Former Laurel players now with college programs include Tai Marshall, a junior forward at Division II Bowie State. He scored two points in the first four games for the Bulldogs, who play Dec. 3 at Augusta College in Georgia and Dec. 6 at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida.
Former Laurel High coach leads at Howard
Former Laurel High boys basketball coach Keith Coutreyer is the associate head coach with the men's program at Howard, a member of the Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).
The Bison play Dec. 5 at North Carolina A&T, on Dec. 7 at North Carolina Central and on Dec. 9 at Purdue, which has been nationally-ranked this season.
Howard began its season with losses to UMass and Rutgers before beating Medgar Evers, Texas Southern and Central Arkansas.
Howard's James Daniel averaged 27.6 points per game in the first five contests. He is junior guard from Hampton, Virginia.
Pallotti graduates shine
D'Ondre Stockman, a sophomore guard for Division III Marymount in Virginia, started the first four games and averaged 30.5 minutes and 10.8 points per contest for the Saints.
Stockman is a graduate of St. Vincent Pallotti and was all-MIAA player for the Panthers as he averaged nearly 20 points per game as a senior. He had six points against Eastern Mennonite in a 70-59 loss at home Nov. 22 in the title game of the Pablo Coto tournament. Marymount hosts Christopher Newport on Dec. 5 in a Capital Athletic Conference contest.
Laurel resident and Pallotti graduate Jeff Holland is a junior guard/forward for Catholic, which began the season ranked among the top 20 teams at the Division III level. Holland played in three of the first four games and averaged 2.0 points per contest. The Cardinals host St. Vincent on Dec. 7.