Incoming Freshmen Shine In High School Academic All-American Classic
May 6, 2010
STANFORD, Calif.- The Stanford men's basketball program was well-represented at the second annual High School Academic All-American Classic last weekend in Azusa, Calif., with three incoming freshmen leading the way.
Three members of Stanford's national top-15 recruiting class- Anthony Brown, Josh Huestis and Dwight Powell- were awarded roster spots on the National All-Stars roster, coached by De La Salle's Frank Allocco. The National All-Stars defeated the American All-Stars 136-133.
Brown finished with a game-high 24 points on 9-13 shooting to go along with five assists and three rebounds. As a result of his standout performance, he was named the game's Most Valuable Player.
Powell contributed 17 points on 8-13 shooting and grabbed six boards. Additionally, Powell earned recognition as the Academic Player of the Year and was presented with his award at Friday's banquet.
Huestis added nine points on 4-7 shooting, 12 rebounds and one block. He also was crowned champion of the halftime slam dunk contest.
Participating student-athletes were selected based on the following criteria: grade point average, SAT/ACT scores, strength of high school curriculum, college selection, community service involvement, extracurricular activities and basketball ability. This year's participants had an average grade point average of 3.6.
In addition to the basketball game, the event featured a formal banquet, a Los Angeles tour, a free camp for Special Olympics, Slam Dunk 3-Point Competition and a parent workshop.
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