There were a lot of big time names on hand at St. Frances academy for the first ever Charm City Classic. In the signed seniors game the East mounted a late comeback behind a Connor Lipinski 3-ball with 20 seconds left to take the lead for good.
Like most all-star games there were plenty of dunks, lots of uncontested 3's and defense was at a premium. The best player on the court was certainly Demarquise Johnson, a top 75 recruit from Westwind Prep whose headed to Washington State in the fall. But he wasn't the only one who put on a show. Daquan Cook of St. Frances academy whose heading to UNLV in the fall was all over the place. Cook had a double double with 22 points and 10 assists and was making plays for his teammates the whole way through.
Kayel Locke was in the MVP running as well. The 6'5" UNC-Greensboro commit out of McDonogh HS had the two biggest highlight reel dunks of the event and knocked down a handful of 3-pointers. Percy Davis, formerly of McNamara and National Christian Academy had a solid game as well.
All in all, it was a major success and everyone got to showcase their talents. Event organizer Dwayne Wise had this to offer, "It's about the kids at the end of the day. It was a win-win for everybody tonight".
We look forward to next year's Charm City Classic.