Dunbar's Donald Ford is a multi-talented player, although he admits to especially enjoying the dunk shot.
Last week, Ford, a 6-foot-6 forward who is averaging team highs of 15.9 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, scored a season-high 33 points and 26 points, but his efforts could not prevent losses to McKinley and Cardozo, respectively.
"My role is to score and rebound, but I will accept any role to help the team win," said Ford, a sophomore who has also moved to point guard when needed. "But I do like to get out on the fast break and dunk the ball. I feel that it gives the team a lift."
Ford not only possesses the ability to score and get the ball to his teammates, but according to Coach Michael McLeese, he makes plays work in other ways.
"I think one of his assets is his hands," said McLeese. "A lot of people look at the finished product of a dunk; I watch the catches that he makes in traffic."
McLeese said Ford has developed so quickly, his relative inexperience is sometimes forgotten by others.
"A lot of people forget he's a sophomore," said McLeese. "There are times when he makes a bad pass or does the wrong thing, but he doesn't do that often."