Monthly Archives: September 2008

Remember Ben Warley?

Great Tennessee A & I player who attended Phelps Vocational High School in S.E. D.C.:


Great Pipeline Schools For D.C. Players

A few noted college basketball coaches founded their career upon talent from the Washington area. Thus, our area is responsible for several traditional pipelines at said colleges. After all, why mess with success. The following universities must attribute a significant measure of their stature to local players:

North Carolina State University

Notre Dame University

Duke University

Niagara University

St. Bonaventure

Seattle University

Villanova University

Wake Forest University


Winning the Battle For Souls

Former McKinley Tech player John Battle has been nominated as one of Atlanta’s Ten Chosen Ministers by the Gospel Choice Awards:

John is a founding member of DC Basketball, and former Atlanta Hawk and Cleveland Cavalier.


Remember “Fatty” Taylor?

Product of Fairmont Heights and Spingarn was one of the ABA’s premier defenders:


From Richard Montgomery to Genius

Hats off to one of the DC area’s former “jump outta the gym” high schoolers, Willie Allen:


DC Assault Teammates Sign With Duke

Tyler Thornton of Gonzaga, and a DC Assault AAU teammate commit to the Blue Devils:


Will Allen Wins McArthur Genius Grant

Remember mid-1960’s Richard Montgomery forward Willie Allen? It doesn’t get any better than this:,genius092308web.article

Hats off to one of the greatest players Montgomery County ever produced.


Another Award For David Robinson

The Osbourn Park grad is honored yet again:

The night “The Admiral” was presented with the award, DeMatha and Backus JHS grad Adrian Dantley was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.


Turk Tillman’s Dad And Others Get Their Due

Negro League baseball players such as the father of Eastern H.S. All-Met James “Turk” Tillman feted here:


Lew Luce Could Get LOOSE!

Here’s an article on one of the baddest all-around athletes ever to come out of DC- Wilson High  all-everything Lew Luce: