Cinderella Ball:From DC to West Virginia With Kuska

Remember Archie Talley of Central H.S. and Salem State? He set a lot of scoring marks in a conference called the WVIAC. Players and coaches such as George King, Clair Bee, Press Maravich and Ted “Lurch” Cassidy have come through there. DC Basketball founding member Bob Kuska (Hot Potato: How Washington and New York Gave Birth to Black Basketball and Changed America’s Game) has written an entertaining new book on the West Virginia conference, and member Alderson-Broaddus:

Grab a copy- a talented basketball writer and historian is among us.

More about Bob’s latest book here:;overrideTemplateId=PBtmpl0000000000000002

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2 responses to “Cinderella Ball:From DC to West Virginia With Kuska

  1. Gary Washington

    I remember Archie Talley very well. You are right he held numerous scoring records. One thing I do remember is that I couldn’t break any recorde because Archie had them all. I am former first team all Conerence WVIAC , Honrable Mention All American and leading scorer in 1979 for Alderson Broaddus College. In addition, was inducted into the school hall of fame in 2009. My name is Gary Washington played for Bell Vocational High School in Washington DC. Also played with David Reaves at Marshall University before he transferred to U of Ga.

    • Thanks Gary, I hope you read Bob’s book on the WVIAC. I just ran into the A-B players the night they were here to play UDC.

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