Hoosier Standout Impressed By "Pearl"
Nowadays, the country's top players such as Jared Sullinger of Northland (Columbus, Ohio) and Deshaun Thomas of Bishop Luers (Fort Wayne, Ind.) know each other well before end-of-the-season national All-Star games. But that wasn't the case back when Thomas' head coach James Blackmon participated in the McDonald's All-American Game in Atlanta in 1983 and met Dwayne "Pearl" Washington.
"Back then it was more of a reputation-type thing," Blackmon recalled. "I heard about him because ...
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