Monthly Archives: February 2013

For St. John’s Lindsay Allen, Focus Pays Off

Lindsay Allen of St. John’s is profiled in The Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/highschools/lindsay-allen-of-st-johns-brings-an-uncommon-focus-to-basketball-court/2013/02/25/5d7d0da8-7f57-11e2-a350-49866afab584_story.html?fb_action_ids=605081309518006&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_ref=sm_btn_fb&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

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Dr. E.B. Henderson Elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame

After a lengthy and trying push on behalf of his descendants and a small cadre of historians and scholars, former schools physical education administrator Dr. Edwin B. Henderson was voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8952098/gary-payton-tim-hardaway-hall-fame-finalists

This is long overdue, as it was Dr. Henderson’s interest in our childrens’ education, and early organization of athletic leagues and officials that laid the seed for the fruition of players such as Lenny Ford, Earl Lloyd, Elgin Baylor, Hillary Brown, Willie Wood, Dave Bing, Ollie Johnson, Leapin’ Lou West, and Lamar McCoy. Dr. E.B. Henderson laid the groundwork for Washington’s status as a basketball hotbed, and more importantly, served as a mentor to professionals such as Dr. Charles Drew. Congratulations to his family.

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Spingarn High School, Home to Baylor, Bing, Earl Jones To Close

Spingarn High School is closing (sacrilege):

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/highschools/as-dcs-spingarn-high-prepares-to-close-a-rich-basketball-tradition-is-left-behind/2013/02/13/bed6b11e-75d7-11e2-95e4-6148e45d7adb_story.html?hpid=z4

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Kevin Merida Named Managing Editor of Washington Post

Congratulations to former Cantral High School and Crossland player Kevin Merida for being named Managing Editor of The Washington Post. Couldn’t happen to a nicer or more deserving guy.
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Greivis Vasquez Third in NBA in Assists

Montrose Christian alum Greivis Vasquez of New Orleans is averaging 9.3 assists a game, good for third in the NBA. His fellow Montrose grad Kevin Durant is the league’s leading scorer at 29 per game.

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Elgin Baylor Memorabilia Auction Scheduled

There will be an auction of Elgin Baylor’s memorabilia on Feb. 17 in Los Angeles:

http://www.juliensauctions.com/

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Jamar Board Article in Washington Post

New article on The Slient Assassin of Barry Farms:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/jamar-board-a-playground-legend-who-never-got-his-shot/2013/02/04/d1832fbc-6c87-11e2-8740-9b58f43c191a_story.html

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