Monday, April 07, 2008

Mosley shines in Charm City Challenge

Sean Mosley, a 2008 commit for Maryland, scored 15 points along with 5 rebounds and six assists playing for the Baltimore team in the Charm City Challenge. He was named to the all-tournament team as he helped lead the Baltimore team to another victory over the U.S. all stars 107-82. Mosley and Troy Franklin, who was awarded the game MVP, teamed up to help pace the Baltimore team to an easy victory.

I'll be at the Capital Classic this coming Sunday to get a look at Mosley and a host of other ACC commits. The game is also being broadcast on MASN if you have that on your cable provider.
The Capital Classic has seven future ACC players on the rosters of the national game.

SG Sean Mosley (Maryland)
PF Olek Czyz (Duke)
SG Deividas Dulkys (FSU)
SF Sylven Landesberg (UVA)
F Tanner Smith (Clemson)
C Ty Walker (Wake Forest)
PG Andre Young (Clemson)

In addition three Georgetown players, including former Maryland target Henry Sims, will play in this game. It wouldn't surprise me if Mosley is the most productive player out of that group. Gus Gilchrist, who will be eligible to play for Maryland this December, won MVP of last year's Capital Classic. Junior college transfer PG Bobby Maze will also be added to the team but won't be part of any high school all star games, obviously. Overall I think this will be a fairly good trio of players and may, in aggregate, be an upgrade over the two players that Maryland is losing, James Gist and Bambale Osby.

In the McDonalds All-American game there were few ACC commits that distinguished themselves. North Carolina's PF Ed Davis (11 points), G Larry Drew (7 points, 5 assists) and PF Tyler Zeller (6 points) all played well and Davis will be an immediate contributor in the low post. Duke's SG Elliot Williams had a nice night with 10 points on 4/8 shooting but he doesn't provide the inside game that Duke desperately needs. Other ACC players like Virginia's SF Sylven Landesberg (2 points, 4 turnovers), Wake Forest's C Al-Farouq Aminu (0 points, 4 rebounds), FSU's F Chris Singleton (0 points, 7 rebounds), Georgia Tech's Iman Shumpert (0 points, 5 rebounds) did virtually nothing that would make you think they will be immediate impact players for their teams.

Click here for the USA Today breakdown of the game.

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