Hats off to former Einstein H.S. (Silver Spring) player Lavell Merritt, Jr., a doctoral candidate at Texas A & M. Merritt graces this month’s cover of Port of Harlem magazine, in a story about Blacks involved in the “green” movement. He’s the one in the park ranger uni.
Courtesy of The Black Fives Blog:
Meet and mingle with former players and their families, All-Mets and splinter-gatherers, and everyone in between, all welcome, free of charge, from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at WOW Cafe & Wingery, 800 E. Shopers Way (next to the Magic Johnson Theatres), Largo, Md. The organizers of DC Basketball will also be on hand.
Call 301-680-1979, or 301-520-2292 for more info.
See you there (bring your memories).
Long before the early death of Ernie Davis, long before rumors that Barack Obama is Muslim, Wilmeth-Sidat Singh of the Washington Bears’ basketball team blazed a trail for athletes and aviators to come:
More on The Man:
In the Cavaliers’ 108-84 trouncing of Boston, Eleanor Roosevelt’s Delonte West scored 21 points on 7-11 shooting, nailing four of his six three-point efforts. He had seven assists.
The Celtic defenders better get up on that.
DeMatha’s Keith Bogans scored six points and gathered seven rebounds in 21 minutes in the Magic’s 90-89 squeaker loss to the veteran Pistons.
Blogdata on the DC Triple Threat AAU star:
Will follow in the footsteps of local players such as Skip Speaks, Chick Lyles and Garry Jordan who have played for the Purple Eagles:
“…Purple Eagles coach Joe Mihalich said Cooley is a “complete package.”
“He’s very athletic, he’s got some excitement to his game,” Mihalich said. “He’s kind of like a lot of kids from the D.C. area, the game comes naturally to him. I think that’s one of the best basketball areas in the world.”
Cooley returned from a broken hand in mid-season to average 16.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists last season for Bethesda-Chevy Chase. He “almost single-handedly led the Barons to their third Maryland 3A West title in his career,” according to the Washington Post, which selected Cooley as an All-Metro first-teamer and player of the year for Montgomery County…”