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All-star basketball games are about seeing who can score the most points. Witness the 48-point first quarter for the Capital All-Stars last night, a performance that had Man About Charlottesville Jeff White shaking his head about how bad the U.S. team defense was "even by all-star game standards."

That said, here are a few things that caught my eye:

The "all-tournament team" (not sure about the tournament label, though) was comprised of: Deontay Twyman and Darnell Dodson from the local team and Terrence Oglesby, Mike Scott and Malcolm Delaney from the U.S. team. Scott, a 6-8 forward bound for Virginia, was impressive with his tough play in the post. Oglesby, from Benton, Tenn., and listed in the game program as a member of the Norwegian junior national team, was 6 of 13 on three-point attempts and has quite a shot.

Many observers wonder whether Montrose Christian forward Shane Walker will be able to play next year at Maryland, but Walker showed some toughness last night - just as he did in the Charm City Challenge last weekend according to D.C. hoops guru Jim Quinn.

St. John's forward Vlad Moldoveanu scored a game-low two points, but mark it down - the 6-10 Romanian will be an impact player at George Mason. The all-star game silliness isn't his style. He only took three shots. The only player who took fewer shots was U.S. forward Cliff Tucker, who today is visiting with Maryland's coaches and could end up selecting the Terrapins. He is from El Paso, Texas, but has lots of family in Forestville.

By Josh Barr  | April 6, 2007; 12:10 PM ET
Categories:  Basketball  
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what do you mean...many people wonder whether Shane Walker can play next year at Maryland???

Posted by: deadskin | April 6, 2007 2:57 PM | Report abuse

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