Washington Wizards plan basketball clinic at Dunbar

Students at Dunbar will share the high school's basketball court with a few Washington Wizards next week when the team hosts a clinic in advance of its Oct. 17 return to Baltimore.

The session at Dunbar, scheduled for Sept. 19 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., will be hosted by Baltimore native and Dunbar graduate Sam Cassell. He'll be joined by Wizards guards Bradley Beal and Garrett Temple, as well as Wizards assistant coach Ryan Saunders and player development coach Joe Connelly.

Mike Riordan, who played six years for the Wizards franchise, including its final two seasons as the the Baltimore Bullets from 1971 to 1973, and Larry Stewart, who played for Coppin State and then the Washington Bullets from 1991 to 1995, will also be present.

The event is part of the lead-up to the Wizards' game versus the New York Knicks in the first-ever Baltimore Basketball Classic on Oct. 17 at Baltimore Arena.

This season marks the 50th anniversary of the Wizards franchise moving from Chicago to become the Baltimore Bullets in 1963. The team left for Landover in 1973, where it played while waiting to move to Washington, D.C. in 1974. The franchise became the Washington Wizards in 1997.


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