Monthly Archives: January 2010

Chris Wright, Georgetown Beat Duke,as President Obama Watches & Comments

The First Fan was on hand for Georgetown’s 89-77 dismantling of Duke:

Former St. John’s All-Met Chris Wright led the Hoyas with 21 points and three steals, and DeMatha product Austin Freeman scored 20. D.C. local Nolan Smith led the Blue Devils with 19 points.

Maryland Raycom Sports Blog

Terps fans, don’t forget we also blog about Maryland basketball here:

The folks at Raycom Television Sports liked our DC Basketball blog enough to ask us to weigh in on your Terrapins, so tune in their from time to time.


Dyson, Reynolds Among Big East Scoring Leaders

U. Conn’s Jerome Dyson and Villanova’s Scottie Reynolds are among the leading scorers in the Big East conference. Dyson, who attended Proctor H.S., is fourth in scoring with 19.5 ppg., and Reynolds, of Herndon High, is fifth at 18.7.


Who Was Harold Fox?

He started out at Fairmont Heights H.S., and Northwestern star Harold Fox was one of the greatest talents in area history. Just look at these memories of his game at the DraftReview webpage:


NBA Draft Picks From The Washington Suburbs

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)


NBA Draftees From Washington, D.C.

Washington has had more than its share of NBA draft picks. Some of their names are linked below:


Kansas State Upsets #1 Texas

Wildcats down Longhorns 71-62, as D.C. products Rodney Magruder (11 points) and Jamar Samuels (12 rebounds and 20 points) contribute:

Both young men attended Archbishop Carroll High in N.E. Washington, which has also produced Tom Hoover, George Leftwich, John Thompson, Luis Grillo, Ed Jordan, Billy Bryant, Al Dutch, and Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje.


Kevin Merida on C-SPAN “After Words”

Kevin Durant isn’t the only prominent former Prince George’s County basketball player named Kevin. Central High alum Kevin Merida of the Washington Post did a great job interviewing civil rights author Peniel Joseph on C-SPAN this weekend:


Heat, Thunder, Durant, Beasley Collide

Oklahoma City wins 98-80, as Kevin Durant scores 36 on 14-18 shooting, with 10 rebounds. His homey Michael Beasley scored a season high 28 for the losers.


Kansas State Men’s Basketball Features Three Local Players

In the wake of Michael Beasley, K-State Wildcats’ roster includes G Rodney McGruder of Archbishop Carroll and the DC Assault AAU team, F Jamar Samuels of Carroll (also a DC Assault player), and F Wally Judge of Bladensburg High (played w/ Mike Beasley on the Assault).

Talk about a pipeline.