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Predict the Score: Gonzaga vs St. John's

11/6/2019 6:14:36 AM
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11/6/2019 6:14:36 AM

Predict the score! Gonzaga vs. St. John's @ Catholic University, 7:00

We have teamed up with Georgetown University Press, and they are going to donate a copy of the newly released book, The Capital of Basketball: A History of DC Area High School Hoops.

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11/6/2019 6:15:19 AM
A History of DC Area High School Hoops
John McNamara, with Andrea Chamblee and David Elfin
Foreword by Coach Gary Williams

The celebration of Washington D.C. basketball is long overdue. The D.C. metro area stands second to none in its contributions to the game. Countless figures who have had a significant impact on the sport over the years have roots in the region, including E.B. Henderson, the first African-American certified to teach public school physical education, and Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to take the court in an actual NBA game. The city's Spingarn High School produced two players - Elgin Baylor and Dave Bing - recognized among the NBA's 50 greatest at the League's 50th anniversary celebration. No other high school in the country can make that claim.
These figures and many others are chronicled in this book, the first-ever comprehensive look at the great high school players, teams and coaches in the D.C. metropolitan area.
Based on more than 150 interviews, The Capital of Basketball is first and foremost a book about basketball. But in discussing the trends and evolution of the game, McNamara also uncovers the turmoil in the lives of the players and area residents as they dealt with prejudice, educational inequities, politics, and the ways the area has changed through the years.

John McNamara (@CapitalofBBall) was a staff writer for the Annapolis Capital newspaper. He earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland and spent over 30 years covering local, college, and professional sports. He won several awards from the Maryland-DC-Delaware Press Association for his writing. McNamara was one of five employees of the Annapolis Capital who were gunned down in a mass shooting at the newspaper on June 28, 2018. He was 56 years old. The University's Philip Merrill College of Journalism established an Award and a Scholarship in his name for sports journalism. He was inducted into the Maryland High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame; the Press Area at the City of Bowie is named in his honor, his name is included on the Newseum's Journalists Wall; and he was among Time Magazine's Persons of the Year for 2018.

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11/6/2019 9:12:09 AM

Looks like a great book!

St. John's 27, Gonzaga 23

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11/10/2019 4:44:06 PM

I'd declare you the winner...along with those comeback cadets.

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11/10/2019 8:39:30 PM

You are correct. Brown is the winner. Please contact to claim your prize. 

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11/6/2019 9:35:45 AM

Gonzaga 23, St. John's 20

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11/6/2019 10:15:47 AM

Gonzaga 30, St. John's 28

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11/6/2019 1:38:55 PM

Gonzaga 42, St. John's 17

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11/6/2019 2:26:27 PM

SJC 35 Gonzaga 14

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11/7/2019 10:37:58 AM

SJC 31, Gonzaga 21 

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11/7/2019 12:12:51 PM

Gonzaga 35 SJC 28 in 2 overtimes. 

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11/7/2019 5:29:42 PM

SJC 17 - Gonzaga 13

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11/8/2019 7:15:50 AM

SJC- 10

Gonzaga - 8

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11/8/2019 3:38:53 PM

Gonzaga 13, St. John's 10