Men's college basketball
Report: Ex-Hoya C. Smith shot inside his Bowie home
The NBC station in Washington reported that Charles Smith, a former star at Georgetown in the late 1980s, was shot inside his Bowie home Thursday afternoon. Smith was shot twice in the chest in the 13200 block of Lansdales Hope Way, according to the report. He was hospitalized in critical-but-stable condition and underwent surgery Thursday afternoon. Prince George's County police are searching for a single gunman, NBC News4 reported. The Big East Player of the Year and a consensus All-America player in 1989, Smith played guard for Georgetown from 1985 to 1989. He averaged 18.7 points per game and led the Hoyas to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament in 1989. Smith was a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic team that won a bronze medal. He played for the NBA's Boston Celtics as an undrafted free agent after his final year of college.
Banks, Brown, Shell elected to Black College Hall of Fame
Three men with local ties will be inducted into the Black College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2011 class. Former Morgan State coach Earl Banks and offensive tackle Roosevelt Brown will join Art Shell, who was an offensive tackle at UMES when it was Maryland State College, in the hall's second class, it was announced Thursday. Banks spent 14 years as Morgan's coach, amassing an .839 won-lost percentage. He was Morgan's athletic director from 1970 to 1983 and died in 1993. Brown, a Black All-American in 1951 and 1952, was a member of the NFL's 75th Anniversary All-Time Team. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1975 after spending 13 seasons with the New York Giants. Brown died in 2004. Shell, 63, was an All-American twice and All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association three times; he was a key member of the Oakland Raiders' wins in Super Bowls XI and XV and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall in 1989. The other members of the class are Lem Barney (Jackson State), Mel Blount (Southern), Willie Davis (Grambling), "Bullet" Bob Hayes (Florida A&M), Joe Kendall (Kentucky State), Doug Williams (Grambling), long-time coach Willie Jeffries (South Carolina State, Wichita State, Howard) and Collie J. Nicholson, the former sports information director for Grambling. The induction ceremony will be in February in Atlanta.
Honor: Bucknell sophomore punter Ryan Gutowski (Calvert Hall) was named the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week. Gutowski punted five times Saturday at Georgetown, all in the second half, averaging 44.8yards.
Terps attackman Yeatman seeks extra lacrosse season
Maryland attackman Will Yeatman said he would like to return for another lacrosse season. "I'm still seeing if I can get another year of eligibility for lacrosse," the senior said this week. Maryland's athletic department confirmed that it is considering applying to the NCAA for another year of eligibility for Yeatman, who is also a tight end on the football team.
NBA: The Washington Wizards waived center Sean Marks and forward Adam Morrison, leaving the roster at 15. Morrison averaged 5.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in five preseason games; Marks did not appear in a preseason game.
—From Sun staff and news services