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Friday, April 29, 2011

NBA Players From Dallas-Fort Worth

 

I graduated from Billy Ryan High School in Denton, Tx; a thriving community of 120,000 people located 35 minutes North of downtown Dallas at the tip of the "Golden Triangle" of commerce in North Texas. During the 2000 season, our Raider boys won the state championship in basketball against Dallas Madison, which featured Ellis B. Kidd Jr. I was a sophomore on junior varsity at the time but some of my classmates and friends were members of that title team. That motivated me! I began working on my game even harder than before and took interest in summer league programs. During my high school basketball career as a member of the Ryan Raiders as well as the Denton Pacers AAU team, I played with and against some of the areas top talent...Chris Bosh, Bryan Hopkins, Greg "Peabo" Boyd, Ryan Wall, Brett McDade, Austin Jackson, Bracey Wright, Deron Williams, Daniel Horton, Jason Horton, Seneca Collins, LaMarcus Aldridge, Andre Emmett, Keith Langford, Trey Gilder, C.J. Miles, and Quinton Ross to name a few. Some of the best in high school never panned out in college or the pros and I was surprised to see some playing for national championships and in All-Star games.

Here is a comprehensive list of player who were born in the DFW Metroplex area and/or played high school basketball there

NBA PLAYERS BORN IN DALLAS-FT WORTH AREA


1   LaMarcus Aldridge    2007-2011   1985-07-19  Dallas


2   Darrell Arthur            2009-2011   1988-03-25  Dallas

3   Maceo Baston           2003-2009   1975-05-29  Corsicana

4   Tony Battie                1998-2011   1976-02-11  Dallas

5   Mario Bennett           1996-2000   1973-08-01  Denton

6   Mookie Blaylock       1990-2002   1967-03-20  Garland

7   Chris Bosh                2004-2011   1984-03-24  Dallas

8   Nate Bowman           1967-1972   1943-03-19  Ft Worth

9   David Burns              1982-1982   1958-07-03  Dallas

10  Mack Calvin             1970-1981   1947-07-27  Ft Worth

11  Mike Dunleavy         2003-2011   1980-09-15  Ft Worth

12  Pat Durham              1993-1995   1967-03-10  Dallas

13  Andre Emmett          2005-2005   1982-08-27  Dallas

14  Trey Gilder               2010-2010   1985-01-24  Dallas

15  Ricky Grace             1994-1994   1967-08-20  Dallas

16  Mike Harris              2008-2011   1983-06-15  Hillsboro

17  Bill Henry                 1949-1950   1924-12-27  Dallas

18  Skeeter Henry          1994-1994   1967-12-08  Dallas

19  Grant Hill                  1995-2011   1972-10-05  Dallas

20  Carroll Hooser          1968-1968   1944-03-05  Dallas

21  Stephen Howard       1993-1998   1970-07-15  Dallas

22  Wesley Johnson       2011-2011   1987-07-11  Corsicana

23  Keith Langford          2008-2008   1983-09-15  Ft Worth

24  Acie Law                  2008-2011   1985-01-25  Dallas

25  Grady Lewis             1947-1949   1917-03-25  Boyd

26  Alton Lister              1982-1998   1958-10-01  Dallas

27  Desmond Mason      2001-2010   1977-10-11  Waxahachie

28  Elton McGriff           1968-1969   1942-08-21  Corsicana

29  C.J. Miles                2006-2011   1987-04-18  Dallas

30  Oliver Miller             1993-2004   1970-04-06  Ft Worth

31  Kevin Ollie               1998-2010   1972-12-27  Dallas

32  Greg Ostertag          1996-2006   1973-03-06  Dallas

33  Easy Parham            1949-1951   1921-12-27  Ft Worth

34  Ricky Pierce             1983-1998   1959-08-19  Dallas

35  Quinton Ross            2005-2011   1981-04-30  Dallas

36  Rubin Russell            1968-1968   1944-11-07  Ft Worth

37  Jason Sasser             1997-1999   1974-01-13  Denton

38  Jeryl Sasser              2002-2003   1979-02-13  Dallas

39  DeWayne Scales      1981-1984   1958-12-28  Dallas

40  Donald Sidle             1969-1972   1946-06-21  Dallas

41  Charles Smith           1998-2006   1975-08-22  Ft Worth

42  Stevin Smith             1997-1997   1972-01-24  Dallas

43  Dave Stallworth        1966-1975   1941-12-20  Dallas

44  Ira Terrell                 1977-1979   1954-06-19  Dallas

45  Kurt Thomas            1996-2011   1972-10-04  Dallas

46  Brooks Thompson    1995-1998   1970-07-19  Dallas

47  Darren Tillis              1983-1984   1960-02-23  Dallas

48  Willie Warren           2011-2011   1989-10-22  Dallas

49  Spud Webb              1986-1998   1963-07-13  Dallas

50  Micheal Williams      1989-1999   1966-07-23  Dallas

51  Bracey Wright          2006-2007   1984-07-01  The Colony


NBA PLAYERS WHO ATTENDED HIGH SCHOOL IN DALLAS-FT WORTH


###  Ike Diogu               2006-2011   1983-09-11  Garland

###  Jason Horton          2011-2011   1986-06-09  Cedar Hill

###  Larry Johnson         1992-2001   1969-03-14  Skyline  

###  Jimmy King             1995-1997   1973-08-09  Plano East

###  Kenyon Martin        2000-2011   1977-12-30  Bryan Adams

###  Jason Maxiell          2005-2011   1983-02-18  Newman Smith

###  Chris Owens           2002-2003   1979-03-01  Duncanville

###  Anthony Randolph   2008-2011   1989-07-15  Woodrow Wilson

###  Willie Rodgers         1968-1969   1945-09-11  Madison

###  Dennis Rodman       1986-2000   1961-05-13  South Oak Cliff

###  Deron Williams       2005-2011   1984-06-26  The Colony


This would be my squad if I could form a team of DFW players in their prime!

All-NBA Team DFW:
PG - Deron Williams, Spud Webb & Mookie Blaylock
SG - Ricky Pierce, Micheal Williams, & CJ Miles
SF - Grant Hill, Larry Johnson, & Jason Maxiell
PF - Dennis Rodman, Chris Bosh & Kenyon Martin
C - Lamarcus Aldridge, Greg Ostertag & Mario Bennett

Squad up!!!!!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for your great posts!

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