Joining the likes of Carmelo Anthony (2002), LeBron James (2003) and Dwight Howard (2004), West Virginia-commit point guard Jabarie Hinds (Mount Vernon High School) won the MVP award in the Capital Classic as the United States All-Stars defeated the Capital All-Stars, 136-115.
Hinds scored the first five points of the game for the United States squad and had 19 points on 9-13 shooting while adding five rebounds. He was consistently able to create his own shot as his quick first step constantly got him by his defender. Once by his defender, he had the ability to finish in the lane, hit the mid-range jumper or hit an open teammate around the basket or out on the perimeter.
Clemson-commit shooting guard Devin Coleman (Friends Central High School) also came up big for the United States All-Stars as he tied Hinds for a game-high 19 points including 3-7 from behind the arc and an eight point run by himself that gave the United States squad an early 21-12 lead, a lead which they never relinquished.
Three other guards played well in the game between United States All-Stars point guard Myles Mack (St. Anthony’s High School) and shooting guard Kelvin Amayo (NIA Prepatory) who had 16 points and three assists each and Villanova-commit point guard Tyrone Johnson (Montrose Christian) who recorded 17 points, four rebounds and four assists.
The United States dominated the whole game by outscoring the Capital All-Stars in every quarter except the fourth and had a huge 106-74 lead heading into the final quarter. They shot 51% from the field as a team and had eight players in double figures in scoring. Despite the United States’ good defense, the Capital All-Stars killed themselves by shooting just 21% from the three-point line and 63% from the free throw line.