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Dream of playing in NBA a reality for Baltimore native, Archbishop Curley grad Haywood Highsmith Jr.

Dream of playing in NBA a reality for Baltimore native, Archbishop Curley grad Haywood Highsmith Jr.

Someday, when Haywood Highsmith Jr. is old and gray, he will be able to regale his children, grandchildren and maybe even great-grandchildren with the tale of how he drained his very first shot — a 3-pointer, no less — in his NBA debut.

“It was a dream come true,” the Baltimore native and Archbishop Curley graduate said Sunday night after making the shot in the fourth quarter of the 76ers’ 132-115 rout of the Washington Wizards on Jan. 8 in Philadelphia. “It’s definitely a memory I will cherish. I’ve always dreamed about scoring in the NBA and being on an NBA court in an NBA game. So I got all of those things, and when I made the shot, it was all surreal and just felt so good. It...

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