WASHINGTON, D.C. Kansas University signees Nick Collison and Andrew Gooden have been impressive in workouts in preparation for tonight's Reebok Capital Classic high school basketball all-star game at the MCI Center.
Although battling minor ankle and arm injuries, the 6-foot-9 Collison scored 10 points for the Blue team during a Tuesday practice session.
According to reports, Collison impressed fans and coaches with strong inside moves and the ability to use both hands.
The 6-foot-10 Gooden, who will be a teammate of Collison on the U.S. All-Stars, was also listed as one of the most impressive players in workouts.
The U.S. All-Stars will meet a team of District of Columbia All-Stars at about 7 p.m., Lawrence time. The game will not be televised.
Here are the members of the U.S. All-Stars with hometown and college choice in parentheses:
Jason Gardner, 5-11, PG, North Central, Ind. (Arizona)
Todd Billet, 6-0, PG, Christian Brothers, N.J. (Rutgers).
Jason Williams, 6-2, PG, St. Joseph, N.J. (Duke).
Kevin Gaines, 6-4, G, Clark, Nev. (Michigan).
Drew Nicholas, G, 6-3, Lutheran, N.Y. (Maryland).
Matt Carroll, 6-6, F, Hatboro-Horsham, Pa. (Notre Dame).
Leland Anderson, 6-8, F, Attleboro, Mass. (Michigan).
Nick Collison, 6-9, F, Iowa Falls, Iowa (Kansas).
Andrew Gooden, 6-10, F, El Cerrito, Calif. (Kansas).
Tahj Holden, 6-10, C, Red Bank, N.J., Regional (Maryland).
Casey Sanders, 6-11, C, Tampa, Fla., Prep (Duke).
Samuel Dalembert, 7-0, C, St. Patrick, N.J. (Seton Hall).
Colleges only, no hometowns available
Steve Blake, 6-3, G, Maryland.
Brian Chase, 5-11, G, Virginia Tech.
Val Brown, 6-1, G, George Washington.
Tony Dobbins, 6-4, G, Virginia Tech.
Reece Gaines, 6-6, G, Undecided.
Roger Mason, 6-4, G, Virginia.
Chris Monroe, 6-4, F, George Washington.
Derick Payne, 6-5, F, Undecided.
Victor Samnick, 6-7, F, Georgetown.
Patrick Mitchell, 6-8, F, James Madison.
Rodney White, 6-9, F, UNC-Charlotte.
Courtland Freeman, F, 6-9, Georgetown.
Jesse Young, C, 6-10, George Mason.