Little Harker Prep of Potomac, which has made it known it hopes to become a high school basketball power, is quickly making a splash in the Jelleff Boys and Girls Club summer basketball league.
Harker has the league's best front line in 6-foot-7 junior Jeremey Dean, 6-9 junior Danny Douglass, 6-6 junior Exree Hipp and 7-2 junior center Serge Zwikker. It may also have the league's premier scorer in Sam Short.
The Jelleff League's most valuable player for his summer performances with St. James (Hagerstown) two years ago, Short transferred to Harker Prep recently and has continued his impressive play. He scored 20 points to lead the Colonels to a 92-57 victory over St. Stephen's.
In the Eddie Saah League, Harker showed that even talented players suffer from the inexperience of not having played together as they were 71-44 losers to Coolidge.
"We're a little inconsistent right now," said new coach Stu Vetter. "But I think once I get established over there and as the players play more together, we will have the same type of program that I had at Flint Hill." . . .
In the Blair League, Oakland Mills' Nettie Gant had the highest scoring game of the opening week, finishing with 32 points against DeMatha. However, the Scorpians didn't match up overall with the Stags, losing 76-57. . . .
In the Sidwell Friends League, McKinley's Sefton Robinson scored 37 points to lead the Trainers to an opening 80-62 rout of McLean. Ballou's Reginald Bland had trouble shooting in the first half against Quince Orchard, but he heated up for 25 second-half points in a 79-56 victory. . . .
Riley Gore, organizer of the Slam-N-Jam League at Suitland High, has found the solution to getting equal playing time for all participants in summer all-star games.
In his all-star affair on July 14, Gore will have a game between players 14-and-under and separate contests for next year's junior and senior classes.