Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Hoops: Charm City Challenge

The 5th Annual Charm City Challenge is coming up April 10, and our own Alade Aminu will be participating. One of the event organizers sent me the following press release so I wanted to pass it along:


Baltimore - Team rosters for the 5th annual Charm City Challenge
presented by Converse have been selected. The Charm City Challenge
takes place Sunday, April 10th at the Towson Center on the campus of
Towson University. The preliminary game, City vs. Suburban All-Stars,
begins at 3 PM with the U.S. vs. Baltimore All-Stars following at 5

The U.S. roster has been finalized with several ACC and Big East
recruits participating including Maryland's Shane Clark (Hargrave
Military Academy) and Georgetown's Jessie Sapp (National Christian

Some of the nation's best players including Maryland's John Gilchrist,
UConn's Josh Boone, Georgia Tech's Jarrett Jack and Miami's Guillermo
Diaz, to name a few, have participated in the Charm City Challenge.

Tickets for the Charm City Challenge are $25 for reserved, $15 for
general admission and $10 for students. Tickets are available by
calling 410-605-9381 or at

The weekend kicks-off with the Dunk and 3-Point contest on Friday,
April 8 at 6:30 pm at Dunbar High School. Tickets are $5 and available
at the door.

U.S. All-Star Team:
Alade Aminu, 6-10, Stephenson H.S./Stone Mountain, GA - comm to
Georgia Tech
Ryan Ayers, 6-6, Germantown Academy/Ft. Washington, PA - comm to
Notre Dame
Shane Clark, 6-6, Hargrave Military Academy/Chatam, VA - comm to
Denis Clemente, 6-1, Calusa Prep/Miami, FL - committed to Miami
Mamadi Diane, 6-5, DeMatha HS/Hyattsville, MD - comm to Virginia
Marc Egerson, 6-5, Berean Institute, Philadelphia, PA - comm to
Vernon Goodridge, 6-9, Lutheran Christian Academy, Philadelphia, PA - comm to Mississippi St.
Andre McGee, 6-0, Canyon Springs HS, Moreno Valley, CA - comm to
Chad Millard, 6-9, Brewster Academy/Wolfesboro, NH - comm to
Jessie Sapp, 6-3, National Christian Academy, Ft. Washington, MD - comm to Georgetown
Head Coach: Kevin Keatts, Hargrave Military Academy

Baltimore All-Star Team:
Paris Carter, 6-5, Lake Clifton
Velmar Coleman, 6-4, Walbrook - committed to Towson
Kyle Cannon, 6-7, Towson Catholic
Jimmy Conyers, 6-4, National Christian - committed to Akron
Robert Diggs, 6-8, Gwynn Park - committed to George Washington
Lawrence Dixon, 6-5, Spalding - committed to Holy Cross
Chester Frazier, 6-2, Lake Clifton - committed to Illinois
Nate Irby, 6-0, Dunbar
Brian Johnson, 5-10, Mt. St. Joseph
Antwann Lawrence, 6-4, Mervo
Lawrence Nwevo, 6-8, Towson Catholic
Demetrius Phillips, 6-9, Northwestern - committed to Fordham
Head Coach: Pat Clatchey, Mt. St. Joseph