Monthly Archives: February 2008

Michael Beasley: Manchild in the Heartland

Former Bowie High player coming of age:


A Reynolds Wrap

In Villanova’s 67-65 defeat of UConn last weekend, Herndon High’s Scottie Reynolds scored 18, and hit on four trey’s.


Woodrow Wilson’s Joseph Flegler Leads Savannah State

5’9″ guard is college’s top scorer:


Around the NBA

Portland edged the Clippers 82-80, led by 21 points and eight rebounds by Fort Washington native Jarrett Jack. Denver routed Seattle 138-96, but former DC Assault AAU star Kevin Durant had 16 points, six rebounds, and three steals, while Northwestern’s Jeff Green scored 15 in 33 minutes. Orlando fell to Phily 101-89- DeMatha’s Keith Bogans chipped in 13 in only 22 minutes for the losers.


Hibbert Hoists Hoyas

In Georgetown’s 64-52 drubbing of St. John’s, Georgetown Prep’s Roy Hibbert registered 17 points, three steals, and two blocked shots. He made seven of his eight free throws. Hoya Coach John Thompson III played at Gonzaga in N.E. Washington.


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
3nd Annual Black History Celebration
Celebrity Basketball Game

Harlem MagicMasters
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


JT III In “Washingtonian”

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

Hat tip to Ray LeBov.


Gonzaga Cops WCAC

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

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.


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.


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.