Notes: Nolte Talks Capital Classic

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Capital Classic

Evan Nolte

While the UVa coaches are looking to add to the roster, the Cavaliers’ three incoming freshmen are set to take the court in the 2012 Capital Classic. The all-star event, which takes place tomorrow night at T.C. Williams High School (Alexandria, VA), is headlined by the Capital All-Stars taking on the National All-Stars. Justin Anderson will suit up for the Capital team, while Evan Nolte and Mike Tobey will play for the National squad.

“It’ll be really fun,” Nolte said of the Capital Classic. “I like the whole all-star thing. The game I played in the last time was awesome. I know I’m not going to get to know how Mike really plays, but it’ll be fun to be there, to play with him for the first time. It’ll be fun seeing Justin.”

This will be the second postseason all-star event for Nolte, a 6’8″, 200-pound face-up four out of Milton High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. The first was the All-American Championship in New Orleans, Louisiana. The event essentially featured two all-star games, with Nolte’s South team taking on the North and the East taking on the West. Nolte scored 16 points and helped his team to a 1-point win, 86-85.

“It definitely made me feel a lot better,” Nolte said when asked if his performance in New Orleans gave him a confidence boost just months before he arrives in Charlottesville. “Whenever I play on a national scale, I kind of psyche myself out a little bit. But then I go in and do really well. I know I can play with everyone. At the same time, I know I have to work a lot harder.”

Nolte was pleased with his play, but he also enjoyed being around college basketball’s biggest stage.

“I definitely think the neatest part of that game was the location,”