Many players from our area take their skills to play in college, some even to the pros. These kids are the same kids that you grew up with and more likely than not dominated your high school team. Some will forget about these guys, but others ask, “Where are they now?” We have the answers.
For the second consecutive week, former O’Connell All-Met Kendall Marshall (below) distributed the ball as well as anybody else in
the nation. Marshall only had two points, but he tied his career high with 16 assists against Long Beach State. The North Carolina point guard also tacked on three rebounds and two steals in a 84-78 victory.
Sticking with ACC basketball, Paul VI Catholic’s Erick Green had a stellar game against Rhode Island. Green led Virginia Tech with 24 points and also recorded three steals in a 78-67 win that snapped the Hokies’ two-game losing streak.
Gonzaga graduate Cedrick Lindsay has been a solid contributor on Richmond this year. Lindsay put up a team- and career-high 22 points and three steals in an in-state loss to Virginia Commonwealth 73-51.
In another state rivalry game, this one in Pennsylvania, also starred a former area basketball player. Montrose Christian inside force Mouphtaou Yarou had 21 points and 11 rebounds as Villanova rolled to a 73-65 victory over the University of Pennsylvania.
This past Sunday, DeMatha’s own Josh Wilson made a key interception late in the fourth quarter against New England and
quarterback Tom Brady. Although the Redskins were not able to capitalize on the late possession, the pick sparked some controversy; Brady and offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien were seen in a heated discussion after the play. Wilson added four solo tackles in the 34-27 loss.
During the Thursday night game against the Steelers, Friendly graduate Joe Haden recorded eight tackles (5 solo) and caused a forced fumble. Defense wasn’t the problem for the Browns, however, in a 14-3 loss.
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