Hyattsville: a hoops haven for 70-plus years

January 24, 2020

By CHRIS McMANES — For more than 70 years, some of the nation’s finest pre-college basketball has been played in Hyattsville. From DeMatha to Northwestern High School, from St. Mark to St. Jerome, the city’s tradition of excellence is nearly unparalleled.   DeMatha has one of the strongest [read more]

Former St. Jerome & DeMatha players star for NBA playoff teams

April 16, 2018

By CHRIS McMANES — Family and friends encouraged Quinn Cook to give up on his NBA dream. They recommended that he continue his professional career overseas. He didn’t, and now he finds himself in the NBA Playoffs playing for the Golden State Warriors, the reigning NBA champions. The Warriors [read more]

First St. Jerome alum headed to NBA

June 8, 2013

BY CHRIS MCMANES — When Victor Oladipo is among the first players chosen in the NBA Draft on June 27, don’t be surprised if a cheer or two erupts in Hyattsville. Oladipo graduated from St. Jerome and DeMatha Catholic High School before becoming a first-team All-American at Indiana University. [read more]
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