Greater Washington has produced more than its share of basketball talent, including the following pro draft picks from our suburbs:
Jarret Jack, 2005 Denver, Fort Washington, Md.
Lonny Baxter, 2002, Chicago, Silver Spring, Md.
Steve Francis, 1999, Vancouver, Silver Spring
Dicky Simpkins, 1994, Chicago, Fort Washington
Danny Ferry, 1989, L.A. Clippers, Hyattsville, Md.
Michael Jackson, 1986 NYK, Fairfax, Va.
Othell Wilson, 1984, Golden State, Alexandria, Va.
Harold Fox, 1972, Buffalo, Hyattsville
Bob Kessler, 1956, Fort Wayne, Alexandria, Va.
(there have been plenty more suburban guys who played NBA or ABA ball, but the ones above didn’t just play h.s. ball in the suburbs, they were born there)