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Friends guard Jihar Williams commits to William & Mary

If you followed the City basketball program closely from 2012 to 2014, Jihar Williams’ name might not ring a bell. Though Williams was a student at the Northeast Baltimore magnet school those years, he didn’t suit up for the Knights as a 10th-grader.

Two years after his basketball-less sophomore year, however, Williams has finalized plans to play Division I hoops.

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Immanuel Quickley named to under-17 national team; Jalen Smith misses cut

John Carroll boys basketball rising junior guard Immanuel Quickley got good news Monday night. Today's was even better.

Hours after he received a scholarship offer from Maryland, Quickley on Tuesday was named to USA Basketball's 12-player roster for the FIBA under-17 World Championship, held June 23-July 3 in Zaragoza, Spain.

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Maryland offers John Carroll rising junior guard Immanuel Quickley

John Carroll boys basketball rising junior guard and reigning All-Metro Player of the Year Immanuel Quickley received a scholarship offer Monday from Maryland, he announced on Twitter.

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Two locals named finalists for U.S. under-17 World Championship basketball team

John Carroll rising junior guard Immanuel Quickley and Mount Saint Joseph rising junior forward Jalen Smith were named finalists for the USA Basketball under-17 team that will compete at the FIBA World Championship later this summer.

The 17 finalists will continue to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs through Friday, when the final 12-man roster is expected to be announced.

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St. Frances football to play Paramus this fall at Michigan's Big House

St. Frances' football team will play Paramus Catholic at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor over Labor Day weekend, St. Frances coach Henry Russell confirmed Wednesday.

The Panthers will kick off against the New Jersey power Friday night, Sept. 2, in the Big House, where the Wolverines will play Hawaii in their season opener the next day.

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Five local seniors named 2016 Ravens Scholars

Five local high school seniors were named Baltimore Ravens Scholars on Wednesday: Towson's Ariel Barbosa, Poly's I'Shea Boyd and Tuvia Rappaport, Francis Scott Key's Abigail Fowler and Western's Karen Hernandez.

The winners were chosen from 10 finalists from Baltimore City and Baltimore and Carroll counties -- where most of the Ravens' operations are based -- after 125 students applied.

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