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    April 16, 2008

Sports Beat by Bill McCaffrey

I was really saddened by the death last week of Madison ³Buzz² Nutter.  He was a good friend and a great person.  He was underrated as a center in the NFL, I have watched the NFL and he was one of the all-time greats and I rate him as the best center the Baltimore Colts ever had.  I liked his play much better than Bill Curry (who I thought was overrated).  He played 12 years in the NFL with the Colts and one with the Steelers.  He was All-NFL center in 1965.  Active and helpful in com munity he was a great man and I was proud to call him a friend.   When I was on the Baltimore Sun All-State High School football selection committee I was able to get his son on the All-State first team.  He was a 12th round draft pick out of Virginia Tech by the Redskins and was cut by the team and I donıt think Buzz ever forgave George Preston Marshall, the Redskins owner at the time.  I will miss Buzz Nutter!


Before a capacity crowd at Michaelıs 8th Avenue ,  Ballroom Boxing put on a great show.  Mike Paschell ran his record to 16-0-1 with a fourth round TKO of Bruce Rumbolz (21-16-2) in the main event.

Other Results:
Carney Bowman (9-0) six round unanimous decision over Cuauhtemoc Mendoza. Terrance Crawford first round TKO over Feliberto Nieto. Harvey Jolley (no relation to the fabled fighter Jolley Jack Machine) third round TKO over Rich Gingras (8-1), Gingrasıs first loss. Norman Allen, fourth round TKO over Spencer Harsley. The scheduled ten round ³Maryland State Featherweight Title² fight between Tyrell Samuel and Thomas Snow was canceled due to a foreign substance on Snowıs body.   Four amateur fights (USA Boxing) preceded the pro fights.  Also on hand Armed Forces vets from Walter Reed.

Thompson next for Klitschko!

IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (50-3, 44 KOs ) will next defend his world titles against WBO mandatory challenger Tony Thompson. "The fight will take place this July in Germany ," Klitschko told BILD. The 6′ 5 Thompson is currently the top American hope in the heavyweight division with a record of 31-1 with 19 KOs . He has 27 straight wins and has been unbeaten for eight years. The winner of Klitschko-Thompson will have a mandatory due around the end of the year against IBF mandatory Alexander Povetkin (15-0, 11 KOs ).   This is just fantastic. Tony started his career in the Ballroom and has fought here six times, including three of his four. He has shown tremendous patience waiting for this opportunity. We wish him all the best, hoping he comes home with a title.

CARNERA ­ The Walking Mountain

They are having a World Premiere of the movie "CARNERA - The Walking Mountain."   The premiere will take place at the WaMu Theater (Madison Square Garden) in New York, on April 22nd 2008 starting at 7pm. Doors will open at 6:30 and it's FREE ADMISSION, that's right FREE !   Just go to the following web site and click on "Free admission, please RSVP." and then just fill out the form.

Maryland Women Celebrate 2007-08 Campaign & Seniors
Langhorne named team MVP

The Maryland women's basketball team held its annual end-of-the-year banquet on Sunday afternoon at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on campus. The team, along with hundreds of family, team and staff members celebrated the 2007-08 campaign, as well as, this year's senior class. The team also announced its year-end awards, including the team's Most Valuable Player honor, which was given to Crystal Langhorne, who displayed consistency and excellence on the court, staple trademarks of her career. Maryland alum and ESPN's Pam Ward emceed the event. Maryland recorded its fourth-straight 20-win season, going 33-4, advancing to the NCAA Elite Eight, both accomplishments coming for the second time in three years, as well. Seniors Laura Harper, Crystal Langhorne, Jade Perry and Ashleigh N ewman received the Career Achievement Award for posting a 117-24 career record and an 83.0 winning percentage, becoming the winningest class in Maryland women's basketball history.

Langhorne was named the team MVP after leading the squad with 17.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game, both of which also ranked third in the ACC. She led the nation for the third year in a row with a 64.7 shooting percentage, the only player in NCAA history to lead the country in the category three times. The 2008 ACC Player of the Year, she was named an All-American by the Associated Press and the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) for the third time and a WBCA/State Farm All-American for the second time. A four-time All-ACC pick, Langhorne leaves College Park as the program's all-time leading scorer and rebounder, also holding the ACC record for career shooting percentage at 65.2 percent. She was also drafted earlier this week by the WNBA's Washington Mystics and will be joining the U.S. National Team this week in Chicago for training camp prior to the team's competition in the Good Luck Beijing Tournament in Beijing, China.

Harper earned the team's Terp Award, given to the player who best demonstrates what it means to be a Maryland student-athlete on and off the court. Harper always displayed a "team first" attitude and played with passion and energy, logging career highs of 14.1 ppg and 8.5 rpg. She broke the school record for all-time blocks (198) and also leaves ranking in the top 15 in the scoring record books, tallying over 1,400, and fourth in rebounding with over 800 boards. An honorable mention AP All-American and a third-team All-ACC selection, Harper will join Langhorne on the U.S. National Team and was drafted by the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs.

An honorable mention All-American, as well as a three-time second team All-ACC honoree, junior Marissa Coleman was presented with the Utility Award for her all-around play on the court. Coleman averaged 16.1 ppg, 7.4 rpg, dished out over 100 assists, had 30 steals and shot better than 46 percent from the floor. She also shot 81.0 percent from the free throw line. Coleman became only the third player in ACC history to have 1,000 points, 700 rebounds, 300 assists and 100 assists in their career. All-American and first-team All-ACC selection junior Kristi Toliver received the team's Most Assists honor after dishing out an ACC-record 275 helpers. She was tabbed the best point guard in the nation, earning the Nancy Lieberman Award. She was second on the team with 17.1 ppg, also leading the team with an 86.0 percent free throw shooting percentage to earn the team's Top Free Throw Shooting honor. Team tri-captains Langhorne, Harper and Coleman were also recognized. Academic honors went to Langhorne, who is a two-time ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-American, freshmen Kim Rodgers , Marah Strickland, Drey Mingo and Kat Lyons for earning at least a 3.0 grade point average.

The Courage Award went to Rodgers, freshman Anjalé Barrett and junior Christie Marrone  for battling through adversity despite injuries, which had sidelined each of them for the season. Marrone was also honored with the 2008 Senior Class. She has decided to forgo her final season at Maryland and will graduate at the end of the summer. Strickland posted the team's highest three-point shooting percentage (40.7) to earn the team's award in the category and Harper also garnered the team's blocks honor, stuffing 48 shots this season. Redshirt freshman Emery Wallace was presented with the team's Best Energy honor. Despite limited playing time, Wallace always displayed enthusiasm and support for the team. Mingo also received the team's Best Attitude honor for her positive demeanor in games and practices.

Tri-Captains: Crystal Langhorne, Laura Harper, Marissa Coleman Academic Award: Crystal Langhorne, Kim Rodgers, Marah Strickland, Drey Mingo, Kat

Utility Award: Marissa Coleman Courage Award: Kim Rodgers, Anjalé Barrett, Christie Marrone TERP Award: Laura Harper Single Season 3pt FG%: Marah Strickland Most Assists: Kristi Toliver Best Attitude: Drey Mingo Top FT %: Kristi Toliver Best Energy: Emery Wallace Most Blocks: Laura Harper Most Valuable Player: Crystal Langhorne Career Achievement Award (Winningest Class): Crystal Langhorne, Laura Harper, Jade Perry, Ashleigh Newman\

Langhorne, Harper Invited to Compete with US National Team
Terps travel to Beijing for pre-Olympic Tournament with US Team

Recently drafted University of Maryland standouts Crystal Langhorne and Laura Harper have been invited to join the U.S. National Women's Basketball Team as it prepares for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing , China . The team will convene in Chicago for training camp on April 13 to prepare for the Good Luck Beijing Tournament April 19-26, held at the site of the Olympics competition this summer.   Crystal Langhorne and Laura Harper were drafted by two WNBA teams earlier this week. Langhorne will begin her professional career with the Washington Mystics, while Harper will head out to Sacramento to play for the Monarchs. Both will train with the U.S. team and compete in the tournament.

Langhorne and Harper have extensive experience playing with the U.S. program. Both have won multiple gold medals as members of various junior teams over their careers. Langhorne was selected the USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year in 2005. Both have also left their marks on the Maryland program, leading the team to a 117-24 record over their four years the winningest four-year record in school history. Langhorne leaves as the program's all-time scoring and rebounding leader, while Harper is the all-time blocksleader. Both rank in several statistical categories at Maryland , while earning numerous accolades. Langhorne is a three-time All-American, while Harper was sele cted the 2006 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player.

The Good Luck Beijing Tournament will be held at Wukesong Arena, site of the 2008 Olympic basketball competition. It features six nations, including 2006 World Champion Australia, host China, Cuba, New Zealand and South Korea . The tournament opens with the single-round robin preliminary round on April 19. Seeded teams based on records from the preliminary rounds will face off on April 26, with the top two teams playing in the gold medal game.   Joining Langhorne and Harper in Beijing for the April tournament are Swin Cash, Sylvia Fowles, Lindsey Harding, Kara Lawson, Lisa Leslie, Courtney Paris, Katie Smith, Lindsay Whalen and Candice Wiggins.

The 2007-08 U.S. National Team features 29 players on its roster, which were selected by the USA Women's National Team Committee, chaired by USA Basketball for senior women Renee Brown, WNBA chief of basketball operations and player relations. It is expected that the 12-member 2008 Olympic Team will come from the USA National team roster.  For more information on the USA National Team and the USA Basketball program, visit

Tillman Outstanding But Baysox Bullpen Allows 7 in 6th for Loss.

For the second consecutive night, the Baysox led 3-0 before allowing seven runs in the sixth inning in a 7-3 loss to Akron .  Baysox starter Chris Tillman threw five hitless innings before being relieved.  All seven of the Aeros runs were scored with two outs in the bottom of the 6th.   The Baysox scored three runs in the top of the 5th inning.  Zach Dillon drew a walk and moved to third on a Jonathan Tucker double before scoring on Blake Davis groundout.  Tucker scored on a double by Mike Rodriguez and Rodriguez scored on a Carlos Rojas single to left.   Chris Tillman did not allow a hit in five innings, and was relieved by Daniel Lonsberry to start the sixth inning.  Lonsberry allowed three hits, two walks and hit a batter.  All six runners would score, two of them on a triple by Wes Hodges.  Lonsberry was relieved by Kam Mickolio after .2 innings.  Mickolio would be charged with the final run of the inning when Nathan Panther scored on an Armando Camacaro single to center.

Baysox Struggle Defensively, Allow 8 Unearned Runs in Loss to Akron

The Baysox saw their winning streak end at three games when they committed six errors and allowed eight unearned runs in a 12-5 loss to Akron .    Through four innings, Baysox starter Jason Berken allowed only an infield single.  In the bottom of the 5th, with the Baysox leading 3-0, Berken struck out Stephen Head for what should have been the second out, but the ball got away from catcher Ben Davis, and Head advanced to first base.  The next batter flied out and the inning should have been over, but with two outs and Head on second base after a wild pitch, Nathan Panther hit a double to right field, scoring Head.  Jose Constanza doubled to left, scoring Panther, and the Aeros had their first two unearned runs of the game.    Berken came out to pitch in the bottom of the sixth, but was taken out of the game after Joshua Rodriguez homered to lead off the inning.  Berken was relieved by Ryan Keefer.  Matthew Whitney reached base on an error by shortstop Blake Davis.  Michael Aubrey and Wes Hodges both hit doubles, and Hodges went to third on a passed ball.  Stephen Head hit a flyball to center that Mike Rodriguez dropped. Hodges scored and Head wound up on second.  The next batter, Chris Gimenez , reached on a throwing error by Jeff Nettles and Head advanced to third base.  Nathan Panther then hit a groundball and Blake Davis threw the ball attempting to turn a double play.  Gimenez was out at second but another run scored.  Jose Constanza hit an RBI triple and scored on a sacrifice fly, and the Aeros had scored seven runs on four hits and four errors.   The Baysox scored a pair of runs in the top of the 7th on a Ben Davis groundout and a Jeff Nettles single, but they allowed three more runs in the bottom of the inning.  Two of the Aeros runs in the bottom of the 7th came on a Blake Davis throwingerror.   The Baysox committed six errors in the game and allowed eight unearned runs and Ryan Keefer (0-2, 22.50 ERA) was charged with his second loss.

Baysox Homer Twice, Hold Off Another Late Rally to Win Third Straight

Nolan Reimold and Jeff Nettles each hit solo homeruns and Julio Manon picked up his second save in two nights as the Baysox beat the Akron Aeros 7-5 in their first road game of the season.   The Baysox scored 7 runs on 10 hits in the game.  Kennard Jones had a double, two singles and two runs scored in the game.  Jonathan Tucker had a double, a single and two runs scored and Carlos Rojas had a double, a single, a run scored and two RBI.  Nolan Reimold hit a homerun to left field in his first at bat, and the Baysox never trailed in the game.   Baysox starting pitcher David Hernandez (1-0, 1.88 ERA) picked up the win for the Baysox.  He pitched five innings, allowing one run on four hits and three walks while striking out six.  Hernandez was relieved by Jim Miller, who pitched two scoreless innings.  Rommie Lewis pitched a scoreless eight inning, but he ran into trouble in the 9th.    Lewis walked Chris Giminez to start the inning, and retired the next two batters.  With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Josh Rodriguez singled to left, and Matt Whitney hit a two run double off the wall in right-center.  Michael Aubrey then hit a double to center field, scoring Whitney cutting the Baysox lead to 7-4.  After Aubreyıs double, Julio Manon came out to relieve Lewis.   Wes Hodges singled up the middle, cutting the lead to 7-5, before Manon got Ryan Goleski to line out to end the game.


The Eastern League is pleased to announce the Major League Baseball Advanced Media selections for the Bank of America Eastern League Pitcher and Player of the Week Awards for the week ending April 13th:   Binghamton Mets first baseman/outfielder/designated hitter Mike Carp has been named the Bank of America Eastern League Player of the Week for the week ending April 13th.  The 6ı2², 215 lb. slugger  is off to an outstanding start for the B-Mets, hitting .474 (18-for-38) with four doubles, four home runs, 13 RBI, eight runs scored, two walks and a .895 slugging percentage in 10 games this season.  The 21-year old has reached base in each of the 10 games he has played in this season and he has collected four multiple hit games, including back-to-back four-hit games against Erie on Friday and Saturday.  Carp, who is a resident of Cerritos , California , currently leads the league in slugging percentage and is also tied for the league lead in homers, RBI, hits and extra-base hits.  Mike, who batted .251 with 11 home runs and 48 RBI in 97 games during his Double-A debut with the B-Mets last season, was selected by the New York Mets in the 9th round of the 2004 draft out of Lakewood High School in California .

Carpıs Batting Line for the week ending April 13, 2008
10 - .474 - 38 - 18 - 4 - 0 - 4 - 13 - 8 - 0 - 2 - .895

Carpıs Batting Line for the 2008 Season
10 - .474 - 38 - 18 - 4 - 0 - 4 - 13 - 8 - 0 - 2 - .895

Justin Masterson, a right-handed starting pitcher for the Portland Sea Dogs, is the Bank of America Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 13th.  Masterson, who went 4-3 with a 4.34 ERA in 10 games with the Sea Dogs last season following a promotion from Single-A Lancaster, has made two starts for Portland this year and is 0-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in nine innings of work.  In his season debut for the Sea Dogs the 23-year old surrendered three hits and struck out three batters without issuing a walk over four innings in a no- decision on the road against the New Britain Rock Cats.  The 6ı6², 250 lb. hurler was even more impressive in his second start of the season last Tuesday at Dodd Stadium, limiting the Defenders to two hits while striking out seven batters in five shutout innings of work.  Justin, who is ranked by Baseball America as the 4th best prospect in the Red Sox organization, was chosen by the Boston Red Sox in the second round of the 2006 draft out of San Diego State University.

Mastersonıs Pitching Line for the week ending April 13, 2008
2 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 9.0 - 5 - 0 - 0 - 10 - 0 - 0.00

Mastersonıs Pitching Line for the 2008 Season
2 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 9.0 - 5 - 0 - 0 - 10 - 0 - 0.00

Bowie State Shuts Out Virginia Union In Divisional Doubleheader

Bowie State returned to its winning ways, sweeping the visiting Lady Panthers of Virginia Union 15-0 and 9-0 in CIAA Eastern Division action.  Junior Tiffany Toney led Bowie States Lady Bulldogs with seven hits, which included two triples in the twin bill.  Junior Virginia Hockey accounted for four of Bowie State ıs combined 25 hits on the afternoon.  Senior Erin Gray and junior Heather Enders added three hits each ov er the two games.   Virginia Union had only two hits on the afternoon with Ciara Alston getting one in the first game and Lateshia Lesane accounting for the other in game two.  Virginia Union drops to 4-13 in the CIAA (2-8 in the East) and 5-13 overall.   The wins improve Bowie State ıs record to 14-2 in the CIAA (4-2 in the East) and 18-8 overall.  On Monday the Lady Bulldogs swept a doubleheader from Elizabeth City 14-2, 14-4.  Heather Enders hurled a one hit shutout in the night cap.  Tiffany had 10 hits and 6 RBIıs total in the Virginia Union twin bill.  They now have a 20-8 record.


Bowie State University Head Womenıs Basketball Coach Doug Robertson has resigned his position to accept the head coaching post at South Carolina State University .  South Carolina State, a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), finished the 2007-2008 season in 7th place with a record of 9-7 (13-17 overall)   ³Coach Robertson did an outstanding job advancing our womenıs program,² said Athletic Director Derek Carter.  ³We wish him much success as he embarks on this newest phase of his coaching career.²    During his three years with the Bowie State Lady Bulldogs program, Robertson compiled a record of 53-33 (6.16), led BSU to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Eastern Division title and was named the 2007-2008 CIAA Coach of the Year.   Prior to his stint at Bowie State , Robertson served as the number one assistant for the Delaware State University Lady Hornets (2000-2005) and helped guide them to an 82-64 overall record and three MEAC Championships game appearances in five years.   The Department of Athletics will begin the search for a new coach head coach of the Bowie State University Lady Bulldogs immediately.

Why DC Basketball?

Edwin Henderson-The father of physical education in Black high schools and the Black YMCA basketball league. Dr. Henderson lived, played, coached and administrated the game in Washington D.C. in the 1910's. Henderson 's Twelfth Street YMCA team won a Negro national championship and went on to become Howard University 's first varsity basketball team.

On October 31, 1950, Alexandria , Virginia 's Earl " Moon Fixer" Lloyd became the first black to play in an NBA game, right here at the old Uline Arena for the Washington Capitols. Earl led West Virginia State to the only undefeated record in the nation in 1947-48. He won a NBA championship with the Syracuse Nationals, and later became the second Black coach in the NBA. It was a D.C. Product, Elgin Baylor, who lifted the game of basketball off the floor and into the air, which spawned the likes of Connie Hawkins, Julius Erving and Michael Jordan. Elgin held the NBA single game scoring record at 71 before it was broken by Wilt Chamberlain with 100 points. Elgin also held the record for the most points in a playoff game with 63 until that was broken by Michael Jordan. Elgin ranks third among NBA players with playoff games over 30 points and 15 rebounds and third among NBA scoring averages. It was a D.C. team, DeMatha High School which stopped the 71-game winning streak of the 1965 Power Memorial High School team starring the 7"1 Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar). DeMatha coach Morgan Wooten is the only high school coach in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Street and Smith magazine voted on the top 100 greatest college players in the last fifty years and 10 players were from the Washington D.C. area. Danny Ferry, Johnnny Dawkins, Grant Hill, Dave Bing, Adrian Dantley, Len Bias, David Robinson, Austin Carr, Elgin Baylor, and Arnie Ferrin. Archbishop Carroll alumnus John Thompson was one of the first B lack coaches in Division 1 college basketball, and the first one to win the NCAA National Basketball Championship at Georgetown University . He was also elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. The D.C. Metro area has placed more than 100 players in the NBA and ABA ranks and more than 50 players have been first or second round draft picks. The area has produced several NBA and WNBA general managers (i.e. Billy King, Elgin Baylor, Ed Tapscott, Gene Littles, Penny Toler, and Danny Ferry). Coolidge High School 's Kermit Washington was the last NCAA Division one player to average 20 points and 20 rebounds a game. Kermit was the forth pic k in the 1973 draft. The all-time NCAA tournament scoring leader in points per game is held by Mackin High School product Austin Carr, at 41.3 points a game over seven games (including a record 61 vs. Ohio University ). St.John's Collis Jones holds the NCAA tandem scoring record with Carr; the tandem scored 86 points in a game while playing together at Notre Dame. Only Washington D.C. has two players from the same public school who were named among the NBA's Fifty Greatest Players-Spingarn High School 's E lg in Baylor and Dave Bing.

The great Red Auerbach began his coaching career here at St Albans and Roosevelt High Schools . He then went on to coach the Washington Capitals, before shaping up the Boston Celtics into the one of the greatest sports franchises in sports history. Central High School 's Archie Talley is the fourth all-time leading scorer in NCAA history. Archie scored 50 points four times in one week. He is one of only four players that averaged over 40 points over his college career. NC State achieved one of the biggest upsets in NCAA history with a championship victory over the University of Houston in 1983. The backcourt consisted of D.C. guards Derek Whittenburg and Sidney Lowe. They also had a forward from Bladensburg High School - Thurl Bailey- who went on to have a great career with the NBA's Utah Jazz. Eastern High School 's Jerry Chambers was named Final Four MVP in 1965 without advancing to the Championship game. He averaged 35 points a game with Utah university in the 1966 NCAA tournament Jerry scored 38 points against the tough Texas Western team that won the national championship and was immortalized in the movie "Glory Road".

It was Fred Hetzel o f D.C.'s Chevy Chase neighborhood and Landon Prep who, as an All-American forward, played a pivotal role in propelling the Davidson University basketball program into the NCAA Top ten (which helped launch the career of coach "Lefty Driesell"). Hetzel was the first player selected in the 1965 NBA draft (before the likes of Rick Barry and Bill Bradley). Archbishop Carroll High School won a national record 59 straight games from 1958-60 starring High School All-American Tom Hoover and John Thompson, both were First round Draft picks. Playmaker George Leftwich went on to star at Villanova. Monk Molloy was the sharp shooter and the bench consists of Sleepy Austin and Jimmy Jones. Carroll played prominent basketball schoo ls up an d down the east coast during the streak. From "Ducey" Smith and Will Jones, to Harold Fox and Jo Jo Hunter,to Kevin Durant with Curt Smith and Eddie Jordan in between, local players have helped shape the history, administration, management, ownership, and officiating. They have gone on to become leaders in other fields, such as blood plasma pioneer Dr. Charles Drew, baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, author Pat Conroy, NBA official Louis Grillo, Notre Dame President Father Edward "Monk" Molloy, Vice President Al Gore, television's Maury Povich, Tim Brant, James Brown, noted attorney and Davis Cup captain Donald Dell all played schoolboy ball in the Metro area.

Archbishop Carroll's Lawrence Moten attended Syracuse University , where he became the Big East's All-Time leading scorer with 2,384 points. Spinga rn's Sher man Douglas also attended Syracuse , where he became the NCAA all-time men's assist leader. Let's not forget playground legend Stacey Robinson, voted by the Washington Post as one of the greatest playground players ever. Stacey was an explosive jumper that would dunk at the blink of the eye, and possessed the trickery of Pete Maravich, a lethal combination. Coach Digger Phelps was quoted as saying Stacey was the best guard in the nation in 1975. McKinley Tech's Ronnie Hogue still holds the single game scoring record of 46 points for the University of Geogia . Ronnie was the first black player to play for the University of Georgia . Jack George- St. John's' three sport legend. Jack was r ecruited b y Norte Dame to play football. He went on to star at LaSalle College as a Hall of Fame baseball Player. Then he went on to win an NBA championship Ring with the Philadelphia Warriors.

We salute two great old school coaches- the late Harold Bates and Sterling "Fluff" Parker they were wonderful mentors. We also must acknowledge new school coach Curtis Malone of the D.C. Assault, who carries the torch for the D.C. area today. Three of his former players made the 2007 USA Today All-American Team. Washington D.C. placed two players on the 1976 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team- DeMatha stars Kenny Carr and Adrian Dantley. That 1976 team was the last all-am ateur U.S. team to win an Olympic gold medal on Notre Dame's All-Century Basketball team five of the top 25 players named five hail from the Washington D.C. area- Bob Whitmore, Collis Jones, Adrian Dantley, Austin Carr, Monty Williams. Dallas Shirley of Eastern High School. Dallas ' teams won 33 straight games. Dallas Shirley is in the Basketball Hall of Fame for his officiating, and he chaired several national and international organizations of basketball. Dallas refereed amateur basketball, and he worked games in the ACC NIT, NCAA and the 1960 Rome Olympics. In the Rome games Dallas was the sole American official (all while serving as vice-principal at Georgetown 's Gordon Junior High School.

Imagine ACC basketball history without names such as Bobby Lewis, Kenny Carr, "Hawkeye" Whitney, Othell Wilson, Thurl Bailey, Danny Ferry, Johnny Dawkins, Tommy Amaker, Grant Hill, Dennis Scott, Walt Williams, Randolph Childress, Joe Forte, Steve Francis, Jarrett Jack, Lenny Bais, Adrain Branch, Jay Buckley, Billy Langloh, Donald Washington, Jim O'Brien, John Smith, Brad Davis, Nate James, Joe Kennedy, Gary Ward, Lonnie Baxter, Jerod Mustaf, Herbert Davis and the Lewis Brothers. The Mckinley Tech High School Trainers went undefeated for three years (1950-52) in a row, winning 38 straight games breaking the record by Dallas Shirley's Eastern High School teams. That McKinley Tech team was known as "T he Fabulous Five". The star player was, Stan Kernan, who hit the winning shot with two seconds on the clock in his last high school game to preserve the streak and seal the city championship. Stan is a member of the Louisiana Basketball Hall of Fame, having been an All-American at McNeese State . He tried out for the U.S. Olympic teams in 1952 and 1956. He then coached Parkdale ( Riverdale , Md. ) High School to three state championships. The Washington Bears won the 1943 World Tournament in Chicago, with stars such as Pop Gates and Johnny Isaacs and D.C.'s own Bill "Sugar" Cain who attended Armstrong High School in Washington D.C.

The Metro area was able to watch and study a new style of basketball predicated on speed, short crisp passes and relentless defense. Red Auerbach attended a lot of their practices and later incorporated some of their ball movement into the Boston Celtics' offense. Respectfully, Danny  Morrison

Mr. Bill, How's it going? It's that time of the year again. The 3rd Annual St. Gregory the Great Church Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Forest Park Golf Course. (see attachment.  Have a Great Day!

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church
Monsignor Damien G. Nalepa, Pastor
1542 N. Gilmor Street             Baltimore, Maryland 21217
410-523-0061 (office)       410-669-1385 (fax)

April 3, 2008

Dear Friends:

We are contacting your organization with a request for your sponsorship of the ³Third Annual St. Gregory the Great Church Golf Outing.² The golf outing will be held at Forest Park Golf Course, in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, June 14, 2008. At this years event we will be honoring a local celebrity.   The outing is also being held to benefit the outreach ministries of our church. Last year the participation was great. Everyone had enjoyed the event. However, we did not reach our goal.  The Washington Wizards Basketball Organization, CTV Channel 76, P. Flanigan & Sons, Inc. and Powell Recovery Center were some of our key sponsors. Other organizations made contributions as well. Some have already agreed to sponsor us again this year.

Some of the participants in the event were teams from:, The Genesis Group, Inc., Maryland Transit Administration, Pitch and Putt Womenıs Golf Club, March Funeral Home, Network Builders Contracting Company, Baltimore City Police Department, Baltimore City Fire Department, Municipal Employees Credit Union (MECU), Political Representatives and more.   I believe that your organizationıs sponsorship along with other sponsors would definitely help us to reach our goal of $5,000. The sponsorship donations are tax deductible and 100% of the proceeds go to the Outreach Programs of St. Gregory the Great Church .   The Third Annual St. Gregory the Great Church Golf Outing will prove to be the most successful event. We would appreciate any sponsorship contributions.

For more information regarding the event or St. Gregory the Great Church, feel free to contact:
Monsignor Damien Nalepa                                         Charles Grant, Golf Outing Chair.
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church                      5028 Gold Hill Rd.
1542 N. Gilmor St.                                                     Owings Mills , Maryland 21117
Baltimore, Maryland 21217                                       410-363-4517 (home)
410-523-0061                                                             410-292-9019 (cell)

St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church has been serving the Sandtown-Winchester Community for over 125 years. Among the services provided, St. Gregory the Great supports:

The Soup Kitchen that feed nearly 800 people per month
A Food Pantry that serves anyone in need
Adopted 1600 families at Chris tmas
Provided summer camp programs for are children at minimal or no cost
Tuition assistance program for parish students
Bright Hope House substance abuse program
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Sandtown-Winchester Senior Center

At St. Gregoryıs, we are committed to all that we do in the community. With the support of your company, our continuous efforts in the community will prevail. So, please send us your sponsorship donation and your company logo to:
St. Gregory the Great Church
1542 N. Gilmor St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21217

All sponsorship donations are tax deductible. If your donation is $90 or more, there will be a Tee or Green banner displayed on the course in your companyıs name and/or logo. All checks are due by June 1, 2008 . Again, thank you.  Sincerely, Charles Grant Charles Grant Sr., Golf Outing Chairman


Bill, Did You Notice That The Two People Who Lead The House Are Against These Pro English Measures Are People Who Have Ties To Maryland Politics?  Both of Whom Lead the House.  Steny Hoyer, Who Is A Representative From Maryland, And Nancy Pelosi Who Was Raised In Baltimore And I Believe The Daughter Of The Mayer Of Baltimore,( I Know That She Is Representing  San Francisco But She Cut Her Teeth In Maryland).   They Have Fallen Right In Line With Maryland Politicians Who Gain Power In Washington .  Spiro Agnew Had To Resign His Office And Steny And Nancy Have Lead The House To Its Lowest Rating In History.   Why All The Fuss About Mit Romn ey Being A Morman. I Guess It Is Because Harry Reid Is A Morman And We Have Seen How He Can Mess Things Up. Tom

Tom, I like Steny and Nancy even tho I may not like their politics. Bill

Bill, Shirley A. ³Carter² Lombardo, class of 1948, died of pneumonia on April 7th at Anne Arundel Medical Center .  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Queen Anneıs, 255 Comet Drive , Centreville , MD 21617 . Fred Plummer

Fred, Thanks for the information. Bill

Bill, Good report as usual.  I do think that Kansas won the NCAA and not Memphis .  Also Mark Schiller who passed and grad of Montgomery Blair was the son of Larry Schiller an Anacostia HS grad.  On memories, remember Flagg Brother shoes?  Heck we all wore them back in the days. Fred

Fred, I was still in a fog after that game. Bill

Bill, When I was a member of Lanham Boys Club (Under President Jim Evans) in 1956- 1960), I had a football coach that was a Golden Glove Boxer, Bob Thompson.  I think another SE boy.  He had a brother named Ed.  Shelton Meade

P.S. I was Lanham Boys Club first "Boy of the Year" 1959.  This is the only trophy that I kept when we moved to NC after retirement in 2005.  With 40 years in sports in basketball and slow pitch softball I had lots of trophies.  I gave most back to Joe Cheseldine to recycle and/or through them away.  My wife said she was tired of dusting them.  Oh well.

Bill, Why no mention of the fine job done by the Capitals in the last half of the season?  There are several members of the team that could get awards this year including the coach who did a great job after taking over around the Thanksgiving Holiday, could it be that you want them to leave this area? Tom

Tom, As far as I am concerned they have already left the area. Bill

Hi Bill, Thought you would be interested in this item regarding Seton Hall's feisty but outstanding basketball coach Bobby Gonzalez. Jerry

Seton Hall University President Monsignor Robert Sheeran issued the following statement on Monday regarding menıs basketball head coach Bobby Gonzalez.

"Bobby Gonzalez is Seton Hallıs Coach and will continue to be our coach as we move ahead.
I can assure you all that Coach Gonzalez will continue to strengthen our menıs basketball program
and will be successful in all those areas that matter to the University, the student-athletes and the fans.
He has the full support of my administration in doing this. Know that I am committed
to both Coach Gonzalez and Mr. Quinlan in their leadership efforts
to build up this great University basketball program."
- Monsignor Robert Sheeran, President of Seton Hall University

Jerry, I think Bobby Gonzalez is putting it together for the Hall. Bill

Bill, Charlotte (Sullivan) Schweitzer, class of 47 died last week in Daytona Beach , FL after a long illness, Burial at a later date in Arlington Cemetery. Fred

Hello Bill, Thank you very much for being such a gracious host.  You are a breath of fresh air; I know with your assistance we will have a very successful future.  Iıve attached a copy of the sponsorship package per your request.

Here is our schedule for 2008 season:
Scheduled Home Games‹PLAYED AT BLAIR H.S.
June 14 -- BBA SHARKS Baltimore MD
June 21 -- DC Explosion
June 28 -- Virginia Ravens
July 5 ­ Chambersburg Cardinals
July 12‹ Pennsylvania Eagles
July 19 -- Rocky Mountain Stallions, North Carolina
July 26 --Cowboys

We will continue to accept walk on while in camp which begins April 26, 2008 .  Our season tickets are on sale for $60.00.  They can bring two children under 12 free with an adult.  We will also have a fashion show June 1st, 2008 at LıEnfant Plaza hotel in Washington DC .  Tickets for all events may be purchased at the website: Portia A. M. Sullivan President 301-565-4671

President Sullivan, We support the Chiefs, Greg Harris, your player; Personnel Director played his high school football at Calvert High School in Prince Frederick where he is a legend. Bill

Bill, Great sports weekend, except for our Florida Marlins who can't seem to win a kewpie doll at a carnival down here. Our Daytona Cubbies (Chicago Cubs) doing really good so far, but that is their pattern every year and then they just start to go down the slide.  Hopefully they will stay away from that playground this year. But the Chicago Cubs got their win. . Just loves mah baseball, and all those great looking MEN!!!

Ha, speaking of great looking men any of you ladies watch the Masters Golf yesterday?  Hope you did because the winner, Trevor Immelman, is a hunk.  Smoky blue eyes to die for, killer dimpled smile and absolutely adorable South African accent, yeah. DC Nationals got the win over Hotatlanta, also. Arizona Diamondbacks star homerun hitter cannot get the rest of his team on board, they lose again. And what happened to my O's yesterday? Red Sox looking really star material this year, got past the Yankees.

Of course they have former Florida Marlin Josh Beckett to help them out just a little bit. (sour grapes, yep, you bet, because the stars from the Marlins World Series Championship team have all gone somewhere else). Cutie Eli Manning off the market, getting hitched we hear. And the amazing Washington Caps just could not pull it off against Philly, sorry guys, rooting for you to get the next one. (series tied 1-1).   Blessings and love to all, Dale


D.C. Area's Basketball Players of the Century
In no certain order

1) Elgin Baylor 1951 Spingarn, College of Idaho , Seattle Univ. , Minn. Lakers Holds the single game scoring record in Carroll's gym with 54 points. Considered one of the all-time greats in NBA history.  Strong and graceful at 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, Baylor averaged 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds during his 14-year career with the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers. In 134 playoff games he averaged 27.0 points and 12.9 rebounds. From 1960-61 through 1962-63 he averaged 34.8, 38.3, and 34.0 points, respectively. He led the Lakers to the NBA Finals eight times, was a 10-time All-NBA First Team selection, and played in 11 NBA All-Star Games.

2) Dave Bing 1962 Spingarn, Syracuse, Detroit Pistons Extremely quick on and off the floor, with his ability to jump he "rose" above the competition in more ways than one, one of his patented moves was a turn around, fade away baseline jumper

3) Adrian Dantley DeMatha, Notre Dame, Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons One of the greatest scorers the game of basketball has ever known. If he got the ball anywhere around the basket, he was impossible to stop. Won an NBA championship as a member of the Detroit Pistons

4) Grant Hill South Lakes , Duke, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic Without question the greatest player ever to come out of Northern Virginia . A key member of one of the greatest college basketball teams in history- the Duke Blue Devils of the early 90's. A lottery pick in the NBA Draft and one of the best players in today's NBA.

5) Austin Carr Mackin, Notre Dame

6) Jack George 1948 St. John's, Notre Dame, LaSalle, Philadelphia Warriors You may have never heard of him, but according to many he is the greatest athlete to ever come out of the Washington DC area. A 6'3" point guard, he was all-pro 9 times with the Philadelphia Warriors, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. As a QB at St. John's , he led an undefeated team, and earned a scholarship to Notre Dame. He ended up transferring to La Salle because the Notre Dame football coach wouldn't let him play both sports. There he became an all-American college basketball player. His "backup" QB at Notre Dame also became an all-American. He was also and all-American baseball player and excelled at Tennis.

7) John "Sleepy" Austin DeMatha 1961, Boston College

8) George Leftwich Carroll 1957-60, Villanova Nowadays you see him on the sideline at Sidwell Friends where he coaches the boys team, but there was a time when people came in droves to watch him play. Leftwich was a member of the greatest high school basketball team to ever play in Washington . In college he was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated as part of the country's greatest guard combo. His career was never the same after a car accident during his sophomore year. He declined the Detroit Pistons invitation after they drafted him. Coached Gwynn Park to a state championship in the 80s.

9) Aubrey Nash DeMatha 1968, Kansas All-American as a football and basketball player at DeMatha. Went to Kansas on scholarship.

10) Danny Ferry DeMatha, Duke, Cleveland Cavaliers Honored as both the National High School and College player of the year. Led Duke the national finals where they were upset by Louisville.

11) Sidney Lowe DeMatha, NC State As a point guard, he teamed with Derrick Whittenberg in the backcourt of both high school and college national championship teams. Went on t o be a head coach in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

12) Kenny Carr DeMatha 1974 Won an Olympic gold medal in the 1976 Summer Olympics 12) Sherman Douglass Spingarn, Syracuse, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks A legendary point guard from the Inter High who followed fellow Spingarn alum Dave Bing to Syracuse. In college, he led Syracuse to the national championship game where they lost to Indiana in a dramatic game. Has had a long NBA career, and played for multiple teams.

13) Bobby Lewis St. John's, North Carolina He has the distinction of being Dean Smith's first recruit. He led North Carolina to a Final Four. Very athletic and known for his ability to jump.

14) Johnny Dawkins Mackin, Duke, Ph ila delphia 76ers A deadly shooter and scorer, who combined with fellow DC area legend Tommy Amaker to form one of college basketball's best backcourts at Duke. They were there in Coach K's first years and built the foundation for where the Duke program is at today. Injuries ended his pro career prematurely.

15) Walt Williams Crossland 1988, Maryland , Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, Portland Walt led Crossland to Cole Field House to play for the state championship multiple times. At 6'8" he was incredibly versatile as he could play all 5 positions on the floor. Known to wear his socks pulled up high as players around DC did in the 80s and 90s, and still doing it today. At Maryland he had an incredible run of _ straight 30+ points per game in the ACC. As a pro he has become one of the league's highly reg arde d 6th men.

16) Lawrence Moten Carroll 1989, Syracuse , Toronto Raptors One of the rare athletes to be named first team All-Met as both a football and basketball player. He chose the basketball path, but some say at 6'4 he would've also had a dynamite football future. In college he earned the reputation as one of the games best shooters. When Lawrence entered the Carrier Dome, he was in range.

17) Tommy Amaker W.T. Woodson, Duke Tommy Amaker is the pride of legendary area coach Red Jenkins. Amaker teamed with fellow DC area product Johnny Dawkins in Duke's dynamic backcourt. Amaker was known as the consummate point guard, and was often referred to as a coach on the floor. That shoe fit, because now he's the head coach on the sideline at Seton Hall.

18) Jack Sullivan St. Anthony's, Mt. St. Mary's The leading scorer in the history of Mt. St. Mary's, and he is naturally in the school's hall of fame.

19) Charles "Hawkeye" Whitney DeMatha, N.C. State , Kansas City Kings Known as an incredibly gifted player who enjoyed success on every level until injuries ended his career.

20) Ernie Cage DeMatha, St. Maryıs He was known as an incredibly dangerous shooter who could come off of screens and nail jumpers from all angles. After his playing days, he became one of the area's more recognizable referees.

21) Derrick Whittenberg DeMatha, N.C. State He and Sydney Lowe formed the backcourt on both high school and college national championship teams. "Whit" was a shooting guard with unlimited range and co nfide nce. He's now the head coach at Wagner University.

22) Michael Smith Dunbar 1989, Providence, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards His name still evokes memories of the 1989 game winning shot he hit versus Carroll in the city championship. At 6'8" he single handedly dominated the paint and ate the glass for Dunbar . He still holds the Cap Classic record for most rebounds in a game.

23) Lew Luce Wilson 1957 He was a 3 sport star in basketball, football and baseball.

24) Adrian Branch DeMatha , Maryland , L.A. Lakers Pure and simple, Adrian Branch was a superstar. He was a scoring machine who once threw the ball off the backboard, caught it and dunked it on a fast break. H ad a unique shooting style where his body was cocked almost sideways to the basket when he shot. In 1984, he and Len Bias led Maryland to their first ACC tournament title. Knee injuries limited his pro career, but he got a ring with Magic Johnson's Lakers.

25) James Brown DeMatha 1969, Harvard You might know him from the NFL on Fox, but way before that James was known as a star basketball player all over Washington. In a move that seems unimaginable today, James turned down offers from some of the nation's basketball colleges and accepted an offer from Ivy League school Harvard. James also co-hosted a weekly show with Morgan Wootten called Fast Break, where they wrapped up D.C. area high school basketball action.

26) Len Bias Northwestern, Maryland , Boston Celtics This mention of this name cau ses many of us to experience a lot of different emotions. Anybody who saw him from the time he was in high school will tell you that Len Bias got better every year and the sky was the limit. Some thought he was better than Michael Jordan coming out of college. He was an incredibly explosive player who had a rise on his jump shot unlike any other. He also started a trend that still is in effect today when he spread his legs while dunking. He was at his best in the biggest games. People still talk about when Bias led Maryland 's upset of North Carolina in Chapel Hill . It was the first loss for the Tar Heels in the Dean Dome. One of the Bias plays I will always remember is when in the NCAA tournament he flashed across the lane with his back to the basket. He elevated to accept the entry pass, and after he caught it he faked a turn to the basket. Upon landing, he took a monster step and th re w down one of the most impressive dunks I'd ever seen. I'll never forget how sad I was the day I heard he was dead from cocaine. He had just been picked with the 3rd pick in the NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. Larry Bird was so anxious to play with Bias that he was going to report early to work out with him.

27) John Thompson Carroll 1960, Providence, Boston Celtics At 6'10 John Thompson cast an imposing figure on the sideline as head coach of the Georgetown Hoyas, but long before that he was a member of the greatest high school team to ever play in Washington. In the NBA, he backed up Bill Russell on one of the NBA's all-time great teams. A Hall of Fame college coach, Thompson won a national championship with Georgetown in 1984.

28) Dennis Scott Flint Hill , Georgia Tech, Orlando Magic At Georgia Tech he was a member of "Lethal Weapon 3", when he teamed up with Kenny Anderson and Brian Oliver. As a 6'8" shooting guard, Scott shot from anywhere across half court and never looked like he was out of his range. He played for Stu Vetter at Flint Hill.

29) Fred Hetzel Landon 30) Johnny Jones DeMatha, ???, Boston Celtics

31) Hymie Perlo T.Roosevelt,???,

32) Thurl Bailey Bladensburg, N.C. State, Utah Jazz Coached at Bladensburg by Ernie Welch (High Point), and he was a teammate of James White's father (James). Had an outstanding career at N.C. State and a very solid career in the NBA.

33) Bernard Williams DeMatha '65, La Salle

34) Bob Whitmore DeMatha '65, Notre Dame

35) Keith Bogans DeMatha '99 , Kentucky A rare 4-year varsity player at DeMatha, and by the time he was a sophomore he played like he was a senior. The 6'5" guard led DeMatha to a WCAC and City title as a junior. When he had the ball, Bogans could score in a variety of ways. He was equally adept at creating his own shot off the dribble, or spotting up and knocking down a jumper. #10 was someone the Stags could count on to produce every night in a lot of different statistical categories. He and fellow great Joe Forte were a dynamic duo.

36) Joe Forte DeMatha '99, North Carolina This DeMatha Stag seemed to get better every time you watched him. The 6'5" guard is the best I have ever seen in the area at hitting the mid-range jumper. He could also hit the always toug h pull-up jumper. When the defense extended, Joe could either back up and stroke a 3, or go by them to the basket. Dynamite in transition where he and Keith Bogans made many a highlight type play. Along with Bogans, he led DeMatha to WCAC and City titles as a junior. His ability to play big continued in college where he took the nation by storm as a freshman. He was North Carolina 's most outstanding player in their run to the Final 4.

37) Eddie Jordan Carroll '73, Rutgers , N.J. Nets, L.A. Lakers Was the 2nd leading scorer at Rutgers , and then played 8 years in the NBA.

38) Tom Sluby Gonzaga '81, Notre Dame

39) Stan "Snookie" Kernan McKinley '51,

40) Tom Hoover Carroll '60, St. Bonaventure, NBA

41) Harold Fox Northwes tern '69, Jacksonville , NBA A tremendous athlete who could run the floor like few others. Described as About 6'2 he was the type of player who got in a zone and couldn't be stopped. One expert told me that whatever level of competition Fox was facing, he had the ability to rise above it.

42) Billy Bryant Carroll '82, Univ. of MD, Western Kentucky

43) Tracy Jackson Paint Branch, Notre Dame It is said by many that Tracey Jackson was the best to ever play public school ball in Montgomery County.

44) Will Jones Dunbar '58, American University He is currently the head coach at Norfolk State, and formerly held the same position at U.D.C.

45) Ed Hummer Washington-Lee 46) John Hummer Washington-Lee

47) Monty Williams Potomac (MD) '89, Notre Dame, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks This smooth, yet explosive 6'8 swing man could do it all . He led < st1:place w:st="on">Potomac to a state title his senior year. At Notre Dame, he led the Fighting Irish to an NIT title. He became more famous for his heart condition that made it potentially life threatening to play. While he played in the NBA, he had a solid career.

48) Tom Little Mackin, University of Seattle

49) Jerome Chambers Eastern, Utah, Los Angeles Lakers 50) Sid Catlett DeMatha, Notre Dame, NBA

51) Ollie Johnson Spingarn, Univ. of San Francisco, Boston Celtics

52) George Lynch Flint Hill '89, North Carolina, Vancouver Grizzlies, Philadelphia 76ers The solidly built 6'9 forward was a rebounding machine. He teamed with Aaron Bain on a legendary Flint Hill team coached by Stu Vetter. In college he was a starting player for North Carolina on their 1993? National Championship team. His sparkling senior year led to an NBA career, where h e has played for multiple teams.

53) Carlos Yates Flint Hill, George Mason One of the greatest to ever play for Stu Vetter, and he spurned a chance to play at big-time colleges in favor of hometown George Mason.

54) Jo Jo Hunter Mackin, Maryland 55) Lavell "Dopey" Dean Eastern '30s, 6'4"

56) Bernard Levi Spingarn Most players who followed the legendary Dave Bing wouldn't have a "shot" at filling his shoes. Levi picked up right where Bing left off, and many say he was darn near as good. An armed robbery charge abruptly ended his basketball career. A legend at Watts Branch Playground.

57) Edward "Monk" Malloy Carroll '60, Notre Dame Some of you may have seen him on TV when as the President of Notre Dame University he introduced former DeMatha Stag Mike Brey as the new head coach. In his youth, he held office in D.C. as the "Mayor" of Turkey Thickett Playg round . 58) Marty Lentz Lentz was a scoring machine and once had an amazing 74 points versus JEB Stuart.

59) Randolph Childress Gwynn Park, Flint Hill, Wake Forest, Portland Trail Blazers He started out at Gwynn Park and transferred to Flint Hill where he started to earn his name as an amazing shooter. In college he was at his best as a senior when he was the MVP of the 1995 ACC tournament. He led Wake Forest to the title and was unstoppable in the process. 60) Jerome McDaniels Fairmont Heights,

61) Lonnie Perrin McKinley, Illinois He ended up making his name as a professional football player, but was dominant as a high school baske tball star. He put on a show at the old Knights of Columbus Tournament.

62) Puddie Sheehan St. John's, Georgetown Puddie is a member of Georgetown University 's Hall of Fame.

63) Joe Kennedy DeMatha, Duke 64) Larry Wright Western, Grambling , Washington Bullets

65) Earl Lloyd Parker Gray '46, West Virginia State , NBA Earl Lloyd played before local schools were de-segragated. In spite of that, anyone in the basketball community at the time can tell you that this guy could play. He is the most famous basketball player to come out of Alexandria . The fir st blac k player in the NBA. Played for the Washington Capitols 1950-51, Syracuse Nationals 1952-58, and Detroit Pistons 1958-60. He scored 4,682 points in his NBA career and averaged 8.4 points per game. He coached the Detroit Pistons in the early 70s.

66) Louis Bullock Laurel Baptist, Michigan At 6'1" Louis Bullock was a scoring machine. An amazingly accurate shooter, Bullock once hit 20-20 free throws in an upset of nationally ranked St. John's Prospect Hall. That night he gave a performance I will never forget. About the 1 minute mark of seemingly every quarter, Bullock would hold the ball and work the clock down. When it got under :10, he made his move. The first time he beat one defender. The next time the defense decided to double-team him. It made no difference as Bulloc k create d space with a fake, and then hit a 3 over the double team. On that night, he couldn't miss.

67) DerMarr Johnson Parkdale, Newport Prep, Univ. of Cincinnati, Atlanta Hawks This 6'9" do-it-all player had a high school career a lot like the ball he handles- he bounced around. Blessed with great size and fluidity, he finally finished at Maine Central Institute, where he continued to develop his amazing potential. As a junior, he was considered the top ranked player in the country in his class. Eventually he spent a year at the University of Cincinnati , and was a lottery pick by the Atlanta Hawks in this past year's draft. Now his role will be that of a 6'9" wing player who can shoot from deep, or make a move to the basket.

68) Roger Mason Good Counsel, University of Virginia< BR>Roger< /st1:PlaceName> is part of perhaps the greatest class of players to ever come through Washington D.C. That season- 1998-99- featured more high-level players than any in recent memory. The WCAC was the best high school league in the country, as at least 3 teams were nationally ranked. Along with teammate Chris Monroe, Roger led Good Counsel to the WCAC tournament finals. The 6'4" wing guard was equally good off the court where he maintained over a 3.0 GPA and is also an accomplished piano player. Meet him and you'll instantly understand why he is one of the classiest young men around.

69) Chris Monroe Good Counsel, George Washington The other half of Good Counsel's dynamic duo, and at a muscular 6'4" Chris Monroe backed down from nobody. He could play inside and get rough with the big boys, or step outside and play a wing game. Never at a loss for words on th e court, Chris t hrived on competing against the best players. His success continues at George Washington, where along with fellow D.C. area native Val Brown he was named Atlantic 10 co-freshman of the year.

70) Stevie Francis Blair, San Jacinto & Allegany Junior Colleges, Vancouver Grizzlies, Houston Rockets Stevie Francis chose the path less taken. He played virtually no high school basketball for Blair, but his participation in an AAU tournament launched his career. A late growth spurt boosted Stevie to 6'3" and from there his explosive talent took over. His vertical jump is off the charts, and he blows by defenders with the greatest of ease. He transferred to the University of Maryland for his junior year of college and he took the A.C.C. by storm. From the start there was no doubt that this kid cou ld hang, and that one year was enough to make him the #2 pick in the NBA draft. Unhappy with his selection by the Vancouver Grizzlies, Stevie convinced the team to trade him to the Houston Rockets. For the 1999-2000 season, he was the NBA's co-rookie of the year.

71) Donald "Duck" Williams Mackin, Notre Dame, Utah Jazz

73) Michael Bassard McKinley

74) Kermit Washington Coolidge, American U., Portland Trail Blazers

75) Rodney White Newport School, UNC-Charlotte, Detroit Pistons

76) Michael Sweetney Oxon Hill, Georgetown This 6'9 big man led Oxon Hill to three consecutive appearances in the Maryland 4A state title game. An incredible presence, "Big Mike" could score, rebound and consistently find the open man. He has wonderful hands for a big man. These days, his skills are on display for the Georgetown Hoyas.

77) Bernard Robinson Dunbar, Michigan Time wise, he just got in under the wire. This lefty hit the game-winning shot to propel Dunbar to victory over Gonzaga in the 1999 city title game at MCI Center . As a freshman he has made a big impact at the University of Michigan and his future looks very bright.

78) Cory Alexander Flint Hill , Virginia , San Antonio One of Stu Vetter's greats, he was known for his lightning quicks and ability to handle the ball.

79) David Robinson Osbourn Park , Naval Academy , San Antonio Spurs "The Admiral" was born in 1965. He played just one year of high school ball at the Manassas school known as Osbourn Park . An unheralded basketball player coming out of high school, he grew 7 inches while at the Naval Academy . He scored 1320 on his SAT . Back in 1994 he scored 71 points in an NBA game. He's been in the NBA since 1989 and has averaged over 22 points per game.

80) Who should get this slot???

Respectfully, Danny  Morrison (70 3) 671-5623-h (703) 344-3213-c

Dan, Good picks!  But itıs ³Hymie² Perlo not ³Jamie² also I would add the following to that list:
Earl Hawkins ­ Gwynn Park, Glenville St. AAU-MVP
Rod Sewell ­ Calvert, Shepherd College
Jay Buckley ­ Bladensburg, Duke
Zeke Zirkle ­ Anacostia, GWU
Dale Adams ­ Gwynn Park, St. Maryıs College, ABA/NBA
Shorty Simmons - Gwynn Park , St. Maryıs College
Wilbur ³Ducie² Smith ­ Fairmont Heights, UMES
Orlando ³Tubby² Smith ­ Great Mills, High Point College
Steve Lawrence ­ Bladensburg, Furman
Steve Datcher ­ Lackey, Glenville St., AAU standout

Freedom Announce 2008 Super-Y League Program
Tryouts Begin This Weekend!

2008 Super-Y League Tryout Details
The Washington Freedom is pleased to announce its 2008 USL Super-Y League & Super-20 League Program.  After a successful season in 2006 with the U20's winning the North American Final and 2007 saw both the U15's and U20's playing in the North American Finals, the Freedom will expand to six teams in 2008, with teams U13-U16 & U20's.  2008 Tryouts Tryouts will be held for U15, U16 and U20 age groups and supplemental tryouts will be held for the U13 & U14 age groups in 2008.  Players interested in trying out should contact Win Puffer with their name, address, phone number, date of birth & age group and current club or college team.  The tryout schedule will be as follows:

U13 - U16      April 13 & April 20    7:30-9:00pm     Maryland SoccerPlex
U20                May 4 & May 11       7:30-9:00pm      Maryland SoccerPlex

While attendance at both tryouts is not mandatory it is strongly suggested!
Visit the Freedom's Super-Y League website for more information. Questions?  Please contact Win Puffer    Look for some high school sports coaching changes soon.   I wonder where they are now:  Dwayne (Gilburg) Gill, Rex Snider, Jean Smith Heenan, Judy Hurst, Bobby Thayer, Kelly Ellis, Donna Moyer, Carol Summers, Kathy Kane, Tony Saunders, Brian Brainer, Bob Ashby, Jim Freeman, and Pat Kessler?   I think the Bowie State AD should look at PGCCıs womenıs basketball coach, Wooten Collier to replace their departing coach.   Look for a minor league football team to be in Southern Maryland next season.   Kyle Boller will be traded or released by the Ravens before draft day.   Baltimoreıs newest pro team the Crystal Palace USA soccer team opens its season on April 25th at home (UMBC Stadium) against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds ­ kickoff at 7:30 p.m.  For ticket information call Patrick Letts at 410-933-8326 ext.24.   Remember the Blue Crabs home opener is May 2nd.


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