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Laron Profit
The Sun Remembers: June 30-July 6
The Sun Remembers: June 30-July 6

June 30, 1999: Three Maryland players go early in the NBA draft. The Vancouver Grizzlies select Steve Francis, the Terps' star guard, with the second overall pick, and center Obinna Ekezie in the second round. Francis becomes a three-time All-Star over nine years; Ekezie will be a journeyman substitute for four seasons. Forward Laron Profit goes to the Orlando Magic in Round 2 and plays sparingly in four years. July 3, 1985: "Wild" Bill Hagy, the Orioles' No. 1 fan, is arrested by police after throwing a Thermos onto the Memorial Stadium field from his seat in Section 34 during the Birds' 4-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Hagy, a 46-year-old cabdriver from Towson,...