Monthly Archives February 2018

Warriors’ Kevin Durant invests in his Maryland hometown’s future

WASHINGTON — Long before the mansion atop the Oakland hills, the nine All-Star appearances or the 20,494 career points, Kevin Durant was a gangly 14-year-old at his public high school.

It was a brief stop in a life defined by transience: After only a few weeks at Suitland High in Forestville, Md., Durant transferred to nearby National Christian Academy, where he first caught the attention of college coaches. But even as he chartered a course for NBA stardom away from his hometown in Prince George’s County, Md., Durant did not lose his love and appreciation for where he grew up.

In August, while in the area to celebrate his first NBA title, Durant mapped out the most ambitious philanthropic effort of his life to a handful of county and school officials at the Suitland auditorium where he on...

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A former linebacker with ‘the spirit of a warrior’ is one of D.C.’s top girls’ hoops stars

Bishop McNamara guard Liatu King travels 50 minutes to get to school each day. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

As the Bishop McNamara players disembarked the bus, some in school uniforms, others in sweats, they gathered on the sidewalk in the close-to-freezing temperatures and walked together, bags in hand, toward Good Counsel’s gym.

Among them was Liatu King, one of the Mustangs’ core starters, a sophomore poised for a Division I basketball future.

The 50-minute drive from Forestville, Md., to Olney was her fourth bus ride of that early February day, but King showed little wear from the daily travel she’s become accustomed to since starting high school.

Once inside, King sat in the bleachers and got to work...

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La Salle freshman guard Jamir Moultrie has earned his minutes the right way

Charles Fox/Staff Photographer Jamir Moultrie turned down late interest from Georgetown and the University of Georgia to play basketball for La Salle.

The adjustment to college can be a difficult process for many freshmen.

For a lot of them, it is the first time in their lives they have to be self-sufficient, self-motivated and self-disciplined. Most of the crutches they took for granted at home are no longer there once they start life on a college campus.

The transition can feature some bumps even without the extra responsibilities of being a student-athlete.

La Salle coach John Giannini did not have any questions about the basketball abilities of freshman guard Jamir Moultrie...

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FCP Closes on Park Berkshire Acquisition

FORESTVILLE, MD-The 598-unit, 22-building complex is trading at around $50,000 per unit according to a source.

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