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...Read More