(EDITOR’S UPDATE* Nolan Smith and Cam Long recently backed out, will be replaced with Austin Freeman of Georgetown and Isaiah Tate of George Mason, Jeff Allen and Terrell Bell of Virginia Tech have also been recently confirmed along with Keyon Carter of Old Dominion)
VCU seniors Jamie Skeen, Joey Rodriugez, Ed Nixon and Brandon Rozzell will team up with crosstown rivals Kevin Anderson, Justin Harper and Dan Geriot from the University of Richmond in this year’s edition of the Commonwealth Collegiate Challenge being played this Thursday, April 21st at 7PM at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.
The 804 All-Stars will take on a team headlined by First-Team All American and ACC Player of the Year Nolan Smith out of Duke.
Smith will be joined by George Mason standout and CAA First-Teamer Cam Long as well as several other CAA and ACC stars, including a potential late add in Duke’s Kyle Singler.
The court won’t be the only place to star gaze however, as Toronto Raptor and Benedictine grad Ed Davis will be in attendance.
VCU’s own shot-blocking legend Larry Sanders is listed as another NBA talent expected to attend.
Keeping with tradition, all players will be available after the game and at halftime for pictures and autographs.
The Commonwealth Collegiate Challenge will be conducting a shooting clinic for boys and girls players participating in the game from 4:30 to 6:30 on April 21st just prior to the game. Dukeâ€™s Nolan Smith and VCUâ€™s Joey Rodriguez will be just a few of the marquee players on hand to assist the kids with shooting and fun. Cost of the clinic is $30 and includes the ticket to the game. The clinic will be a great opportunity for children of all ages to get up close and personal with the players participating.
Following the game, players will be available for pictures and autographs for 30 minutes. Tickets and Clinic Tickets are available at the VCU Ticket Office 828-RAMS.
$8 Childrenâ€™s Ticket (Available at Door Only),Â $10 General Admission andÂ $20 Courtside.