Wall tops list of NBA players in local all-star game

Wall tops list of NBA players in local all-star game
August 8, 2013, 8:15 am
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Before training camp gets underway and NBA players get down to serious business, some key ones from the area will compete at the Goodman League Round Ball Classic later this month.

According to commisioner Miles Rawls, he has commitments from John Wall (Wizards), Jarrett Jack (Cavaliers), Greivis Vasquez (Kings), Ty Lawson (Nuggets), Victor Oladipo (Magic), Greg Monroe (Pistons), Erick Green (Nuggets/Italy) and Thomas Robinson (Trail Blazers), among others.

The game will take place Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at  DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, Md., where Oladipo, who was picked No. 2 overall in the 2013 draft, attended high school before starring for the Indiana Hoosiers.

Vasquez, who was a key player for the Maryland Terrapins, is with his third NBA team going into his fourth season. After finishing second in the voting for the NBA's Most Improved Player, he was traded from the New Orleans Pelicans in the off-season. Jack shined in his only season with the Golden State Warriors, signing as a free agent with the Wizards' rival in the off-season. Lawson played at Bishop McNamara High School in Forrestville, Md., Monroe competed for Georgetown and Robinson, a 2012 lottery pick, already is playing for his third team.

Green, who went to Pope IV Catholic in Fairfax, was Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year at Virginia Tech and the nation's leading scorer last season. He was drafted in the second round by the Nuggets, but because they don't have any roster spots available he signed a one-year deal to play abroad.

Tickets are $30 in advance and there is floor seating available for $100. They can be purchased online at thegoodmanleaguelive.com, by calling 240-381-9404 or going to DTLR sportswear and apparel locations in Salisbury, Md., Gaithersburg, Md., Forrestville, Md., Waldorf, Md., Hillcrest Heights, Md., Mitchellville, Md., Baltimore, Glen Allen, Va., Norfolk, Va., West Hampton, Va., and two spots in Washington DC.