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:
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.