Former All-Sentinel Player Selected in NBA Draft

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Patrick McCawPatrick McCaw, Montrose Christian alum, when he signed his letter of intent to attend UNLV in May of 2014. FILE PHOTO 

Patrick McCaw is staying out west after the Milwaukee Bucks selected the 2014 Montrose Christian graduate early in the second round of Thursday’s NBA Draft and then dealt the 6-foot-7 shooting guard to the Golden State Warriors for financial considerations.


5 county public schools replace basketball coaches

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basketballhoopsNo fewer than five Montgomery County Public Schools athletic programs will start the 2015-2016 campaign with a new boys varsity head basketball coach.


Blake, Gaithersburg, Paint Branch, Watkins Mill and Wootton have all had coaches step down this offseason.

Paint Branch has hired former Wootton head coach Chris Bohlen to take over the program. He replaces Walter Hardy, who stepped down to become the new athletic director at Kennedy.

Former Montrose Christian assistant Erick Graves, a co-founder of the Maryland Basketball Academy, will replace Bohlen at Wootton.

Marcus Wiggins has stepped down as Blake’s head coach after spending nearly a decade at the helm of the Silver Spring school.

“I can confirm that coach Wiggins has resigned as the varsity boys’ basketball coach at Blake,” said Blake athletic director Jared Fribush. “We appreciate everything he has given to our student-athletes and community during his tenure and are happy that he will remain as a teacher at the school.”

Wiggins, a former Bengals assistant coach, replaced Damon Pigrom as Blake’s head coach in 2006 after the Hampton University graduate departed for an assistant coaching job at Catholic University.

Jay Tringone has parted ways at Watkins Mill, and Jeff Holda has replaced Tom Sheahin at Gaithersburg.

“I’m just super excited,” said Holda, who has coached the Trojans’ junior varsity squad for the past nine years and has also served as a varsity assistant under former head coaches Kevin Parrish and Sheahin. “I feel like now it’s time for me to put my own little touch on things, and [I’m] excited for the kids and we have some great talent coming back. And it’s a great school and a great program.”



Hutchinson joins Rice Owls

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riceFormer Montrose Christian assistant coach Josh Hutchinson has joined the women’s basketball program at Rice University.

Hutchinson, a Montrose Christian graduate, has joined Rice head coach Tina Langley’s staff as an assistant coach.

“Josh Hutchinson is going to be a tremendous addition to our coaching staff,” said Langley. “His high energy, work ethic and character are a perfect fit for Rice. He has extensive experience with player development and scouting, as well as experience recruiting at high academic institutions. I know Hutch will help us take Rice to the next level in the classroom and on the court. We are thrilled to welcome him and his family to the Rice community.”

Hutchinson spent the past two seasons at the University of South Dakota where he served as an assistant under head women’s basketball coach Amy Williams. During his tenure at USD, Hutchinson helped guide the Coyotes to a 45-22 overall record and reach new heights the program had never seen. In 2014, South Dakota advanced to its first NCAA Division I Tournament after winning the Summit League Tournament.

During a stint at American University, Hutchinson helped guide the Eagles to a pair of Patriot League regular season titles and a 2012 WNIT berth.

“I am incredibly excited and humbled to join the Rice University community as an assistant coach on Tina Langley’s staff,” said Hutchinson. “I have known Tina for several years, and it is clearly evident that her tireless work ethic, technical expertise for the game of basketball, expansive recruiting ties, and most importantly, her strong value system will create a strong foundation for future success at Rice. As an institution, Rice offers student athletes an experience that few can match. I hope to further enhance the reputation of the institution and the women’s basketball program by working hard to recruit high-quality student athletes and helping them develop as athletes, students, and young women.”


Former MoCo player honored

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basketballhoopsA former Montrose Christian basketball player has been named a finalist for a prestigious award.

Findlay Prep senior Allonzo Trier, who was named The Sentinel 2014 Co-Player of the Year at Montrose Christian, is among five finalists for the Naismith Boy’s High School Player of the Year award.


Montrose Christian loses first game of season

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david photo - orangeville prep basketball player dunksHYATTSVILLE – After four consecutive wins, Montrose Christian suffered its first loss of the season Saturday in the National High School Hoops Festival at DeMatha’s Morgan and Kathy Wootten Gymnasium.

Despite a team-high 14 points and eight assists from junior guard Alani Moore, the Mustangs were outplayed by Orangeville Prep in a 72-55 loss to the Canada school.

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