Commonwealth Classic Report

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The 2005 Commonwealth Classic featured many ACC recruits, including Virginia Tech’s Terrance Vinson. Below is a report on the game followed by an interview with Terrance.


The Virginia All-Stars came to play last Friday night, defeating the National All-Stars by a score of 147-131.

The National team, led by team MVP Courtney Fells, surged ahead to a 41-32 lead early in the second quarter. Fells, who scored 27 points for the game, showcased two awesome dunks and knocked down a three on the 11-3 run. AD Vassallo, a 6-6 shooting guard headed to the University of Richmond, led the charge back as the Virginia team not only tied the game, but surged ahead to an 62-54 halftime lead. William & Mary recruit Calvin Baker knocked down several three pointers in the third quarter as the Virginia team extended its lead to 17 and never looked back.

The 6-6 Fells, a N.C. State recruit, was the MVP for the National team while Tyree Evans secured MVP honors for the Virginia team with 29 points and 7 assists. Evans, who is headed to Cincinnati, played his high school ball at George Wythe High School in Richmond, Virginia, before prepping at Winchendon this year.

Box Score (Starters in bold)

National All-Stars

Luc Richard Mbaha Moute (SG/UCLA)
10 points (4-9), 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals

Jeff Adrien (PF/Connecticut)
8 points (4-7), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals

Marcus Ginyard (SG/UNC)
22 points (10-18), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

Josh Thornton (G/Georgetown)
16 points (5-15), 2 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals

Octavius Spann (F/Georgetown)
14 points (6-18), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 0 steals

Courtney Fells (SG/N.C. State)
27 points (11-19), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals

Denis Clemente (PG/Miami)
22 points (9-21), 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals

Kevin Swinton (PF/Wake Forest)
8 points (4-10), 10 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 steals

David Weaver (C/Wake Forest)
4 points (2-2), 1 rebound, 0 assists, 1 steal

Virginia All-Stars

Tyree Evans (SG/Cincinnati)
29 points (12-22), 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals

Terrance Vinson (PF/Virginia Tech)
9 points (4-7), 7 rebounds, 0 assists, 1 steal

AD Vassallo (SG/Richmond)
19 points (9-17), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals

Mamadi Diane (SG/Virginia)