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Again, this is a pretty deep list. From Keith Gatlin, Tony Massenburg and Brian Williams on the teams of Driesell and Bob Wade, to Smith and Keith Booth and Rodney Elliott on some of Gary Williams' early teams, it was -- as Baltimoreans Booth and Elliott would often say -- "most definitely" an easy job covering the Terps.
But reporters like players who are honest to a fault, and my vote goes to Obinna Ekezie. He was probably more of a go-to-guy for local sportswriters than he was for Williams, but I'll never forget the hard-working Nigerian center ripping into a couple of teammates for breaking curfew, and Williams benching them for an NCAA tournament game against College of Charleston, which the Terps would lose.
November 18, 1997