Watkins Added To Charm City Challenge

Darryl Watkins, one of the top unsigned big men still available, has been added to the U.S. roster for next month's 3rd Annual Marine Corps Charm City Challenge. Schools still interested in the 6-11, 235 pounder from Paterson Catholic in New Jersey include North Carolina, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Villanova, Rutgers, Pittsburgh and Kentucky, according last month's report by reporter Russ Blake.
The coach for the U.S. Stars will be Richard Masson from Carson High School in Carson, CA. For the complete U.S. roster, please click here.
In addition, the complete Baltimore area roster that will face the U.S. Stars has been announced. The only player identified up to now had been Will Bowers, the Archbishop Spalding center who is headed to Maryland. The Baltimore All-Star roster follows:
Baltimore All-Star roster
Head Coach: Mike Glick (Archbishop Spalding)
* Number in parentheses, if any, is place on Top 100 list.
The preliminary game starts at 4 PM and features the following players:
City All-Star team
Charles Brooks, Douglass
Derrick Brooks, St. Francis
Lonnie Embry, Douglass
Anthony Fair, Mount St. Joseph
Paul Frazier, Mervo
Willie Horne, Mount St. Joseph
Brahn Jenkins, Cardinal Gibbons
Kyle O’Connor, Mount St. Joseph
Bryan Scroggins, St. Francis
Michael Taylor, St. Francis
Michael Thompson, Dunbar
Antwan Williams, Mervo
Head Coach: Rodney Coffield (Douglass)
Suburban All-Star team
Gerald Bradford, Long Reach
Tommy Breaux, Randallstown -- Buffalo (football)
Derrick Davis, St. Maria Goretti
Gus Durr, Jr., Archbishop Spalding -- Mount St. Mary's
Essien Ford, Loyola
Adrian Gross, Southern
Josh Johnson, Annapolis
Jack McClinton, Calvert Hall
Dan Ross, West Nottingham
Sean Rozanski, Glenelg
Malcolm Thomas, Pikesville
Shawn Valesquez, Mt. Hebron
Head Coach: Pat Clatchey (Mount St. Joseph)
The Challenge takes place on Sunday, April 13 at the Towson Center on the campus of Towson University. The preliminary game, City vs. Suburban All-Stars, begins at 4 PM with the U.S. vs. Baltimore All-Star game to follow at 6 PM.
Tickets for the Marine Corps Charm City Challenge are $15 for adults, $10 for students and are available by calling 410-605-9381.