Washington D.C., also known as “The DMV,” is widely known for its politics, monuments, national history and, of course, its lowly Redskins. Other than that, any basketball fan should be aware that this area has become a national hotbed for basketball.
High school coaches such as Morgan Wooten and Stu Vetter are recognized throughout the country and names such as DeMatha, Spingarn, Montrose Christian, Suitland, the WCAC and D.C. Assault have produced quality NBA players year after year.
D.C.-based NBA players have a lot of pride in their hometown and feel that the competition growing up has helped fuel them to become the athletes they have become today. College powerhouses such as Duke, North Carolina, UConn, Syracuse, Maryland and Georgetown all have benefited from the consistent talent that has evolved from the metropolitan area.
As the playoffs have come to an end, Washington-based players have contributed to many teams throughout the league, such as Oklahoma City Thunder, Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets and Chicago Bulls. While Texas and Florida will be known as a football breeding ground, the DMV should be acknowledged for basketball.