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Remembering one of the best local prep athletes

I received a text from someone earlier this week informing me that former Newport Prep basketball star Tony Moore had passed away.

Tony Moore 2Tony Moore. COURTESY PHOTO

Moore – who brought notoriety to the small private school on Newport Mill Road in Kensington back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s – was just 41 years old. He passed away from congestive heart failure according to his cousin, Jamaal Gilchrist.

Moore, who died on Monday in Atlanta, left behind four sons.

During his sophomore campaign at Newport Prep, Moore averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6.7 blocked shots per game. At 6-foot-7, he made a name for himself in D.C. area basketball circles.

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