Indelibly linked

Close ties to his Baltimore family run skin deep for emerging Hoyas freshman forward Summers

March 30, 2007|By Jeff Barker | Jeff Barker,Sun Reporter

For DaJuan Summers, the tattoo holds a certain power. It provides him solace and strength by reminding him of his roots.

"It has my name on it," says his mother, Twana, a supermarket meat cutter who raised her three kids alone in Baltimore after her husband died when DaJuan was just 3. "And it has the names of [his sister] Regina and [brother] Malik. He says when things get tight, he grabs that tattoo."

Baltimore area players on NCAA championship teams:

Year Player, Team

1984 Reggie Williams, Georgetown

1984 David Wingate, Georgetown

1990 Barry Young, UNLV

2002 Juan Dixon, Maryland

2003 Carmelo Anthony, Syracuse

2004 Josh Boone, Connecticut

2005 Melvin Scott, North Carolina

[Compiled by Paul McMullen]

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