Daily Archives: February 27, 2008

Join Us For a Night of Basketball Magic

D.C. native Dr. Edwin B. Henderson laid the foundation, folks: (please join us Friday evening)

Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation
&
City of Falls Church
present
3nd Annual Black History Celebration
Celebrity Basketball Game

Harlem MagicMasters
vs.
Falls Church All-Stars

The evening begins with a fascinating panel discussion
on the early days of African American participation in
sports and its impact on shaping todays sport world.
Confirmed participants include Bijan Bayne, author of
Sky Kings: Black Pioneers of Professional Basketball. Dr. James
Henderson, whose father Edwin B. Henderson, known as
the “grandfather of basketball” introduced basketball
to African Americans in 1904, Claude Johnson, founder
and president of Black Fives, a vintage sports
licensing company dedicated to researching and
preserving the history of early 1900′s African
American basketball. Susan Rayl, black basketball
team historian. Hal Jackson, the first
African American radio sports announcer.

The discussion will be followed at 7:00 pm by a
“celebrity basketball game”
A group of Falls Church residents, businessmen,
teachers, students, principals, and city officials
will put their egos aside and skills on the line as
they take to the hardwood against the world renowned
Harlem MagicMasters. The evening of family fun kicks
off at 7 p.m., with the Harlem hoopsters promising to
put on an above-the-rim display that combines superior
skill with dazzling showmanship.
Though the MagicMasters team with former NBA and
college stars pose a formidable lineup, the Falls
Church All-Stars remain undaunted.

Feb. 29, 2008
7 p.m.
Falls Church Community Center
E.B. Henderson Gymnasium
223 Little Falls St.
Falls Church, VA. 22046
Advance: youth $6.00, adults $8.00, at the door youth
$8.00, adults$10.00 Under 5 free
Tickets available
Art and Frame, Falls Church, VA
Falls Church Community Center
ONLINE www.tinnerhill.org

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JT III In “Washingtonian”

Gonzaga High grad John Thompson III is a chip off the old block:

http://www.washingtonian.com/blogarticles/people/capitalcomment/5824.html

Hat tip to Ray LeBov.

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Gonzaga Cops WCAC

Purple Eagles capture the crown in America’s toughest schoolboy conference:

http://www.dcsportsfan.com/

Gonzaga’s past stars include Jim LeBuff, Tom Sluby, John Thompson III, Mark Tillmon, Perry Carter, and Robert Churchwell. Author Pat Conroy (“The Prince of Tides”, “The Great Santini”, “My Losing Season”) played there as a freshman.

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Dyson is Back

Rockville’s Jerome Dyson returned to the UConn lineup after a lengthy suspension, contributing five assists in 15 minutes during their 79-61 dismantling of Rutgers.

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Hill Helps Suns Shine

Former South Lakes star Grant Hill scored 23 points in Phooenix’s 127-113 win over Memphis. Seattle bowed to Golden State 105-99, but locals Kevin Durant had 21 points, seven assists and four boards, and Jeff Green scored 21 with nine caroms.

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