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.
Smith was supposed to play with two other players headed to College Park, 6-foot-6 wing Aaron Wiggins of High Point, N.C., and recently signed 6-3 combo guard Serrel Smith of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Wiggins and Serrel Smith, who along with Jalen Smith and point guard Eric Ayala make up the Big Ten's top recruiting class, will be coached in the game by former Terps guard Keith Gatlin, Wiggins' high school coach.
It marks the second straight year that the Capital Classic is losing one of its top Maryland-bound attractions. Bruno Fernando sat out last year's game at what was then Verizon Center after hurting his knee in practice.