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By Matt Bracken and Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2013
John Carroll point guard Rodney Elliott has spent the past four years starring against local competition. For the next four years, the Baltimore Sun first-team All-Metro selection will stay close to home and attempt to do the same in the America East. "It's a great feeling. I'm glad I got it off my chest," said Elliott, who committed to UMBC on Tuesday. "I felt pressure the last two days that it was coming up on the [spring] signing period. I just wanted to get it off my chest. " Elliott, a co-captain and four-year varsity player, led the No. 7 Patriots with 16.6 points per game, also averaging 4.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.3 steals in his senior season.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
Growing up in suburban Toronto, Kimbal Mackenzie used to dream about “playing basketball in the states for college.” The 6-foot-1, 185-pound combo guard thought the best way to make that happen was to leave Canada for high school and enroll at a basketball powerhouse somewhere in the U.S. Two years after enrolling at John Carroll, Mackenzie's plan has come to fruition. The second-team Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection committed to Bucknell on Friday, picking the Bison over offers from Loyola, Siena and UMBC.
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The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2013
The senior guard enjoyed a memorable week, capped on Friday when he hit a second straight game-winning shot in the closing seconds that led the No. 3 Patriots (19-6) to a 42-41 win against No. 1 St. Frances. Elliott led John Carroll to three wins last week, averaging 19.3 points and 4.8 assists. On Jan. 14, he scored 16 points and added three rebounds, two assists and a steal in a 39-37 win over McDonogh. In the following Wednesday's 54-52 win against Glenelg Country, he finished with 27 points - including the deciding  jumper at the buzzer   - and added five assists, one steal and one blocked shot.  In Friday's upset of the No. 1 Panthers, Elliott hit another jumper with 3.8 seconds left to complete a 15-point, seven-assist and four-rebound performance.
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By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
After four years, 89 games and a political science degree, Wayne Sparrow will leave Richmond next month. But the former St. Frances star's playing days aren't over. Sparrow, who redshirted with the Spiders during the 2010-11 season, will spend his final year of eligibility playing for UMBC. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound shooting guard committed to the Retrievers last week. “I felt as though a different area, a difference scene would be good for me,” said Sparrow, who will graduate from Richmond on May 14. “I had a couple injuries at Richmond, and felt as though I needed a new start.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Writer | April 21, 1994
Dunbar High School forward Rodney Elliott, who became one of the top basketball players in the country this year, will attend the University of Maryland.Elliott said he would sign his national letter of intent today at a news conference.Elliott becomes the second prominent player in as many years to go from Dunbar to College Park. Forward Keith Booth a year ago was the first Poet to become a Terrapin since Ernie Graham.Elliott, who made first team All-Metro, averaged 12.2 points, 11.9 rebounds and 5.6 assists for the Poets.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | January 27, 1998
The timing was perfect last night for Rodney Elliott to come home to Baltimore and bask in the spotlight of a Maryland basketball career that has taken off in a big way this season.Dunbar's Elliott is closing with a rush in his final days in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Maryland is on a 5-1 roll in the league and the Terrapins moved back into the national rankings yesterday at No. 23 in the Associated Press poll and No. 24 in the ESPN/USA Today rankings.Also, Elliott and his teammates are the talk of the town this week as they prepare to take on No. 1 Duke on Thursday night in Durham, N.C.Elliott had some time to put all the pressures of the ACC aside last night at the Camden Club, where Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke proclaimed it "Rodney Elliott Day in Baltimore."
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | June 24, 2000
It's been close to two months since Rodney Elliott took off his BayRunners uniform for what, if things go right for him, could be the last time. The replacement? It could come in the form of a man leaning on a cane twirling a basketball, the signature logo of the storied Boston Celtics, the team Elliott and fellow BayRunners teammate Mark Blount worked out with last week. The end of the BayRunners' season marked the beginning of the NBA tryout season for Elliott and many fellow International Basketball League standouts aspiring to play the game on the highest level.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | January 13, 1998
COLLEGE PARK -- The body is buff, the game solid. And now that he's a college basketball standout, the nickname that Rodney Elliott brought from East Baltimore to Maryland just doesn't fit anymore.Noodles?"Did you see his body a couple of years ago?" explained Obinna Ekezie, Maryland's center. "He was so skinny. That's why everyone calls him Noodles."Elliott's frame has filled out, and so has his game. When the Terps tangle with top-ranked North Carolina tomorrow (9 p.m., ,, ESPN) at Cole Field House, the first-year starter will walk on the floor as their most consistent player, leading rebounder, No. 2 scorer and No. 1 surprise.
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By Derek Toney and Derek Toney,Contributing Writer | March 18, 1993
COLLEGE PARK -- As expected, Dunbar won the state Class 1A championship yesterday to become the first city public school to win a Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association title.What wasn't expected was how close it was.The Poets, who routed their first three opponents in the tournament, didn't resemble the team that had the area's No. 1 ranking.But Dunbar, ranked No. 17 by USA Today, had enough to turn away previously undefeated Cambridge-South Dorchester, 65-59, at Cole Field House.
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December 30, 1999
Opponent: St. Louis SwarmSite: Charles Family Arena, St. LouisTime: 8Outlook: The BayRunners (4-9) will again be without Rodney Elliott (ankle), who practiced with the team for the first time yesterday and is expected to play in the next home game on Saturday; game time has been changed to 3 p.m. Lloyd Daniels is still suspended for missing practice. Rookie G Danny Johnson, out of the College of Charleston, leads the Swarm (8-4) in scoring. Johnson and G Lazarus Sims form one of the league's best backcourts.
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Sports Digest | April 2, 2014
Boxing Chaney to be inducted into International Boxing Hall Former Baltimore boxer George "K.O. " Chaney will be inducted as an old-timer into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on June 8 in Canastota, N.Y. Chaney, who was born here in 1892, had a 137-38-4 record with 78 knockouts during a career as a featherweight and lightweight that lasted from 1910 to 1926. The left-hander was ranked by Boxing Illustrated in 1993 as the fourth-hardest puncher pound-for-pound in history.
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Sports Digest | March 8, 2014
Colleges UMBC's Elliott is top America East rookie UMBC freshman guard Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) was named America East Conference men's basketball Rookie of the Year on Friday in a unanimous vote by the league's head coaches. Elliott, UMBC's first men's basketball player to earn the award in 11 league seasons, was also selected to the All-America East third team and to the rookie squad. The son of former Terps star Rodney Elliott (Dunbar), he is the leading scorer among league freshmen with 14.9 points per game, the fourth-best overall figure in the conference, and is second in scoring average in league games with 15.4 points per contest.
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Paul Tierney and The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2014
The game was over for everyone, except Rodney Elliott Jr. His team down by 20 points with time quickly evaporating, Elliott Jr. came off the bench determined. He brought the crowd to its feet, sinking eight consecutive 3-pointers and sending his team home with an improbable victory, much the same way his father used to do for Gary Williams at Maryland in the late 1990s. Except this game wasn't played in College Park. It was in 2002 at a youth development center in East Baltimore, and Elliott Jr. was just 7 years old. "I just started crying on the bench for no reason," Elliott Jr. recalled.
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Sports Xchange | February 20, 2014
Senior guard Cameron Ayers, who scored a game-high 22 points, hit a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left to give Bucknell a 55-53 win over host Loyola Maryland on Wednesday night in a Patriot League game at Reitz Arena. Guard Jarred Jones (John Carroll) and forward Jordan Latham each had 13 points for Loyola, which stormed back from a 12-point second-half deficit to take a 42-35 lead. Bucknell forward Dom Hoffman (10 points, eight rebounds) made a basket with 3:15 left to give the Bison a 52-51 lead.
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Sports Xchange | February 13, 2014
Guard Quentin Jones tipped in a missed shot with 1.7 seconds left as host UMBC beat Albany, 71-69, Wednesday night. Jones went to the offensive glass after guard Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) missed a floater in the lane with about four seconds left. Jones and Elliott each had 16 points for UMBC (9-16, 5-7 America East), and forward-center David Kadiri came off the bench to score 13. Jones, who entered the game averaging just 6.9 points per contest, had 11 points at halftime to help his team build a 37-27 lead at the break.
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Sports Digest | February 11, 2014
Men's College Basketball UMBC's Elliott garners school-record fifth weekly rookie honor UMBC freshman guard Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) was named America East Conference Rookie of the Week for the fifth time this season, a school record. Elliott surpassed Chauncey Gilliam , who earned four league first-year accolades in the 2009-10 season. Elliot tied his season high with 26 points against UMass Lowell on Saturday. He also led the Retrievers with 21 points in a victory over New Hampshire three days earlier.
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November 22, 1995
Gary Williams (105-77), seventh season.Affiliation: Atlantic Coast Conference.1994-95 record: 26-8, 12-4 in ACC, tied for first.Radio: WBAL (1090 AM)Tickets: Most games sold out. Tickets to selected games may be available. Call (301) 314-7070 or (800) 462-8377. Tickets for Monday game against Towson State at the Baltimore Arena available at $19, $12, $8. Call (410) 481-SEAT or Arena box office.Starters lost: Joe SmithOutlook: The focus, at least initially, will be on replacing Joe Smith's 20 points and nearly 11 rebounds per game.
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By KEN MURRAY and KEN MURRAY,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1995
Three days before Maryland opens basketball practice, coach Gary Williams was in Baltimore doing what comes naturally: selling basketball in general and Maryland in particular.Now, though, the hard sell has become the soft sell."When I got to Maryland, I was told we couldn't recruit here because of things that happened in the past," Williams said yesterday, addressing the CEO Club of Baltimore at the USF&G building. "But I was too stubborn or dumb to listen."The basketball oasis once closed to Maryland has been reopened.
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Sports Xchange | January 30, 2014
The Holy Cross Crusaders held a block party Wednesday night. The host Crusaders blocked 10 shots and cruised to a 60-51 victory over Loyola Maryland. Senior center Dave Dudzinski led the Crusaders with 24 points and 12 rebounds, while junior forward Malcolm Miller controlled the defensive end with six blocked shots, all in the first half. Holy Cross (12-9, 6-3) won its fifth in a row to conclude the first half of Patriot League play. Loyola (9-11, 4-5) finished the first half winning every conference home game while losing every conference road game.
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Sports Xchange | January 26, 2014
North Carolina A&T got the go-ahead basket from guard Richard Pauk with five seconds left to knock off Morgan State, 68-67, in overtime Saturday night and send the Bears to their first loss in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The Aggies (7-13, 3-2) trailed 11-2 early in the game but got back into it quickly and trailed just 33-29 at halftime. Both teams squandered opportunities late in regulation and were tied at 59 heading into overtime. The Bears (6-11, 4-1) entered with the highest-scoring offense in the league at 81.8 points per game but were held in check by the Aggies.
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