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Columbia's Greg Whittington closing in on professional basketball goals

Columbia's Greg Whittington closing in on professional basketball goals

Dating back all the way to his early days at Oakland Mills High School, Greg Whittington has never shied away from a challenge.

The lanky forward, who began on the Junior Varsity squad as a freshman, spent his high school years helping lead the Scorpions’ basketball team back to prominence on his way to earning Howard County Player of the Year honors as a senior in 2011.

At Georgetown University, he worked his way into a key role for the nationally-ranked Hoyas before academic issues and injuries in 2013 threatened to derail his career. Yet, even as his college days were cut short and he underwent a pair of ACL surgeries, Whittington never lost...

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