Arizona signee Rawle Alkins began his personal All-American game weekend by winning the Most Valuable Player at the 43rd annual Capital Classic in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night.
Alkins, from Word of God Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) now heads to Southern California for the BallIsLife All-American Game on Saturday in Long Beach. Alkins did not play in the McDonald’s All American Game or the Jordan Brand Classic.
Alkins scored 23 points and had 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocks as the U.S. All-Stars beats the Capital All-Stars 118-116 at Catholic University. Alkins was awarded the first Grant Hill Capital Classic MVP award in the inaugural year that the award was named after the former Duke star.
The Capital All-Stars had a chance to win the game but a full-court heave from Temple recruit Alani Moore (Friendship College; Washington, D.C.) hit the front of the rim at the buzzer. Moore finished with 15 points.