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Czyz best player in all-star game

Appeal Staff Report

Reno High’s Olek Czyz was the best player on the court during Sunday’s all-star game between the U.S. All-Stars and the Capital All-Stars in the Capital Classic high school basketball all-star game in Washington, D.C.

Czyz, who will play at Duke, led the U.S. All-Stars to a 123-85 win with a game-high 23 points and also grabbed nine rebounds. The game features all-stars from the Washington, D.C., area against all-stars from the rest of the country.

The 6-foot-7, 230-pound forward displayed unusual athleticism for such a big player, performing a nearly full spin before one acrobatic dunk on one occasion.

“I showed up to practice (on Friday) and no one knew who I was,” Czyz told the Washington Post after being named the game’s most valuable player. “It was like, ‘Oh, you’re the kid going to Duke?’ Then practice started and I had a few dunks. Some of my teammates came with comments, ‘You’re my favorite white boy now.’ It was neat.”

Maryland recruit Sean Mosley, who played for the U.S. team, told the Washington Post: “He’s kind of quick for the size he has. I never knew he had ups like that until I saw him practice.”