Tyrone “Muggsy” bogues

Former professional basketball player. The shortest player ever to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA), the 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m) Bogues played point guard for four teams during his 14-season career in the NBA.

Bogues finished in the top seven in assists in six consecutive seasons (19891995), and in the top ten in steals in three of those seasons. 

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Sam Cassell

Professional basketball coach and former point guard who serves as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Drafted 24th overall in the 1993 NBA draft out of Florida State, Cassell played for eight different teams during his 15-year career. He was selected to the NBA All-Star Game and All-NBA Team once, both in the 2003–04 season.

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Marvin Kurk Lee

Retired professional basketball player. He spent one season in the NBA, for the New Jersey Nets in 1990–91.

He won three straight Finnish championships as a member of Torpan Pojat from 1996 to 1998 and was named the Korisliiga Foreign player of the year in 1997.

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Reggie Lewis

Professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Boston Celtics from 1987 to 1993. 

He played basketball alongside future NBA players Muggsy Bogues and David Wingate. The 1981–82 Dunbar Poets finished the season at 29–0 during Lewis’ junior season and finished 31–0 during his senior season, and were ranked first in the nation by USA Today.

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Reggie Williams

Retired professional basketball player who played ten seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was an All-American college player at Georgetown University and was a member of their 1983–84 National Championship team.

Williams would spend ten seasons (1987–1997) in the league, playing for the Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers and New Jersey Nets.

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David Wingate

Retired professional basketball player. The shooting guardsmall forward spent 15 years in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with six teams.

Wingate had a 15-year NBA career spanning from 1986 to 2001. He was selected in the second round with the 44th pick of the 1986 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.

He played for the San Antonio Spurs, Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets, Seattle SuperSonics and New York Knicks.

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Allen Harper “Skip” Wise, Jr.

Former professional basketball player.

Wise then played at Clemson University and was the first freshman to win first team all-conference honors in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Wise left Clemson after his freshman year, signing with the Baltimore Claws of the American Basketball Association in 1975.

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Keith Booth 

Basketball coach and former National Basketball Association (NBA) player.

Booth was the Chicago Bulls’ first-pick (28th overall) in the 1997 NBA Draft and played two seasons with the Bulls.

Returning to his alma matter, Dunbar High School, Booth organized recruiting as well as promoting and directing the Gary Williams Summer Basketball Camp each Summer in College Park. 

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Terry Dozier

Former professional basketball player and coach.

Dozier signed with the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the 1989–90 season. 

He also played internationally for the Geelong Supercats and Newcastle Falcons in Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL). He was named the league’s Best Defensive Player for three consecutive years from 1991 to 1993. Dozier played in Israel during the 1994–95 season for Hapoel Galil Elyon.

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Bob Wade

Former men’s college basketball head coach for the University of Maryland (1986–1989), as well as an American football defensive back for the National Football League (NFL).

Wade coached at Baltimore’s Dunbar High School for ten years, where he compiled a 341–25 record and was often ranked in the nation’s top 10.

In his best two seasons at the high school, 1981–1983, Wade put together teams that produced a 60–0 record, the second of which was ranked first in the nation by USAToday.

His 1981–82 team produced four future NBA players – three of them first-round draft picks – including Boston Celtics captain Reggie Lewis, and 5′-3″ Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues, who had a 14-year NBA career despite being the shortest player in league history.

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