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March 25, 2007

Varsity basketball captain gains county recognition

by Pia Nargundkar, Online Editor-in-Chief
Senior Ross Williams, who lettered in both basketball and football this year, has qualified for the county All-Star Basketball team. Williams, who has been playing on Blair's varsity team since his sophomore year, led the team in scoring and to their first playoff win in ten years this season.

Williams learned of his achievement at the winter sports awards ceremony earlier this month. "I was happy especially since no one from Blair has made it for a long time," he said. The distinction places Williams as one of the top basketball players in Blair's division (4A due to Blair's large student body) and earns him a spot on the county 4A team.

Basketball coaches from around the county vote on players of schools they have played against or have otherwise seen and noted as exceptional players. Williams will play for the 4A team against the county's 3A team on March 28 at Montgomery College.

While Williams is happy that he made the county team, he wished that Blair could have done better this season. "It's great that we won a game in the playoffs but we could have won a lot of close games that we didn't," he said.



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  • coach/spectator on April 14, 2007 at 8:33 AM
    It was absolutely appalling that your big man #34 was not voted into the allstar game.
    The entire Blazers winning season was accomplished by not just Williams, but would not have been possible without this kids contribution. I was also imformed that he was the MVP of the team this season.I am surprised his coach didn't lobby for his implementation into this game.From the games I witnessed, he controlled the inside game and was almost unstoppable at times (that's when his coach didn'thave him ridding the bench).I think this kid deserved to go. I only hope he returns next year and get's the acknowledgement he deserves. Congratulations to Ross Williams. Good selection.
  • to on April 15, 2007 at 11:25 AM
    are you talking about izzy? i wouldnt go and say that coach didnt try to get him in the game...if coaches even have that much influence in getting their players in
  • Lily. (View Email) on November 11, 2007 at 3:22 PM
    Ok, Ross really, really is that good.
    So dont hate.
    He deserves this.
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