#WNSTSweet16 list highlights Baltimore’s best ever college hoopsters

March 04, 2014 | Drew Forrester

#6 – Larry Witherspoon, Towson



Ended his career as TU’s all-time leader (at that time) with 1,546 points and set Towson’s single game record with 51 points at American in 1973, a record that still stands in 2014.  Had a 24-rebound game in that 1973 season as well.

One of the best power forwards produced by a Baltimore high school in the 1970’s (City College HS), Witherspoon wasn’t shy about scoring or rebounding, a talent that earned him two All-League honors and a selection by the Philadelphia 76’ers in the 1974 NBA draft.

Known for “playing bigger” than his size by many who watched him play, the bigger the game, the better Witherspoon played.

(Please see next page for #5 on the list)

2 Comments For This Post

  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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