Monthly Archives: April 2009

Carroll’s Rodney McGruder Finds Sunny Future in Florida

Former Archbishop Carroll High star shines in Sunshine State:

http://www.jacksonville.com/sports/high_school/2009-04-18/story/road_to_success_mcgruder_found_new_start_at_acd

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Forest Park Grad Wright Aims to Get Better

From Villanova to the WNBA for Monica Wright?

http://www.insidenova.com/isn/sports/local/article/forest_park_grad_wright_focuses_on_getting_better_not_a_wnba_career/33787/

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Marty Lentz Was The Real Deal

Dick Heller’s Washington Times article on an All-Met player from Mount Vernon High:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/19/the-night-lentz-didnt-let-up/

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Maurice Creek on a Hoosier Mission

Local kid tries to help rebuild a tradition at Indiana:

http://blogs.heraldtimesonline.com/iusp/?p=3084

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Skeeter Swift Goes to Jail

Former G.W. High School star “Skeeter” Swift shares life lessons during prison visit:

http://www.alexandrianews.org/2009/04/skeeter-swift-goes-to-jail/

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Dave Bing on the Campaign Trail

Spingarn grad takes his biggest shot:

http://blackathlete.net/artman2/publish/BASN_Focus_On_History_4/One_of_Motown_s_Favorite_Sons.shtml

http://20secondtimeout.blogspot.com/2008/12/catching-up-withdave-bing.html

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Ty Lawson Sparks UNC To Record Finish, Title Romp

On a day he was honored with the Bob Cousy Award recognizing him as the nation’s outstanding college point guard, former DC Assault star Ty Lawson recorded an NCAA championship game record eight steals (seven in the first half), scored 21 points, and handed out six dimes to lead his Tar Heels over Michigan State:

http://tarheelblue.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/040609aaa.html

Lawson was an AAU teammate of 2007 College Player of The Year Kevin Durant, and 2008 Big 12 Player of the Year Michael Beasley.

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David Robinson Named to Basketball Hall of Fame

From 5’9″ freshman at Osbourn Park High School, to the Basketball Hall of Fame:

http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/9422822/Jordan,-Robinson,-Stockton-among-5-elected-to-Hall?MSNHPHMA

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UConn Women Make National Final

Undefeated Lady Huskies feature Kalli McLaren, a forward from Good Counsel High:

http://www.uconnhuskies.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/040609aac.html

Their championship opponent, Louisville, have senior center Chauntise Wright from Bishop McNamara H.S. D.C. basketball players are everywhere.

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H.D. Woodson’s Jeniece Johnson

A poignant local basketball and family story:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/07/AR2009030702116.html?sid=ST2009030800059

http://www.dcbar.org/inside_the_bar/bar_news/probono_johnson.cfm

Our thoughts are with Jeniece.

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