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Players with Baltimore ties in the 2021 NCAA basketball |...

The 6-1, 190-pound freshman guard known as “Ace” was a two-time All-Metro Player of the Year for St. Frances and was recently named to the Baltimore Catholic League All-Decade team. He is averaging 6.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and a team-leading 4.4 assists this season for the No. 10 seed Rams, who will meet No. 7 seed Oregon on Saturday in the West Region.
(Jay LaPrete/AP)

Players with Baltimore ties in the 2021 NCAA basketball tournaments | PHOTOS

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Adrian Baldwin Jr., VCU
The 6-1, 190-pound freshman guard known as “Ace” was a two-time All-Metro Player of the Year for St. Frances and was recently named to the Baltimore Catholic League All-Decade team. He is averaging 6.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and a team-leading 4.4 assists this season for the No. 10 seed Rams, who will meet No. 7 seed Oregon on Saturday in the West Region.
The 6-1, 190-pound freshman guard known as “Ace” was a two-time All-Metro Player of the Year for St. Frances and was recently named to the Baltimore Catholic League All-Decade team. He is averaging 6.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and a team-leading 4.4 assists this season for the No. 10 seed Rams, who will meet No. 7 seed Oregon on Saturday in the West Region. (Jay LaPrete/AP)
Brendan Medley-Bacon, VCU
The 7-1, 240-pound junior center from Baltimore was a standout at Archbishop Curley who became a third-team All-MEAC selection at Coppin State in 2019-20 before transferring to VCU. He has four points, six rebounds and two blocks in nine games this season for the Rams.
The 7-1, 240-pound junior center from Baltimore was a standout at Archbishop Curley who became a third-team All-MEAC selection at Coppin State in 2019-20 before transferring to VCU. He has four points, six rebounds and two blocks in nine games this season for the Rams. (Barbara Haddock Taylor / Baltimore Sun)
Damian Chong Qui, Mount St. Mary’s
The 5-8, 155-pound junior guard from Baltimore graduated from McDonogh as the school’s all-time leader in assists. He overcame personal tragedy to lead the Mountaineers to the Northeast Conference title and their first NCAA tournament berth since 2017, averaging a team-high 15.1 points and 5.5 assists. Mount St. Mary’s takes on fellow No. 16 seed Texas Southern in the First Four on Thursday.
The 5-8, 155-pound junior guard from Baltimore graduated from McDonogh as the school’s all-time leader in assists. He overcame personal tragedy to lead the Mountaineers to the Northeast Conference title and their first NCAA tournament berth since 2017, averaging a team-high 15.1 points and 5.5 assists. Mount St. Mary’s takes on fellow No. 16 seed Texas Southern in the First Four on Thursday. (Charles Krupa)
Jaden Robinson, Georgetown
The 6-3, 185-pound junior guard from Baltimore was named the Most Improved Player in the Baltimore Catholic League his senior year at Mount Saint Joseph. The walk-on appeared in 11 games last season, collecting 10 points and five rebounds, but has not played this season. The No. 12 seed Hoyas, who made a surprising run to the Big East tournament title, face No. 5 seed Colorado on Saturday in the East Region.
The 6-3, 185-pound junior guard from Baltimore was named the Most Improved Player in the Baltimore Catholic League his senior year at Mount Saint Joseph. The walk-on appeared in 11 games last season, collecting 10 points and five rebounds, but has not played this season. The No. 12 seed Hoyas, who made a surprising run to the Big East tournament title, face No. 5 seed Colorado on Saturday in the East Region. (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)
Brendan Adams, UConn
The 6-4, 195-pound junior guard from Baltimore scored over 1,500 points in his high school career at Calvert Hall and helped the Cardinals win the Baltimore Catholic League championship in 2015. His older brother Jaylen, who played at Mount Saint Joseph, was the Atlantic 10 co-Player of the Year as a senior at St. Bonaventure in 2017-18. Brendan Adams is averaging 4.5 points and 2.1 rebounds this season for the No. 7 seed Huskies, who face No. 10 seed Maryland on Saturday in the East Region.
The 6-4, 195-pound junior guard from Baltimore scored over 1,500 points in his high school career at Calvert Hall and helped the Cardinals win the Baltimore Catholic League championship in 2015. His older brother Jaylen, who played at Mount Saint Joseph, was the Atlantic 10 co-Player of the Year as a senior at St. Bonaventure in 2017-18. Brendan Adams is averaging 4.5 points and 2.1 rebounds this season for the No. 7 seed Huskies, who face No. 10 seed Maryland on Saturday in the East Region. (John Peterson/AP)
Darryl Morsell, Maryland
The 6-5, 200-pound senior guard from Baltimore was a first-team All-Metro and All-Baltimore Catholic League standout at Mount Saint Joseph, becoming a consensus four-star prospect. Considered the “heart and soul” of the team, he was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year this season and is averaging 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists. The No. 10 seed Terps take on No. 7 seed UConn on Saturday in the East Region.
The 6-5, 200-pound senior guard from Baltimore was a first-team All-Metro and All-Baltimore Catholic League standout at Mount Saint Joseph, becoming a consensus four-star prospect. Considered the “heart and soul” of the team, he was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year this season and is averaging 9.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists. The No. 10 seed Terps take on No. 7 seed UConn on Saturday in the East Region. (Michael Conroy)
Noah Locke, Florida
The 6-3, 203-pound junior guard from Baltimore graduated as McDonogh’s all-time leading scorer with 2,350 career points. The former four-star prospect set Florida’s freshman record with 81 made 3-pointers, then hit 79 in the shortened 2019-20 campaign. He’s averaging 10.4 points and 2.3 rebounds this season while shooting 40.6% from beyond the arc for the No. 7 seed Gators, who face No. 10 seed Virginia Tech on Friday in the South Region.
The 6-3, 203-pound junior guard from Baltimore graduated as McDonogh’s all-time leading scorer with 2,350 career points. The former four-star prospect set Florida’s freshman record with 81 made 3-pointers, then hit 79 in the shortened 2019-20 campaign. He’s averaging 10.4 points and 2.3 rebounds this season while shooting 40.6% from beyond the arc for the No. 7 seed Gators, who face No. 10 seed Virginia Tech on Friday in the South Region. (Matt Stamey/AP)
James Butler, Drexel
The 6-8, 242-pound graduate student from Fairfax Station, Virginia, played four games at Navy in 2016-17 before transferring to Drexel. His father played basketball for the Midshipmen and ranks second at Navy in career scoring (1,952) and rebounds (1,115), while mother ran track at Navy. Butler is averaging 12.9 points and 9.2 rebounds this season for the Colonial Athletic Association champion and No. 16 seed Dragons, who face No. 1 seed Illinois on Friday in the Midwest Region.
The 6-8, 242-pound graduate student from Fairfax Station, Virginia, played four games at Navy in 2016-17 before transferring to Drexel. His father played basketball for the Midshipmen and ranks second at Navy in career scoring (1,952) and rebounds (1,115), while mother ran track at Navy. Butler is averaging 12.9 points and 9.2 rebounds this season for the Colonial Athletic Association champion and No. 16 seed Dragons, who face No. 1 seed Illinois on Friday in the Midwest Region. (Daniel Lin)
Joshua Tomaic, San Diego State
The 6-9, 230-pound senior forward from Lanzarote, Spain, spent three seasons as a reserve at Maryland before transferring to San Diego State, where he has taken on a larger role. Tomaic is averaging 4.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in roughly 16 minutes per game this season, helping the Aztecs win the Mountain West Conference title and reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2018. No. 6 seed San Diego State faces No. 11 seed Syracuse on Friday in the Midwest Region.
The 6-9, 230-pound senior forward from Lanzarote, Spain, spent three seasons as a reserve at Maryland before transferring to San Diego State, where he has taken on a larger role. Tomaic is averaging 4.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in roughly 16 minutes per game this season, helping the Aztecs win the Mountain West Conference title and reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2018. No. 6 seed San Diego State faces No. 11 seed Syracuse on Friday in the Midwest Region. (Gregory Bull/AP)
Che Evans, San Diego State
The 6-5, 210-pound freshman guard is a former standout at Dulaney, where he averaged 20.5 points, eight rebounds and six assists per game and led the team to the Class 4A North Region championship as a junior. He later graduated from Neumann-Goretti High School in Philadelphia before enrolling at San Diego State. Evans has eight points and five rebounds in nine games this season.
The 6-5, 210-pound freshman guard is a former standout at Dulaney, where he averaged 20.5 points, eight rebounds and six assists per game and led the team to the Class 4A North Region championship as a junior. He later graduated from Neumann-Goretti High School in Philadelphia before enrolling at San Diego State. Evans has eight points and five rebounds in nine games this season. (Photo courtesy of Dwayne Wise)
Montez Mathis, Rutgers
The 6-4, 210-pound junior guard from Baltimore led John Carroll to a 29-8 record and the MIAA A Conference title in 2017-18 and became a consensus four-star prospect. He’s averaging 8.5 points and 2.9 rebounds this season for the Scarlet Knights, who are making their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1991. No. 10 seed Rutgers will meet No. 7 seed Clemson on Friday in the Midwest Region.
The 6-4, 210-pound junior guard from Baltimore led John Carroll to a 29-8 record and the MIAA A Conference title in 2017-18 and became a consensus four-star prospect. He’s averaging 8.5 points and 2.9 rebounds this season for the Scarlet Knights, who are making their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1991. No. 10 seed Rutgers will meet No. 7 seed Clemson on Friday in the Midwest Region. (Adam Hunger/AP)
Justin Gorham, Houston
The 6-7, 225-pound redshirt senior forward from Columbia helped Calvert Hall sweep the MIAA A Conference and Baltimore Catholic League tournament championships as a junior and averaged 18.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game as a senior. He’s averaging 8.6 points and 9.2 rebounds this season for the American Athletic Conference champion Cougars, who are making their third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. No. 2 seed Houston faces No. 15 seed Cleveland State on Friday in the Midwest Region.
The 6-7, 225-pound redshirt senior forward from Columbia helped Calvert Hall sweep the MIAA A Conference and Baltimore Catholic League tournament championships as a junior and averaged 18.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game as a senior. He’s averaging 8.6 points and 9.2 rebounds this season for the American Athletic Conference champion Cougars, who are making their third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance. No. 2 seed Houston faces No. 15 seed Cleveland State on Friday in the Midwest Region. (Ron Jenkins)
Angel Reese, Maryland
The 6-3 freshman forward from Baltimore was the No. 2 overall recruit in the country at St. Frances, where she led the Panthers to three straight IAAM A Conference championships and was a two-time All-Metro Player of the Year. After missing several weeks with a foot injury this season, she’s returned to average 10.0 points and 6.2 rebounds for the Big Ten champion and No. 2 seed Terps, who face No. 15 seed Mount St. Mary’s on Monday in the Hemisfair Region.
The 6-3 freshman forward from Baltimore was the No. 2 overall recruit in the country at St. Frances, where she led the Panthers to three straight IAAM A Conference championships and was a two-time All-Metro Player of the Year. After missing several weeks with a foot injury this season, she’s returned to average 10.0 points and 6.2 rebounds for the Big Ten champion and No. 2 seed Terps, who face No. 15 seed Mount St. Mary’s on Monday in the Hemisfair Region. (Carlos Osorio/AP)
Eniya Russell, South Carolina
The 6-1 freshman guard from Baltimore was a first-team All-Metro selection at St. Vincent Pallotti, averaging 14.9 points per game in her senior season. She’s averaging 3.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in 7.0 minutes per game this season for the SEC champion and No. 1 seed Gamecocks, who meet No. 16 seed Mercer on Sunday in the Hemisfair Region.
The 6-1 freshman guard from Baltimore was a first-team All-Metro selection at St. Vincent Pallotti, averaging 14.9 points per game in her senior season. She’s averaging 3.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in 7.0 minutes per game this season for the SEC champion and No. 1 seed Gamecocks, who meet No. 16 seed Mercer on Sunday in the Hemisfair Region. (Sean Rayford/AP)
Mir McLean, UConn
The 5-11 freshman forward from Baltimore was a three-time All-Metro selection and was named a McDonald’s All American and the Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year as a senior. She’s averaging 3.0 points and 2.2 rebounds this season while shooting 46.3% from the field for the Big East champion and top-seeded Huskies, who take on No. 16 seed High Point on Sunday in the River Walk Region.
The 5-11 freshman forward from Baltimore was a three-time All-Metro selection and was named a McDonald’s All American and the Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year as a senior. She’s averaging 3.0 points and 2.2 rebounds this season while shooting 46.3% from the field for the Big East champion and top-seeded Huskies, who take on No. 16 seed High Point on Sunday in the River Walk Region. (Brad Horrigan/The Hartford Courant)
Nia Clouden, Michigan State
The 5-8 junior guard from Owings Mills finished her high school career at St. Frances with over 1,500 career points and was twice named the Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year. One of the most prolific scorers in program history, she’s averaging 18.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists this season. The No. 10 seed Spartans face No. 7 seed Iowa State on Monday in the Mercado Region.
The 5-8 junior guard from Owings Mills finished her high school career at St. Frances with over 1,500 career points and was twice named the Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year. One of the most prolific scorers in program history, she’s averaging 18.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists this season. The No. 10 seed Spartans face No. 7 seed Iowa State on Monday in the Mercado Region. (Carlos Osorio/AP)
Kayla Bacon, Drexel
The 5-8 senior guard from Owings Mills was a 1,000 point scorer and a McDonald's All American in high school, with two years each at St. Timothy's in Greenspring and Seton Keough. She’s averaging 4.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists this season for the Colonial Athletic Association champion and No. 14 seed Dragons, who will face No. 3 seed Georgia in the Alamo Region.
The 5-8 senior guard from Owings Mills was a 1,000 point scorer and a McDonald's All American in high school, with two years each at St. Timothy's in Greenspring and Seton Keough. She’s averaging 4.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists this season for the Colonial Athletic Association champion and No. 14 seed Dragons, who will face No. 3 seed Georgia in the Alamo Region. (Kenneth K. Lam)
Jasmine Valentine, Drexel
The 5-11 freshman forward from Odenton graduated from St. Vincent Pallotti after spending time at Old Mill and Arundel. She’s made six starts for the Dragons, averaging 1.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.9 minutes per game.
The 5-11 freshman forward from Odenton graduated from St. Vincent Pallotti after spending time at Old Mill and Arundel. She’s made six starts for the Dragons, averaging 1.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.9 minutes per game. (Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Courtney Furr, Stony Brook
The 6-foot junior guard from Elkridge led Howard to two county championships and played travel basketball with the Columbia Ravens. After playing in 21 games as a freshman and sophomore, she hasn’t registered any stats this season for the Seawolves, who won the America East Conference title to reach their first NCAA tournament. No. 14 seed Stony Brook faces No. 3 seed Arizona on Monday in the Mercado Region.
The 6-foot junior guard from Elkridge led Howard to two county championships and played travel basketball with the Columbia Ravens. After playing in 21 games as a freshman and sophomore, she hasn’t registered any stats this season for the Seawolves, who won the America East Conference title to reach their first NCAA tournament. No. 14 seed Stony Brook faces No. 3 seed Arizona on Monday in the Mercado Region. (Jen Rynda / Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Rain Green, VCU
The 5-6 freshman guard from Baltimore was a standout for Roland Park, helping lead the Reds to a 26-2 overall record and an IAAM title game appearance in 2018-19. She hasn’t registered any stats this season for the Atlantic 10 champion and No. 13 seed Rams, who will face No. 4 seed Indiana on Monday in the Mercado Region.
The 5-6 freshman guard from Baltimore was a standout for Roland Park, helping lead the Reds to a 26-2 overall record and an IAAM title game appearance in 2018-19. She hasn’t registered any stats this season for the Atlantic 10 champion and No. 13 seed Rams, who will face No. 4 seed Indiana on Monday in the Mercado Region. (Courtesy of Roland Park Country School/Courtesy of Roland Park Country School)
Dasia Townes, VCU
The 5-11 freshman guard from Baltimore was a first-team All-Metro selection in 2018-19 after averaging 15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 steals per game for Poly, helping lead the Engineers to the Class 3A state championship game. She has four points and one rebound in six games this season for the Rams.
The 5-11 freshman guard from Baltimore was a first-team All-Metro selection in 2018-19 after averaging 15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 steals per game for Poly, helping lead the Engineers to the Class 3A state championship game. She has four points and one rebound in six games this season for the Rams. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Courtney Shaw, Northwestern
The 6-foot junior guard from Perry Hall was a four-year varsity player and two-year team captain for Perry Hall, averaging 19 points per game as a junior. She’s averaging a career-best 6.9 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 54.5% from the field this season for the No. 7 seed Wildcats, who will meet No. 10 seed Central Florida on Monday in the Alamo Region.
The 6-foot junior guard from Perry Hall was a four-year varsity player and two-year team captain for Perry Hall, averaging 19 points per game as a junior. She’s averaging a career-best 6.9 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 54.5% from the field this season for the No. 7 seed Wildcats, who will meet No. 10 seed Central Florida on Monday in the Alamo Region. (Kamil Krzaczynski/AP)
Jasmen Walton, North Carolina A&T
The 5-11 junior guard from Baltimore was an All-Metro selection at Western who was voted a team captain as a freshman. She’s averaging 7.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game this season for the Aggies, who won their third MEAC championship in six years. No. 16 seed North Carolina A&T will take on No. 1 seed NC State on Sunday in the Mercado Region.
The 5-11 junior guard from Baltimore was an All-Metro selection at Western who was voted a team captain as a freshman. She’s averaging 7.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game this season for the Aggies, who won their third MEAC championship in six years. No. 16 seed North Carolina A&T will take on No. 1 seed NC State on Sunday in the Mercado Region. (Ben McKeown/AP)
Rebecca Lee, Mount St. Mary's
The 6-2 senior center from Severn received Capital Gazette All-County honors her sophomore and junior seasons at Old Mill. She recorded 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Mountaineers over Wagner in the Northeast Conference title game, helping the program reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1995. Lee, who has started all 23 games, is averaging 9.8 points and 7.2 rebounds and leads the team with 37 blocks. No. 15 seed Mount St. Mary’s will meet No. 2 seed Maryland on Monday in the Hemisfair Region.
The 6-2 senior center from Severn received Capital Gazette All-County honors her sophomore and junior seasons at Old Mill. She recorded 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Mountaineers over Wagner in the Northeast Conference title game, helping the program reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1995. Lee, who has started all 23 games, is averaging 9.8 points and 7.2 rebounds and leads the team with 37 blocks. No. 15 seed Mount St. Mary’s will meet No. 2 seed Maryland on Monday in the Hemisfair Region. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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