Locals rise to prominence in pro football and college basketball

Dallas Cowboys running back Alfred Morris could see significant playing time this weekend after Ezekiel Elliott was denied a preliminary injunction blocking a six-game suspension.
Through five games this season, Morris has rushed for 105 yards on 13 carries including three yards in Sunday’s 33-19 win over the Redskins, his former team.
As a Redskins rookie in 2012, Morris rushed for 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns, finishing second in the league in total rushing yards and second in rushing touchdowns.
Meanwhile, former DeMatha standout Arie Kouandjio was re-signed to the Redskins active roster from the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.

Kouandjio, a fourth-round draft choice by the Redskins in 2015, played in nine games and made two starts during two seasons with the NFL franchise. The former Alabama offensive lineman was happy to be back in familiar surroundings.
“Like I’ve said before in interviews, these guys are like my brothers,” said Kouandjio. “Being out there and knowing that I can help them, that’s all I care about.”
Silver Spring native Natasha Adair is set to begin her first season at the helm of the University of Delaware women’s basketball program. Adair spent the previous three seasons as the women’s head coach at Georgetown where she turned around a four-win program into a postseason contender.
Last season, Adair guided the Georgetown women’s basketball program to a 17-13 record, marking the most wins for the Hoyas in five years.
Adair, a former standout at Einstein, was honored to be selected as Delaware’s fourth women’s basketball head coach in the program’s 46-year history.
“I would like to thank President Dennis Assanis and Director of Athletics Chrissi Rawak for this amazing opportunity to lead the University of Delaware women’s basketball program,” said Adair, who was inducted into Einstein’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.
This year, the Delaware women are predicted to finish in fifth place in the Colonial Athletic Association according to a preseason poll.
Additionally, Delaware junior forward and Gaithersburg native Nicole Enabosi was picked as a vreseason All-CAA First Team selection.
Not a bad honor for the former All-Sentinel Player of the Year from Good Counsel.
A four-year varsity performer at Good Counsel, Enabosi was tutored by Falcons’ head coach Tom Splaine and averaged 18 points per game during her senior campaign at the Olney private school. She was also named the WCAC Player of the Year as a Good Counsel senior.
Enabosi, a two-year starter, was an All-CAA First Team and All-Defensive Team selection following an outstanding sophomore campaign at Delaware. The 6-footer led Delaware in five statistical categories and also ranked in the Top 10 of seven CAA categories.
Enabosi, who earned CAA All-Rookie Team honors during her freshman campaign, averaged a double-double with 13.7 points and 10 rebounds per game and was amongst all NCAA Division I players with 16 double doubles last season so the future certainly looks bright for Enabosi as she seeks to lead Delaware to an appearance in the NCAA Tournament this season.

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