What many projected as a runaway FIBA World Cup victory early Friday morning turned into a nail-biter for an undersized Team USA squad facing a physical Montenegro national basketball team to open the second round.
Charles “Choo” Smith Jr., the newly elected chairman of the National Basketball Retired Players Association, seeks to fulfill his plan to build what he calls a “CommuniVersity” of a youth empowerment center surrounded by retail, housing and work development in the 4700 block of Greenspring Avenue.
After Archbishop Spalding graduate Cam Whitmore fell to pick No. 20 in the NBA draft, those close to him knew the doubt would only add more fuel to his fire. “All you’ve done is motivate him even more,” Cavaliers coach Josh Pratt said.
For a brief moment, Bilal Coulibaly was an Indiana Pacer. Then, he was traded to the Washington Wizards. A whirlwind night for Coulibaly at the NBA draft on Thursday was part of a memorable one for his country of France.
On Thursday night, Archbishop Spalding graduate Cam Whitmore arrived at the biggest stop to date of a journey that began when he picked up a basketball at 5 years old. The Villanova star was picked 20th overall by the Houston Rockets in the NBA draft.