Monthly Archives: March 2010

Former NBA Players to Open Restaurant in Kentland

New business venture for veteran ballers:


Monica Wright, Jasmine Thomas Named USBWA All-America

Former Forest Park All-Met Monica Wright of the Virginia (Lady) Cavaliers is named first team All-American by the US Basketball Writers Association:

There are seven first-time All-America selections this season, including Charles and Ogwumike: Alysha Clark of Middle Tennessee, Victoria Dunlap of Kentucky, Kelsey Griffin of Nebraska, Jasmine Thomas of Duke and Monica Wright of Virginia. Dunlap, Griffin and Wright are the first players ever selected to the USBWA Women’s All-America Team from their respective schools since the association began naming a team during the 1996-97 season.
Following is the complete list of 2009-10 USBWA women’s honors:
Jayne Appel, Stanford (F/C, 6-4, Sr., Pleasant Hill, Calif.)
Tina Charles, Connecticut (C, 6-4, Sr., Jamaica, N.Y.)
Alysha Clark, Middle Tennessee (F, 5-10, Sr., Mt. Juliet, Tenn.)
Victoria Dunlap, Kentucky (F, 6-1, Jr., Nashville, Tenn.)
Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska (F, 6-2, Sr., Eagle River, Alaska)
Jantel Lavender, Ohio State (C, 6-4, Jr., Cleveland, Ohio)
Maya Moore, Connecticut (F, 6-0, Jr., Lawrenceville, Ga.)
Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford (F, 6-2, So., Cypress, Texas)
Jasmine Thomas, Duke (G, 5-9, Jr., Fairfax, Va.)
Monica Wright, Virginia (G, 5-11, Sr., Woodbridge, Va.)
Monica Wright
Oakton High’s Jasmine Thomas was also named- her 29 points led the Lady Blue Devils past San Diego State to advance to the Elite Eight.
Jasmine Thomas

Prince Of Petworth Recognizes DC As Basketball Capital

A fellow blogger gives props:


Washington Is The Basketball Capital Of The World

No other city its size has produced more premier players, coaches, and administrators:


Nolan Smith’s 29 Leads Duke Into Final Four

Senior guard Nolan Smith scores 29 points to lead the Blue Devils back into the Final Four:…/29/scheyer-smith-lead-duke-back-to-final-four/

Roger Mason, Jr.- The Doctor’s Sharpshooting Son

Good Counsel product Roger Mason, Jr. is a chip off the old block:


Why No. 35? Kevin Durant’s Dedication to His Coach

Kevin Durant’s uniform is more than a numbers game:


The McDonald’s Capital Classic: All-Stars vs. DC’s Finest

From the Capital Centre to 2K10, one of America’s elite schoolboy basketball classics:,-evolved.htm


Montrose Christian’s Greivis Vasquez And The Mighty Men of Maryland

Adrian Bowie and Eric Hayes of the Terps’ basketball team are D.C. products, and Venezuelan guard Greivis Vazquez prepped here:

Bowie, pictured above, attended Montrose Christian, Hayes graduated from Potomac.


Washington a Hotbed For NBA Stars

From Baylor to Bing to Beasley, D.C. is a basketball capital:

Oklahoma City Thunder fans know that.