Catonsville's Jasmine Dickey, the All-Metro Player of the Year, and St. Frances' Nia Clouden and Angel Reese will play in the Capital Classic girls basketball all-star game Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. John's College High School in Washington, D.C.
Seniors Dickey and Clouden will play for the Capital All-Stars while sophomore Reese will play for the United States Future Stars. This will be the first Capital Classic girls game featuring out-of-town players in the event's 45-year history. There had been a locals-only girls game in 2010.
Dickey, headed to Delaware, led the No. 4 Comets to the Class 4A state final last month, a year after they won their first state basketball championship. The 5-foot-10 guard became one of only a dozen Baltimore-area girls ever to score 2,000 career points and finished her senior year with an average of 20 points and 10.8 rebounds. She is a two-time Ms. Maryland Basketball.
Clouden, a first-team All-Metro selection, led the No. 1 Panthers to the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship and a No. 16 national ranking in MaxPreps Xcellent 25. The 5-8 point guard headed for Michigan State averaged 13.3 points and three assists, scored 1,500 career points and was twice named Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year.
Dickey and Clouden are longtime Amateur Athletic Association teammates with the Maryland Lady Tigers.
Reese, a two-time All-Metro first-team selection, was invited to try out for the United States Under-17 national team after trying out for the Under-16 team last year. At 6-3, she dominated opponents inside with 17.6 points and 12.1 rebounds. She had 20 double doubles this past season.
Tickets for the game are $10 for students and $15 for adults with a limited number of courtside seats. For information, contact Jonathan Scribner at 202-431-9780 firstname.lastname@example.org.