Daily Archives: March 15, 2008

DC Basketball’s 100 Best Schoolboy Players of All Time

Not long ago we posted our Top 50 local high school players ever. Such an abbreviated list does a disservice to a region with as many first and second round NBA draft choices, college record holders, and college conference record holders as Greater Washington. Because of that, we’re naming the 100 best the metro area has produced. Let’s start again with the best 55:

“One-Arm” Gary Mays, ARMSTRONG, Ernie Cage, DeMATHA, Jack George, ST. JOHN’S, Grant Hill, SOUTH LAKES, Elgin Baylor, PHELPS/SPINGARN, Wilbur “Ducie” Smith, FAIRMONT HEIGHTS, George Leftwich, ARCHBISHOP CARROLL, John “Sleepy” Austin, DeMATHA, Jim McBride, DeMATHA/DUNBAR, Bobby Lewis, ST. JOHN’S, Julius “Pete” Johnson, FAIRMONT HEIGHTS, Bill Butler, MACKIN, Harold Fox, NORTHWESTERN, Donald Washington, ST. ANTHONY’S, Matthew Gantt, DOUGLASS, Anthony “Jo Jo” Hunter, MACKIN, Collis Jones, ST. JOHN’S, Austin Carr, MACKIN, Aubrey Nash, DeMATHA, Ollie Johnson, SPINGARN, Danny Ferry, DeMATHA, Tom Little, MACKIN, Stan “Snookie” Kernan, McKINLEY TECH, Fred Hetzel, LANDON, Billy Bryant, ARCHBISHOP CARROLL, Earl Jones, SPINGARN, Gary Browne, WALT WHITMAN, Ed Hummer, WASHINGTON-LEE, Larry Featherstone, BELL, Jerry McDaniels, FAIRMONT HEIGHTS, James “Turk” Tillman, EASTERN, Billy Gaskins, CARDOZO, Herb Estes, T.C. WILLIAMS, Stacy Robinson, CROSSLAND/DUNBAR, Reggie Greene, EASTERN, James Brown, DeMATHA, David Bing, SPINGARN, Garcia Hopkins, DUVAL, Tom Hoover, ARCHBISHOP CARROLL, Walt Williams, CROSSLAND, Penny Greene, PARKDALE, Wil Jones, DUNBAR, Willie Allen, RICHARD MONTGOMERY, Phil “Bo” Scott, CARDOZO, Lamar McCoy, WESTERN, Tom Sluby, GONZAGA, Herb Gray, Sr., PHELPS, Jim O’Brien, JEB STUART, Ed Epps, CARDOZO, Harry Nickens, SPINGARN, Randolph “Apple” Milan, McKINLEY TECH, Lew Luce, WOODROW WILSON, Bernard Williams, DeMATHA, Floyd Lewis, WESTERN, Ronnie Hogue, McKINLEY TECH

Add to that: Donnell Bullock, CARDOZO, Gene Littles, McKINLEY TECH, “Slim” Barnes, CHAMBERLAIN, Donald “Duck” Williams, MACKIN, Henry Hall, PARKDALE, Michael Tate, OXON HILL, Lyndon DeBellotte, CARDOZO, Herb Gray, Jr., BOWIE, Merlin Wilson, ST. ANTHONY’s, Jerry “Coon” Chambers, EASTERN, Pat Dosh, ST. JOHN’s, “Biggie” Cunningham, EASTERN, Mike Jackson, CARDOZO, Lonnie Perrin, McKINLEY TECH, Steve Hegans, SPINGARN, Len Bias, NORTHWESTERN, “Shorty” Simmons, GWYNN PARK, Lovelle “Slim” Joiner, EASTERN, Hubert Davis, LAKE BRADDOCK, “Buzzy” Braman, SPRINGBROOK, Brian Magid, MONTGOMERY BLAIR, Jonathan Smith, ST. ANTHONY’s, Johnny Dawkins, MACKIN, Andrew White, WESTERN, Leroy Stover, SUITLAND, Archie Talley, CENTRAL, Terry Hatchett, ARMSTRONG, Craig Shelton, DUNBAR, Louis Grillo, ARCHBISHOP CARROLL, Billy King, PARK VIEW, “Skeeter” Swift, GEORGE WASHINGTON, Kevin Stinnett, ST. JOHN’s, Sid Catlett, DeMATHA, Ed Peterson, SPRINGBROOK, Al Dutch, ARCHBISHOP CARROLL, Irving Copeland, DuVAL, Dennis Scott, FLINT HILL, John Hummer, WASHINGTON-LEE, Pete Holbert, W.T. WOODSON, Carlos Yates, FLINT HILL, Mark Tillmon, GONZAGA, Lawrence Moten, ARCHBISHOP CARROLL, Donte Smith, ANACOSTIA, Lionel Harris, CARDOZO, Louis Bullock, LAUREL BAPTIST



Around the NBA

Minnesota 121 Seattle 116. Suitland native Kevin Durant, odds-on favorite for Rookie of the Year, poured in 24, on nine-for-15 shooting. Northwestern High School’s Jeff Green scored 18 points in 33 minutes.


College Crop

In Georgetown’s 72-55 whipping of West Virginia, Georgetown Prep’s Roy Hibbert scored 25 on 12-17 shooting (nailing a three-pointer for emphasis), corralled 12 rebounds, and blocked a couple shots. Roy’s from Adelphi, Md., home of Len Bias. DeMatha’s Austin Freeman sank three of four shots to add seven points in 21 mimutes for the Hoyas.


The victory places Georgetown (coached by Gonzaga grad John Thompson III) into a Big East Conference final vs. Pitt, who defeated Marquette 68-61. Sam Young, like Hibbert a product of our suburb Prince George’s County, led the Panther charge with 22 points. Young made nine of his 14 shots and contributed three steals.

Elsewhere, Kansas State fell to Texas A & M 63-60, but D.C.’s Michael Beasley, the USBWA Freshman of the Year, scored 25, blocked three shots, and snared nine boards.