Most high school basketball fans know the basics about the Warriors’ best players over the years such as Jerry Stackhouse, Carmelo Anthony, Josh Smith and Rajon Rondo, not to mention the unbeaten teams Stackhouse and Smith led to a No. 1 rating. But what about the program’s landmark wins, its most underrated players and the top individual performers ever to lace ‘em up against The Hill? With the help of Steve Smith, let’s take a trip down memory lane for an inside look…
Congrats to Conference Champions and Oak Hill alum Roscoe Smith (UConn – Big East), Doron Lamb (Kentucky – SEC) and Nolan Smith (Duke – ACC)!
Good luck in the NCAA Tournament to all the Warriors!
Congratulations to former Warrior Nolan Smith (’07) who has won the 2010 NCAA Championship with the Duke Blue Devils!
Your Oak Hill family is proud of you, Nolan!
Former Warriors Nolan Smith (Duke) and Danny Jennings (West Virginia) are headed to the 2010 NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis!
Congratulations to Nolan and Danny as well as the other Oak Hill alum who participated in this year’s NCAA Tournament: Julian Vaughn – Georgetown, Landon Milborne – Maryland, Dion Dacons (asst coach) – Temple, Rod Strickland (asst coach) – Kentucky.
by Ken Tysiac, Staff Writer, The News & Observer
February 24, 2010 – The text message delivered to Nolan Smith’s cell phone two weeks ago didn’t say much, but it was exactly what the Blue Devils’ junior guard needed to hear after Duke’s win at North Carolina.
“Get in the gym,” the late-night text read.
It came from Michael Beasley, Smith’s childhood friend and Miami Heat forward who was the No. 2 pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. Short, direct messages such as Beasley’s have helped spur Smith to overcome the struggles of his sophomore season to become the ACC’s fourth-leading scorer at 17.9 points a game.
Quick-witted with an eager smile, Smith remains close with his childhood teammates from Upper Marlboro, Md., and from his high school days at Oak Hill Academy.