Monthly Archives: February 2010

We Salute a Giant: McKinley Armstrong

Washington Post profile of a man who guided youth, among other places at a school whose name he was born with:

He will always be remebered.



Chris Wright, Austin Freeman Nearly Boost Hoyas After 23-point Deficit

The Georgetown Hoyas’ mens’ team nearly overcame a 60-37 Syracuse lead in dropping a 75-71 naibiter to the Orange.

Buoyed by 21 points by DeMatha product Austin Freeman, and 20 from former St. John’s All-Met Chris Wright, the Hoyas closed the gap to 71-70 before bowing.

Austin Freeman


Terps Survive Lowe’s Wolfpack, Led by Vazquez

The Maryland men overcome a sluggish 30 minutes of play to defeat DeMatha grad Sidney Lowe’s North Carolina State Wolfpack on the road by a tally of 67-58:

Greivis Vazquez is from Venezuela, but played his high school ball here at Montrose Christian.

It was Raycom Sports, in their launching of an ACC sports blog network last year, who reached out to the DC Basketball Blog ©, recognized our role in preserving local basketball history, and invited us to be a charter member of the new blog group. Thanks to Stephanie Girard of Ravenel Consulting for finding us here.


Remembering Coach McKinley Armstrong

We here at the DC Basketball Blog appreciate your comments and condolences upon the passing of Coach McKinley Armstrong, and will continue to update you as news, recollections and obits abound. It is some solace to know the family members are aware of this unique blog commemorating the local game. Another obit is linked below (they differ slightly):

The Durham Herald-Sun, and Washington Afro-American have also published obituaries.

Trainer Nation is making its voice heard.


High Point Man: Another Obit For Coach Armstrong

Here’s an obituary for noted McKinley Tech Coach McKinley Armstrong (scroll down to his name):

Some of our well versed know High Point, N.C. as home to the college where 1960’s McKinley Tech grad Genie Littles played so well.


Skeeter Swift Could Talk and Play

Former George Washington High star profiled in Washington City Paper:

He’s going to be inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame- good for him!


Maryland Raycom Sports Blog

I blog on the 2009/10 Terps here, including former Montrose Christian star Greivis Vazquez: