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Remembering the untimely death of basketball icon Lenny Bias

 

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On June 19, 1986 we were all shocked and saddened by the news that University of Maryland basketball star Len Bias – a Prince George’s County product – had passed away from a drug overdose at age 22.??

Just two days earlier, Bias had been selected by the Boston Celtics with the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft. He was destined for NBA stardom until tragedy struck on that fateful June morning.? 

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Josh Hart opts out of the NBA for college

Josh Hart has pulled out of the 2016 NBA Draft.

The Silver Spring native elected to go back to Villanova instead of entering the June 23rd draft at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Hart entered his name for consideration in April and was among the NBA prospects participating in Chicago at the combine last month as part of the NCAA process for potential early entrants.

“I enjoyed the process and learned a lot,” said Hart, a former Wheaton High School standout. “It was definitely worthwhile. I look forward to graduating next year and coming back to play with my teammates.”

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Falcons hunt down a Coyote for head coach

Clarksburg head coach G.J. Kissal will not be returning to coach the Coyotes’ boys basketball team next season.

Kissal, a longtime public school coach in Montgomery County, has accepted the head coaching position at his alma mater Good Counsel.

“I am humbled by the opportunity to lead this special program into the future,” Kissal said in a posting on Facebook. “I will take enormous pride in representing the school many of us call home.”

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Tiger Woods returns to Montgomery County

Tiger Woods was back in Montgomery County this week.

The California native was uncertain if he would be able to play next month in the Quicken Loans National, the PGA Tour event scheduled for Bethesda’s Congressional Country Club on June 20-26.

“I have been practicing at home and I’m progressing nicely,” Woods said on Monday during Quicken Loans National Media Day. “I’m hoping to play. I don’t know if I’m going to play. That’s the overriding question I keep hearing, when are you coming back, when are you playing? I get it all the time.”

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Sherwood spring sports riding county high

What’s in the water over at Sherwood High School?

Are they feeding the student-athletes some sort of high octane fuel?

Obviously I’m joking about the fuel but there’s something going on at Sherwood that has sparked a string of success on the Sandy Spring public school’s athletic fields.

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Terps' basketball takes a hit with NBA pastures

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For University of Maryland basketball fans, the news came as a surprise to few when it was announced this week that sophomore guard Melo Trimble and freshman center Diamond Stone would be leaving College Park for greener pastures.

 Both players have decided to enter their names in the upcoming NBA Draft. However, Stone, a projected first round pick according to nbadraft.net, plans to hire an agent which will make him ineligible to return to campus next season.

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Syracuse connections and a trip to the "Final Four"

The Syracuse University women’s basketball program is headed to the Final Four for the first time in program history.

The Orange will face Washington in Indianapolis this weekend seeking to capture an NCAA title under the direction of Maryland native Quentin Hillsman.

Although Hillsman has deep roots in Prince George’s County, the Forestville High School graduate once coached high school basketball in Montgomery County.

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Washington area football legends will get "Funky"

Former Damascus High School standout running back Jake Funk will be among the honorees this weekend at the Washington Football Legends Scholarship Gala.

The event, presented by Marriott, will offer a nostalgic evening of tribute, food and fun to honor football legends in our nation’s capital and provide scholarships for minority higher education assistance.

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