Donta Bright and Michael Lloyd of Dunbar were selected yesterday to play for the East team in the McDonald's All American High School Basketball Game.
Bright, a center-forward, and Lloyd, a point guard for the nationally top-ranked team, were two of 20 high school seniors chosen by a committee of national high school specialists from a field of 1,700 nominees to play in the game on April 19 at Georgia Tech (1 p.m., channels 11, 9).
"I'm very excited," Dunbar coach Pete Pompey said. "It's a great opportunity for them to be involved in an outstanding classic such as this. Now they know they belong among these top players. And it allows the people of the United States to see what kinds of players these kids are."
Bright and Lloyd are the first area players to appear in the game since Rodney Monroe (St. Maria Goretti, North Carolina State, Atlanta Hawks) in 1987.
Also named to the East squad were North Carolina recruit Serge Zwikker, a 7-foot-3 center from Potomac's Harker Prep, and Maryland recruit Duane Simpkins, a 6-1 point guard from DeMatha in Hyattsville.