Basketball Central in Washington D.C.

Posted: Jan. 31st, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Basketball in DC
Washington Post

Great high school talents from around the country are looking for competitive leagues and the most common place seems to be the Washington D.C. area. Many great players in the NBA have surfaced from the D.C area. Kevin Durant is one of those big players that come from the Capital.

Despite all that was at his disposal at Arlington Country Day, from the school’s rich basketball history to the recruiting hotbed that sizzled under the Jacksonville, Fla., sun,Junior Etou often longed for the offseason. It was then that the 6-foot-7 forward would suit up for the D.C. Assault Amateur Athletic Union team, joining what he saw as the nation’s top talent while getting tips from Michael Beasley, Keith Bogans and other prominent high school alums prone to show up at any given practice.

With the likes of Maryland, Clemson and Temple showing increased interest and a growing desire to prove he was more than just a shot blocker, Etou moved to the D.C. area this past spring and enrolled at O’Connell for his senior season.

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