The battle between Baltimore's best basketball players resumes this evening at Dunbar High with the Rodney Beasley East vs. West All-Star Games, sponsored by the Baltimore Metro Coaches Association.
The underclassmen will play at 5 p.m. The East underclassmen will be led by Dunbar's Keith Booth and Southern's Damon Cason, both All-Metro first-team selections this past season.
The West Underclassmen will be led by three members of the 1992 MSA B Conference champion Edmondson Redskins -- Eddie Rivers, Randolph Edison and Maurice Blanding.
The seniors meet at 7 p.m. The East roster includes Dunbar's Cyrus Jones, an All-Metro first-team pick, and the West team includes Carver's Rodney Black, another All-Metro first-team choice.
Following the seniors game, there will be a scrimmage between Baltimore's 19-under AAU stars led by Dunbar's two All-Americans, Donta Bright and Michael Lloyd, vs. Philadelphia's AAU stars, led by Simon Gratz's 6-foot-11 center, Rasheed Wallace. Wallace and Dunbar's Booth will be two of the nation's top seniors next season.
East seniors -- Phil Dixon, Mike Smith, St. Frances; Lawrence Day, Cyrus Jones, Paul Banks, Dunbar; Anthony Lang, Frank Willis, Lake Clifton; Abdul Brown, Southern; Quinn Anderson, Jason Holley, Mervo; Bryant Waller, City; Steve Kraning, Loyola; Tony Bishop, Sydney Johnson, Towson Catholic; Frank Hardin, Patterson. Coaches: Williams Wells, St. Frances; Meredith Smith, Southern-Balto.
West seniors -- Victor Carter-Bey, Gilman; Chucky Lee, Quintin Moody, Gibbons; Cliff O'Banner, Edmondson; Antwan Wingo, Shamar Bass, Sean Evans, Walbrook; Devin Ross, Edmondson; Michael Richardson, Rodney Black, Carver; Jermaine Porter, Walbrook; Simms Jenkins, St. Paul's; Albert Battle, Douglass; Ayinde Stewart, McDonogh; Ian Smith, Poly. Coaches: John Nash, Douglass; Gus Herrington, Walbrook
East underclassmen -- Anthony Wright, Kevin Norris, Terrance Payne, Shawnta Rogers, Lake Clifton; Kevin Simpson, Damon Cason, Tyrone Smith, Southern; James Burrell, Sharif Butler, Towson Catholic; Chris Wilson, Calvert Hall; Keith Booth, Alexander Mobley, Dunbar; Orlando Ransom, St. Frances; Warren Wright, Mervo; Jerry Hunt, Loyola. Coaches: John Blake, Mervo; Larry Alexander, Patterson
West underclassmen -- Donte Abron, Mt. St. Joe; Maurice Blanding, Randolph Edison, Eddie Rivers, Edmondson; Eric Carroll, Andre Rafus, Walbrook; Harvey Chambers, Anthony Wells, Forest Park; Andre Crockett, Charles Walker, Northwestern; Richard Dent, Troy Queen, Gibbons; Shannon Fair, Carver; James Fields, Gilman; Tony Murphy, Douglass. Coaches: Durce Jackson, Carver; Tim Holley, Gilman; Darrin Baker, Forest Park