Capital Classic is Thursday night

Rashad McCants and Sean May will both be participating in Thursday night's Jordan Brand Capital Classic in Washington, D.C. Both will play for the White Team in the National Game at 8:30 p.m.

Jordan Brand Capital Classic
April 11
MCI Center
Washington, DC.

6:30 PM Regional Game U.S. All Stars vs. Capital All-Stars
8:30 PM National Game Red Team vs. White Team

TV - The National Game will air on a tape delayed basis on Fox Sports Network. Air dates for the game will span from Sunday, April 14th until Thursday, April 18th on the various national Fox Sports Regional Networks.

Tickets -- available via Ticketmaster.com.

White Team All-Stars
Denham Brown (Toronto, Ontario/UConn)
Evan Burns (Fairfax/Los Angeles, CA/UCLA)
Travis Garrison (DeMatha/Hyattsville, MD/Maryland)
John Gilchrist (Salem/Va. Beach, VA/Maryland)
Bryan Hopkins (Lincoln/Dallas, TX/SMU)
Jeff Horner (Mason City/Mason City, IA/Iowa)
Andre Iguodala (Lanphier/Springfield, IL/Undecided)
Jarrett Jack (Worcester/Worcester, MA/Georgia Tech)
Sean May (North/Bloomington, IN/North Carolina)
Rashad McCants (New Hampton/New Hampton, NH/North Carolina)
Amare Stoudemire (Cypress Creek/Orlando, FL/Undecided)
Michael Thompson (Providence/New Lenox, IL/Duke)
Kennedy Winston (Blount/Pritchard, AL/California)

Red Team All-Stars
Hassan Adams (Westchester/Los Angeles, CA/Arizona)
Carmelo Anthony (Oak Hill/Mouth of Wilson, VA/Syracuse)
Kelenna Azubuike (Victory Christian/Tulsa, OK/Oklahoma)
Dee Brown (Proviso East/Maywood, IL/Illinois)
Greg Brunner (Charles City/Charles City, IA/Iowa)
Justin Gray (Oak Hill/Mouth of Wilson, VA/Wake Forest)
Alexander Johnson (Dougherty/Albany, GA/Georgia)
Jimmy McKinney (Vashon/St. Louis, MO/Missouri)
Shavlik Randolph (Broughton/Raleigh, NC/Duke)
J.J. Redick (Cave Springs/Roanoke, VA/Duke)
Chris Rodgers (Wilson/Portland, OR/Arizona)
Aaron Spears (Dunbar/Chicago, IL/Illinois)
Bracey Wright (The Colony/The Colony, TX/Indiana)

Here's the official press release ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The 29th annual Jordan Brand Capital Classic, with a sponsor relationship that connects Nike Inc.'s Jordan division with the nation's top basketball talent of graduating high school seniors, is proud to announce the participants for the all-new National Game. The Jordan Brand Capital Classic will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2002 at the MCI Center to benefit Children's National Medical Center.

The National Game will be part of a doubleheader that will also include a Regional Game of United States All-Stars vs. Capital All-Stars, which has 28 years of history including appearances by Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Grant Hill, Moses Malone and Patrick Ewing. The United States team will be composed mainly of ACC, Big East and Atlantic-10 recruits. Rosters for the Regional Game will be released later this month.

"We are excited about our partnership with Jordan Brand," says Robert J. Geoghan, president of Sports America, Inc. and founder of the Capital Classic. "Over the past 28 years, we have seen some great athletes, but this will be the most talented group of players ever."

In the past few years, the Capital Classic has featured many of today's young NBA stars such as Shane Battier (Memphis Grizzlies), Elton Brand (LA Clippers), Antawn Jamison (Golden State) and Mike Bibby (Sacramento Kings), and current NCAA stars such as Jason Williams (Duke), Steve Blake (Maryland), Lonny Baxter (Maryland), Juan Dixon (Maryland), Michael Sweetney (Georgetown) and Jason Gardner (Arizona).

"We are honored to be part of a prestigious event like the Capital Classic and to have our Jordan Brand associated with the next generation of hoop stars," says Larry Miller, President of Jordan, a division of Nike Inc.

The doubleheader will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Regional Game of United States All-Stars vs. Capital All-Stars, followed by the National Game between the Red Team and White Team at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for the Jordan Brand Capital Classic are $30.00, $22.50 and $17.50 for both games of the doubleheader.

As part of the new change, the annual preliminary boys and girls games will be held two weeks earlier as part of the Metro Classic on Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at American University's Bender Arena. The event will include 48 high school players from the Washington metropolitan area as the top boys and girls will compete in a Suburban (Maryland/Virginia) vs. District (Inner High/Prep Privates) format. The girls game will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 8:00 p.m. Tickets prices for the Metro Classic will $10 for adults and $5 for students with ID. Those in attendance at the Metro Classic will receive a complimentary $17.50 ticket for the Jordan Brand Capital Classic as well.

Tickets are now on sale for both events by calling local Ticketmaster outlets or visiting the web site at www.ticketmaster.com.


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