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As new Dunbar basketball coach, former Maryland, Poets star Keith Booth hopes to bring team back to glory decades

As new Dunbar basketball coach, former Maryland, Poets star Keith Booth hopes to bring team back to glory decades

When Keith Booth was growing up in East Baltimore, he dreamed of playing in a big-time college program before going on to a long career in the NBA.

But first Booth dreamed of playing at Dunbar High School, having idolized former Poets stars Muggsy Bogues, Reggie Williams and Sam Cassell.

“We all grew up in the same neighborhood,” Booth said Wednesday. ”I used to see them all the time. I used to sneak into the gym to watch all those guys.”

Now 44 and more than a quarter-century removed from leaving Dunbar for Maryland as a McDonald’s All American, Booth will be returning later this year as the school’s boys basketball coach.

Booth will be introduced Thursday...

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