Fells To Play In Commonwealth Classic Tonight

<P> Courtney Fells, a 6'6 wing from Mississippi, was named Gatorade State Player of the Year last week after an outstanding senior season for Shannon High School, and he will be playing in tonight's Commonwealth Classic.

Courtney Fells, a 6'6 wing from Mississippi, was named Gatorade State Player of the Year last week after an outstanding senior season for Shannon High School, and he will be playing in tonight's Commonwealth Classic.

Wing Courtney Fells will likely take an unofficial visit to NC State this weekend.

Fells averaged 23.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 8.3 assists this past season, as he was also named to the All-State team.

The Commonwealth Classic, held on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, pits some of the top high school prospects against local Virginia high standouts.

"I'm playing in the Commonwealth Classic, and it's on April 1st," Fells said when asked about playing in the game. "I'm just excited to be able to play in any game. It didn't really matter to me which all-star game it was."

"I wanted to play in the McDonald's game, but I don't think people saw enough of me," he added. "It doesn't really matter to me though. I know I can play with all of those guys."

Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the door. Fells is expected to start at shooting guard for the National Team.

Other notable prospects playing include: Jeff Adrien (UCONN), Tyree Evans (Cincy), Marcus Ginyard (UNC), Andre Blatche (NBA), David Weaver (Wake), and Kevin Swinton (Wake).

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