The 2012 Capital Classic took place on Saturday, April 21, and the U.S. All-Stars came away with a 105-93 win over the Capital All-Stars. The U.S. team featured University of Virginia-bound recruits Evan Nolte and Mike Tobey , while the Capital team, which is comprised of top seniors from the Maryland/DC/Northern Virginia area, featured Cavaliers recruit Justin Anderson .
Of playing against his future teammates, Anderson said: “It was the worst thing ever.”
Overall, though, Anderson enjoyed the event. The 6’7″, 220-pound guard/forward struggled offensively from the perimeter, but his signature athletic ability was on display as he finished with 17 points. In fact, five of Anderson’s seven field goals were high-flying dunks.
“The experience was great. It was awesome,” Anderson said. “It felt good. We all came out there and we had a good competitive side, but at the same time we had a lot of fun.”
The Capital Classic is the final high school basketball event for Anderson. He, Nolte and Tobey are now just two months removed from officially enrolling at UVa.
“I can’t wait. I can’t wait,” Anderson said. “I think we’ll be great coming in as the freshman class, or first year class I guess I should say now. I feel like we can come in with the guys that are already there and learn, adjust, and hopefully get back to the tournament.”
Playing major college basketball “is what I’ve been waiting for all my life,” Anderson said. “I can’t wait to get under Coach Bennett, under his leadership and the leadership of his staff, and hopefully become the best player I
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