The second annual Shirts vs. Skins Basketball Classic, a two-day high school basketball showcase featuring some top teams in five states, will take place Dec. 2-3 at St. Frances Academy.
By Keion Robinson, Randolph College, 2018 A lot of elite high school basketball talent has emerged from the east coast. North Carolina, Florida, and New York are among some of the states that produce many players with college-level talent. When one looks at the history of high school hoops, they will notice that Baltimore too was a force. Don’t remember? Let’s take a … Read More
Stan Charles and Gary Stein interview Founder Brian O’Shea about the 2nd Annual Shirts vs Skins Basketball Classic.
A Legend on the Court and in the Community By Traevon Benjamin, Morgan State University, 2020 William Wells, a Waverly native, has a fantastic life story. Wells attended Dunbar Middle and High School, as well as Baltimore City Community College, Towson State Teachers College and The Maryland Institute College of Art. After playing basketball in the Baltimore area, Wells began his 28-year coaching career … Read More
By Traevon Benjamin, Morgan State University, 2020 Bourama Sidibe is a 6’10” power forward who attends St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, New Jersey. Sidibe was born in Mali in West Africa, but has lived in Spain for most of his life. “The transition from Spain to the USA wasn’t hard for me because I learned a lot of things before I got here. But one … Read More
Directions to St Frances Academy: St. Frances Academy is located at 501 East Chase Street, between The Fallsway and Greenmount Avenue. The entrance to the 1870 school building is on Chase Street, as is the entrance to the SFA community center. The SFA gymnasium may be accessed via entrances on Chase Street or Eager Street. In addition to street parking … Read More
Changing the Mentality from Mediocrity to Excellence By Thomas Hill, Mount Saint Joseph High School, 2017 Before Pat Clatchey took over as head basketball coach at Mount Saint Joseph High School (MSJ), the Gaels had never won a Baltimore Catholic League Championship. Since Clatchey’s tenure began in 1992, Mount Saint Joseph has been a consistent threat in both the competitive BCL and … Read More
Spotlight on Talent: Jalen Smith, Forward, Mount Saint Joseph, 2018 By Chris Inge, McDaniel College, 2017, Member of the Football Team Mount Saint Joseph’s forward, Jalen Smith, is already one of the best high school basketball players in the country, but his ceiling is so much higher. He still has one more season after this year to play before entering college. … Read More
Team rosters have been added to the website.
Giving Back to the Community By Elisabeth Stephenson Outstanding, amazing, and smart are just some the words that have been used to describe Matthue Cotton. Standing at 6’5″ Cotton does not fall short of any of these accolades. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Cotton was welcomed by an older brother, Markus, and parents Constance and Stacey. Constance is retired from the United States … Read More
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