Monthly Archives: April 2008

The Argument Starter: DC Basketball’s All-Time All-Met

Here are, in my opinion, the twelve greatest scholastic male players in Washington area history, based solely upon what they accomplished as schoolboys:

HAROLD FOX, NORTHWESTERN

ELGIN BAYLOR, SPINGARN

AUSTIN CARR, MACKIN

ADRIAN DANTLEY, DeMATHA

COLLIS JONES, ST. JOHN’s

MATTHEW GANTT, DOUGLASS

JO JO HUNTER, MACKIN

JAMES BROWN/DANNY FERRY, DeMATHA (tie)

GEORGE LEFTWICH, ARCHBISHOP CARROLL

GRANT HILL, SOUTH LAKES

WILBUR “DUCEY” SMITH, FAIRMONT HEIGHTS

STACY ROBINSON, CROSSLAND/DUNBAR

(my three high honorable mentions would be Jim McBride, Fred Hetzel and Donald Washington- please feel free to weigh in)

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Washington’s Twelfth Street “Y”

More on the famous YMCA, from our colleague Claude Johnson of the Black Fives sportswear line:

http://www.blackfivesblog.com/?p=394

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Michael Beasley Helps a Young Fan

A giant is never larger than when he stoops to touch a child’s life:

http://blogcritics.org/archives/2008/01/28/230447.php

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Cavaliers go (to) West for a Victory

Cleveland extended it’s playoff advantage over Washington to 3-1 on a tie breaking shot by Eleanor Roosevelt’s Delonte West. The final score was 100-97. West scored 21 overall, nailing seven of 12 shots and 5-8 on three pointers. The team’s G.M. Danny Ferry played at DeMatha, and the voice of the Cavs, Austin Carr, starred at Mackin.

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Is Our Johnny Dawkins The New Stanford Coach?

Is the Mackin grad and longtime Coach K sidekick headed for Palo Alto:

http://msn.foxsports.com/cbk/story/8075070?MSNHPHMA

DC area natives have coached college ball at N.C. State, Cal, Georgia, Michigan, Harvard, Notre Dame, Tulane, Texas A & M, Georgetown, Miami (Fl.), American, Vermont and Seton Hall.

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D.C.’s Historic Twelfth Street YMCA

from the Black Fives blog:

http://blackfivesblog.com/?p=392

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Mason For The Money

In the Wizards’ 108-72 thrashing of Cleveland, Good Counsel’s Roger Mason scored 18 points on 8-14 shooting and sank two of his three trey attempts, and had two steals.

DeMatha’s Keith Bogans contributed 12 points in Orlando’s 108-94 loss to Toronto.

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