As the USA Men’s Olympic Basketball team continues to manhandle competition in London, it’s easy to forget how much of an impact Baltimore natives are having on the squad.
Former Baltimore Catholic League standout Carmelo Anthony, who attended Towson Catholic through his junior year, scored 37 points Aug. 2 against Nigeria, hitting 10 of 12 three-point shots. It was a team USA record. He’s averaging 17.4 points and 4.6 rebounds for the team favored to win the gold medal.
On the bench, BCL Hall of Famer Steve Wojciechowski is serving as a court coach and is in charge of scouting opponents. Wojciechowski is an assistant coach at Duke University during the year and was a standout for Cardinal Gibbons in Baltimore during the 1990s.