Towson Catholic's Greene makes McDonald's team

BCL tournament start rescheduled for today

Notebook

February 26, 2007|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,Sun reporter

Donte Greene, a Sun All-Metro forward last year as a junior at Towson Catholic when he committed to Syracuse, has been named to play in the prestigious McDonald's All American boys basketball game on March 28 at the University of Louisville's Freedom Hall.

Two days before the McDonald's game, which will be televised live at 7 p.m. on ESPNU, Greene will play in the Powerade Jam Fest in Louisville, Ky.

Greene, 6 feet 9 and 210 pounds, is the first Baltimore metro area player to be selected for the game of prep showcases since Archbishop Spalding's Rudy Gay in 2004 and Carmelo Anthony, another Towson Catholic standout, in 2002.

Gay (Memphis Grizzlies) and Anthony (Denver Nuggets) are former Sun Players of the Year now playing in the NBA.

Greene, who has been averaging 18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists, led the top-ranked Owls (29-4) to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship, 71-49, over No. 3 McDonogh (23-8) on Friday at Gilman.

In the final, Greene had 19 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots, and displayed his wide range of talents. He has a dazzling assortment of dunks and no-look passes, can swing outside and knock down a three, plays defense and blocks shots, and runs the court like a guard.

BCL tournament

The 36th Baltimore Catholic League tournament for boys basketball at Loyola College, postponed from yesterday due to the weather, has been rescheduled for today through Wednesday.

Because of other activities at the college today, parking could be a problem. Fans can park at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on the two lower levels only, and a shuttle bus to the gym will be running.

Boys lacrosse

Larry Kramer will be named the new Severna Park boys lacrosse coach Wednesday succeeding the ousted Jim Beardmore, according to an official at the school Kramer is leaving, Northeast.

Kramer has been the Northeast head coach for the past two seasons after serving as an assistant at both North County and Broadneck. He is a Severna Park resident.

Severna Park athletic director Wayne Mook said the school has to honor county regulations of advertising open positions for two weeks, which will end Wednesday, the day before the start of spring practice.

Northeast has started advertising to fill Kramer's vacancy, the school official said.

Several Northeast players have told a parent of a Northeast student that Kramer told them he was leaving for Severna Park.

pat.omalley@baltsun.com

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