tournament MVP. The 6'9 foward has posted averages of 25 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists per game and has scored over 1,000 points in his high school career.

Louisville recruit Lance Thomas will also play in the Classic.

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