When Edmondson football coach Corey Johnson texted some of his best student-athletes asking for a meeting, the students worried they had made some sort of mistake.
But it turns out they were about to be tasked with correcting one.
The students formed the school's Sports Analytics Club and were assigned to build a case for Baltimore basketball legend Marvin Webster of Edmondson and Morgan State fame to be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, fitting data from 50 years ago with modern evaluation methods. And now its leaders believe the club can be scaled to introduce such data skills to students across the city.
The project was born of a meeting...