University of Maryland basketball recruit James Gist, a 6-foot-7 senior from Good Counsel High School in Wheaton, will lead a U.S. All-Star team against a squad of Baltimore all-stars in the fourth annual Marines Charm City Challenge on April 4 at the Towson Center.
Among Gist's teammates will be Joakim Noah, a senior from Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and the son of former tennis pro Yannick Noah; and Greg Manning Jr., who is from Chattahoochee High in Alpharetta, Ga., and is the son of the former Maryland guard of the same name.
They will play a team that includes Mount St. Joseph's Will Thomas and Woodlawn's Jason Goode, a Maryland football recruit. The team will be coached by Glen Burnie's Mike Rudd. The game, which starts at 5 p.m., will be preceded by a City All-Stars vs. Suburban All-Stars game at 3 p.m.
Randallstown's Kim Rivers will coach the suburban team, while Dunbar's Eric Lee and Southside's Dana Johnson will guide the city squad.
Tickets are available by calling 410-605-9381. The prices are $25 for reserved seats, $15 for general admission, and $10 for students. A limited number of courtside seats are available for $50.
A dunk contest and three-point shooting contest will be held April 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Dunbar High School. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.
(coached by Tim McKenna, Good Counsel) RaSean Dickey, Marlboro County (S.C.) High; Zam Frederick, Calhoun County (S.C.) High; James Gist, Good Counsel, Wheaton; Adrian Joseph, Bergen (N.J.) Catholic; Greg Manning Jr., Chattahoochee (Ga.) High; Cheyenne Moore, South Kent (Conn.) School; Anthony Morrow, Charlotte Latin School, N.C.; Drew Neitzel, Wyoming Park (Mich.) High; Joakim Noah, Lawrenceville (N.J.) School; Isaiah Swann, Hargrave Military Academy, Va.; Darian Townes, Hargrave Military Academy, Va.; Josh Wright, Proctor High, N.Y.
(coached by Mike Rudd, Glen Burnie) Branden Albert, Glen Burnie; Justin Drummond, McDonogh; Lance Fuller, Woodlawn; Jason Goode, Woodlawn; Jerrell Green, Southern-B; Mitch Guest, Glen Burnie; Darnell Harris, St. Frances; Jerome Johnson, Dunbar/IMG Academy; Tavon Nelson, Lake Clifton/South Kent; Jamal Smith, Towson Catholic; Will Thomas, Mount St. Joseph; Leon Williams, Gibbons.
(coached by Eric Lee, Dunbar; Dana Johnson, Southside) Jermaine Bolden, Douglass; Gordon Brown, St. Frances; Gordon Chase, St. Frances; Velmar Coleman, Walbrook; Brett Foelber, Gibbons; Kenny Hasbrouck, Gibbons; Barry Jenifer, Dunbar; Tre Love, Douglass; Leroy Mack, Mount St. Joseph; DeMetrius Phillips, Northwestern; Donta Ridley, Lake Clifton; Byron Roundtree, Dunbar.
(coached by Kim Rivers, Randallstown) Jesse Brooks, Spalding; Phillip Brown, Aberdeen; Barry Cornish, Lansdowne; Marcus Cousins, Randallstown; Torian Deane, Randallstown; Bassirou Dieng, Riverdale Baptist; Darren Hopkins, Towson Catholic; Jason Loughry, Spalding; Maurice Martin, Calvert Hall; Kevin Mallory, Woodlawn; Mike Smelkinson, Long Reach.