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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 20, 1996
ATLANTA - Mother knows best.Four years ago, Donta Bright was the best player on the best high school basketball team in the land, but academics didn't come as easily. He wanted to go from Dunbar High to a junior college, but Patricia Bright told her son to sit out a season at a Division I school.Four months ago, at the beginning of his final season at Massachusetts, Bright again turned to his mother for counsel. He was distracted, looking ahead to his chances in the NBA. She told him to focus instead on the task at hand: Taking UMass back to the NCAA Sweet 16.Again, he heeded her advice.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2012
The corner of Orleans and Central in East Baltimore was swarming with anticipation. Dunbar's boys basketball team had a big game to play, which meant an eager crowd began forming outside the school's gym doors more than two hours before the opening tip. Not everybody would make it inside, but those who did saw the numerous championship pennants that take up an entire wall, each square foot needed to recognize the decades of excellence. The music blared, with cheerleaders and the crammed-in crowd enthusiastically feeding off it. And then, on cue, the Poets - decked out in their traditional white, maroon and gold - emerged onto the court surrounded by applause.
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By Don Markus | February 9, 1995
The growing rivalry between Maryland and Massachusetts, which has seen the teams meet three times in the past two seasons, will continue next season. The Terrapins and Minutemen will meet in a four-team tournament Dec. 2 and 3 at USAir Arena.George Washington and Florida will meet in the other opening game, with the winners facing off the following day. The tournament will benefit the Children's Charity Foundation.The rivalry not only features two of the nation's top teams, but also former Dunbar stars and first cousins Keith Booth of Maryland and Donta Bright of Massachusetts.
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By Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn and Lem Satterfield and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF | April 13, 2000
Tamir Goodman, co-Most Valuable Player in Tuesday night's 27th Capital Classic, is believed to be only the third Baltimorean named MVP of the showcase basketball event. Goodman's eight assists and three steals were game highs, and he was 2-for-2 in his only trip to the free-throw line in leading a game-clinching 12-0 run for the Capital All-Stars in their come-from-behind, 112-101 win over the U.S. All-Stars at Washington's MCI Center. Goodman, who shared team MVP honors with Bernard Robinson (15 points)
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By Sam Davis and Sam Davis,Staff Writer | April 15, 1992
The NCAA signing period for high basketball players begins today, but there probably won't be much activity among area players.Kwame Evans, a guard from Southern-Baltimore who announced last week that he will attend George Washington, is the only area basketball player expected to sign today.Dunbar forward Donta Bright (Massachusetts) and guard Michael Lloyd (Arkansas) also have announced their college choices. However, both are in Atlanta preparing for the McDonald's All-America game, April 19 at Georgia Tech.
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March 23, 1996
East Regional finalAt Georgia Dome, AtlantaMassachusetts (34-1) vs. Georgetown (29-7)Time: 6 p.m.TV: Chs. 13, 9Line: Massachusetts by 1 1/2Outlook: No. 4 Georgetown, the second seed, will attempt to do what four other Top 10 teams have done this season, beat No. 1 UMass. The focus is on a pair of All-Americans, junior C Marcus Camby (20.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg) for the Minutemen and sophomore G Allen Iverson (25.1 ppg, 4.8 apg) for the Hoyas, but both have excellent supporting casts. UMass tries to funnel penetrators toward Camby, but he has been in foul trouble in the past two tournament games, and Georgetown will win any battle of attrition.
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March 24, 1995
What: NCAA East Regional semifinalWhere: Byrne Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, N.J.When: 30 minutes after completion of 7:40 gameTV: NoneOutlook: In four years, coach Tubby Smith (79-42) has guided Tulsa to two Missouri Valley Conference regular-season titles and two straight appearances in the Sweet 16. He also landed guard Shea Seals, a 6-5 sophomore who is the key to Tulsa's chances tonight. Seals has scored 53 points in two tournament games, and gets plenty of help from guard Pooh Williamson (13.0 ppg)
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By PETER A. JAY | March 24, 1996
HAVRE de GRACE -- Another Baltimore-born sports legend is in full-scale national production. By the time the excitement lTC surrounding this year's NCAA basketball tournament wanes, kids everywhere are going to wish they could be like Donta Bright.The much-admired University of Massachusetts senior, a product of Dunbar High, helped his team win the top ranking in the country before the tournament began, and after it's over he'll surely embark on a professional career that will bring him many millions of dollars.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,Staff Writer | November 20, 1993
AMHERST, Mass. -- The celebration was hearty, but short-lived.One day after upsetting St. John's for the biggest victory in Towson State basketball history, the Tigers were hard at work yesterday preparing for their second-round game in the preseason National Invitation Tournament.They take on another tough assignment in No. 22 Massachusetts tonight, with the survivor advancing to the semifinals Wednesday at Madison Square Garden against top-ranked North Carolina."It was a big win," said guard Scooter Alexander.
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By Sam Davis and Sam Davis,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 9, 1990
WASHINGTON -- There's bad news for Baltimore-area basketball teams. Top-ranked Dunbar is as good and possibly even better than predicted by many.Last night the Poets let an outstanding Dunbar team from Washington hang around for a half but shook off The Washington Post's No. 1-ranked team in the second half en route to a 84-68 victory in the championship game of the James Kenner Tournament at Georgetown's McDonough Arena.It was not supposed to be this easy for the Poets against the Crimson Tide, who were ranked No. 21 by Street & Smith's in its national Top 25. Baltimore Dunbar was No. 18 in Street & Smith's, but the Mid-Atlantic New Service rated Dunbar of Washington No. 2 and Dunbar of Baltimore No. 3 in its preseason rankings for the region.
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By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | July 21, 1999
The Baltimore BayRunners took six Baltimore-area players in rounds seven through 24 of yesterday's IBL draft.The team selected Dunbar products Norman Nolan (Virginia, ninth round), Kurk Lee (Towson, 17th), Sean Tyson (Clemson, 19th) and Donta Bright (Massachusetts, 24th). Lake Clifton was represented by Kevin Norris (Miami, Fla., 20th), and Cardinal Gibbons by Steve Rich (Miami, Fla., 21st).In a separate draft of NBA second-rounders, the BayRunners also selected Maryland center Obinna Ekezie, who was taken by the Vancouver Grizzlies in last month's NBA draft.
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October 30, 1996
BaseballAstros: Declined to exercise option on RHP Doug Drabek and paid him $950,000 buyout.Devil Rays: Named Steve Henderson minor-league hitting coordinator and Chuck Hernandez minor-league pitching coach.Dodgers: Named former Orioles manager Phil Regan as major league advance scout. Named Glenn Hoffman manager, Claude Osteen pitching coach and Jon Debus coach of Triple-A Albuquerque. Named Ron Roenicke manager of Double-A San Antonio; named John Shoemaker manager of Single-A Vero Beach; named John Shelby manager of Single-A Savannah.
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By KEVIN LANGBAUM and KEVIN LANGBAUM,SUN STAFF | July 19, 1996
When former Overlea High basketball star Bernard Hopkins goes to his internship at a home for troubled boys in Richmond, Va., he sees kids trying to escape the violence on the streets. It's the same kind of violence that Hopkins saw growing up in East Baltimore, the same kind that took the life of David Brown, a basketball standout at Baltimore City Community College and a good friend of Hopkins'."Something has to be done," Hopkins said. "Too many young kids are dying."Hopkins and other local basketball stars, including Sam Cassell of the Houston Rockets and Keith Booth of the University of Maryland, are hoping that tomorrow's second annual David Brown Memorial All-Star Game will help the fight against violence.
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By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF | June 27, 1996
Eleven players with local college or high school ties were eligible for last night's NBA draft.Only former Georgetown forward Jerome Williams got a call from an NBA club, though.Williams, who attended Magruder High in Germantown, was taken in the first round with the 26th selection by the Detroit Pistons.Of the rest, Maryland shooting guard Johnny Rhodes, George Washington guard Kwame Evans (Southern) and University of Massachusetts forward Donta Bright (Dunbar) were considered NTC the three with the best chances of being drafted.
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By PETER A. JAY | March 24, 1996
HAVRE de GRACE -- Another Baltimore-born sports legend is in full-scale national production. By the time the excitement lTC surrounding this year's NCAA basketball tournament wanes, kids everywhere are going to wish they could be like Donta Bright.The much-admired University of Massachusetts senior, a product of Dunbar High, helped his team win the top ranking in the country before the tournament began, and after it's over he'll surely embark on a professional career that will bring him many millions of dollars.
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March 23, 1996
East Regional finalAt Georgia Dome, AtlantaMassachusetts (34-1) vs. Georgetown (29-7)Time: 6 p.m.TV: Chs. 13, 9Line: Massachusetts by 1 1/2Outlook: No. 4 Georgetown, the second seed, will attempt to do what four other Top 10 teams have done this season, beat No. 1 UMass. The focus is on a pair of All-Americans, junior C Marcus Camby (20.3 ppg, 8.3 rpg) for the Minutemen and sophomore G Allen Iverson (25.1 ppg, 4.8 apg) for the Hoyas, but both have excellent supporting casts. UMass tries to funnel penetrators toward Camby, but he has been in foul trouble in the past two tournament games, and Georgetown will win any battle of attrition.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | July 29, 1993
SAN ANTONIO -- Baltimore hurdler Jerry Roney hasn't had BTC good showing in the past two months, but he's hoping for a new beginning when he competes in the 110-meter hurdles Saturday afternoon.Roney turned in a personal best of 13.50 seconds at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America semifinals in May while competing for James Madison in his last year of eligibility."In college, everything always came easy," said Roney, The Baltimore Sun's 1987-88 Athlete of the Year.
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By Sam Davis and Sam Davis,Staff Writer| | April 15, 1992
The NCAA signing period for high school basketball players begins today, but there probably won't be much activity among area players.Kwame Evans, a guard from Southern-Baltimore who announced last week that he will attend George Washington, is the only area basketball player expected to sign today.Dunbar forward Donta Bright (Massachusetts) and guard Michael Lloyd (Arkansas) also have announced their college choices. However, both are in Atlanta preparing for the McDonald's All-America game, April 19 at Georgia Tech.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 22, 1996
ATLANTA -- Carmelo Travieso started and tardy birthday celebrant Marcus Camby didn't, but every combination worked for Massachusetts last night, as the Minutemen coasted to a 79-63 victory over Arkansas in an NCAA East Regional semifinal.It was Late Night at the Georgia Dome, where a crowd of 34,614 was the largest ever to watch a game in this state. The second half didn't start until after midnight, but the suspense was over well before then, as top-seeded and top-ranked UMass scored the first 13 points, led 40-24 at the half and toyed with the young Razorbacks in the second half.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 20, 1996
ATLANTA - Mother knows best.Four years ago, Donta Bright was the best player on the best high school basketball team in the land, but academics didn't come as easily. He wanted to go from Dunbar High to a junior college, but Patricia Bright told her son to sit out a season at a Division I school.Four months ago, at the beginning of his final season at Massachusetts, Bright again turned to his mother for counsel. He was distracted, looking ahead to his chances in the NBA. She told him to focus instead on the task at hand: Taking UMass back to the NCAA Sweet 16.Again, he heeded her advice.
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