#WNSTSweet16 list highlights Baltimore’s best ever college hoopsters

March 04, 2014 | Drew Forrester

#WNSTSweet16 list highlights Baltimore’s best ever college hoopsters

In taking a sneak peek at the rest of the lists I owe for 2014, none of them — none, I tell you — will be harder to compile than the one you’re about to read.

And this one, supposedly, was given to me on purpose because of my love for local college basketball.

Well, I thoroughly enjoyed putting it together, but it was a real exercise in juggling and re-arranging and sorting through so many outstanding names and accomplishments.

One thing for sure — Baltimore has enjoyed the presence of more outstanding college basketball players than any of us knew.

In compiling this list, I did my best to check in with people around town who have followed the local basketball scene as much if not more than I have over the last 15-20 years.

I’ll admit I don’t go back much more than the 70′s, although there’s a notable name or two in there who were so good and so well known locally they couldn’t be by-passed.

It’s difficult to rank these sixteen, honestly, because most of the “evidence” available is statistical in nature.  You won’t be seeing a whole lot of YouTube clips in here, but trust me when I tell you these sixteen guys did Baltimore proud.

All the fun starts on the next page –

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  1. Eric Says:

    Great list. I would offer a few other names for an honorable mention list: Roger Dickens (TSU), Pat McKinley (TSU), Brian Matthews (TSU), Ronald Smith (U of B), Tony Carter (Coppin St), Yarborough Roberts (Morgan St), and Teddy Jones (U of B).

  2. Chris Oswald Says:

    Excellent List and research, Drew. Struck a chord of many memories of greatness. My only honorable mention would be, Maurice “Mo” Cannon (Loyola College).

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