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UCLA Signee Dijon Thompson Will Play In
"Charm City Challenge" All-Star Game--(Apr. 27, 2000)

UCLA-signee Dijon Thompson (6'-7" Sr. F/G) will play tomorrow night in Maryland on the U.S. All-Stars team which will take on the best players from the Baltimore area in the "Charm City Challenge" which will be played at Towson Center on Saturday night.  That game, which will feature some of the top players in the country, will be preceded by two underclassmen games, featuring some of the best select travel teams in the Baltimore region. 

Dijon is also slated to play in the 5th Annual Coca-Cola All-American All-Star game, which has now been rescheduled for June 3, at Las Vegas Durango HS.  Under NCAA rules, a graduating senior who will play D-I ball can only participate in two such all-star events.  The Charm City will be the first such event for Dijon, who was nominated for, but didn't get the nod to play in, the McDonald's All-American game.

The Charm City Challenge U.S. All-Stars roster features a great group of players in addition to Dijon:

Marcus Austin   6-9   St. Patrick's, Elizabeth, N.J.   Villanova
Eddie Basden   6-5   Eleanor Roosevelt, Greenbelt, Md.   Massachusetts
Andre Collins   5-10   Hargrave Military Academy, Chatham, Va.   Maryland
Craig Forth   7-0   Columbia, East Greenbush, N.Y.   Syracuse
Brandon Fuss-Cheatam   5-11   Blackhawk, Beaver Falls, Pa.   Ohio State
Mike Grinnon   6-6   St. Dominic, Oyster Bay, N.Y.   Maryland
Jonathan Hargett   6-1   National Christian Academy, Fort Washington, Md    West Virginia
Ismail Muhammed   6-5   Mohammed, Atlanta   Georgia Tech
Josh Powell   6-9   Riverdale, Riverdale, Ga   N.C. State
Derek Stribling   6-5   Richards, Tallahassee, Fla   Tennessee
Dijon Thompson   6-6   Redondo Union, Redondo Beach, Calif   UCLA

The Baltimore All-Stars will not have as many signed players, but they will still have some of the top players in the region, including a couple of top 100 players:

Chris Charles   7-0   Crispus Attucks, Pa.   Seton Hall
Sherrod Ford   6-9   Hargrave Military Academy, Chatham, Va.   Clemson
Ivan Griffin   6-7   Towson Catholic   uncommitted
Jermaine Hancock   6-2   Edgewood   uncommitted
Marcus Harrison   6-6   Mervo   uncommitted
Keith Jenifer   6-3   Hargrave Military Academy, Chatham, Va.   uncommitted
Jai Lewis   6-6   Aberdeen   uncommitted
Darshan Luckey   6-4   Southern-B   St. Francis, Pa.
Kevin Mickens   6-7   Mount St. Joseph   uncommitted
Kenny Minor   5-7   Dunbar   uncommitted
Melvin Scott   6-3   Southern-B   North Carolina

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