National Negro High School Championship- Armstrong Won First Two

Washington, as Dick Vitale will elucidate on ESPN tomorrow night, has long been basketball capital of the world. Dr. Edwin B. Henderson, Elgin Baylor, Morgan Wooten, John Thompson, Kevin Durant, Michael Beasley- they’re all from here. The early benefactors of Dr. Henderson’s organization and tutelage were the fine early high school powers here, among them Armstrong, a vocational school. They won the first two Negro National Championships:

http://hoopedia.nba.com/index.php?title=National_Interscholastic_Basketball_Tournament_for_Black_Schools

That put things in motion for the parade of Bernie Levi’s, Ollie Johnson’s, “Apple” Milam’s and “Turk” Tillman’s that were to follow.

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